The 8 MDG serves an enrolled active duty personnel of approximately 2,400 personnel. Services include: Aerospace Medicine, Primary Care, Ambulance Services, Behavioral Health Optimization Program, Bioenvironmental Engineering, General Dentistry, Clinical Laboratory, Diagnostic Imaging/Radiology, Immunizations, Health Promotions, Pharmacy, Personnel Reliability Program, Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment (ADAPT), Public Health, Physical Therapy, and Optometry (via visiting Osan provider).
The 8 MDG maintains a specialty care network partnering with several civilian and military health care facilities: Wonkwang University Hospital (Iksan), Gunsan Medical Center, Ajou University Medical Center, Samsung Medical Center, 51st Medical Group (Osan Air Base) and the Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital (121st Combat Support Hospital, U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan).
The 8 MDG understands that care provided at civilian host nation facilities may be complicated by language barriers, cultural differences, and variations in standard of care. Therefore, we provide our patients with 24/7 TRICARE overseas beneficiary support when translation services are not available or if there is a quality of care concern.
The 8 MDG is one of four groups organized under the 8th Fighter Wing. The 8 MDG is comprised of the MDG staff and two squadrons, 8th Medical Operations Squadron (8 MDOS) and 8th Medical Support Squadron (8 MDSS).
The 8th Medical Operations Squadron is organized into seven flights: Family Health Clinic with Ambulance Services, Aerospace Medicine, Public Health, Bioenvironmental Engineering, Mental Health, Physical Therapy/Health Promotions and Dental.
The 8th Medical Support Squadron is organized into five flights: Medical Readiness, Medical Logistics, Diagnostics and Therapeutics (includes Pharmacy, Clinical Laboratory, and Diagnostic Imaging), TRICARE Operations and Patient Administration (TOPA), and Resource Management Flight (includes Resource Management, Medical Information Systems, and Commander’s Support Staff).
Mission Statement: "Med Dawgs H-E-A-L"
H- High Value Through Efficiency (Best Value)
E- Engaged Medics optimizing a mission ready Wolfpack (Readiness)
A- Advancing a culture of Trusted Care (Better Care
L- Leading and mentoring Airmen and professional Medics (Better Health)