TRICARE Overseas Program
The TRICARE Overseas Program (TOP) offers beneficiaries two plans of coverage: TOP Prime and TOP Standard. TOP Standard is a fee-for-service option available to eligible, non-service members living overseas. It has similar benefits, requirements and costs as the U.S. Standard program. Enrollment for TOP Standard is not required; coverage is automatic as long as you are shown eligible in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) and do not enroll in Top Prime or TOP Prime Remote.
TOP Prime is an enrollment plan for your health care. All active duty and their command-sponsored family members are automatically enrolled in TRICARE Prime. By enrolling in TOP Prime (a command requirement for active-duty service members), you will be assigned a primary care manager who is responsible for your entire healthcare plan. If you need to use a provider in the local community (for a covered benefit), you will not incur the cost share or deductible that you would under the TRICARE Standard plan. When you have officially relocated to the Naples area, you must transfer your TRICARE Prime enrollment to the TRICARE Eurasia-Africa Region. This can be done by attending Area Orientation at NSA Naples or visiting the TRICARE office on the first level of U.S. Naval Hospital Naples.
Your primary care manager will be a military provider located at U.S. Naval Hospital Naples or at the branch health clinic at Capodichino (for active-duty service members only). If you need specialty care that cannot be provided at the naval hospital, you may be referred to the Preferred Provider Network in the local community. All Preferred Providers have met strict TRICARE Europe credentialing standards, have signed Memorandums of Understanding and most speak English. The naval hospital provides transportation and translation services to Preferred Provider Network appointments as needed.
For more information about TRICARE, contact the Health Care Business Office at U.S. Naval Hospital Naples by calling DSN 629-6330-6331 or Commercial 081-811-6330/1.
The Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) permits the U.S. Naval Hospital Naples to provide medical care to both active-duty and retired U.S. military personnel, their command-sponsored family members and other specified U.S. personnel who are present in Italy by virtue of their support of NATO organizations.
Overseas Screening: Because not all specialty medical and surgical services are available at U.S. Naval Hospital Naples, an overseas screening process must be completed by all military, civilian personnel and their family members prior to their arrival in Italy. Contact your local military treatment facility to begin the screening process. If you need more information on suitability screening please visit www.med.navy.mil/sites/napoli
Comprehensive dental care is available at both the U.S. Naval Hospital Naples Dental Clinic and the Branch Health Clinic at Capodichino. Only U.S. and NATO active-duty service members are treated at the Capodichino clinic. Active-duty members assigned to the Support Site, command-sponsored family members, civilians, retirees and their family members are seen at the U.S. Naval Hospital Naples Dental Clinic.
It is strongly recommended that necessary dental treatment be completed prior to arrival in the Naples area.