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Can an active duty army soldier go and pay own primary care

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Can an active duty army soldier go and pay for his own primary care provider outside of tricare and use prescribed antidepressants for a legitimate ailment ? Or is this a UCMJ violation?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Military Law
Expert:  Law Educator, Esq. replied 2 years ago.
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A military active duty member can seek medical care outside of Tricare if they are willing to pay without a referral. It is only against the UCMJ to do so to conceal the condition from the military. You may go get treated anywhere, as long as it is disclosed and reported to the command.