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HEALTH CARE

88th Medical Group
4881 Sugar Maple Drive
Appointments 937-522-2778
Information 937-257-0837
Pharmacy 937-257-9032
Kittyhawk 937-257-1086

https://www.airforcemedicine.af.mil/MTF/Wright-Patterson/

The 88th Medical Group is one of the largest Air Force military treatment facilities, providing primary and specialty care to more than 58,000 eligible beneficiaries. The group is a major military and civilian integrated platform with many formal programs in advanced specialty training of physicians, nurses and technicians. The group’s clinics and services include emergency services, family health, flight medicine, general surgery, mental health, neurology, obstetrics and gynecology, optometry, pediatrics, physical therapy and more. Visit the group’s website for a full list of clinics and services.

Dental care is available for active-duty military. Family members of active-duty personnel are encouraged to use the TRICARE Dental Program. For more information, visit www.tricare.mil/CoveredServices/Dental/TDP.

TRICARE

TRICARE is the health care program for active-duty and retired service members, their families and survivors. TRICARE provides health plans, prescriptions, dental plans and other special health programs to its beneficiaries. TRICARE’s mission is to enhance the Department of Defense and the nation’s security by providing health support for the full range of military operations and sustaining the health of all those entrusted to their care.

TRICARE offers a range of health care plans. TRICARE Prime is the mandatory health care option for active-duty service members. Family members of active-duty service members, retired service members and their families may also use this option. If you use TRICARE Prime, you are assigned a primary care manager at a military or network provider who delivers most of your care. If you need care your PCM cannot provide, you are referred to a specialist. Active-duty service members and their families pay nothing out of pocket for this option; however, there is less freedom to choose your provider. On Jan. 1, 2018, TRICARE Standard and Extra were combined into a new plan, TRICARE Select. Select is a standardized fee-for-service plan available to family members of active-duty service members, retired service members and their families. After you enroll in TRICARE Select, you may schedule an appointment with any TRICARE-authorized provider. Referrals not required, but you may need prior authorization from your regional contractor for some services. You will pay a copay or cost share based on the type of care and provider you see. Costs for Select vary, but you will pay an annual deductible as well as a percentage of covered services. Non-network providers may charge up to 15 percent more than the TRICARE allowable charge; you are responsible for these extra charges. TRICARE also offers plans for remote and overseas locations, reserve military members, young adults who are no longer covered under regular
TRICARE coverage and other scenarios.

TRICARE coverage is completely portable, so it moves with you when you relocate. Follow these simple steps to ensure you have no break in coverage when you move:

Do not cancel your TRICARE Prime enrollment option before you move.

Update your personal information in DEERS immediately when you arrive at your new location.

Select a new primary care manager.

If you are already using TRICARE Select, moving is easy. When you arrive at your new location, update your personal information in DEERS. Then find TRICARE-authorized providers in your new area. Remember, you may have a new regional contractor and claims filing address.

TRICARE’s online tools can help you find and compare plans that you are qualified to use. Beginning in 2019, however, TRICARE will allow you to switch between plans only if you have a “qualifying life event” such as the birth of a baby or a move. For a complete description of the types of coverage programs and regions, visit www.tricare.mil. For more information about recent changes to TRICARE, visit https://tricare.mil/changes.

HOUSING

Housing Management Office
1450 Littrell Road 937-257-8415
www.housing.af.mil/Units/Wright-Patterson

The Wright-Patterson AFB Housing Management Office is ready to help you transition to your new home and community. Use its resources to become familiar with available housing options and support services. When you arrive at Wright-Patterson AFB, visit the HMO for valuable information, counseling and guidance before signing any lease or sales contract for housing.

Unaccompanied Housing
5571 Hemlock St. 937-904-2204
www.housing.af.mil/Units/Wright-Patterson

Unaccompanied housing is provided for unaccompanied airmen in the ranks of E-1 to E-3 and E-4 with less than three years of service. Each airman is provided a private sleeping room, furnishings, bed linens and supplies required for comfortable living. Permanent party unaccompanied housing consists of five buildings for permanent-party airmen and one building for pipeline students.

Unaccompanied airmen in the rank of E-4 with more than three years of service will move into housing in the local community.

Wright-Patterson Family Housing
5924 Hickam Drive
Dayton, OH 45431 937-257-8415
www.wpafbhomes.com

At Wright-Patterson AFB, military family housing is privatized. In addition to your option to purchase and rent housing in the local community, you may choose to live in privatized housing by signing a tenant lease agreement with the Properties at Wright Field, which owns the family housing and is responsible for constructing, maintaining, repairing and managing the community.

For information about homes and amenities in the Wright-Patterson privatized housing community, visit the website.

MAIL

Post Offices
2275 D St. 937-255-6001
4881 Sugar Maple Drive, Building 830,
Medical Center 937-257-4219
5237 Cooper St. 937-257-2938
5435 Hemlock St., Building 1226,
Kittyhawk 937-257-4458

The U.S. Postal Service has four postal units to serve the base. The temporary mailing address for all incoming PCS military personnel is:

Postal Service Center

General Delivery
Your Name
5435 Hemlock St.
Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433

PETS

Veterinary Services
3892 Communications Blvd., Building 1425, Area A 937-257-6853

The Veterinary Treatment Facility provides care to pets at Wright-Patterson. These services include surgical services, laboratory tests, blood workups, allergy treatment, vaccinations, nail trims, X-rays, ultrasounds, microchipping and preventative medications for heartworms, fleas and ticks at a discount for the dog and cats of military ID cardholders.

All pets living on base must be registered with the VTF upon arrival. Residents in Wright-Patterson AFB’s military family housing may keep up to two pets without paying a deposit. There are no breed restrictions on dogs, but vicious pets or those that become a public nuisance will be banned. Call The Properties at Wright Field at 937-253-6009 for more information.

Due to staffing and resource limitations, pet emergencies are best handled by a full-service civilian veterinary hospital; see the Military Buyer’s Guide tab to connect with local veterinarians.

RELIGIOUS GUIDANCE

Wright-Patterson AFB Chapel Community
5030 Patterson Parkway, Building 219,
Area A 937-257-7427
www.wpafb.af.mil/units/hc1

The Wright-Patterson chapel community includes the Kittyhawk Chapel (2267 Birch St., Building 1220); the Prairies Chapel (682 Chapel Lane, Building 6568) in The Prairies at Wright Field; and a smaller devotional chapel, the Medical Center Chapel (4881 Sugar Maple Drive, Building 830) inside the Wright-Patterson Medical Center.

Wright-Patterson AFB recognizes that worship, community and spiritual fitness are key components of Air Force readiness. Contact the chapel staff for information regarding services for other faiths. For current service times, visit the chapel’s website.

VEHICLE REGISTRATION

Private vehicles do not have to be registered with Wright-Patterson AFB but all vehicles on base must be insured and license plates must be current. Ohio state traffic laws apply on base; see the Getting To & Around Clark, Greene, Miami, Montgomery and Preble counties chapter on Page 23 for more information. All vehicles entering or leaving base are subject to search.

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