United States Department of Defense, Defense Health Agency - TRICARE
United States Department of Defense, Defense Health Agency
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Description of Service
TRICARE, formerly known as the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services (CHAMPUS), is a health care program of the United States Department of Defense Military Health System for active, Guard/Reserve, and retired service members and their families around the world.
TRICARE is a major part of the Military Health System that:
Combines the resources of military hospitals and clinics with civilian health care networks,
Provides access to high-quality health care,
Supports military operations and readiness.
TRICARE is managed by the Defense Health Agency under leadership of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs).