Plan Overview

US Family Health Plan Overview

US Family Health Plan gives active duty family members, retirees and their eligible family members in Houston, Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana the health care they’ve earned. The Plan is Department of Defense-approved, so whether you’re stationed at home or away, you can trust that your family’s health is protected. When you enroll with US Family Health Plan, you’ll pay the same affordable rates as TRICARE Prime® but get more – all delivered with one of the highest member satisfaction ratings in the country*!

*Source: 2016 Myers Group Non-PPO Commercial Adult Survey


US Family Health Plan provides high-quality care at a low cost. With a long list of benefits and responsive customer support, we’ve earned a 92% member satisfaction rating*– among the highest in the country!

US Family Health Plan is offered by six Designated Providers in specific areas of the United States. In Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana, CHRISTUS Health Plan provides access to more than 2,000 doctors and hospitals – even premier children’s hospitals.

See a complete listing of doctors, clinics and hospitals.

US Family Health Plan offers TRICARE Prime® benefits plus more:

  • No annual deductible
  • Free annual physical
  • Free annual hearing exam
  • Free annual eye exam (no referral needed)
  • Free initial dental exam
  • No copays for preventive screenings and well-child care
  • Physician visit: $0 - $20 per visit, based on military status
  • Hospitalization: $0 - $150 per day, based on military status
  • Emergency room: $0 - $60 per visit, based on military status
  • Skilled nursing: $0 - $30 per day, based on military status
  • Durable medical equipment
  • All generic, brand and brand formulary pharmacy drugs
  • 24/7 access to a registered nurse
  • Disease management for chronic conditions including asthma, diabetes, COPD, heart failure and coronary artery disease
  • Case managers who work with you to help with medical questions, scheduling and post-discharge services
  • Free quarterly newsletter with wellness tips

US Family Health Plan also offers discounted rates for certain types of care and preventive treatments:

  • Discounts on eye glasses and lenses at select providers
  • 15% off dental services
  • 20% off hearing aids at select providers
  • Health memberships: offered at select fitness clubs
  • Wellness programs and over-the-counter items including vitamins and nutritional supplements
  • 10%-30% off alternative medicine services including acupuncture, chiropractic and naturopathic treatments
  • Travel, family attractions and events



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Last Updated: 2/23/17