Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Delivering Health Care - Part 1
Lecture:The Organization of the VA and Military Health Systems
Slide content:MHS: TRICARE Program Benefits 1.4 Chart: (MHS.com, ND) 17
Slide notes:This table shows some of the benefits offered through the TRICARE program. Many of the medical and mental health services closely resemble those offered for veterans through the VA system. Most logistical and financial benefits for active-duty military personnel are available through the VA system rather than the Military Health System. TRICARE medical coverage in column one includes outpatient health care visits, hospitalization, health information, preventive health care, dental and vision care, nursing care, pharmacy benefits, and services for female personnel, such as maternity care. Programs for mental health in column two include counseling, help in readjusting to civilian life, coping with trauma such as post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury, substance abuse problems, and suicide prevention. Personal coaches are on hand to help coordinate medical care, and chaplains are available. Rehabilitation may be needed for physical and/or psychological trauma. 17