TRICARE Releases New SmartPhone App to Access Pharmacy Benefits

TRICARE just announced a new smartphone app to help TRICARE beneficiaries access their pharmacy benefits. The new smartphone app can be used to securely access and manage your pharmacy benefits. It is available on both the iPhone and Android platforms, and there is a mobile site which should automatically load when you visit the site from a mobile browser.

“The Express Rx mobile app gives beneficiaries access to their prescription information anytime, anywhere,” said Rear Adm. Thomas J. McGinnis, chief of TRICARE Pharmacy Operations. (source).

Here are some of the new features:

TRICARE smartphone app for pharmacy benefitsCreate medication reminders. Perhaps the most useful feature is the ability to create medication reminders so you don’t skip a does, or take your dose too frequently. The reminder feature works by allowing users to create alerts which will remind you to take your meds when appropriate.

Create your account through the application. The account registration tool gives new users the ability to register a new ESI account directly through their smart phone, which is a nice convenience. It is much better than waiting until you have access to a traditional computer, especially if you need to access your pharmacy benefits while you are out and about.





Access current prescription information. The application also gives users the ability to access and change current prescription information, including the ability to access your order status and change your delivery options. If your phone is GPS enabled, you should also be able to locate the nearest in-network pharmacy.

How to download the smartphone application: You can download the app for free at the following locations:

Here are some more features available with the TRICARE Express Scripts mobile app:

  • Start Home Delivery
  • Order Refills
  • Check Order Status
  • Set Up Reminders
  • Find a Pharmacy
  • View Your Prescription ID Card
  • Get Drug Information

See the TRICARE press release for more info, or click these links to learn more about the TRICARE pharmacy program, and TRICARE Home delivery.




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Date published: October 2, 2012.

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