Are you deploying soon? Enroll in the Deployment Prescription Program

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The Deployment Prescription Program (DPP) is a fast and secure way get your medication before, during or after your deployment. When you're deployed, you can fill prescriptions and get refills though Express Scripts® Pharmacy.

You can fill your prescription(s) through the Deployment Prescription Program (DPP) if you are a Deployed Service Member, or a TRICARE-eligible deployed contractor or civil service employee. Learn if you are eligible.

Complete these three simple steps before you deploy so you’ll have access to your medication.

1. Ask your doctor for two copies of your prescriptions for up to a 180-day supply*.

  • One prescription will be filled at your pre-deployment military pharmacy so you have your medication available when you deploy.
  • Ask your doctor to send the second prescription to Express Scripts® Pharmacy, so your refills can be mailed to wherever you’re deployed**.
  • If you’re deploying to an area where malaria is a concern, talk to your provider about obtaining malaria medication from the pre-deployment pharmacy.

2. Create or sign in to your Express Scripts account online. As soon as it’s known, update your mailing address to your deployment APO/FPO address.

  • Your medication will be delivered to the address on file. Remember to use the email account you plan to access while deployed.

3. Download the Express Scripts® mobile app to access your account and manage your medication anytime. You can track when your order is received, processed, and shipped. The app can also be used to edit address details when relocating, PCSing, or retiring.

Medication refills and shipping process

Express Scripts will send you an email to remind you to order your medication refill online. Each refill request must be ordered using the Express Scripts website or mobile app. At this time, there’s not an automatic refill option for deployed members. Average shipping time of medication to an APO/FPO address while deployed is approximately 3 to 4 weeks.

*Control medications may not be available up to a 180-day supply. If you are a deployed contractor or civilian service employee and you are eligible for TRICARE, your medications may be limited to a 90-day supply and a copayment will apply. Learn more about drug limitations and restrictions here.

**Refrigerated medications cannot be shipped through the DPP. Medications cannot be shipped to Germany due to local customs laws.

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