TRICARE's In-Network Care Now Available to Military Families at Central Carolina Hospital

Top Quote Central Carolina Hospital Becomes Participating Provider for TRICARE in Sanford, North Carolina. End Quote
  • Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC (1888PressRelease) December 13, 2012 - Central Carolina Hospital has become an in-network provider for enrollees of TRICARE, the health care insurance program for Uniformed Service members, retirees and their families. This is a multi-year agreement that became effective December 1, 2012.

    This new agreement means that those covered by TRICARE in the Lee County area can access covered TRICARE services at in-network rates at Central Carolina Hospital. Approximately 7,000 people in the Lee County area are covered by TRICARE. TRICARE beneficiaries who have Prime should see lower out-of-pocket expenditures when accessing care from Central Carolina Hospital.

    "We look forward to providing high-quality healthcare for our military families - both active duty and retirees," said Doug Doris, chief executive officer at Central Carolina Hospital. "We can offer these patients a wide array of programs and services designed to meet their needs."

    Those covered by TRICARE can get information and answers concerning specific benefits by visiting

    Central Carolina Hospital has received the American Heart Association's Get With The Guidelines Gold Performance Achievement Award for Heart Failure and Gold Plus for Stroke. We have received accreditation from The Society for Chest Pain Centers and The Joint Commission.


    Central Carolina Hospital is a 137-bed acute care hospital that serves the health care needs of Lee County and surrounding communities. With over 100 physicians on staff, the hospital offers a wide range of specialties including cardiology, orthopedics, general surgery, obstetrics, gynecology, otolaryngology, emergency medicine, gastroenterology, hospitalist services, nephrology, hematology, urology, podiatry, dentistry, pulmonary medicine, primary care provider network, ear nose and throat (ENT) provider network, cardiology provider network and a women's care provider network. Hospital services include emergency room, physical and occupational therapy, cardiac rehabilitation, diagnostic imaging and radiology, inpatient and outpatient surgery, maternity services, nutritional counseling by clinical dietitians, and diagnostic cardiac catheterization.

    Committed to providing quality care to the community, the hospital has earned numerous disease-specific quality designations:

    • Chest Pain Center Accreditation from the Society of Chest Pain Centers
    • American Heart Association Get with the GuidelinesSM Gold Plus Performance Achieve¬ment Award for Heart Failure, Jan 2012
    • Joint Commission Advanced Certification for Heart Failure
    • CIGNA Quality Center for Heart Failure

    Contact: Crystal Hickman (919) 774-2187

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