Schedule visits, track healthcare online with TRICARE
By Staff Sgt. Joe Ross
Are you tired of being placed on hold while trying to make an appointment? By using the internet to schedule a healthcare appointment at the 6th Medical Group you can save precious time versus using the telephone. Access is power. And now, more than 37,000 patients enrolled to the 6th Medical Group have the power of the Internet to better manage their healthcare.
TRICARE Online allows medical group TRICARE Prime and Plus enrolled patients access to their healthcare via any laptop or PC that is connected to the Internet. Once registered, scheduling routine and follow-up appointments with a Primary Care Manager will be only a mouse click away.
TRICARE Online also allows for accessing and viewing customized Web pages designed for every clinic within the Hospital. TRICARE Online will not work for members who are enrolled to the downtown/civilian Humana network, but is available for any patients enrolled to the MacDill Hospital or the MacDill Community Clinic-Brandon.
TRICARE Online users will have the ability to access more than 18 million pages of health and wellness information. Beneficiaries may create their own Personal Health Journal to store medical history, care instructions and prescriptions. The RxChecker enables patients to check medication for side effects and possible harmful interactions with other drugs.
Users can click on the "Be Well" link and read all the latest information and news needed for staying healthy. The "Get Answers" link will teach about symptoms, health conditions, treatment choices, and more. Hospital enrollees must formally register as a beneficiary and be assigned to a PCM at the TRICARE Service Center.