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As Air Force Medicine continues to go through organizational change, the MAJCOM Surgeons are hard at work, playing a pivotal role in the Air Force’s ability to stay on the leading edge of Trusted Care healthcare. This month we sat down with Air Education and Training Command’s Surgeon, Col. (Dr.) Gianna R. Zeh, to discuss ongoing improvements, how medical Airmen can succeed, and her personal journey as a leader.
Senior Airman Linda Wilson, an aerospace medical technician with the 99th Medical Operations Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, was recognized at the 12th Annual Angels of the Battlefield Awards Gala on October 2, 2018 for extraordinary lifesaving efforts during the deadliest shooting in modern American History.
As the Defense Health Agency assumes authority, direction and control of military treatment facilities, the Air Force Medical Service will remain steadfast on its Trusted Care journey towards higher reliability and Zero Harm.
Airmen may need crowns, retainers, night guards or some other form of dental gear. To provide this, dentists take impressions of the patient’s mouth. Once made, they’re taken to the dental lab where the technicians make a mold from the impression. This is the part patients don’t get to witness.

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IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR URGENT CARE AUTHORIZATIONS: Effective Immediately. Currently, Dr. J's Express Care is the only Urgent Care Center covered by TRICARE without a referral for our non- Active Duty TRICARE Prime patients. Please be aware that you may still be subject to co-pays. For more detailed information on co-pays visit <<a href="https://tricare.mil/Costs/HealthPlanCosts/PrimeOptions/Copayments>." target="_blank">https://tricare.mil/Costs/HealthPlanCosts/PrimeOptions/Copayments>.</a> If you prefer Abilene Diagnostics or Affordacare, you may still go to them for urgent care needs during duty hours ONLY if you have an authorized referral from the 7th Medical Group. If you choose to go to an urgent care that is not Dr. J's without a referral, you will be responsible for the bill. If your urgent care need occurs after hours, go straight to Dr. J's to ensure your visit will be covered (no referral is needed). *Procedures remain the same for our Active Duty patients; referrals are ALWAYS required for urgent care services, to include Dr. J's. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the 7 MDG BCAC (Beneficiary Counseling and Assistance Coordinator), SSgt Torres at 325-696-6060 or contact Tricare East at 1-800-444-5445.
ATTN: Effective 18 July 2018 until July 2019, the Coffee Shop and Main Lobby Horseshoe entrances will be closed due to renovations. We request that you use the Pharmacy entrance at the Horseshoe for entry into the building. The Coffee Shop will remain open during construction. We regret any inconveniences this may cause and appreciate your patience. Please use the attached layout for reference. Dyess Air Force Base Dyess AFB Dyess AFB Fitness Center Dyess We Care Team DYESS FORCE SUPPORT SQUADRON
ATTN: The 7th Medical Group will be closed on July 4, 2018 in observance of Independence Day. Limited services are available by appointment only for Thursday, July 5, 2018. All clinics to include Pharmacy, Radiology and Laboratory will be open with limited services from 0730 to 1030 on Friday, July 6, 2018 to support a wing function. As a reminder, the Military Health System Nurse Advice Line is available 24/7 at 1-800-TRICARE, opt 1. They can access a secure summary of your care, provide home care advice, schedule appointments and offer online "sick slips." The Medical Group will resume normal operating hours on Monday, July 9, 2018. Dyess Air Force Base Dyess AFB Fitness Center Dyess AFB Dyess We Care Team DYESS FORCE SUPPORT SQUADRON
SPORTS PHYSICAL: Parents, please make sure to get the required physicals done for your kiddos on time. Do Not wait for the last minute. Also, make sure to bring with you the necessary forms (pre-filled where applicable) as we do not carry individual forms. This will save both your&#39;s and our time and prevent any undue inconvenience. Dyess Air Force Base Dyess AFB Dyess We Care Team Dyess Airman & Family Readiness Center DYESS FORCE SUPPORT SQUADRON Dyess AFB Youth Programs
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To avoid unnecessary waiting at the Pharmacy, please follow the attached flowchart as a guide to reduce wait times and unnecessary visits. Dyess Air Force BaseDyess AFBDyess We Care Team
Do you have a paper Prescription to fill? Attached image provides you with more information. Dyess Air Force BaseDyess AFBDyess We Care Team
ATTN: There will be no Direct Access Clinic available for Active Duty members in Physical Therapy on Monday, May 21, 2018. Dyess Air Force BaseDyess AFBDyess We Care Team
ATTN: We have been experiencing intermittent connectivity with our appointment lines for the past two days and our teams are actively working to fix the issue. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. As of now, the connectivity is fine, however if you face issues again, we request that you try calling again at a later time. Please use TRICARE online to book / cancel/ reschedule appointments and use RelayHealth to contact your team with any concerns in the meantime. We thank you for your patience. Dyess Air Force BaseDyess AFBDyess We Care Team
ATTENTION: The central appointing line is now back up and running. Thank you for your patience. Dyess Air Force BaseDyess AFBDyess We Care Team
ATTENTION: We are currently experiencing issues with the Central Appointing Line at the Medical Group and our team is working diligently towards fixing it. Please use TRICARE ONLINE to book/cancel appointments or send a Relay Health Message to your clinical team for any questions or concerns. We apologize for any inconvenience caused. Dyess Air Force BaseDyess AFBDyess We Care Team
**IMPORTANT INFO - ER VISITS** TRICARE covered ERs in the city of Abilene are Hendricks Medical Center and Abilene Regional Medical Center. All other standalone ER’s not associated with a hospital are not covered under TRICARE. The cost of receiving care will be OUT OF POCKET and not covered under TRICARE. Always call TRICARE first before seeking care at any off-base facilities. This ensures that TRICARE will cover or reimburse your care costs. Dyess Air Force BaseDyess AFBDyess We Care Team
Did you know, you can now create RelayHealth shortcut on your cell phone homescreen? It now makes it easier and faster for you to message your clinical care team for all your concerns. Please see the link below on how to set it up. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BX8F8EtlfgM Dyess Air Force Base, Dyess AFB, Dyess We Care Team
RelayHealth Secure Messaging (MiCare) - Registeration / FAQ&#39;s. Dyess Air Force Base, Dyess AFB, Dyess We Care Team
New Dietitian: 7th Medical Group is pleased to announce and welcome our new dietitian to the practice. Ms. Sprunger&#39;s Bio, as well as steps to set up appointments are attached with this message. Dyess Air Force Base, Dyess AFB, Dyess AFB Fitness Center, Dyess Airman & Family Readiness Center
7th Medical Group will be closed tomorrow Thursday February 22, 2018 due to severe weather conditions. Please be aware that our clinical teams will be rescheduling patient appointments that were supposed to be seen tomorrow after their return on Friday. If you have an emergency, please call 911. If you still feel a need to be seen tomorrow, then please call Nurse Advise Line at 1-800-874-2273 for all concerns. Active Duty Service Members must call Nurse Advise Line to receive referrals before going off base for care. For all other Prime beneficiaries, as you are aware, you do not need a referral to be seen at an Urgent Care Facility. Thank you for your patience and please be safe! Dyess Air Force BaseDyess AFBDyess We Care Team
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Team Dyess, currently we are experiencing system issues and are unable to look up your information while rendering immunization services. Hence we are unable to administer injections/immunizations until the system is restored. This will also affect Active Duty Service Members scheduled to have their MHA/PHA done. We regret this inconvenience. Rest assured our team is actively working to resolve this issue. Dyess Air Force BaseDyess We Care TeamDyess AFB
URGENT CARE VISITS: Please understand that this policy is being addressed at the highest level (DOD and TRICARE). Although the memorandum for these provisions were released in Dec 2017, the implementation is being worked out. At this point, all Military Treatment Facilities have only this information. We recommend checking back or wait until we have more information. Thank you for your patience! Dyess Air Force BaseDyess AFBDyess We Care Team
**CAUTION: Urgent Care Visits** - Team Dyess, the policy authorizing all TRICARE Prime beneficiaries to visit Urgent Care Centers without referral is still in the works and HAS NOT BEEN APPROVED YET. Please continue to call your MTF's to get a referral to UCC before going for care. You may end up being charged for visits without approval. Dyess Air Force BaseDyess We Care TeamDyess AFB@dyess
“The transition to the Defense Health Agency will better prepare our medical professionals for the future of the jo… https://t.co/RJHgAUAjs8
@USAF_ACC @TeamTyndall We're here for you, Team Tyndall! #Wingmen
RT @USAF_ACC: .@TeamTyndall, your fellow wingmen are here to help! Airmen from the 96th Medical Group at Moody AFB are helping out at #Tynd
#TBT: Air Force Surgeon General Alonzo A. Tower oversees an instructor teaching the Physicians’ Assistant course at… https://t.co/GuJ39elrJd
Pharmacists are an integral part of patient care. These medication experts help maximize positive health outcomes a… https://t.co/E6jLeJR8yl
Please congratulate Maj. Regan F. Lyon and Col. Kerry P. Latham for being the 2018 MHS Female Physician Leadership… https://t.co/UxVzKleSxh
CLEAR! Airmen with the 439th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron perform a function check of a defibrillator during a… https://t.co/wenoaTroGj
RT @60MDG_DGMC: DGMC 30th Anniversary! Did you know that David Grant Medical Center has been delivering trusted care at its current locatio…
Medical assistants and technicians perform a wide range of administrative and clinical roles and are vital members… https://t.co/JbR5hpFetl
If left untreated, trauma-related disorders, caused by traumatic events, can deepen and prolong distress. Look out… https://t.co/I6d6Xqn4rG
RT @TRICARE: Due to #HurricaneMichael, emergency refill procedures have been extended through October 31st, for the impacted areas of Alaba…
Meet Preston! The first Courthouse Facility Dog in the @DeptofDefense and @usairforce. After training for more than… https://t.co/mZzybXe1w2
RT @AirMobilityCmd: Aeromedical evacuation crews from @jointbasemdl, @MacDill_AFB, and @439Westover boarded a #TTail to Hawaii to train tog…
AETC Command Surgeon, Col. (Dr.) Gianna R. Zeh, discusses her thoughts on ongoing improvements, how medical Airmen… https://t.co/R13v4ladvp
Keep your family’s personal and health information safe as you surf the Web. Follow these cybersecurity steps from… https://t.co/hKCOSICyTm
RT @TRICARE: Looking for a pharmacy near Tyndall AFB (@TeamTyndall)? For a full list of network pharmacies, visit: https://t.co/Ct5B0PCIWV…
Did you know the MHS Nurse Advice Line has expanded to include additional health care support services? A registere… https://t.co/6MfGWegP6i
2Lt Aimee Clonts, a clinical nurse with at JBER is this week’s #TrustedCare Hero for proactively becoming a subject… https://t.co/B3Nz4hLI9i
RT @TRICARE: Have you been affected by #hurrincaneMicael? TRICARE has many resources available to you when a disaster strikes. For more inf…
RT @usairforce: A message from @SecAFOfficial, @GenDaveGoldfein & CMSAF Wright following their visit @TeamTyndall. https://t.co/WbF8BTVj3D…
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