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Beale 2018 Getting Settled

HEALTH CARE

9th Medical Group

15301 Warren Shingle Road
Appointments 530-634-2941
Pharmacy Refills 530-634-2859
www.airforcemedicine.af.mil/MTF/Beale

The 9th Medical Group provides comprehensive dental, physiological, medical and environmental support, and promotes health education and wellness to the Beale community.

The group’s clinics and services include family health, flight medicine, immunizations, mental health, 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. Program information is available by visiting 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

17860 Warren Shingle Road
530-634-2792/2794
www.housing.af.mil/Units/Beale

The Beale 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 Beale AFB, visit the HMO for valuable information, counseling and guidance before signing any lease or sales contract for housing.

Unaccompanied Housing

17860 Warren Shingle Road 530-634-2266
www.housing.af.mil/Units/Beale

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 two campuses. The west campus has three buildings of the 2+2 standard (two rooms share a bathroom). The east campus has two buildings of the studio standard and one building of the Dorms-4-Airmen standard (a four-person module with a private bedroom and a private bath with a shared common area of kitchen, living, social, laundry and utility space. Amenities include laundry facilities at each building, TV lounges and a large dayroom with a big-screen TV, a pool table, ping-pong, foosball, a movie room and a kitchen. Behind the dayroom building is a patio area with natural gas and charcoal grills and lounge chairs.

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

Beale Family Housing

17860 Warren Shingle Road 530-788-9500
24-hour Emergency
Maintenance 530-788-0241
www.bealeafbhomes.com

Enjoy the benefits of living in contemporary military communities. Professionally managed by Balfour Beatty Communities, Beale AFB Homes affords a wealth of benefits that are hard to match beyond the gates. The moment you tour the community, you’ll discover the built-in family atmosphere where you’ll be surrounded by support from military members and families alike. Many of the people hired to serve you are themselves former military members who have a unique understanding of your housing and lifestyle needs. All you need to do is choose from spacious, contemporary, move-in ready two-, three- and four-bedroom homes, which offer features such as central heating and air conditioning and energy-efficient appliances. Don’t worry; the community is pet-friendly and welcomes your family pets.

The exclusive amenities and commitment to customer service set Beale AFB Homes apart, and you can count on on-site maintenance and management teams to resolve emergencies 24/7. And in times of natural disaster, the entire team will work together nonstop to return your lives and homes back to normal as soon as possible.

Your new home is waiting. Call the management office or visit the Beale AFB Homes website to find your perfect place.

MAIL

Post Office

17852 16th St. 530-788-2401
Official Mail Center 530-634-2970
www.beale.af.mil/Library/Newcomer-Info/Postal

General delivery mail is handled by the official mail center. All personal mail is delivered by the U.S. Postal Service, for both on-base housing and dormitory residents. For dormitory residents only, personal mail packages sent via third-party carriers will be sent to the mail center for pick-up.

Before sending any mail to Beale AFB, you or your sponsor will need to open a general delivery box in your name. To do so, a copy of your orders will need to be brought to the official mail center and a form will need to be completed with your information. If you fail to open a box and mail gets delivered to the mail center, your mail will get returned to sender. Once a general delivery box has been opened, all packages and mail sent to general delivery will be held at the mail center until arrival. Upon arrival and assignment to permanent quarters you will need to complete a local U.S. Postal Service change of address form and notify the mail center staff of your new address.

PETS

Veterinary Treatment Facility

Building 25504,
17751 Robert Nicoletti Way 530-634-2104
www.bealefss.com/veterinary-treatment-facility.html

The Veterinary Treatment Facility provides care to pets at Beale AFB. The facility provides minor medical services, microchipping, health certificates, laboratory services, vaccines and various retail products. Spays, neuters and dental surgeries have limited availability. The clinic is not able to provide emergency care, extended treatment or walk-in services. See the Military Buyer’s Guide tab to connect with local veterinarians.

Pets are seen by appointment only. For your pet to be eligible for care, you must be enrolled in the DEERS program and entitled to full services at the medical clinic or be a 100 percent disabled veteran with DVRPRM in the status box of your ID card.

All pets living on base must be registered with the facility within five working days of assignment to government quarters. Residents in Beale AFB Homes, the base’s military family housing, may keep up to two pets without paying a deposit or monthly fees. There are dog breed and other pet restrictions. Call Beale AFB Homes at 844-334-1007 for more information.

RELIGIOUS GUIDANCE

Valley Chapel

6199 C St. 530-634-4705
Foothil ls Chapel
15001 Camp Beale Highway 530-634-4705
www.fb.com/BealeAirForceBaseChapel

There are two chapels at Beale: the Valley Chapel on the main base and the Foothills Chapel in the family housing area. For information on off-base churches or Jewish, Orthodox, Muslim and Buddhist services, call the chapel office at 530-634-4705. For emergencies after duty hours, call the Beale Command Post at 530-634-5700 and ask for the duty chaplain.

The Beale chapel staff’s mission is to meet the spiritual needs of base personnel and their family members. They accomplish this by providing opportunities for worship, religious education, small group activities, outreach programs and fellowship events, all aimed at individual and family spiritual growth. Personal and family counseling services are available as well. For current service times, visit the chapel’s website.

VEHICLE REGISTRATION

Pass and Registration
17855 Warren Shingle Road 530-634-3128
www.beale.af.mil/Library/Fact-Sheets/Display/Article/279981/vehicle-registration

Newly assigned personnel are required to register all motor vehicles at the Pass and Registration section within three working days after arrival. To register a vehicle, you need a military ID or driver’s license, proof of ownership, proof of smog compliance and minimum insurance requirements. If the vehicle is registered in the name of a person other than the owner, the applicant must have a power of attorney or notarized written authorization from the registered owner to obtain base registration. Call Pass and Registration or visit the vehicle registration website for more information on vehicle requirements at Beale AFB.

California state traffic laws apply on base; see the Getting To & Around Yuba County chapter on Page 18 for more information. All vehicles entering or leaving base are subject to search.

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