The Wright-Patterson Medical Center (WPMC) is a 301-bed, multi-specialty facility accredited by the Joint Commission. It functions as one of the Air Force Medical Service’s primary deployment platforms and teaching hospitals. WPMC trains physicians in graduate medical education programs that are integrated with the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine. WPMC also has stand-alone training programs for nurses, technicians and other types of providers. WPMC is designated the lead agent medical treatment facility for
TRICARE Region North.
WPMC consists of seven squadrons: the 88th Aerospace Medicine Squadron; 88th Dental Squadron; 88th Diagnostics and Therapeutics Squadron; 88th Inpatient Operations Squadron; 88th Medical Operations Squadron; 88th Medical Support Squadron; and the 88th Surgical Operations Squadron.
Beneficiaries are enrolled in accordance with TRICARE policy. Those enrolled to Primary Care Managers (PCM) in the Military Treatment Facility (MTF) are assigned as appropriate to the family health (formerly primary care), pediatric, internal medicine or flight medicine clinics. Most specialty clinics will require referrals from a military or civilian physician before making an appointment.
Access to WPMC services is based on the Code of Federal Regulations priority system: active duty, active-duty family members enrolled to the MTF, retirees and family members enrolled to the MTF, etc. Availability of some services may be curtailed at times as a result of decreased staffing levels, especially during deployments. Details for each clinic follow. Additional information is available
on the WPMC website at www.wpafb.af.mil/units/wpmc.
We encourage you to use www.tricare
online.com to access medical information and book your appointments for many clinics. You can also make appointments for most clinics by calling the TRICARE Appointment Line at (937) 522-APPT (2778) or (877) 522-3600. When you make an appointment, the medical center has reserved a time specifically for you. Please arrive early if the clinic asks you to do so. If you must cancel, please do so as early as possible so the appointment may be given to someone else. The main complex is located in Building 830, Area A. Occupational Medicine and Bioenvironmental Engineering are located in Building 675, plus the Health and Wellness Center is located inside the Wright Field Fitness Center, both in Area B.
Normal business hours are Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Clinics and ancillary services are normally closed the first Thursday of each month from 7:30 a.m. to
1 p.m. for mandatory training. Most outpatient services are normally closed on weekends, holidays, and AFMC-designated family days.