Dover AFB Community

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Getting Settled

Getting Settled

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436th Medical Group
Building 300, 300 Tuskegee Blvd.
Appointments 302-730-4633
Pharmacy 302-677-2019 

The 436th Medical Group provides a full spectrum of health care for Dover AFB personnel and more than 11,000 TRICARE beneficiaries. It also supports the Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations Center.

Clinics and services include dentistry, family health, flight medicine, immunizations, lab testing, mental health care, optometry, pediatrics, a pharmacy and more.

In general, 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


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 . For more information about recent changes to TRICARE, visit


Housing Management Office

600 Chevron Ave.

The Housing Management Office is ready to support you in the transition to your new home and community. When you arrive at Dover AFB, visit the HMO for valuable information, counseling and guidance before signing any lease or sales contract for housing.

Dover Family Housing

1069 High St.

At Dover AFB, 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 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 Dover privatized housing community, visit the Dover family housing website.

Unaccompanied Housing

414-106 Evreux St.

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 with a private sleeping room, furnishings, bed linens and supplies required for comfortable living. Permanent party unaccompanied housing consists of six dormitories with 617 rooms, ranging from 1 1, the Dorms-4-Airmen quad and single-occupancy apartments.

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


Post Office

442 13th St.

The base post office handles postal needs for military personnel, civilian employees and their families at Dover AFB. To receive mail for general delivery, use the following address:

Your Name and Rank
General Delivery
Dover AFB Base Post Office
442 13th St.
Dover AFB, DE 19902


Veterinary Services

643 Atlantic Ave.

The veterinary clinic is professionally staffed by personnel with the primary mission of providing complete veterinary care for all government-owned animals. The facility also offers many types of routine care services for the pets of military families, including vaccinations and health certificates. However, 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.

All pets living on base must be registered with the veterinary clinic upon arrival. On-base housing limits the number and breed of pets that can live in on-base housing. Check with Dover Family Housing,, for specifics.


Air Force Chaplain Corps
417 Tuskegee Blvd.

The Air Force Chaplain Corps ministers to a range of faiths to provide spiritual and pastoral care to airmen, their families and the base community. The Chapel Center (Chapel 1, Building 417) and Carpenter Chapel (Chapel 2, Building 2998) offer Catholic and Protestant services, as well as religious programs.


Private vehicles do not have to be registered with Dover AFB, but all vehicles on base must be insured and license plates must be current. Delaware state traffic laws apply on base; see the Getting To & Around Kent County chapter on Page 18 for more information. All vehicles entering or leaving base are subject to search.


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