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Primary Care Behavioral Health offers resources

Posted November 4, 2016 by

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — As members of the uniformed services it is common to experience stress that can compromise normal functioning at work and at home. Family members can also experience a decline in functioning as they deal with the stress that comes from supporting a loved one serving our country. The Air…

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Posted November 4, 2016 by 99th Medical Group

Q. I have Medicare and TRICARE. Can I see a doctor/supplier who doesn’t provide services through Medicare? A. Yes, but your out-of-pocket expenses are higher. If you sign a private contract with your doctor/supplier: • Medicare won’t pay any amount for the services you get from this doctor/supplier, even if it’s a Medicare-covered service; •…

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October observed as Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Posted October 21, 2016 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kristin High Airman 1st Class Alex Dyer, 99th Medical Operations Squadron medical technician, writes a name on a pink ribbon for the Breast Cancer Tree of Honor in the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Oct. 17. The tree allows beneficiaries the opportunity…

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Posted October 21, 2016 by 99th Medical Group

Q. How to keep your TRICARE coverage when you are reaching age 65. A. By taking a few simple steps, you can make sure you have your TRICARE benefits after you turn 65. Four months before your 65th birthday, you will receive a postcard from the Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC), the office that supports…

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Women can prolong their lives by taking these steps

Posted October 7, 2016 by J.D. Levite

Everyone — children and adults and men and women — should take charge of their own health to ensure they’re able to live a long and healthy life. One of the most important things women can do to maintain good health is schedule an annual Well Woman visit with their healthcare provider.  Well Woman exams…

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Suicide Prevention month promotes resources, awareness

Posted October 7, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — September was National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. The month helped promote resources and awareness around the issues of suicide prevention, how you can help others and how to talk about suicide without increasing the risk of harm. “Suicide is a growing concern not only for the Air Force and…

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Time to get your flu shot

Posted October 7, 2016 by

Col. David Avila, Nevada Test and Training Range commander receives a flu vaccine from Staff Sgt. Mark Butanis, 99th Aerospace Medical Squadron medical technician, on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Sept. 29. The flu, also known as influenza, is a highly contagious virus that is spread every year, usually between October and May. The flu…

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Posted October 7, 2016 by 99th Medical Group

Express Scripts Inc., the TRICARE pharmacy contractor, will implement a change to the TRICARE retail pharmacy network Dec. 1, 2016. This change adds all Walgreens pharmacies to the network, and removes all CVS pharmacies, including those in Target stores. Beneficiaries who continue to fill a prescription at CVS after the change will pay the full…

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DOD makes prescription drug disposal easy for beneficiaries

Posted September 23, 2016 by Terri Moon Cronk

WASHINGTON — Defense Department health care beneficiaries can now safely and easily dispose of expired and unused medications by bringing them to a military treatment facility or, in some cases, picking up a mailing envelope from the installation to send for destruction of the medications free of charge, Dr. George Jones, the chief of the…

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Posted September 23, 2016 by 99th Medical Group

Q. What is the TRICARE deductible? A. An annual deductible only applies for the following TRICARE plans. The exact amount you pay depends on the type of care you receive, your sponsor’s status, and rank: • TRICARE Standard and Extra TRICARE Standard and Extra costs depend on your sponsor’s military status: active duty, Guard/Reserve, or…

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