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 Ave Edwards AFB, CA 93524
Phone: (661) 277-3272
Operating hours: Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Bioenvironmental Engineering (BE) provides 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 (EPA) and the state of California standards. BE is the installation point of contact for radioactive materials (RAM) and radiation producing devices (RPDs); all entities/organizations that bring or use RAM/RPD (to include contractors) on Edwards Air Force Base must be coordinated with BE and be approved prior to use/presence on Edwards AFB. During emergency response, BE provides health risk assessment and protective measures for responders and surrounding community.
Location: Building 5513 31 Nightingale Rd Edwards AFB, CA 93524
Phone: (661) 277-2872
The Dental Clinic provides comprehensive dental care for eligible active duty military personnel only.
Does the dental clinic see dependents for care?
The dental clinic will address emergency needs; however subsequent definitive care following the initial emergency visit will need to be obtained from a civilian dentist. Family member dependents should strive to establish a relationship with a dentist of their choosing upon arrival at Edwards AFB. It is recommended you discuss in advance with a dentist how to access care at the civilian dentist's office in the event of a dental emergency.
What should I do if my tooth or that of my child's is knocked out?
Try to locate the tooth, preserve it in milk, and report to the dental clinic for urgent care within 1 hour. In the case of children, age and level of cooperation of the child may necessitate the child be referred for evaluation and treatment by a civilian pediatric dentist where dental facilities are equipped to see children.
What do I do if I or my child falls and breaks a tooth and/or experiences minor cuts to the lip or tongue?
Report to the dental clinic for an evaluation. Again, age and level of cooperation of the child may necessitate the child be referred for evaluation and treatment by a civilian pediatric dentist where dental facilities are equipped to see children.
The Air Force Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) is designed to provide support to military family members with special needs. All branches of the military offer EFMP, and each Service includes a variety of personnel, medical and family support functions under the EFMP umbrella. Learn more about the Exceptional Family Member Program and link it (in a new tab) to the EFMP microsite here:
Phone: (661) 277-7118
Location: Building 3925 412 AMDS/SGPM 55 N. Wolfe Ave. Edwards AFB, CA 93524
Phone: 661-277-2244 or 661-277-2270
Hours of Operation: 0700-1600, Monday through Thursday 0700-1300, Fridays Closed weekends and federal holidays
Our tobacco cessation program is excellent with a great quit rate! The support group is four-weeks long, but you may begin your cessation plan at any time. Everyone is welcome to attend (including dependents). If you are interested in receiving prescription medication, please call the appointment line at 661-277-7118 to make an appointment with your Primary Care Manager. If you would like to receive information/strategies/counseling on tobacco cessation, please contact the Public Health Flight to schedule an appointment at 661-277-2244 or 661-277-2270.
Location: Building 5525 30 Nightingale Rd Edwards AFB, CA 93524
Phone: Mental Health: (661) 277-5291; Family Advocacy: (661) 277-5292
How do I access mental health or counseling services for myself or my family members? Mental Health Clinic provides counseling services to all AD members. Family members and retirees are seen on a case by case basis. Crisis intervention is provided for all beneficiaries. To access mental health services, call
(661) 277-5291, walk into Mental Health to make an appointment or request a referral from a primary care physician at the 412th MDG.
Family Advocacy Program provides marital and family counseling to active duty and family members only. Family Advocacy Nurse also provides prevention education, home visitation services, information and referral to new and expectant parents. To access services available through Family Advocacy, call (661) 277-5292 or walk into the Family Advocacy Program for service options.
If I suspect child abuse or domestic violence, who do I contact? To report suspected child or spouse maltreatment, please contact Family Advocacy at
Are there any parenting or anger management classes available on base? Family Advocacy offers parenting classes for parents with children of various ages. To learn more about these classes, please call
(661) 277-5292. Anger management classes are offered regularly through Family Advocacy, call 661-277-5292 for more information."
What substance abuse services are available to the Edwards Community? The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment Program (ADAPT) offers substance abuse evaluation and treatment for all AD personnel. AD personnel may self-refer for an evaluation or be referred by their commander or 412th MDG provider. Adult family members can also be seen for an initial evaluation. If additional services are required, they will be referred to TriWest for continued services. Other services such as outreach and prevention education are open to the general Edwards AFB community. For more information on ADAPT, please call
Is there an Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) group on base? There is no AA group on base at this time; however, there are many groups in the local community off base. To find a group or meeting near you, call
What is the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) (formerly known as the Special Needs program)? EFMP is designed to identify and protect active duty family members from being placed in areas that cannot support, or that would place a great burden on the family, for the medical, mental and/or educational needs of a family member.
Any active duty family member that has a qualifying chronic medical or mental health condition and/or is receiving special education services is required to enroll in EFMP. AD and family members may contact the Special Needs Coordinator (SNC) at the Military Treatment Facility (MTF) for enrollment information or questions about the program. Contact the SNC, as soon as a special need is identified or suspected. The SNC may be reached at
(661) 277-5036 or (661) 275-2689.
Who handles the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) clearances? EFMP clearances are handled by the SNC in collaboration with the Family Member Relocation Clearance Coordinator (FMRCC), the Medical Review Officer (MRO) and your Primary Care Manager (PCM). Contact the SNC or FMRCC at (661) 277-5036 or
(661) 275-2689, as soon as a special need is identified or suspected. Or two, as soon as you are notified of a pending PCS move. Do not wait until you are ready to PCS. This is a large part of your PCS process, so start early to help ensure a smooth move.
Your PCS could be delayed or cancelled if you do not enroll in a timely manner.
Where is the Drug Demand Reduction Program (DDRP) office located? The DDRP office is located in Bldg 3920, 65 Wolfe Rd. The hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
What type of testing does the DDRP perform? The DDRP randomly collects urine samples from all military personnel assigned to Edwards and DoD civilians in Testing-Designated Positions. The DDRP also performs monthly unit sweeps, random gate checks, and weekend testing. Commanderdirected, voluntary consent, probable cause and mishap investigation testing is also conducted.
Is the DDRP office available for testing after normal duty hours? Yes. A DDRP staff member is available to commanders for testing request, 24/7. Call
What is DEFY? Drug Education For Youth (DEFY) is a free, 10-month, substance abuse awareness/mentoring program available to children (ages 9-12) of AD and Edwards' civilian employees. Applications for potential mentors and child-participants may be obtained from the DDRP (corner of Wolfe & North Muroc), Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. For more information, call
Location: Building 3925 55 N. Wolfe Ave. Edwards AFB, CA 93524
How can I schedule an appointment? All routine eye exams are by appointment only and do not require a referral. TRICARE Prime patients can schedule routine appointments on-line, at tricareonline.com, or through the appointment line
((661) 277-7118). Appointments for TRICARE Select and TRICARE for Life patients are scheduled by the appointment desk on a space available basis. This means an appointment must still be available within 48 work hours to be scheduled. Routine appointments are not scheduled by the clinic. 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 also need to provide a copy of the current lens prescription, or bring in the contact lens boxes.
What services does the Optometry clinic provide? 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 (not initial contact lens fittings) and diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinal exams. The Optometry Clinic has an excellent referral relationship with many top specialists in the local community and should be the first point of contact for all vision and eye related problems.
Phone: Pharmacy: (661) 277-2052; Radiology: (661) 277-2681; Laboratory: (661) 277-2306
How do I get medication refills? If you have an existing prescription that is still active with refills left, please call the refill line at
(661) 277-9896. Typically, if you're running out of a medication (down to last refill or last set of doses), it means your provider is expecting you to follow-up for re-evaluation. Please make a follow-up appointment prior to running out so your provider can see how you are doing. If your prescription has expired or you have no refills left, please call the appointment line at
(661) 277-7118 at least one week prior to running out of your medication, and ask to leave a telephone consult for your provider's nurse. Please have the name and dosage of the medication ready to provide to the phone clerk, as it makes renewing your prescription easier.
As long as the provider determines that you do not need a follow-up appointment prior to prescription renewal, your refill request will be taken care of within 72 hours. Any questions regarding your medications that can be handled by the pharmacy should be directed to their staff at (661) 277-2052. Refills can be picked up at the main clinic pharmacy.
Disposal of Expired Medication. Pharmacy has a Medsafe box to dispose of expired or unwanted medication securely. The box is located near the pharmacy window in the main clinic.
Can I get lab results from the Lab? No. Lab results must be communicated by your provider or provider team to ensure any needed education occurs. Also, to make sure that proper documentation is placed in your medical record regarding the lab results and any actions that follow.
What do I do if I am told to Fast for my lab? Have nothing to eat for 10 to 12 hours prior to your test. If you are on medication, continue to take your medication with water only. (Contact your provider if this conflicts with prescription instructions). No coffee, juice, milk, tea, sodas, sports drinks. Not all Lab tests require fasting, but as a general rule we encourage all our patients to come to the lab fasting. This will enable us to tackle any contingency that might require additional lab testing of your sample.
Can I get labs from a civilian provider drawn at the Lab at Edwards AFB? Our clinic laboratory performs limited lab tests for civilian providers. Please call the lab staff directly at
(661) 277-2306 to confirm whether or not your specific test can be performed. All patients can have their civilian provider's lab work performed downtown as part of their TRICARE referral, whether it is available in our lab or not. Lab tests performed downtown are included as part of the referral for care and there are no out of pocket costs to the patient. The downtown lab will notify the civilian provider (not the MDG) of the results. For lab tests performed by the Edwards clinic lab for your civilian provider, your provider must request the results be sent to them. Some tests may take up to 2 weeks to obtain the final results. It is in your best interest to use a civilian lab setting when seeing a civilian provider.
How can I get lab work/x-rays completed for my procedure or surgery downtown? Consult with your provider at the facility where your surgery will be performed before having lab work completed. Often, pre-operative lab work is required within three days of your procedure or surgery date. Some lab work drawn at the Edwards clinic is sent to reference laboratories and the turn-around time exceeds three days. X-rays performed at the Edwards clinic are sent to an off-site Radiologists for interpretation. This process may exceed three days which could delay your surgery.
Can I have my PCM at the Edwards clinic order lab work for my downtown provider? This cannot be done. This would actually delay your care because those test results will not automatically be sent to your civilian provider by the lab. Due to privacy regulations, only Patient Administration can release those test results to another provider and only after the patient signs a release of information document. These extra steps add additional delays in completing this process.
LABORATORY TESTS FOR TRICARE PATIENTS
The laboratory will perform tests for patients being seen by a civilian physician if the patient is normally authorized medical care in the military medical system. The laboratory will only accept these requests on a preprinted prescription pad or lab request form showing the physician's name, address and phone number. Due to public law, the laboratory is prohibited from using monies from the Supplemental Care Fund for TRICARE patients. If the laboratory can run the test in-house or ship the test to a military or other government lab, we will honor the request. The results will be faxed to the requesting physician upon telephone request from doctor's office.
Radiology tests available at the 412th MDG: 24 hour turn-around-time:
Phone: (661) 277-3891
Location: 900 Kincheloe Ave. Edwards AFB, CA
Phone: (661) 275-2177
Hours of Operation: Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.; closed in observance of all Federal Holidays