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HEALTH CARE

6th Medical Group
3250 Zemke Ave.
Appointments 813-828-2273
Pharmacy 813-827-9300

Brandon Clinic
220 Grand Regency Blvd. 813-828-2273
Pharmacy 813-827-9736

www.airforcemedicine.af.mil/MTF/MacDill

The 6th Medical Group is an outpatient facility that provides quality medical care to the personnel and family members of MacDill. Patients requiring specialized care are referred to other military facilities or civilian specialists. There are no on-base emergency medical services. In an emergency call 911 or go to the Tampa General Hospital emergency room. For nonemergency or urgent care, contact TRICARE South for listings.

The group has multiple locations to provide pharmaceutical care. Call 813-828-2273 for information on locations, hours and procedures.

MacDill Dental Clinic
3250 Zemke Ave.
Building 1078 813-827-9400

Dental care services are available to active-duty military only. 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

The MacDill Air Force Base Housing Management Office is ready to help you transition to your new home and community. Use its resources to become familiar with available housing options and support services. When you arrive at MacDill Air Force Base, visit the HMO for valuable information, counseling and guidance before signing any lease or sales contract for housing.

Unaccompanied Housing
2424 Administration Ave.,
Building 370 813-828-2790

www.housing.af.mil/Units/MacDill

Unaccompanied housing is provided for unaccompanied airmen in the ranks of E-1 to E-3 and to 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 single-occupant rooms, a shared bathroom and an in-house laundry facility open 24/7. The campus is within walking distance of the chow hall and PSC mailboxes.

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

MacDill Family Housing
8414 Fortress Drive 813-840-2600
http://harborbayatmacdill.com

At MacDill Air Force Base, military family housing is privatized. In addition to your option to purchase and rent housing in the local community, you may choose to live in privatized housing by signing a tenant lease agreement with Harbor Bay at MacDill, 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 MacDill privatized housing community, visit the Harbor Bay website.

MAIL

Post Office
8106 Condor St. 813-828-4680

The full-service post office on base provides window service weekdays, and the lockbox lobby is always open. To receive mail for general delivery, use the following address:

Your Name
8106 Condor St.
PSC Box 3500
Tampa, FL 33621

If you plan to reside in the dormitory permanently, request a Postal Service Center mailbox in advance. Send your sponsor a copy of your orders and ask the sponsor to obtain a PSC box assignment from the center for you. A locator card must be filled out to receive mail at the general delivery address.

PETS
Veterinary Services
7804 Blackbird St. 813-828-3558

MacDill’s Veterinary Clinic offers immunizations, heartworm testing, microchipping and outpatient services to dogs and cats only. Health certificates are also available for animals that will be traveling. Services are by appointment only. Personnel living off base must register their pets with Hillsborough County Animal Services. For more county information including a list of fees and how to retrieve a lost pet, call the department at 813-744-5660.

Due to limited resources, most veterinary emergency cases are best served through a full-service civilian veterinary hospital; see the Military Buyer’s Guide tab to connect with local veterinarians.

RELIGIOUS GUIDANCE

MacDill Base Chapel
2204 Administration Ave. 813-828-3621
www.macdill.af.mil/macdillchapel

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 worshippers. If you are seeking spiritual support for any denomination or faith group, we will do our best to assist you.

The MacDill Air Force Base chapel offers various types of counseling and seminars including premarital, marital, religious, stress, grief and loss, etc. All counseling sessions are covered by privileged communication. For current service times, visit the chapel’s website.

VEHICLE REGISTRATION

MacDill AFB does not require you to register your vehicles with the base, but all privately owned vehicles on base must be insured and have a current license plate. Florida state traffic laws apply on base; see the Getting To & Around Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater chapter on Page 23 for more information. All vehicles entering or leaving base are subject to search.

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