Accepting TRICARE. First Class Emergency Care for Those Who Keep Us Safe.

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ACCEPTING TRICARE - Proud to Serve Our Military Personnel

*not contracted with Tricare, but do accept.

Altus Emergency Centers is Proud to Serve Our Military Personnel

The state of Texas is the proud host of more than 110,000 active duty military and 53,000 active reserves who have taken an oath to defend our country and the values for which it stands.

At Altus Emergency Centers we are honored to offer these brave service men, women and their families the highest standard of emergency medical care in times of need; it is our humble way of saying Thank You for all that you do.

 

Tricare® Emergency Coverage

An emergency can strike at any time and any place, in some instances getting to a military emergency room is not possible, for this reason, all Tricare® plans cover emergency care and all Altus Emergency Centers locations are available to treat military personnel and their family members at any time.

Tricare® coverage includes physician services as well as any supplies that are ordered or administered in the emergency room.

 

Which Tricare® Plans are Accepted by Altus

Emergency medical care is part of the basic coverage in all Tricare® plans, this means that all active, reserve or retired members of Tricare® can receive treatment in any of Altus Emergency Centers locations.

All Tricare® plans cover emergency care and all Altus Emergency Centers locations are available to treat military personnel and their family members at any time.

What Is Considered an Emergency by Tricare®

There are different types of emergencies covered in all Tricare® plans:

 

Medical

These include accidental injuries as well as any sudden onset of a medical condition or the acute exacerbation of a chronic condition that:

  • Can be a threat to the patient’s life
  • Result in severe damage or loss of a limb or eyesight
  • Requires immediate medical attention
  • Produces severe painful symptoms that need medical treatment to alleviate suffering

 

Examples of medical emergencies include the following:

  • Patients with no pulse or who have lost consciousness
  • Injuries resulting in severe bleeding
  • Spinal cord or back injuries
  • Chest pain
  • Severe eye injury
  • A broken bone
  • Trouble or inability to breathe

 

Maternity

Tricare® plans cover all sudden or unexpected medical complications which puts the lives of the mother or the baby at risk

 

Psychiatric

Prior authorization is not required for emergency room care when the patient represents an immediate danger to themselves or others as a result of a mental disorder.

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What is the Cost of An Emergency Room Visit?

The cost of an emergency room visit will depend on the type of treatment received, however Altus Emergency Centers follows the pricing structure set by Tricare®.

This is the 2019 Cost Information for Emergency Room Visits provided by Tricare®

Tricare® Prime and Tricare® Prime Remote (not including Tricare® Young Adult)


Active Duty Family MembersRetirees and their Family Members
Group A: $0

Group B: $0

Group A: $61

Group B: $61

 

 

Tricare® Select (not including Tricare® Young Adult)


Active Duty Family Members

Retirees and their Family Members

Group A:

Network Provider: $83

Non-Network Provider: 20%

Group B:

Network Provider: $41

Non-Network Provider: 20%

Group A:

Network Provider: $111

Non-Network Provider: 25%

Group B:

Network Provider: $82

Non-Network Provider: 25%

 

Tricare® Reserve Select (TRS) and Tricare® Retired Reserve (TRR)


Tricare® Reserve Select (TRS)

Tricare® Retired Reserve (TRR)

Network Provider: $41

Non-Network Provider: 20%

Network Provider: $82

Non-Network Provider: 25%

 

Tricare® Young Adult (TYA)


TYA Prime

TYA Select

Active Duty Family Members

Retiree Family Members

Active Duty Family Members

Retiree Family Members

$0

$61

Network Provider: $41

Non-Network Provider: 20%

Network Provider: $82

Non-Network Provider: 25%

 

For everyone working at Altus Emergency Centers, it is both an honor and a privilege to be of assistance to our outstanding military personnel including those in active service, reserves or retirees. You deserve to receive the highest quality of emergency medical care in a time of crisis as well as our gratitude and respect for a job well done.

Our Promise is to Always Help Find the Best Solutions in Benefit of our Patients

We help make hassle-free billing possible.

Altus Emergency is happy to offer special customer care billing management services through Patient Advocate.  This is our promise to you:

  • At Altus Emergency we have the ability to establish payment plans.
  • Within these payment plans, Altus Emergency has the ability to consider financial hardships.
  • Altus Emergency offers a special customer care service, Patient Advocate.  We will work with the insurance company for a complete payment.

Get Peace of Mind, Call Patient Advocate

If you have any questions regarding your billing, please contact our Patient Advocate Department. 

Call us 469-383-7361 between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm and ask for the Patient Advocate.

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