ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE -- TRICARE Online, the Department of Defense's online healthcare portal, provides those eligible quick and easy access to medical and pharmacy services at certain military treatment facilities. To see which services are available at your location, visit TRICAREonline.com to get started.

TRICARE Online allows authorized individuals to use a Common Access Card or DoD Self-Service log on to:

· Schedule, view and cancel primary care or certain specialty appointments at military facilities

· Request prescription refills for military facility pickup or schedule home delivery

· View, download and print laboratory results, outpatient medication profiles and allergy profiles

People who don't already have a DS username and password can stop by the local TRICARE Service Center Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to start the process.

People can also create an account by going to TRICAREonline.com and follow the steps under "Create Account." Those using a CAC must register their CAC before logging in. Follow the prompts on the site to get started.

TRICARE on the go

Individuals may access their TriWest account information using TriWest's mobile site at m.TriWest.com. Program participants can also text "QuickAlerts" to enable smart tools directly to their smart phone and other mobile devices.

Participants can also go paperless by simply "turning off" the referral and authorization letters, claims and fee statements when they register at TriWest.com.

For more information, visit www.triwest.com or call the base TRICARE office at (888) 874-9378.

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