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Kirtland AFB_2019 Our Military Getting Settled

HEALTH CARE

377th Medical Group

1501 San Pedro Drive SE, Bldg. 47
Central Appointments 505-846-3200

Kirtland Military Treatment

Facility Enrollment 877-988-9378
Pharmacy 505-846-3131
Dental Clinic 505-846-3027/3029
www.airforcemedicine.af.mil/MTF/Kirtland

The 377th Medical Group provides primary health care to the 377th Air Base Wing, more than 100 associate organizations, patients enrolled in TRICARE Prime and assigned to the Kirtland clinic, and temporary duty personnel. The clinic provides primary and specialty care on a space-available basis to other eligible beneficiaries. Its mission is to ensure a fit and medically ready force; to provide trained, current and extractable medics to meet local and global challenges; to build a healthier and safer community through preventive medicine; to provide responsive, cost-effective care and service to patients; and to ensure a full spectrum of care with federal and civilian health care providers.

To that end, the wing provides a wealth of medical services, including dentistry, family health, flight medicine, immunizations, lab testing, mental health care, optometry, pediatrics, a pharmacy (including a robotic-assisted BX Satellite Pharmacy that opened in October 2015), physical therapy, radiology, women’s health and more. All eligible beneficiaries can call between 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday for an appointment.

In January 2016, major construction began on upgrading and renovating about 81,000 square feet of the main clinic. The
renovation, which provided updated exam rooms and equipment, was completed in 2018.

Dental services are available to active-duty military only. Family members of active-duty personnel are encouraged to use the TRICARE Dental Program. Family members of active-duty personnel are encouraged to use the TRICARE Dental Program. Program information is available by visiting www.tricare.mil/CoveredServices/Dental/TDP.

TRICARE

TRICARE is the health care program for active-duty and retired service members, their families and survivors. TRICARE provides health plans, prescriptions, dental plans and other special health programs to its beneficiaries. TRICARE’s mission is to enhance the Department of Defense and the nation’s security by providing health support for the full range of military operations and sustaining the health of all those entrusted to their care.

TRICARE offers a range of health care plans. TRICARE Prime is the mandatory health care option for active-duty service members. Family members of active-duty service members, retired service members and their families may also use this option. If you use TRICARE Prime, you are assigned a primary care manager at a military or network provider who delivers most of your care. If you need care your PCM cannot provide, you are referred to a specialist. Active-duty service members and their families pay nothing out of pocket for this option; however, there is less freedom to choose your provider. On Jan. 1, 2018, TRICARE Standard and Extra were combined into a new plan, TRICARE Select. Select is a standardized fee-for-service plan available to family members of active-duty service members, retired service members and their families. After you enroll in TRICARE Select, you may schedule an appointment with any TRICARE-authorized provider. Referrals are not required, but you may need prior authorization from your regional contractor for some services. You will pay a copay or cost share based on the type of care and provider you see. Costs for Select vary, but you will pay an annual deductible as well as a percentage of covered services. Non-network providers may charge up to 15 percent more than the TRICARE allowable charge; you are responsible for these extra charges. TRICARE also offers plans for remote and overseas locations, reserve military members, young adults who are no longer covered under regular TRICARE coverage and other scenarios.

TRICARE coverage is completely portable, so it moves with you when you relocate. Follow these simple steps to ensure you have no break in coverage when you move:

  • Do not cancel your TRICARE Prime enrollment option before you move.
  • Update your personal information in DEERS immediately when you arrive at your new location.
  • Select a new primary care manager.

If you are already using TRICARE Select, moving is easy. When you arrive at your new location, update your personal information in DEERS. Then find TRICARE-authorized providers in your new area. Remember, you may have a new regional contractor and claims filing address.

TRICARE’s online tools can help you find and compare plans that you are qualified to use. Beginning in 2019, however, TRICARE will allow you to switch between plans only if you have a “qualifying life event” such as the birth of a baby or a move. For a complete description of the types of coverage programs and regions, visit www.tricare.mil. For more information about recent changes to TRICARE, visit https://tricare.mil/changes.

HOUSING

Housing Management Office

1451 Fourth St. SE
Kirtland AFB, NM 87117 505-846-8217
www.housing.af.mil/Units/Kirtland

The Kirtland Air Force Base Housing Management Office (HMO) is ready to support you in the transition to your new home and
community. Use its resources to become familiar with the housing options and support services available. When you arrive at Kirtland AFB, visit the HMO for invaluable information, counseling and guidance before you sign a written lease or rental/sales contract for housing.

Unaccompanied Housing

Bldg. 20222
8201 Frost Ave.
Kirtland AFB, NM 87117 505-853-5479
www.housing.af.mil/Units/Kirtland

Unaccompanied housing is provided for unaccompanied airmen in the ranks of E-1 to E-3, and E-4 with less than three years of service. Each airman is provided a private sleeping room, furnishings, bed linens and supplies required for comfortable living. Permanent- party unaccompanied housing consists of 574 permanent party rooms and 208 pipeline student rooms.

Unaccompanied airmen in the rank of E-4 with more than three years of service will move into housing in the local community.

Kirtland Family Housing

1012 Golden Smoke Drive SE
Albuquerque, NM 87116 505-232-2049
www.kirtlandfamilyhousing.com

At Kirtland Air Force Base, military family housing is privatized. In addition to your option to purchase or rent housing in the local community, you can choose to live in privatized housing by signing a tenant lease agreement with Hunt Military Communities, which owns the family housing and is responsible for constructing, maintaining, repairing and managing the community.

For comprehensive information about homes and amenities in the Kirtland privatized housing community, visit www.kirtlandfamilyhousing.com.

MAIL

Post Office

1400 First St. 505-346-0561

The post office is fully operational with express and priority mail, stamps and rental P.O. boxes. Counter hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday; lobby and box access are available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information about postal services, call the Kirtland AFB post office at 505-346-0561. To receive mail through general delivery, use the following address:

Your Rank/Name
General Delivery
2050A Second St. SE
Kirtland AFB, NM 87117-5524

If you plan to live permanently in the dormitory, request a PSC mailbox in advance. Send your sponsor a copy of your orders and ask the sponsor to obtain a PSC box assignment from the Postal Service Center for you. A locator card must be filled out to receive mail at the general delivery address. You may also call 505-846-7718 to have one filled out over the phone.

PETS

Veterinary Services

Bldg. 20168
950 Pennsylvania Ave. SE
Albuquerque, NM 87116 505-846-4276

The veterinary clinic provides outpatient care for privately owned animals of active-duty military and retired military. Services offered include vaccinations, deworming and heartworm testing, as well as radiography, blood analysis and other various outpatient diagnostics. Call for an appointment.

RELIGIOUS GUIDANCE

Kirtland Air Force Base Chapel

Bldg. 20107
1950 Second St. SE
Kirtland AFB, NM 97117 505-846-5691
www.kirtland.af.mil/About-Us/Chapel

The U.S. Air Force Chaplain Corps is dedicated to preserving your right to worship. It provides, or finds a way to provide, for a broad spectrum of worshipers. If you are seeking spiritual support for any denomination or faith group, it will do its best to assist you.

The Kirtland Air Force Base chapel offers various types of counseling, including pre-marital, marital, religious, stress, grief and loss, etc. All counseling sessions are covered by privileged communication. While many airmen attend Catholic and Protestant services, Kirtland also offers spiritual consultation for those in search of Vedic, referred to by many as Hindu, services and education. Call the chapel for more information.

VEHICLE REGISTRATION

There is no longer a requirement to register your vehicles with Kirtland Air Force Base, but all privately owned vehicles on base must be insured, and a current license plate is required. New Mexico state traffic laws apply on base; see the Getting To & Around Bernalillo County chapter on Page 23 for more information. All vehicles entering or leaving base are subject to search.

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