If you’re a member of a military family, both active or retired-duty, you might rely on the health insurance plans from Tricare.
With thousands of locations around the U.S., more than any other grocer, you might be asking: Does Walmart accept Tricare? Here is all you need to know!
Does Walmart Accept Tricare In 2021?
Walmart does accept Tricare health insurance at their in-store pharmacies as of 2021. Some military families have also relayed their success using Tricare Vision at Walmart Vision Centers as well. Walmart, along with other chain drug stores and grocery stores, is considered a network pharmacy with Tricare insurance.
To learn more about Tricare, what it covers at Walmart, how to use Tricare in Walmart stores and how Tricare Vision works with Walmart Vision Centers, keep reading!
What Does Tricare Cover At Walmart?
Tricare families can use this insurance at Walmart’s pharmacies all over the country.
The best way to find a participating location is to use the Tricare.mil pharmacy search, here.
Many, if not all, prescription drugs should be covered, in full or to some extent.
In some cases, where a generic brand is available, it appears Tricare defaults to that medicine, and may cover the generic completely.
Tricare may also cover some pharmacy-given vaccinations, in full or partially, like the yearly flu shot or common boosters.
It is always best to check with your individual Tricare plan to evaluate accurately how much your prescription or service will cost.
How Do You Use Tricare At Walmart?
Using Tricare at Walmart is straight-forward and simple. There aren’t any extra steps associated with using this insurance at Walmart.
Per the Tricare website, you will have your medical care provider forward your prescription electronically to the Walmart of choice, or you can bring the physical document.
The only difference from any other insurance is that, along with your insurance card, you will have to show your uniformed services ID card.
Can You Refill A Prescription Online At Walmart With Tricare?
You should be able to refill your prescription using Walmart’s online pharmacy service if you have Tricare insurance.
To do this, you must have the existing prescription on file, and there should still be refills left (check your most recent medicine bottle).
Additionally, customers will have to enter the prescription holder’s birthday, the seven-digit prescription number, and the four-digit store number. All of this is located on the medicine label.
Does Walmart Vision Accept Tricare?
While I cannot find any definite answer to this question, it does appear that some military families have had success using Tricare’s vision package at Walmart Vision Centers.
If this is so, Tricare covers exams, glasses, and contacts.
However, their website indicates that glasses/contacts coverage is only for active-duty service members and activated Guard/Reserve members.
For many more details on Tricare’s vision coverage, you can visit their page here.
To find out if your Walmart location accepts Tricare, the best thing you can do is call or visit to ask.
What Is Tricare?
Per their website, Tricare is a health insurance program for uniformed military service members and their families and National Guard/Reserve members and their families.
Tricare also covers survivors of deceased military service members, former spouses, Medal of Honor recipients and their families, and registered members of DEERS.
“And their families” includes spouses, former spouses, children, and dependent parents or parents-in-law.
There are 11 Tricare health plans currently, including Tricare Prime, Tricare Select, and US Family Health Plan.
With Walmart as a network pharmacy with Tricare, military families have the convenience of thousands of locations to get their prescriptions filled.
This is also an especially convenient partnership as military families tend to move a lot; no matter where they go, there is likely going to be a Walmart nearby.
Making pharmacy visits easy and convenient, Walmart is a network pharmacy provider with Tricare health insurance.
Military families all over the country, no matter where they are, have access to Walmart’s in-store and online pharmacy services.
And they may have access to affordable eye care; ask your local Walmart Vision Center if they accept Tricare Vision insurance.