DoD Makes Changes to Pharmacy Medications Published Oct. 2, 2019 By Senior Airman Thomas Karol 28th Bomb Wing Public Affairs ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. -- Beginning Oct. 1, patients who are not assigned to a provider at a Military Treatment Facility will not be eligible to receive medications that are not on the Department of Defense Tricare formulary list. Additionally, the pharmacy will not fill non-formulary medications from providers outside of the base MTF unless the beneficiary has been referred to that provider. If Prior Authorization Criteria is met, these medications may still be filled at participating retail pharmacies or through Express Scripts. Please note, beneficiaries will be required to pay copays through Express Scripts. To find out if a medication is on the DoD Tricare formulary list, visit the following site: https://www.express-scripts.com/tricareformulary To find out if a pharmacy accepts TRICARE, visit: https://www.express-scripts.com/TRICARE/pharmacy/findpharmacy.shtml For more information about copays and costs to the beneficiary, visit: https://tricare.mil/pharmacycosts For more information, call the Pharmacy at (605) 385-6700.