EDWARDS AFB

Medical & Dental Care

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Edwards AFB_2019 Medical & Dental Care

 

412th Medical Group
30 Nightingale Road, Bldg. 5525
661-277-7118 or DSN 527-7118

Primary, specialty and preventive care services are provided. Current services include: aerospace medicine, paramedic ambulance service, dental and oral surgery, family advocacy services, assessment and treatment for substance use disorders, outpatient mental health services, force health management, bioenvironmental services, family health services, immunizations and allergy services, laboratory services, health and wellness services, nutritional counseling, optometry, pediatrics, pharmacy services, physical therapy, physiological support and radiology. Prevention programs focus on women’s health issues, public health, new parent support, substance misuse, suicide prevention and resilience. General nutritional counseling is offered in a class setting.

Medical support is also provided to the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center and Air Force Research Laboratory communities.

Appointments

All beneficiaries empaneled to the Edwards Clinic may schedule a clinic appointment by calling central appointments at 661-277-7118 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. For professional advice on acute medical issues and after-hours care, call the Nurse Advice Line at 800-TRICARE (874-2273), then select Option 1, or 661-277-7118, then select
Option 2. The Nurse Advice Line consists of a team of registered nurses who can help patients decide whether self-care is the best option or if it is better to see a health care provider. Emergency care involving life, limb or eyesight can be accessed by dialing 911. If on base, emergency services can also be accessed via the Emergency Control Center at 661-277-4541. The base paramedic ambulance service is available 24/7 and will respond to all on-base 911 calls. They will provide on-scene and in-transit advanced life support and deliver the patient to the nearest available community emergency room for definitive care.

MiCare secure messaging allows patients to communicate with their provider team. Never worry about missed calls and interrupted meals again because MiCare is here. Look up or receive test results, request children’s immunization records, even ask the team for a routine appointment. The clinic will answer messages within one business day. Remember, both the sponsor and spouse should have a MiCare account. Talk to your clinic staff about registering for MiCare.

Edwards Clinic Operating Hours

Primary Care Clinic: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Pharmacy: 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Ancillary Services (lab and X-ray): 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Immunization Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday; 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. the fourth Thursday of every month; and Small Pox, by appointment only, 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday.

Flight and Operational Medicine Clinic:
7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The first Thursday of the month the clinic holds a training day. Clinic services close at
1 p.m. with the exception of the pharmacy.

Emergency services are available via paramedic ambulance services.

Mental Health Flight

30 Nightingale Road, Bldg. 5513
661-277-5291 or DSN 527-5291
Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The Mental Health Flight consists of the Mental Health Outpatient Clinic, the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Treatment (ADAPT) Program and the Family Advocacy Program. The Outpatient Clinic provides various services to include individual therapy, couples counseling, groups and classes (as needed), medication management, crisis intervention and special-duty clearances. ADAPT services include substance abuse evaluations and outpatient substance abuse treatment. Family Advocacy services include assessment and supportive services for families experiencing spouse or child abuse and neglect, and support and education to first-time parents via the New Parent Support Program. All programs across the flight provide outreach and prevention services as well as consultative services to leadership as needed (e.g., substance misuse, stress and anger management, disaster mental health response services). Contact the Mental Health Flight to schedule appointments.

Physical Therapy Clinic

30 Nightingale Road, Bldg. 5521
661-277-7118
Hours: 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The Physical Therapy Clinic evaluates and treats musculoskeletal and neuromuscular disorders. It is available for all active-duty members and offers variable access to dependents and retirees. In many instances, active-duty patients can access the clinic directly (without seeing their PCM) by calling the central appointment line at 661-277-7118. For patients referred by an on-base or off-base provider, appointments can be scheduled through the appointment line or in person at the Referral Management Center.

Dental Clinic

31 Nightingale Road, Bldg. 5513
661-277-2872 or DSN 527-2872
After Hours and Sick Call: 661-266-7588/277-2330
Hours: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The Dental Clinic provides comprehensive dental care for active-duty members, including a periodic dental examination and cleaning, as well as after-hours, emergency dental care. The TRICARE Dental Program, administered by United Concordia, has been established to ensure family members have access to affordable dental care through off-base providers. To enroll in the program, visit Military Personnel Flight customer service.

Flight and Operational Medicine

Aerospace Medicine Facility
55 N. Wolfe Ave.
661-277-7118 or DSN 527-7118
Hours: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Flight and Operational Medicine appointments are made by calling 661-277-7118.

The Flight and Operational Medicine Office provides medical care for military members and Department of Defense civilians on flying or special operational duty status. The Flight and Operational Medicine Office also serves other active-duty members, including those assigned to various flying squadrons and center staff agencies. The unit conducts specialty physicals for Air Force, Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Reserve service members, as well as occupational physicals for specific career fields, and provides support for NASA operations. Aerospace and Occupational Medicine also serves all federal civilian employees on Edwards AFB; the medical staff evaluates, treats and follows up with occupational injuries and illnesses and addresses Occupational Safety and Health Administration-related health standards on base. The Public Health Flight and Bio-Engineering Flight are also at the Aerospace Medicine Facility. Additionally, the Optometry Clinic is with Flight and Operational Medicine and is able to offer a full range of optometric services. For optometry appointments, call 661-277-7118.

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