DD Form 2642, TRICARE DoD/CHAMPUS Medical Claim - Patient's Request for Medical Payment is used for evaluating eligibility for medical care provided by civilian sources. Beneficiaries can get the DD 2642 claim form through a TRICARE Regional Contractor, from a military hospital or directly from the TRICARE website.
In most cases, your provider will file the claim and you'll get an explanation of benefits showing what was paid. Sometimes, you'll need to file your own claims (i.e. when traveling or getting care from a non-participating provider).
DD Form 2642 is often incorrectly referred to as DA Form 2642. The form was last revised on April 2007 - a fillable up-to-date version is available below.
Remember that all claims must be filed within a year after they had been provided or within a year from hospital discharge in cases of inpatient care.
The DD 2642 claim form and supporting documents have to be mailed to the claims processor at the appropriate addresses:
1. Medical care received in the U.S. or U.S. Territories:
If using TRICARE For Life, send your claim to the TRICARE For Life contractor. For all other plans, send your claims to the claims address for the region where you live:
2. Medical care received in all other areas:
Your claims must be sent to the address where the care was received. File your claims online at the TRICARE Overseas Beneficiary Portal.
3. For care received through the Continued Health Care Benefit Program (CHCBP) send the claims to the CHCBP claims processor at CHCBP Claims, P.O. Box 7981 Madison, WI 53707-7981.