The 375th Medical Group enables Team Scott mission execution by providing mission-ready medics and capabilities, and develops healthy Airmen and families while fostering base and community partnerships. The 375th MDG provides health services for more than 24,000 and sustains the readiness skills of more than 450 active-duty and Air Reserve Component personnel. The staff is responsible for an Advanced Education in General Dentistry, a unique military-civilian combined Family Medicine Residency, and two enlisted training programs in Medical Laboratory and Diagnostic Ultrasound. The organization is designated as a pilot unit for the expeditionary patient aeromedical staging system (E-PASS), enabling the mission of Air Mobility Command’s surgeon general. Finally, the unit’s Medical Equipment Repair Center sustains 38 DOD sites over a 12-state region in addition to Air Mobility Command’s $11.6 million Patient Movement Item program. The 375th MDG is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, American Dental Association, and College of American Pathologists and has affiliations with the American Hospital Association and American Medical Association.
The group is comprised of four squadrons:
The 375th Aerospace Medicine Squadron enables combat power through disease prevention, medical intervention, occupational and environmental health programs, and preparation for medical contingencies. A staff of approximately 100 health care professionals organized into six flights provides flight medicine services to nearly 1,500 rated personnel and their families, preventive integrated health care through public health, bioenvironmental engineering, optometry, and Health and Wellness Center activities.
The 375th Medical Support Squadron consists of 11 flights providing personnel and administration, resource management, education and training, TRICARE Operations and Patient Administration, medical readiness, information management, pharmacy, diagnostic imaging, laboratory, and logistics, which includes regional medical equipment repair, patient movement items and facility management. The 375th MDSS supports health care delivery by managing a group budget of $32 million as of November 2012 and manpower programs for more than 700 staff members. The managed care program supports an enrolled population of 24,000 amounting to approximately 144,000 annual patient visits. Additionally, the squadron provides ancillary services with a $12.9 million pharmacy budget, diagnostic imaging with an average of 128 patients daily, and laboratory services with an average of 557 patients daily.
The 375th Medical Operations Squadron provides comprehensive primary care and limited referral and space-available subspecialty care to TRICARE-enrolled patients at the medical group. The squadron also has responsibility for the Family Medicine Training Program, which is a joint civilian-military residency program sponsored by the Saint Louis University School of Medicine Family Practice Program. The squadron is comprised of six flights: Scott Family Health Clinic, Belleville Family Medicine Clinic, Medical Specialties Services, Mental Health, Physical Therapy and Chiropractic, and Obstetrics and Gynecology. They have a combined strength of nearly 400 assigned personnel. Available services include: allergy, dermatology, family advocacy, family medicine, immunization, mental health, pediatrics, primary care and substance abuse counseling. Combined, these clinics average more than 12,000 patient visits per month totaling approximately 144,000 visits per year.
The 375th Dental Squadron provides a full range of dental services for active-duty military members including general dentistry, endodontics, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics, periodontics and prosthodontics. The squadron also supports an Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency Program. Families of active-duty military are highly encouraged to enroll in the TRICARE Dental Program to obtain dental care from civilian dentists, as space-available dependent care is extremely limited. Likewise, dental care for retired military and their family members is very limited and only available on a space-available basis.