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HEALTH CARE

60th Medical Group
101 Bodin Circle
Central Appointments 707-423-3000

Pharmacy
Exchange Mini-mall 707-423-5345

David Grant USAF Medical Center
707-423-7114
www.airforcemedicine.af.mil/MTF/Travis

The 60th Medical Group serves Travis Air Force Base and beneficiaries in the surrounding area at the David Grant USAF Medical Center. A Joint Commission-accredited teaching hospital, DGMC provides a full spectrum of health care and patient-centered treatment to a prime service area population of more than 130,000 TRICARE-eligible patients in the immediate San Francisco-Sacramento vicinity and more than 377,000 Department of Veterans Affairs Northern California Health Care System patients. The campus includes the VA Fairfield Outpatient Clinic, a clinical investigation facility, a community-supported Fisher House, the largest hyperbaric medicine chamber on the West Coast and the Armed Services Whole Blood Processing Laboratory.

The center provides a wealth of medical services, including dentistry, flight medicine, internal medicine, mental health care, optometry, pediatrics, pharmacy, physical therapy, women’s health and more.

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
351 Travis Ave. 707-424-1746
www.housing.af.mil/Units/Travis

The Travis 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 Travis Air Force Base, visit the HMO for valuable information, counseling and guidance before signing any lease or sales contract for housing.

Unaccompanied Housing
694 A St. 707-424-2776
www.housing.af.mil/Units/Travis

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, bed linens and supplies required for comfortable living. Permanent-party unaccompanied housing consists of two dormitory layouts: rooms that share kitchen and restroom areas and buildings that share only restrooms areas, with a community kitchen. Each dorm has community laundry rooms, exercise rooms and dayrooms. Dayrooms have televisions, pool tables, pingpong tables and other amenities.

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

Travis Family Housing
Building 660, 351 Travis Ave. 866-971-1719
www.travisfamilyhomes.com

At Travis 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 Balfour Beatty 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 Travis privatized housing community, visit the Travis Family Homes website.

MAIL

Post Office
465 Skymaster Circle 707-437-2889
www.usps.com

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

Postal Service Center
Building 1348 707-424-5570

General delivery mail is held at the Postal Service Center. The forwarding address is:

Rank, Name
PSC-3 General Delivery
694 A St.
Travis AFB, CA 94535

PETS

Veterinary Treatment Facility
Building 543, 411 Lane St. 707-424-3010
https://phc.amedd.army.mil

Personnel residing on Travis Air Force Base must have pets registered at the veterinary treatment facility. Personnel living off base must have pets licensed by the respective city where they reside. Base housing allows some pets with certain restrictions. For more information on Travis Family Homes’ pet policy, visit www.travisfamilyhomes.com. There are no quarantines for the state of California.

The Travis veterinary facility offers many routine care services for the pets of military families. 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.

RELIGIOUS GUIDANCE

David Grant USAF Medical Center Chapel
Building 777, 101 Bodin Circle 707-423-3652

First Street Chapel
Building 438, 520 First St. 707-424-2651

Twin Peaks Chapel
Building 7766, 200 Hackett Ave. ..707-424-3217
www.travis.af.mil/AboutUs/Chapel

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 worshipers. If you are seeking spiritual support for any denomination or faith group, it will do its best to assist you.

There are three chapels on base that offer a variety of religious support, including worship services, counseling, and programs for youth and adults. For more information on services and programs, call the Twin Peaks Chapel.

VEHICLE REGISTRATION

Vehicle decals are no longer issued at Travis Air Force Base. All privately owned vehicles on base must be insured, and a current license plate is required. California state traffic laws apply on base; see the Getting To & Around Solano County chapter on Page 19 for more information. All vehicles entering or leaving base are subject to search.

 

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