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Integrated Referral Management and Appointing Center

The Integrated Referral Management and Appointing Center (IRMAC) is the first point of contact for beneficiaries looking for health care in the National Capital Region Market. The IRMAC helps beneficiaries navigate the direct care system. 

Appointments: 855-227-6331


As the recognized expert in appointing and referral management we are dedicated to sharing best practices throughout our local military market. We've built web based training modules to introduce and reinforce proper appointing techniques. If your clinic resides within a military treatment facility in the National Capital Region, you may access this valuable training. Email us for more information.


  • We develop and promote best practices in appointing and referral management.
  • We actively create a positive patient experience by assertive and courteous outreach to optimize direct care system access for our beneficiaries requiring care.
  • We support and enhance a Medically Ready Force and Ready Medical Force by ensuring timely navigation and access to health care for our Nation’s Heroes and their families.
  • We encourage and sustain our National Capital Region Market by focusing on our shared beneficiaries and the integrated healthcare system.


We are recognized throughout the Military Health System as the model of excellence for appointing and referral management.
We are the coordinating authority for appointing and referral management throughout the National Capital Region Market.



Mon-Fri, 6:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Closed Federal Holidays



Referral and Authorization Tracking

Within a military treatment facility (MTF):
855-227-6331, option 4

Within the TRICARE network:
Humana Military

Don't forget to keep your family's information up-to-date in DEERS.