Location: 90 Vandenberg Dr., Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts 01731
*Closed the first Thursday of every month for readiness training. Hours may vary by clinic. Please refer to your specific clinic for hours of operation.
Hanscom Clinic, or the 66th Medical Squadron (66 MDS), is an outpatient military treatment facility with a staff of approximately 162 military, civilian, and contract personnel spread across five buildings, encompassing more than 62,000 square feet. The main building is over 50,000 square feet. Our 2015 annual budget was $7.6 million. Average enrollment is 5,798 patients which is 79% percent of capacity. We have approximately 21,000 beneficiaries in our catchment area with up to 125,000 beneficiaries in a seven state region we support. The clinic sees an average of 2,949 outpatient visits each month or 109 visits each day.
The 66 MDS is comprised of seven flights: Aerospace/Operational Medicine Flight, Medical -Operations Flight, Dental Operations Flight, Mental Health Flight, Business Operations & Beneficiary Support Flight, Medical Logistics & Readiness Flight, and Diagnostics & Therapeutics Flight. The Aerospace/Operational Medicine Flight includes Flight Medicine, Bioenvironmental Engineering, Health Promotions, Optometry, and Public Health. The Medical Operations Flight contains both the Family Health and Pediatrics Clinics. The Mental Health Flight includes the Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Family Advocacy Clinics. The Diagnostics & Therapeutics Flight contains the Pharmacy, Laboratory and Radiology.
Support our past, present and future war fighters and their families through innovation, training and sustained quality care.
Best care—every patient, every time
Goal 1: Promote Healthy & Resilient Population Goal 2: Foster Innovation Goal 3: Achieve Trusted Care Goal 4: Achieve Full Spectrum Readiness
The 66 MDS Pharmacy dispenses an average of 300 prescriptions per day for 175 patients daily. Our lab personnel encountered 4,900 patients completing 44,893 tests. Radiology team performs 1,200 exams for 1,000 patients annually. Additionally, the clinic provides more than 1,100 occupational health exams for Hanscom and GSU personnel and finalizes approximately 400 medical overseas, security and retraining clearances annually. Finally, through the sole flight surgeon on staff, the FMC completes 100+ initial flying class physicals for non-enrolled.
The Public Health Office oversees all community health and force health management programs that services more than 200 geographically separated units, 125,000 beneficiaries, 2,000 civilians, and 1,500 active duty members in a seven-state region. These programs include communicable disease and surveillance, food/facility safety & security, medical entomology, deployment health, travel medicine, preventive health assessment cell, occupational health, medical employee health, hearing conservation, and reproductive Health & Fetal Protection. Public Health medically prepares more than 111 Team Hanscom members for deployment annually and conducts more than 149 food inspections per year more than $41 million in consumable food products are safe for the public. In addition, Public health executes 667 audiogram tests for 285 personnel in 49 industrial work centers.
The Bioenvironmental Engineering (BE) Office manages 54 industrial case files tracking and prescribing exposure controls for more than 200 processes and 700 hazards for 66th Air Base Group and surrounding GSUs. Additionally, they ensure safe drinking water for 11,000 personnel by monitoring and complying with more than 100 federal and state drinking and recreational water regulatory requirements. BE conducts approximately 90 respirator fit tests and 150 gas mask fit tests annually, and serve as the installation radiations safety officer maintaining 160 non-permit required radiation sources. BE provides emergency response expertise during CBRN events.
Health Promotions (HP) is a community-focused wellness entity that provides both outreach and individual services in collaboration with other installation agencies on programming aimed at developing healthier communities. The HP is staffed with a Health Promotion Manager and Exercise Physiologist to help assist eligible participants in meeting their goals. Unfortunately, during the last quarter of FY15, the Exercise Physiology position has been discontinued AF wide. Programming includes, but is not limited to, the following: dietary education for disease states/performance, running form analysis, body composition testing, exercise testing and tobacco cessation programming. All members of the Hanscom AFB community are eligible to take part in most HP services. HP programming is targeted at reducing healthcare costs associated with long-term disease management or chronic illness/injury.
The Optometry Clinic provides treatment of eye diseases & injuries, examination of new military accessions, and management of refractive surgery, air-crew contact lens & occupational vision readiness programs. The clinic serves 5,700 enrolled patients annually and 125,000 beneficiaries within the seven-state region. Optometry clinic dispenses more than 3,500 eyeglasses, gas mask inserts, and ballistic eye-wear inserts for active duty, guard and reserved personnel. Sole optometrist on staff examines more than 100 initial flying class physical eye exams for non-enrolled candidates. Additional specialized exams are provided for those non-enrolled patients requiring vision related aeromedical waivers.
The Flight and Operational Medicine clinic (FOMC) provides care for 74 enrolled patients to include acute, routine, and preventive health services. Additionally, the clinic provides more than 200 occupational health exams and annual flight physicals for Hanscom and 200 GSU's. FOMC finalizes approximately 300 medical overseas, security, and retraining clearances annually. Furthermore, FOMC sees more than 100 civilian pre-employment physicals for the DoD. Finally, the sole flight surgeon on staff completes 100 initial flying class physicals for non-enrolled candidates annually.
The Mental Health Flight provides mental health, ADAPT and Family Advocacy services for service members throughout the seven-state region. As part of the only Active Duty MTF in New England, the flight provides mental health treatment to empaneled service members and military specific evaluations, such as ADAPT and Family Advocacy assessment, Commander Directed Evaluations and Medical Evaluation Board support to all military units within the seven-state region.