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Sierra Military Health Services Opens 32 TRICARE Services Centers Including Local Office

 Service to Begin June 1
 Health Care Finders, Nurse Advice Line Available


BALTIMORE, May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Sierra Military Health Services, announced the opening of 32 TRICARE Service Centers (TSCs), which are located near each of the military installations in the 13 Northeast states, to assist military personnel and their families making the transition to a new managed health care plan known as TRICARE. The start of health care delivery is June 1. Each TSC offers health care planning services for beneficiaries, basic information about TRICARE, and an enrollment kit for eligible beneficiaries enrolling in the TRICARE Prime benefit. The TRICARE program is a triple-option health care program which offers beneficiaries the opportunity to select one of the three option plans: 1) TRICARE Prime, 2) TRICARE Extra, or 3) TRICARE Standard.

The Centers provide a health care finder service to aid beneficiaries with referrals to specialists, and also help individuals with discharge planning.

As a separate service, beneficiaries can also obtain immediate health care advice from the Nurse Advice line, a 24-hour, toll-free number available year round. By calling 1-800-308-3518, beneficiaries can discuss with a registered nurse the difference between minor ills and those requiring medical attention, and obtain age-appropriate health care advice and guidance. Nurse Advice is a unique service for TRICARE in Region 1.

Beneficiaries throughout Region 1 can also call a toll-free number, 1-888-999-5195, for information about their health care including provider and pharmacy information, claim status, and preauthorization for care. More information is available at Sierra's website at www.sierramilitary.com.

Sierra Military Health Services, Inc., a subsidiary of Sierra Health Services, Inc. (NYSE: SIE), is under contract to the Department of Defense to provide TRICARE services to Region 1 which includes Washington, D.C., and the states of Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and portions of Virginia and West Virginia.

Sierra Health Services, Inc. is a diversified health care services company which, through its subsidiaries, is expected by June of this year to serve over 1.3 million people through managed health care benefit plans for employers, government, and individuals. The company also serves TRICARE beneficiaries in Nevada and portions of Missouri.

Statements in this news release that are not historical fact are forward- looking and based on management's assumptions, projections and estimates. Actual results may vary materially. Forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to: 1) potential changes in government regulations and programs, including unexpected TRICARE delays; 2) competitive forces that may affect pricing and enrollment; 3) unpredictable medical costs and litigation; 4) economic impact of expansion. Further factors concerning financial risks and results may be found in documents filed by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Following is a complete listing of Region 1 TSC offices.

TRICARE
 Service Center Address
 Annapolis TSC Ridgely Oaks Professional Building,
 621 Ridgely Avenue, Suite 404,
 Annapolis, MD 21404
 Brunswick TSC Fort Andross, 14 Maine Street, Suite 104
 Brunswick, ME 04011
 Carlisle TSC Rte. 11, Harrisburg Pike,
 Medical Logistics Building 253
 Carlisle, PA 17013
 Dover TSC Blue Hen Corporate Center & Mall,
 655 S. Bay Rd., Ste. 5G2
 Dover, DE 19901
 Fairfax TSC 3918 Prosperity Ave., Ste. 202
 Fairfax, VA 22031
 Ft. Detrick TSC Westpark Building,
 10 N. Jefferson St., Ste. 201
 Frederick, MD 21701
 Ft. Drum TSC Partridge Berry Inn, 26515 Rte. 3
 Watertown, NY 13601
 FHC Ft. Belvoir/ Gunston Office Plaza,
 Woodbridge TSC(A) 7764 Armistead Rd., Ste. 260
 Lorton, VA 22079
 Ft. Indiantown Gap TSC Palm Plaza, 34 W. Main St.
 Palmyra, PA 17078
 Ft. Meyer TSC Plaza Building, 1800 N. Kent St., Ste. 904
 Arlington, VA 22209
 Griffiss TSC Griffiss Business & Technology Park,
 584 Phoenix Dr.
 Rome, NY 13441
 Groton TSC Groton Square, 220 Rt. 12
 Groton, CT 06340
 Hanscom TSC 70 Arnold St., Bldg. 1605
 Hanscom Airforce Base, MA 01731-2139
 Keller/West Point TSC 273 Main St., Highland Falls, NY 10928
 Kimbrough TSC 1215 Annapolis Rd., Ste. 204
 Odenton, MD 21113
 Kirk/Aberdeen TSC HEAT Business Center, 1202 Technology Dr.,
 Ste. B
 Aberdeen, MD 21001
 Loring TSC 226 Main St.
 Limestone, ME 04750
 MGMC/Bolling TSC(A) Constellation Center-Oxon Hill, 6009 Oxon
 Hill Rd., Ste. 420
 Oxon Hill, MD 20745
 Newport TSC 221 Third St., Admiral Gates Tower
 Newport, RI 02840
 NNMC/Bethesda TSC 11200 Rockville Pike, Ste. 130
 Rockville, MD 20852
 Patterson TSC Victoria Plaza, 615 Hope Rd., Bldg. 2,
 First Floor
 Eatontown, NJ 07724-1277
 Pax River TSC 22576 McArthur Blvd., Ste. 306
 California, MD 20619
 Philadelphia TSC 2 International Plaza, Ste. 635
 Philadelphia, PA 19113
 Pittsburgh TSC 11 Parkway Center, Ste. 225,
 875 Greentree Rd.
 Pittsburgh, PA 15220
 Plattsburgh TSC 795 Rt. 3, Ste. 3
 Plattsburgh, NY 12901
 Portsmouth/Pease TSC(A) 30 International Dr., Ste. 202
 Portsmouth, NH 03801
 Quantico TSC Coach House Plaza, 17479 Jefferson
 Davis Hwy.
 Dumfries, VA 22026
 Walson/Ft. Dix TSC Dix Plaza, 527-4 Sykesville Rd.
 Wrightstown, NJ 08562
 WRAMC TSC Silver Spring Metro Plaza,
 8401 Colesville Rd., Ste. 460
 Silver Spring, MD 20910


(A) TSC co-location.

SOURCE Sierra Military Health Services, Inc.
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/CONTACT: Evelyn Cullen of Sierra Military Health Services, 410-864-2408/

/Web site: http://www.sierramilitary.com/

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