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Posted February 15, 2013 by 99th Medical Group

West Region Transition : UnitedHealthcare Military & Veterans will begin to provide health care for TRICARE in the West Region starting April 1, 2013. Meanwhile, TriWest continues to serve the 2.9 million beneficiaries in the West Region through March 31, 2013. Continuity of care remains a top TRICARE priority, and UnitedHealthcare will make every effort…

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Posted May 24, 2013 by 99th Medical Group

Q. Can I choose a civilian network provider? A. If you are under Tricare Prime and live over 30 minutes from Nellis Air Force Base, you can change your prime care manager through the Tricare Service Center. If you do not live over 30 minutes from Nellis AFB, you must submit a request for review/approval…

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Responder demystifies calling military crisis line for help

Posted September 13, 2013 by Terri Moon Cronk

WASHINGTON, D.C. — When someone is in crisis and feeling despondent, reaching out for help is a stronger step to take than doing nothing, which can lead to a worsening state, a Military Crisis Line responder told American Forces Press Service Sept. 9. Tricia Lucchesi said she encourages service members, families, veterans and friends to…

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‘Knock-it-Off’ campaign implemented by safety offices

Posted December 6, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Air Force is implementing a new plan to reduce instances where Airmen are put at risk. It is called the “Knock-it-Off” campaign. The slogan for the KIO campaign is “If it’s dumb, dangerous or different, anyone can call knock it off. Don’t risk it.” “The primary goal of the…

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Posted April 11, 2014 by By 99th Medical Group

Q.“I have TRICARE For Life; what are my costs?” A.Most of the time, you won’t have cost shares because both Medicare and TRICARE cover most services. You’ll pay out-of-pocket when only Medicare or only TRICARE pay for a service or when either plan won’t pay. Service Is Medicare Pays TRICARE Pays You Pay Covered by…

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Corrective eye surgery wait times reduced

Posted June 13, 2014 by Capt. William Catt

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Air Force currently offers active duty members two types of corneal refractive surgery to correct near-sightedness, far-sightedness and astigmatism. Refractive surgery eliminates the need for glasses, contacts, prescription inserts for night vision goggles and ballistic eyewear thereby enhancing mission and deployment readiness. CRS is now offered at six bases…

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Avoid sickness: Immunizations offer disease protection

Posted August 15, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis

The month of August is designated as National Immunization Awareness Month to raise awareness for preventable disease and sickness.

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Running past anxiety

Posted December 5, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — I have never been a skilled runner. I’ve always wanted to be; however in my mind, running was an anxiety filled, sweat-stained horror. Distance running has always been a dreaded activity for me. I always felt inadequate, uncoordinated and humiliated for finishing last. I’d rarely been the champion of battling…

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Posted April 17, 2015 by 99th Medical Group

Q: I’m an active duty service member about to start terminal leave. How do I get health care? A: How you get care when you’re on terminal leave depends on whether you have a military or primary care manager. Before going on terminal leave, get all routine care, including any medical examinations or evaluations needed…

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MOFMC offers services for breastfeeding moms

Posted August 14, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Often times, active duty moms can find themselves struggling to provide nourishment for their child due to time constraints, lack of support, stress, or just the constant tug and pull of military life. With the month of August designated as National Breastfeeding Awareness Month, the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical…

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