Health & Safety

July 13, 2012

Ask the Doc – July 13, 2012

Tags: ,

Q. Can I choose a civilian network provider?

 

A. If you are covered under Tricare Prime and live more than 30 minutes from Nellis AFB, you can change your primary care manager through the TriWest Service Center. If you do not live more than 30 minutes from Nellis AFB, you must submit a request for review/approval for civilian primary care manager. You can submit request via email to: 99MDGTricare@nellis.af.mil, along with a map (MapQuest, Google map, etc.) with drive time from your home address to Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center. You will then be notified if the request was approved or denied. If denied, you have the option to switch from Prime to Tricare Standard. Please visit the TriWest Service Center for details about Tricare Standard.

Please be aware that active-duty service members cannot be under Tricare Standard. In addition, if you get approved to have a civilian primary care manager and your civilian primary care manager refers you to see a specialty physician then you must come back to Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center for treatment, if that service is available, unless you are 60 minutes or more from Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center.

 

Send your questions to askthedoc@nellis.af.mil.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
doctor

Ask the Doc

Q: I’m an active duty service member about to start terminal leave. How do I get health care? A: It depends on whether you have a military or primary care manager. Visit the “Getting Care on Terminal Leave” page for deta...
 
 
U.S. Air Force photo by David Bedard

Former Airman sentenced to 18 years in drunken–driving death tells story

U.S. Air Force photo by David Bedard Former Airman 1st Class Lane Wyatt recounts the night of June 30, 2013, when he killed Citari Townes-Sweatt in a drunken-driving accident. Wyatt was sentenced Dec. 19, 2014, to 18 years in p...
 
 

Stepping into a better self

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Michelle Strawn, 99th Force Support Squadron, works out to a step class video at the Warrior Fitness Center on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 21. Strawn is a group fitness instructor and teaches Hatha yoga on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Warrior Fitness Center...
 

 
U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler

Ortho clinic keeps Nellis warfighters fighting

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler Staff Sgt. Samuel Scott (left), 99th Medical Operations Squadron orthopedic technician, demonstrates how a cast would be placed on a patient with Staff Sgt. Tiffany Hannon, ...
 
 
U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Adawn Kelsey

Eye to eye: Creech opens new optometry clinic

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Adawn Kelsey Maj. Ivy Madson, 99th Air Base Squadron optometry flight commander, uses a Slit Lamp to examine the interior of the eye during an exam for Airman 1st Class Hunter, 18th Reconnaiss...
 
 
doctor

Ask the Doc

Q: How do I sign up for TRICARE e-mail notifications? A: To sign-up for eCorrespondence do the following: 1. Log into MilConnect — a Common Access Card, DS Logon or DFAS MyPay Pin is required to log in 2. Click on the “My P...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin