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Air Force increases access to behavioral health care

Posted June 10, 2016 by Prerana Korpe

U.S. Air Force graphic The Behavioral Health Optimization Program, or BHOP, integrates behavioral health personnel into primary care clinics, to provide “the right care, at the right time, in the right place.” Beneficiaries with behavioral health concerns can seek care directly through their primary care manager. FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Nearly half of people with…

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Summer fun more enjoyable when safe

Posted June 3, 2016 by Staff Sgt. Paul Fernandez

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Summer is hot, especially in Las Vegas. While summer is a time for fun in the sun; it is also a time that you can get burned. Whether out in the sun playing sports, hiking, grilling or at the pool, remaining safe is not always in the forefront of…

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Posted June 3, 2016 by 99th Medical Group

Q. What’s my priority for care at a military hospital or clinic?   A.  Access to care at a military hospital or clinic follows the priority order below: 1. Active duty service members 2. Active duty family members and transitional survivors enrolled in TRICARE Prime 3.Retirees, their family members, and survivors enrolled in TRICARE Prime 4.Active…

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Dental Squadron seeking qualified patients

Posted June 3, 2016 by 99th Dental Squadron

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. —The 99th Dental Squadron, Advanced Education in General Dentistry, at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center on Nellis Air Force Base is seeking patients in need of multiple dental procedures that include but not limited to; root canals, crowns, dentures, fillings, gum disease, and tooth extractions. To qualify, the patient…

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Fit to Fight: Nellis AFB hosts health fair

Posted May 27, 2016 by

Tech. Sgt. Johnathon Mollison, 99th Comptroller Squadron budget analyst, preforms a bench press during a strongman competition at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., May 20. The competition consisted of three exercises: squats, deadlifts and bench press.   U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes Dashaun Johnson, celebrity Nike trainer/instructor, leads an abdominal…

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Posted May 20, 2016 by 99th Medical Group

Q. Does TRICARE cover applied behavior analysis?    A. TRICARE may cover Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) or other therapeutic services for beneficiaries with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Visit the TRICARE Comprehensive Autism Care Demonstration page for information on how to get ABA care. Contact Information North Region Contractor (Health Net) 1-877-TRICARE (1-877-874-2273) www.hnfs.com South Region Contractor (Humana Military)…

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After five decades of warnings, tobacco use still kills 1,300 Americans every day

Posted May 13, 2016 by Senior Airman Matthew Vondrasek

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb.—In 1964, the U.S. Surgeon General released a report linking smoking to ill health. The report highlighted dozens of studies from various scientists that all linked tobacco use to various diseases including: Lung Cancer, Bronchitis and Emphysema, Larynx Cancer, Oral Cancer, Esophagus Cancer, Stomach Ulcers, Circulatory Disease, Liver Cirrhosis, Bladder Cancer,…

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Posted May 13, 2016 by 99th Medical Group

Q. What is the Nurse Advice Line? A. The Nurse Advice Line is a toll-free number that puts you in contact with a team of live, registered nurses who can answer your urgent care questions 24/7. Nurses will help you decide if you should get care from a doctor or if there are other home…

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Posted May 6, 2016 by 99th Medical Group

Q. How long is my child eligible for TRICARE? A. Your child’s eligibility ends at age 21, but may continue to age 23 if he or she is enrolled at an approved institution of higher learning, unmarried, and dependent on the sponsor for more than half of his or her financial support.   To learn more,…

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Should My Child Have Dental Insurance?

Posted April 29, 2016 by Lt. Col. John Davis

SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. — As the month wraps up, I’d like to focus on one of the questions we receive quite often: “Should I sign up my child for dental insurance?” The answer is like many in life — it depends. First, the military offers two great dental insurance plans through TRICARE. For…

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