TRICARE's nurse advice line helps with care options

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Older adults can have multiple health problems and may not know whether they need to see a doctor or can administer self-care, so TRICARE officials want people to consider calling the nurse advice line first before deciding.

TRICARE officials report that more than half of all adults 65 and older have three or more chronic medical problems, such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer, or arthritis.

People suffering from a rash, a sinus infection, or perhaps just have a common cold, can speak with a registered nurse who will help assess if self-care or if you need to see a medical professional.

The nurse advice line provides access to care, especially after hours and when traveling, which is helps retirees on the move. It can also help find doctosr and schedule next-day appointments at military hospitals and clinics when available.  

To access the nurse advice line call 800-TRICARE (874-2273) and select Option 1. Get more information about the nurse advice line by clicking here. (Courtesy of TRICARE)