28th Medical Group - Ellsworth Air Force Base
Ellsworth AFB, SD 57706 (605) 385-6700
The 28th Medical Group (MDG) guarantees our nation’s combat airpower – anytime, anywhere by providing deployed medical capability for contingency operations throughout the world. The 28 MDG trains 150 active duty healthcare professionals to sustain deployed and home station readiness response skills. The 28 MDG provides outpatient medical care to 3,200 active duty members and 16,000 beneficiaries, as well as retired personnel and their families. The medical professionals provide a wide range of services and programs designed to ensure good health and wellness for those they serve, including a family health, women’s health, optometry, dental, flight and operational medicine, physical therapy clinics, a Health and Wellness Center, mental and public health clinics, as well as 24 hour ambulance services. Ancillary services are provided through the pharmacy, laboratory, radiology, allergy and immunizations clinic. The 28 MDG also provides veterinary services for routine vaccinations and treatment of minor illnesses for dogs and cats belonging to active-duty and retired military personnel through the veterinary clinic. Two squadrons make up the 28 MDG; the 28th Medical Support Squadron and the 28th Medical Operations Squadron. The Group is accredited by The Joint Commission, Patient Centered Medical Home certified, American Dental Association, College of American Pathologists, as well as multiple affiliations with professional medical organizations.
Frequently Called Numbers/TRICARE
Appointment Line: (605) 385-6700
Dental: (605) 385-3658
Optometry: (605) 385-3281
TRICARE partners with United Healthcare Military & Veterans as its regional contractor in theWestern United States to provide health care services and support to beneficiaries.
The Tricare Home Page allows access to Enroll in or Purchase a Plan, File or Check a Claim, View Referrals, Find a Health Care Provider, Change Your Primary Care Manager, Compare Plans, Manage Prescriptions and much more. Nurse Advice Line TRICARE: (800) 874-2273 Opt 1.
The Nurse Advice Line is available to all TRICARE beneficiaries in the U.S., except those enrolled in US Family Health Plan. You can call the Nurse Advice Line 24/7, at no cost to you, to talk to a registered nurse who can: Answer your urgent care questions.New to TRICARE: https://www.tricare.mil/Plans/New
Learn more about TRICARE- Watch an overview video & take free public TRICARE courses online.TRICARE Online: https://www.tricareonline.com/
You can make Primary Care appointments, check lab results and even order your pharmacy refills using TOL, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Contact: (800) 600-9332 TRICARE For Life: https://www.tricare.mil/tfl
Contact- (866) 773-0404 TRICARE for Life is your Medicare-wraparound coverage for TRICARE-eligible beneficiaries who have Medicare Part A and B.
TRICARE for Life beneficiaries can receive care at military hospitals and clinics, but only on a space-available basis. TRICARE Pharmacy https://www.tricare.mil/pharmacy
The TRICARE Pharmacy Program provides the prescription drugs you need, when you need them, in a safe, easy, and affordable way.
Customer Service Community Directory: https://www.tricare.mil/bcacdcao/ The directory helps you connect with a Beneficiary Counseling and Assistance Coordinator (BCAC), Debt Collection Assistance Officer (DCAO), or other member of the customer service community. If you have questions or issues specific to a single clinic or hospital, contact someone listed for that facility. You may contact any customer service community representative for general TRICARE issues Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System: https://www.tricare.mil/deers Must be registered in the DEERS program to be eligible for TRICARE
The numbers for Fairchild Air Force Base have low accuracy due to its unique utilization. Entire companies are rotated through on a regular basis, so large portions of the phone directory are subject to change without notice. Please contact the base operator at (509) 247-1212 if you experience any difficulty reaching your desired contact.
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