Patrick Space Force Base Community

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HEALTH CARE

45th Medical Group

Primary Care:

1381 S. Patrick Drive

……………………………………………………..321-494-8241

Dental:

1389 S. Patrick Drive

……………………………………………………..321-494-6366

The 45th Medical Group provides the following patient care services: pediatrics, limited gynecological services, immunization, general dentistry, physical therapy, optometry, mental health, substance abuse, family advocacy, laboratory and pharmacy. Clinics include Dental, Flight and Operational Medicine Flight, Immunizations, Lab, Mental Health, PHAs, Physical Therapy, Radiology, Women’s Health, Family Health and Pediatrics. Those services not offered are provided through the TRICARE network. Patients requiring general care at the base clinic should call the appointment phone line to schedule treatment. Emergency medical care is not available at Patrick Air Force Base. Call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room with life-threatening injuries or illnesses. Use urgent care instead of emergency care for an injury or illness that requires professional
attention within 24 hours but is not a true life-threatening emergency. Contact your PCM before or within one day of being seen in an urgent care center or emergency room.

To obtain authorization for nonemergency after-hours care or for out-of-area care, call NAL (nurse advice line) 800-TRICARE (874-2273), option 1.

In addition, these ancillary and administrative services are available through the medical group: diabetes education, family advocacy program, bioenvironmental engineering, health promotions, physical therapy and public health.

Dental care services are available to active-duty military only. Family members of active-duty personnel are encouraged to use the TRICARE Dental Program. Information about the TRICARE Dental Program can be obtained by calling 855-638-8371 or visiting www.tricare.mil/CoveredServices/Dental/TDP.aspx.

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

1060 S. Patrick Drive

……………………………………………………………….321-494-2594

www.housing.af.mil/Units/Patrick

The Patrick Air Force Base Housing Management 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 Patrick Air Force Base, visit the HMO to receive invaluable information, counseling and guidance prior to entering into a written lease or rental/sales contract for housing.

Unaccompanied Housing

668 Falcon Ave.

………………………………………………………………..321-494-3647

www.housing.af.mil/Units/Patrick

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 and bathroom, furnishings, bed linens and supplies required for comfortable living. Amenities include a full-size bed, microwave and refrigerator. Common areas include kitchen, laundry and storage facilities.

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

Patrick Family Housing

1060 S. Patrick Drive

………………………………………………………………321-613-3810

www.patrick-family-housing.com

At Patrick AFB, 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 available in the Patrick privatized housing community, visit the Patrick Family Housing website.

MAIL

Post Office

424 Falcon Ave.

…………………………………………………………….321-784-0394

The full-service Post Office on base provides window service weekdays, and the lockbox lobby is always open.

PETS

Veterinary Services

Building 1385

……………………………………………………………321-494-6080

Personnel residing on Patrick Air Force Base must register their pets with the Veterinary Treatment Facility upon arrival. On-base housing may limit the number and breed of pets that can live in on-base housing. Personnel living off base in Brevard County must have pets licensed.

The Patrick Air Force Base Veterinary Treatment Facility offers vaccinations, heartworm testing for dogs, and feline leukemia testing for cats. Sick call examinations are seen for contagious diseases, and skin, eye and ear issues. We offer surgical and dental services. The clinic also carries a variety of products from flea and tick control to heartworm prevention.

RELIGIOUS GUIDANCE

Patrick Air Force Base Seaside Chapel

357 Titan Road

………………………………………………………..321-494-4073

www.patrick.af.mil/units/chapel

The Seaside Chapel, Patrick’s main chapel, and the South Chapel offer religious programs and services. Chaplains provide confidential counseling and assist in marital, premarital, job-related, family, grief and spiritual guidance. The local community offers many worship opportunities for a variety of religions. See the website for more information.

VEHICLE REGISTRATION

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

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