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HEALTH CARE

19th Medical Group

1090 Arnold Drive

Central Appointments 501-987-8811

Pharmacy 501-987-7446

Refills 501-987-7457

www.airforcemedicine.af.mil/MTF/Little-Rock 

The 19th Medical Group serves Little Rock Air Force Base and beneficiaries in the surrounding area. 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, pharmacy, physical therapy, radiology, women’s health and more. All eligible beneficiaries can call during regular duty hours for an appointment.

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 Referral Office

101 Arkansas Blvd. 501-987-6429/8227

www.housing.af.mil/Units/LittleRock 

The Little Rock Air Force Base Housing Referral Office is ready to support you in the transition to your new home and community. Use the resources provided to become familiar with the housing options and support services available to you. When you arrive at Little Rock Air Force Base, visit the HRO to receive invaluable information, counseling and guidance before entering into a written lease or rental/sales contract for housing.

Unaccompanied Housing

Building 723 Firelane Drive 501-987-1011

www.housing.af.mil/Units/LittleRock 

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, 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 to the chow hall and PSC mailboxes. Unaccompanied Airmen in the rank of E-4 with more than three years of service will move into housing in the local community. Visit the HRO to establish BAH.

Little Rock Family Housing

101 Arkansas Blvd. 888-313-8269

www.littlerock-family-housing.com 

At Little Rock Air Force Base, military family housing is privatized. In addition to your option to purchase and rent housing in the local community, you may now 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 maintaining, repairing, constructing and managing the community.

For comprehensive information about homes and amenities in the Little Rock privatized housing community, visit the Little Rock Family Housing website.

MAIL

Post Office

Building 966, Cannon Drive 501-987-3695

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

General Delivery

PSC Box 2400

Little Rock AFB, AR 72099-4399

Postal Service Center

Building 864

A separate military Postal Service Center, with only incoming mailboxes, is adjacent to the Razorback Dining Facility.

PETS

Veterinary Services

Building 648 501-987-7249

https://tinyurl.com/y9axrm8v 

Personnel residing on Little Rock Air Force Base must have pets licensed by the Veterinary Treatment Facility, Building 648. Personnel living off base must have pets licensed by the respective city where they reside. There are no quarantines for the state of Arkansas. Pit bull terriers, Staffordshire bull terriers and American bulldogs or any mixed breed thereof are banned from the city of Jacksonville and many of the cities surrounding Little Rock Air Force Base. It is against the law to own a dog of these breeds.

The Little Rock Air Force Base Veterinary Treatment Facility offers services such as vaccines, medicines, spays, neuters and dental care. Services are provided to military families. 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

Little Rock Air Force Base Chapel

Building 950 501-987-6014

www.littlerock.af.mil/Units/Base-Chapel 

The United States 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, it will do its best to assist you.

Little Rock Air Force Base Chapel offers various types of counseling and seminars to include premarital, marital, religious, stress, grief/loss, etc. Privileged communication covers all counseling sessions. For current service times, visit the chapel’s website.

VEHICLE REGISTRATION

There is no longer a requirement to register your vehicles with Little Rock Air Force Base. All privately owned vehicles on base must be insured, and a current license plate is required. Arkansas state traffic laws apply on base; see the Getting To & Around Pulaski and Lonoke counties chapter on Page 20 for more information. All vehicles entering or leaving base are subject to search.

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