49th Medical Group
Updated On: 12/19/2012 9:48:41 AM
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The 49th Medical Group is a professional military organization that invests in its people, promotes trust and teamwork and provides superior health care at home and abroad.
We provide, or arrange for, the continuity of health care services for approximately 21,000 DoD beneficiaries in the Holloman area. We provide direct care services at the 49th Medical Group and arrange for specialty services at other military treatment facilities or through the TRICARE network. Our primary referral facilities are William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso and Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center in Alamogordo.
The clinic is located on First Street, approximately three blocks from the main gate. The Clinic provides medical care to active duty personnel, dependents of active duty, retirees and their dependents.
Normal duty hours are Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The clinic closes at noon on the first Thursday of the month for training and closes at 3 p.m. on the first Friday of the month. The Clinic is closed on Saturday, Sunday, ACC Family Days and all federal holidays.
The Pharmacy hours are Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Family Practice Clinic is Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
To make an appointment at the 49th Medical Group, call (575) 572 APPT (2778). Clinical services “in-house” include Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Family Health, Women’s Health, Mental Health, Aerospace Medicine, Behavioral Health, Social Services, ADAPT, Drug Demand Reduction, Health and Wellness, Dental, Orthopedic services, Optometry and Physical Therapy.
Obstetrical services are not available, except for limited prenatal evaluations. Support services include laboratory, x-ray and pharmacy.
Patients requiring services not available at the clinic are referred to appropriate military or network civilian facilities. The primary military referral center is William Beaumont Army Medical Center (WBAMC) in El Paso, Texas.
Urology services are routinely provided by a WBAMC urologist. Inpatient care, including surgical services are provided at Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center (GCRMC) in Alamogordo. Air Force physicians admit and treat DoD beneficiaries requiring inpatient care or ambulatory surgery at GCRMC, while outpatient clinic services, are provided at the 49 MDG Clinic.
There is a 24-hour ambulance service to the base and local area.
Medical services not available at the 49 MDG are arranged through the TRICARE Service Center. TRICARE is located in the main facility across from the laboratory. A TRIWEST Service Representative provides counseling regarding available entitlements and how to obtain them. The TRICARE Operations and Patient Administration (TOPA) Flight provides briefings to personnel on enrollments/disenrollments, referral process and health benefits advice. TOPA also handles line of duty determinations, medical records, family member relocation clearance, TRICARE Online, medical evaluation boards, quarters notifications, patient concerns, aero-medical evacuation, casualty reporting, release of information and vicinity travel/TDY orders. Questions may be directed to the TOPA Flight at (575) 572-7700.
All active-duty personnel receive first priority comprehensive dental care. Very limited care, generally limited to emergency treatment, is available to family members and retirees on a spaceavailable basis. For this reason, all active duty family members are encouraged to participate in the MetLife Dental Program and all retirees are encouraged to use Delta Dental. For more information about the MetLife Dental Program and an application to enroll in the program contact the Military Personnel Flight, the TOPA Flight and MetLife at 1-855-638- 8371, or visit their website http://www.TRICAREdentalprogram.com. Same day or next day evaluation appointments for urgent dental concerns are available by calling (575) 572-2778. The dental clinic is located on First Street, Building 20. For more information, call (575) 572-2778.
Public Health provides comprehensive preventive medicine and public health services. Its responsibilities include communicable disease surveillance and control, food and public facility sanitation, medical food inspection, entomology surveillance, occupational health surveillance and education, medical standards, deployment medicine and medical intelligence to ensure the well being of the Holloman community. Force Health Management is part of Public Health and is also responsible for ensuring all personnel are cleared to deploy for any contingency. For more information, call (575) 572-3306.
Health and Wellness Center
The Holloman Air Force Base Health and Wellness Center staff is committed to the enhancement of the physical, mental and social well-being of all active-duty, dependent and retired military members as well as DoD civilian employees by promoting opportunities to practice positive lifestyle and behavioral changes in a supportive atmosphere; in doing so, the aim is to improve and sustain military and civilian job readiness and productivity. The Health and Wellness Center provides a wide array of services to include relaxation room from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Blood Pressure Screening, Health/Fitness Improvement, Tobacco Cessation Program, Personal Fitness Training, Healthy Living Program, Body Composition Improvement Program, Fitness Improvement Program, Exercise Prescription for personnel on a duty limiting condition, Nutritional Counseling and Health Promotion and Disease/Injury Prevention. For more information, call (575) 572-5785.