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Be advised: Due to Hurricane Michael, the governors of Florida, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina have declared States of Emergency (SOE) for some or all of their states. TRICARE has issued emergency procedures for referrals and prescription refills in those areas.

For more information, please visit: https://tricare.mil/michael

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Hurricane Michael resources (Air Force Personnel Center)
TRICARE disaster resources
Hurricane preparation article

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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Enjoy fun in the sun this summer, but make sure you're taking steps to reduce your risk of skin cancer: #SummerSafety
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Compared to women men are more likely to put off regular checkups and medical care. Prioritize your health this month and schedule a checkup today! #MensHealth
When it comes to #PTSD early intervention leads to more positive outcomes for your mental health, relationships, and #military career. Click here for more information and resources:
Team Hurlburt, Did you know ? In March 2017, RelayHealth and Change Healthcare came together to form an independent healthcare IT company known as Change Healthcare. Change Healthcare will power TRICARE Online Patient Portal (TOL PP) Secure Messaging. This change does not impact the product name nor existing feature functionality. TOL PP Secure Messaging will continue to provide patients the ability to communicate directly and securely with their health care team. From June through September 2018, TOL PP Secure Messaging will see subtle cosmetic changes to its user interface as well as a new URL. More to follow soon.
Summer Safety: Tips to Prevent Food Poisoning Summertime is filled with special occasions focused on family, friends, and food. While cookouts and picnics are fun, food preparation and storage is a serious consideration in the summer months. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention https://www.cdc.gov/foodsafety/foodborne-germs.html (CDC) report that each year, nearly 48 million people get sick from a foodborne illness. Although proper preparation and prevention help reduce the chances of getting sick from food, it’s also important to be familiar with your TRICARE treatment options tps://tricare.mil/coveredservices . Symptoms of foodborne illness, also called food poisoning, occurs when contaminated food is eaten and causes an adverse reaction. This reaction may differ among various illness strains, but most include stomach cramping, vomiting, and diarrhea. Pregnant women, young children, older adults, and individuals with conditions causing a weakened immune system are at an increased risk for food poisoning. Most food poisoning symptoms are minor and will get better without treatment. If symptoms continue or worsen, see your doctor or seekurgent care https://www.tricare.mil/CoveredServices/IsItCovered/UrgentCare . You can also contact the Military Health System Nurse Advice Line <http://www.mhsnurseadviceline.com/ (MHS NAL) 24/7 with urgent care questions. In the U.S., call 1-800-TRICARE (1-800-874-2273) and select option 1. On the MHS NAL website http://www.mhsnurseadviceline.com/, you can also chat with a nurse or find country-specific phone numbers. According to the CDC, following four simple steps Caution-https://www.foodsafety.gov/keep/basics/index.html at home — clean, separate, cook, and chill — can help protect you and your loved ones from food poisoning. * Clean - Wash your hands and clean kitchen surfaces often when cooking. Use soap and warm water when washing hands and make sure to wash continuously for at least 20 seconds. Wash your cookware and utensils thoroughly. * Separate - Keep foods apart and don’t cross-contaminate. Keep raw meat, poultry, seafood, and eggs separate from all other foods in the refrigerator and when grocery shopping. Use separate cutting boards and plates for these foods before they’re cooked. * Cook thoroughly - Consider your food safely cooked when the internal temperature gets high enough to kill germs. You can check the temperature of your food by using a food thermometer. Use this chart https://www.foodsafety.gov/keep/charts/mintemp.html for comparing food temperatures. * Chill - Refrigerate perishable food within two hours or within one hour if the outdoor temperature is above 90&#176;F. Thaw frozen foods in the refrigerator, in cold water, or in the microwave. Don’t leave food at room temperature where bacteria can easily grow. Check out moretips from TRICARE https://tricare.mil/CoveredServices/BenefitUpdates/Archives/06_13_18_summer_safety_tips > to help you enjoy a safe and healthy summer.
Have a specific TRICARE or enrollment question? Visit the AFMS - Hurlburt - 1st Special Operations Medical Group Health Benefit Advisors and we will be happy to help #trustedcare #wegotanswers #TRICARE #randomcutedogs
The 99th Medical Group&#39;s #partnership with the University Medical Center of Southern Nevadathrough the Sustained Medical and Readiness Training (SMART) program saved hundreds of lives during the fatal shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada. #Partnerships like this contribute to the commuity and ensure Airmen maintain clinical readiness. The Air Force values this partnership with UMCSN and is pleased that our clinicians were able to contibute.
#didyouknow non-Active Duty TRICARE Prime Beneficiaries can now visit any network Urgent Care Clinic without a referral? To find a TRICARE approved Urgent Care Clinic near you visit: #trustedcare #urgentcare #themoreyouknow #TRICARE" target="_blank">https://tricare.mil/FindDoctor #trustedcare #urgentcare #themoreyouknow #TRICARE</a>
Sickle cell trait is an inherited blood condition that affects about 3 million people in the U.S. People with sickle cell trait usually have no symptoms, but can develop dizziness, chest pain, shortness of breath, weakness, or muscle pain with extreme exertion or dehydration. Watch this video to learn how Airman with the #SickleCell trait can prevent these health problems.
Did you know your lips have some of the thinnest skin on your body, makin them more vulnerable to sun burns? Protect them from harmful sun rays by wearing lip balm with SPF! #SummerSafetyTip
Are you and your family non-active-duty and currently enrolled to our clinic, but would prefer to be seen closer to your home or place of work? We would miss you, but due to new Air Force guidance we are over-enrolled! If you and your family are non-active duty and would like to enroll to a civilian network primary care manager, call Humana today at 1-800-444-5445.
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#didyouknow all TRICARE beneficiaries can access the AFMS - Hurlburt - 1st Special Operations Medical Group for ancillary services? Whether your PCM is on or off base, you can visit us for prescriptions, lab tests, radiology exams, or immunizations. #trustedcare #themoreyouknow
The AFMS - Hurlburt - 1st Special Operations Medical Group is updating enrollment policies based on new Air Force guidance. To better promote safe and #trustedcare, provider enrollments will be lowered from 1,250 to 1,100 patients per provider. To accomplish this reduction in capacity, all new non-Active Duty patients will be assigned a civilian network Primary Care manager close to their home or place of work. This change will have no impact on patients currently enrolled to the clinic.
*Summer Safety: 5 Tips for Protecting Your Skin from the Sun* June 15, 2018 Summer is upon us and with so many sun-filled fun activities to look forward to, don't let safety take a backseat. During times of extreme weather, your skin can be at risk of suffering the most damage. Skin protection, especially during the summer, is crucial to ensuring overall health. Follow these tips this summer to help protect yourself and your family. Read the full article here [ Caution-<a href="https://tricare.mil/CoveredServices/BenefitUpdates/Archives/06_13_18_summer_safety_tips" target="_blank"><a href="https://tricare.mil/CoveredServices/BenefitUpdates/Archives/06_13_18_summer_safety_tips</a> ]." target="_blank">https://tricare.mil/CoveredServices/BenefitUpdates/Archives/06_13_18_summer_safety_tips</a> ].</a>
Today is World Blood Donor Day! Get info on how and where you can donate to save #military lives:
Tune into the TRICARE facebook live today at 3:15 pm EST to ask questions and get the answers you need to #TakeCommand of your health.
Stop by the Hurlburt Commissary for our Healthy Lifestyle Festival this Thursday!
Hello Hurlburt Fld! Please welcome our newest Air Force Military Training Leader graduate, TSGT KENYATTA DIXON. Congratulations Ma’am🎉
What a great way to say goodbye! #WuddaWednsdayyy🕺🏿🕺🏿 https://t.co/w18HfQTDY8
If you need medications refilled and are having trouble reaching the refill line, you can request refills on… https://t.co/LRCZjImfew
Due to clinic closure on Thursday, any patients that had appointments scheduled should call 850-881-1020 to resched… https://t.co/QvRzPAsWAb
Please see the lastest update from Col Conley below. The Medical Group will remain closed on October 11, 2018 but s… https://t.co/RsBocXLhf9
Team Hurlburt, if you called in a prescription refill before 2359 on October 8th, it will be ready for pick up betw… https://t.co/AZNyt4dJqm
Further storm information: the emergency department at Eglin will close at 1800 tomorrow, October 9th.
https://t.co/pI33yTur0R The latest update from the Wing Commander, Col Conley. https://t.co/tTv2bnAJeq
Due to the storm, the Hurlburt Field clinic will be open until 1500 on Tuesday, October 9th. The clinic will be clo… https://t.co/iBcNIcNNO6
Team Hurlburt, Need to locate a pharmacy that offers the flu vaccine? https://t.co/Vbomb85YOi Vaccines administe… https://t.co/wbdO3abWBY
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2018 TRICARE OPEN SEASON: 12 Nov - 10 Dec 18
Did you know you can book your appointments online? Take control of your healthcare and visit… https://t.co/Ro041wU9QE
We apologize for the inconvenience but shingles and influenza vaccines are currently out of stock. Beneficiaries un… https://t.co/bX482KpoMZ
Team Hurlburt, Military retirees have new options for dental and vision care starting Jan. 1, but the changes won’… https://t.co/87gQkNGD4I
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