The TRICARE Formulary Search Tool: Understand Your Prescription Options

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The TRICARE Formulary Search Tool is an online tool that gives information about your medication. Using the tool, you can learn the best ways to fill your prescriptions so you can make informed choices when it comes to your medication therapy.

How to use the tool:

To get started, visit the TRICARE Formulary Search Tool. Type in the brand name or generic name and strength of the medication in question. You will also need to enter the gender and age of the person the prescription is for. A medication search will show:

  • Information about the drug and where it can be filled (see options below)
  • Coverage details
  • Coverage rules or requirements, such as if the medication requires prior authorization and medical necessity forms
  • Drug alternatives, such as generic or brand name drugs
  • Your copayment (if applicable)

For more information on how to use the tool, visit the helpful links section underneath the search bar.

Where to fill your prescriptions:

Express Scripts® Pharmacy Home Delivery

With home delivery, you can get up to a 90-day supply of most long-term medicine with free standard delivery (copayments apply). Take advantage of automatic refills and download the Express Scripts® Mobile App to stay on top of your medication routine.

Retail Network Pharmacies

You can get up to three 30-day supplies of your medication at a retail network pharmacy for three copayments. When you get a prescription for certain brand name maintenance medications, you can fill up to two times at a network pharmacy. If you continue to fill your prescription at a network pharmacy, you will pay the full cost. There are more than 56,000 retail network pharmacy locations in the U.S. and U.S. Territories. Find a Pharmacy near you.

Military Pharmacies

You can get up to a 90-day supply of most medications at military pharmacies. Medications are free when filled at a Military Pharmacy.

The TRICARE Formulary Search Tool helps you choose the right pharmacy to fill your medication and helps you understand specific costs for your drug options. If you have further questions about your drug options, contact us at 1-877-363-1303.