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.
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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