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NEWS | April 11, 2018

Tidewater Military Health System connects beneficiaries to TRICARE events across region

By Emerald Ralston 633rd Air Base Wing Public Affairs

The Tidewater Military Health System will host several TRICARE events in the coming months open to beneficiaries across the region.

The current schedule features events such as health fairs, retiree benefits and TRICARE for Life briefings.

According to Michael Kirshner, TMHS marketing specialist, the TMHS hosts these events and makes them available to every beneficiary regardless of home or duty location, because TRICARE benefits are the same across the board.

 “[The TMHS’s role is] to bring together all the services with one goal in mind and that goal is to help our beneficiaries understand and be able to take advantage of all TRICARE has to offer,” said Juanita Smallwood, TMHS Beneficiary Counseling and Assistance Coordinator.

The TMHS enhanced Multi-Service Market located in Hampton Roads is comprised of McDonald Army Health Center, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth and U.S. Air Force Hospital Langley. The TMHS provides inpatient and outpatient primary, specialty, surgical subspecialty, intensive care, emergency, dental and health support services to TRICARE eligible beneficiaries.

Upcoming events:

Health Fair at Navy Cargo Handling Battalion One, Naval Weapons Station Yorktown, April 20, 2018, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

TRICARE Retiree Benefits Brief at Naval Station Norfolk Building C-9, April 24, 2018, 7 a.m. to 12 p.m.

TRICARE for Life Brief at Internal Medicine Conference Room Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, May 8, 2018, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Retirement Benefits Seminar at Fleet and Family Support Center, Naval Station Oceana, May 9, 2018, 1 p.m. to 1:50 p.m.

TRICARE Retiree Benefits Brief at Naval Station Norfolk Building C-9, May 22, 2018, 7 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Health Fair at NEPMU-2 (U-238) Naval Station Norfolk, May 25, 2018, TBD

TRICARE for Life Brief at Internal Medicine Conference Room Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, June 12, 2018, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

TRICARE Retiree Benefits Brief at Naval Station Norfolk Building C-9, June 26, 2018, 7 a.m. to 12 p.m.