Diagnostic Imaging (Digital X-Ray)
X-ray procedures do not require an appointment and are done on a walk-in basis. Children are not allowed into the exam room. Comfortable clothing is recommended but not necessary since the possibility of having to change into a gown for an exam does exist (Disposable gowns and shorts are provided when necessary). Radiology does accept prescriptions for x-ray exams from approved Health Net Federal Services providers.
Providers will submit specialty imaging requests to the Referral Management Center. Specialty exams include Mammogram, CT, Ultrasound, Nuclear Studies, and Bone Densitometry. Once a referral has been submitted, the status can be checked after 3-5 business days by calling (844) 866-9378 or online at www.tricare-west.com. Patients can access their referral and also locate imaging facilities in their area for scheduling.
Copies of imaging without the report are available immediately after the exam. Final reports are available the following day. Please refer to the ordering provider for results, the radiology department cannot release or discuss results with patients.