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MCAS Yuma Services on Station Medical Dental

 

MEDICAL

Building 1175, 928-269-2700

The Branch Health Clinic’s mission is to provide safe, effective and efficient outpatient care to active-duty service members, their family members and retirees. The clinic provides basic family practice medicine. It has a full ancillary department and a limited number of specialty services. The clinic is part of the TRICARE Prime network. TRICARE is an enrollment-based system devised to provide beneficiaries with a primary care manager who will assess each patient’s medical needs and provide appropriate medical care. The TRICARE website, www.tricare.mil, provides medical benefit and enrollment information for family members and retirees. The MCAS community has more than 12,000 Department of Defense beneficiaries; approximately 5,000 are enrolled and treated at the clinic. The remaining 7,000 are enrolled through the local TRICARE network in the Yuma community.

All inpatient care for active-duty service members, their family members and retirees is provided through Yuma Regional Medical Center, Naval Medical Center San Diego or Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton.

Clinic hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, with no appointments available after noon on Thursday. Appointments are required for service and can be scheduled by calling 928-269-2700 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. For urgent care after hours and on weekends, please call the clinic duty officer at 928-502-2160.

Medical concerns can also be addressed through a telephone consultation. A T-Con will allow the patient to speak to a nurse and can address needs such as medication refills, requesting lab or other test results, or giving feedback on your treatment experience. T-Cons can be initiated by calling 928-269-2700 during normal working hours.

All emergencies are handled by the local civilian hospital. For emergency assistance, call 911. The air station fire department provides ambulance service for on-base emergencies.

DENTAL

Building 1175, 928-269-2353/2927

The MCAS Yuma Dental Clinic offers a variety of services including restorative dentistry, periodontics, prosthodontics and minor oral surgery care for service members. Endodontics and oral surgeries will be referred to local dental service providers.

Orthodontic service is unavailable. Any necessary dental specialty procedure that cannot be performed here will usually be referred to the MCAS Miramar Dental Center, San Diego Naval Dental Center or Balboa Hospital in San Diego.

Sick call hours are 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. and 1 to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday, on a walk-in basis. On Friday, the sick call hours are 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. only. Appointments for active-duty members can be made through a unit dental representative, by phone or by walk-in at the dental clinic appointment desk. Sick call patients in pain are dealt with on a case-by-case basis. Presently, dental care for dependents of active-duty members, retirees and their dependents is not available. It is recommended that active-duty service members enroll their families in the MetLife TRICARE Dental Program.

A list of local dentists who participate in the MetLife TRICARE Dental Program is available online at https://employeedental.metlife.com/dental/public or http://tricare.mil/dental.

For additional information, call the dental clinic at 928-269-2353/2927. For emergencies after working hours or on weekends and holidays, call the duty dental technician at 928-257-0288.

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