Location: 225 South Flightline Road, Edwards Air Force Base, California 93524, Building 1250, Room 124
Hours: Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Telephone: 661-277-3958 or 661-277-3978, DSN 527-3958 or 527-3978
About us: Optimize aircrew performance and reduce human factors mishap risk through mission and aircraft-focused training.
What aircrew training do you offer?
Location: Building 5525 30 Nightingale Rd Edwards AFB, CA 93524; located on the south end on the first floor, across from the Pharmacy
Phone: (661) 277-3427
Immunization Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Wednesday, 7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.; fourth Thursday of every month, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Small Pox: Wednesday, 2 - 3 p.m.; by appointment only
Do I need an appointment for immunizations? No. All hours are on a walk in basis. No appointment is necessary for immunization services.
What do I do if I think I need allergy testing? Any testing and care for allergies must be first coordinated through your Primary Care Manager. Your Primary Care Manager will take care of all necessary evaluations and referrals. You will be scheduled for an appointment with the Allergy Clinic once a referral is placed.
Allergy Clinic: Wednesday, 8 - 10 a.m. and 1 - 3:00 p.m.
What days do you do Tuberculosis (TB) tests? In order for Tuberculosis tests to be read within the proper time frame, these tests are NOT performed on Thursdays or long weekends in conjunction with holidays or family days. Allow 48-72 hours for results to be read.
Do I need to bring a copy of my immunizations when I arrive on base? The Air Force utilizes a central immunization track system, but sometimes the data does not transfer between bases. To ensure your records are up to date, we recommend that you bring a copy of your shot records to the immunization clinic within 30 days of arrival to Edwards for review.
What immunizations are required?
For Active Duty
Hepatitis A: Two shot series, separated by 6 months
Hepatitis B: Three shot series, separated by 1 month and 5 months.
Tetanus-Diphtheria, & acellular Pertusis (TDaP): Once, followed by tetanus-diphtheria every 10 years
Varicella (VAR): Two-shot series separated by 28 days.
Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR): Two-shot series separated by 28 days.
Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV): Three shot series separated by 1 month and 5 months.
Influenza (Flu): Annual requirement for all military personnel
2 months: DTaP, Hep B, IPV, HiB, Pneumococcal Conjugate, Rotavirus
4 months: DTaP, Hep B, IPV, HiB, Pneumococcal Conjugate, Rotavirus
6 months: DTaP, Hep B, IPV, Pneumococcal Conjugate, Rotavirus
12 months: MMR, VAR, Hep A, Pneumococcal Conjugate, HIB
15 months: DTaP
18 months: Hep A
4 years: MMR, VAR, DTaP, IPV
11 years: TDaP, Meningococcal, HPV
16 years: Meningococcal
Location: 55 N. Wolfe Avenue, Edwards Air Force Base, California 93524, Building 3925,
Hours: Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
About us: We provide occupational and environmental health services for the installation. Industrial workplaces are periodically evaluated and provided health risk assessments that identify potential risks as well as protective actions required and recommended to validate workers execute the mission in a healthy work environment. BE evaluates the installation drinking water to confirm it meets Environmental Protection Agency standards. BE is the installation point of contact for radioactive materials and radiation producing devices; all entities and organizations that bring or use RAM and RPD, to include contractors, on Edwards Air Force Base must be coordinated with BE and be approved prior to use and presence. During emergency response, BE provides health risk assessment and protective measures for responders and surrounding community.
Location: 31 Nightingale Road, Building 5513
About us: We provide comprehensive dental care for active duty personnel, including a periodic dental examination and cleaning, as well as after-hours emergency dental care. The TRICARE Dental Program, administered by United Concordia, has been established to ensure family members have access to affordable dental care through off-base providers. To enroll in the program, visit Military Personnel Flight customer service.
Location: Main Clinic, Building 5525
About us: Family Health is more than an outpatient clinic for the local community. We provide continuity of care for both active duty personnel, retirees and their families. A rare number of our patients may have even been born here at this location when it was known as Edwards Hospital. Our providers are familiar with the wide range of issues that can affect this unique population. While our primary goal is to ensure our active duty personnel meet readiness standards, we also care for patients who may suffer various chronic conditions often seen in an older population. Thanks to our enrollment of local retirees, it is possible we might be caring for the health of a Medal of Honor Recipient or a decorated War Veteran. As a Patient Centered Medical Home, our military treatment facility oversees routine physical examinations of our more than 5,000 adult member enrollment. Service members rely on their primary care manager teams for the processing of such administrative needs as surgical clearance and medical leave, which require coordination of care within the network of off-base specialty providers. When our service members are deployed to overseas locations, they look to their MTF family for the care of their loved ones. We are proud to provide for both mental and physical wellness as we integrate care with our local clinics such as Behavioral Health, Mental Health, Physical Therapy, Women’s Health, Pediatrics and the Specialty Care offerings within the TRICARE network.
Location: Aerospace Medicine Facility, Building 3925
About us: We provide medical care for all military members and Department of Defense civilians on flying or special operational duty status. The Flight and Operational Medicine Office also serves other active duty members, including those assigned to various flying squadrons and center staff agencies, as well as our NATO partners. The unit conducts specialty physicals for Air Force, Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Reserve service members, as well as occupational physicals for specific career fields, and provides support for NASA operations. The unit also supports all active duty members for operational health, including medical clearances, separation health physicals, profiles, deployments and preventive health assessments. Aerospace and Occupational Medicine also serves all federal civilian employees on Edwards Air Force Base; the medical staff evaluates, treats, and follows up with occupational injuries and illnesses and addresses occupational safety and health administration-related health standards on base.
Location: 30 Nightingale Road, Building 5513
Telephone: 661-277-5291, DSN 527-5291
About us: The Mental Health Flight consists of the Mental Health Outpatient Clinic, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Treatment Program, and Family Advocacy Program. The Outpatient Clinic provides various services to include individual therapy, couples counseling, groups and classes, as needed, medication management, crisis intervention and special duty clearances. ADAPT services include substance abuse evaluations and outpatient substance abuse treatment. Family Advocacy services include assessment and supportive services for families experiencing spouse or child abuse and neglect and support and education to first-time parents via the New Parent Support Program. All programs across the flight also provide outreach and prevention services as well as consultative services to leadership as needed This includes substance misuse, stress and anger management, disaster mental health response services. Contact the Mental Health Flight directly to schedule appointments.
How can I schedule an appointment? All routine eye exams are by appointment only and do not require a referral. These appointments may be made by contacting the appointment line or at tricareoncline.com. Acute problems are seen on a walk-in basis and should call the appointment desk to be connected directly to the clinic.
What should I bring to my appointment? For routine eye exams, patients should bring in their current prescription glasses or a copy of their old prescription. Patients coming in for a contact lens prescription update should wear their current contact lenses to the appointment. They should also provide a copy of the current contact lens prescription, or bring in the contact lens boxes.
What services does the Optometry clinic provide? Plan and simple, we help the warfighter see! The Optometry Clinic provides state-of-the-art, comprehensive eye care. This includes but is not limited to: prescription of eyeglasses; contact lens prescription updates and diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinal exams. The clinic is responsible for the Gas Mask Insert, Ballistic Eye Protection, Corneal Refractive Surgery and Air Crew Contact Lens programs. In addition, the we provide vision-related expertise for all 412 TW programs including items such as computer vision syndrome, helmet upgrades, remote vision and virtual reality processes, cockpit design and upgrades, vision and eye tracking, use of colored lenses, and sports and performance vision. This enables the warfighter to not only see clearly, but optimize their visual abilities. The Optometry Clinic has an excellent referral relationship with many top specialists in the local area and should be the first point of contact for all vision and eye related problems.
Physical Therapy Clinic
Location: 30 Nightingale Road, Building 5521
Hours: Monday through Friday, 7 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.
About us: We evaluate and treat musculoskeletal and neuromuscular disorders. It is available for all active duty personnel and offers variable access to dependents and retirees. In many instances, active duty patients can access the clinic directly, without seeing their primary care manager, by calling the central appointment line at 661-277-7118.For patients referred by an on-base or off-base provider, appointments can be scheduled through the appointment line or in person at the Referral Management Center.
Location: Aerospace Medicine Facility, 55 N. Wolfe Avenue, Building 3925
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Friday, 7 to 11:30 a.m.
Telephone: 661-277-2244, DSN 527-2244
About us: Public Health's mission is to prevent injury, illness and premature death. Our programs focus on prevention, education, outreach, and epidemiology. The clinic is divided into three main sections that include Occupational Health, Community Health, and Deployment Health. In Occupational Health, Public Health manages the hearing conservation and fetal protection programs to keep all of our lineside workers safe from hazardous elements and exposures. We also go out to workcenters that are exposed to occupational hazards and evaluate their prevention measures and training. Deployment Health is responsible for ensuring military and civilian members tasked to deploy are medically qualified and healthy for their upcoming deployment as well as ensuring they have everything needed to stay healthy while overseas. We monitor both international health and military medical intelligence sources. Community Health can be broken down further into two sections: food and sanitation and communicable diseases. Food and sanitation involves our clinic inspecting all public facilities and vendors on base to ensure they are in compliance with federal and state regulations. Communicable diseases includes managing, tracking, and reporting to the state and Air Force on initial treatment and follow-up protocols for active duty military, dependents, and retirees. Our goal is to break the chain of infection and ensure the health of the Edwards population both here and abroad.
About us: Women’s Health Clinic serves the full spectrum of female patients to include active duty, retirees, and dependent spouses and children. We see any female patient in our enrollment regardless of primary care manager assignment from age 13 through the lifespan. Providing access to health screenings for cervical cancer and breast cancer are just the core of what we do. We also offer a walk-in clinic for specific acute concerns. Patients can also call our Appointment Line and obtain certain lab orders and treatments via Nurse Phone Triage. Our women’s health nurse practitioner performs clinical breast exams, cervical cancer screening, management of cervical dysplasia and colposcopy, contraceptive counseling, placement of LARC methods, management of menstrual concerns, procreation and fertility counseling, and referral to specialists as needed for higher levels of gynecological care. Caring for our active duty female patients is of additional importance as we must ensure our Airmen maintain medical readiness. Our experienced technicians, administrative and nursing staff often help our patients navigate the Military Medical System, which is comforting to families who are new to our unique brand of Patient Centered Medical Home.