Military Considerations

There are unique medical requirements for U.S. military families. Parents should obtain or have the following:

  • Referral and approval for the surgical procedure
  • Current military ID and TRICARE insurance card
  • Copies of any other health insurance or third-party billing information
  • Discussion about the surgery with your child’s on- and/or off-base childcare provider
  • Information about other on-base resources to assist the military parent or caregivers
  • Discussion about the surgery and hospital stay with the military parent’s supervisor
  • Support and assistance for homecare, and
  • Discussion with the military parent’s supervisor regarding time off to care for the child