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Q. What are my TRICARE Pharmacy Program copays? A. Your costs vary by option and type of drug (generic, brand name, or non-formulary). Your copays/cost-shares are: Send your questions to askthedoc@nellis.af.mil.

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Air Force Medical Service website focuses on Men’s Health Month

Posted June 28, 2013 by Lt. Col. Constance L. Smith

U.S. Air Force graphic by Steven Thompson The Air Force Center of Excellence for Medical Multimedia Men’s Health website http://www.menshealthatoz.org/ offers a guide to prostate health and various conditions that can affect the health of men. It provides a sensitive and informative exploration of men’s health issues, including benign prostatic hyperplasia, a condition which involves…

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Protect your children from UV rays

Posted June 28, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Timothy Young

The desert sun can be dangerous to anyone within its reach, but children’s skin is more vulnerable to harmful ultraviolet rays than the average adult.

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Q. My daughter is 20 years old and no longer attends college. Does she lose her TRICARE eligibility since she is no longer a full-time student? A. No. Although your daughter is no longer attending school, she continues to be TRICARE eligible until her 21st birthday. In addition, after her 21st birthday, she may be…

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Dental squadron seeks qualified patients

Posted June 21, 2013 by Col. (Dr.) John Safar

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 99th Dental Squadron and the Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency program here are seeking patients not normally seen at active-duty dental clinics for a year-long residency program. The residency program is for new dentists out of school who are undergoing advanced training on selected applicants who have dental problems…

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Q. I was seeing a civilian provider and I was told I have to come back to our hospital. Why do I have to come back? What are my options? A. If medical care can be administered at Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center, then you must come here for your care if you are active…

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Q. If I am approved for the Transitional Care For Service-Related Conditions Program, when does my coverage begin and end and what if I am no longer in my Transitional Assistance Management Program benefit period? A. If approved, your coverage starts on the date the Department of Defense physician validates you qualify for coverage and…

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Posted June 7, 2013 by 99th Medical Group

Q. I am a military retiree who recently started a new job. My new employer offers a comprehensive employer sponsored health care plan. As a military retiree, they are familiar with TRICARE, and have offered me an additional $3000 per year to opt out of their plan and use my TRICARE benefit, as well as…

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Make child safety a priority this summer

Posted May 31, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Gregory Brook

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The summer in Las Vegas is not quite here yet, but the days of consecutive triple digit temperatures are fast approaching. Soon, school will be done for the year and the long lazy days of summer will begin for the children here. With the start of the summer season come added…

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Posted May 31, 2013 by 99th Medical Group

Q. I was previously informed that I could not get care on base once I turned 65.  What changed? A. By law, Medicare becomes your primary insurer once you turn 65.  Most military treatment facilities do not have the resources to take care of seniors.  However, select bases around the country that have robust medical…

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