Contact information for key programs and services at this installation.
Health care services provided by the Defense Department are available to you and your family at your installation. We know that finding the right health care is important, especially in special circumstances such as emergency or during recent move. Here, you’ll find information and options about the services you have regarding healthcare.
Enroll at http://www.TRICAREonline.com and register with the 2nd Medical Group by calling 800-444-5445.
Call 318-456-6555 to reach the 2 MDG appointment line Mon - Fri 0700-1630.
Medical care services are offered on a priority basis. First priority of care is to active-duty military; second priority is to TRICARE Prime members enrolled in the 2nd Medical Group. Non-TRICARE Prime beneficiaries are seen on a space-available basis.
There are no emergency services at the Barksdale Air Force Base medical facility.
Routine appointments are booked seven days in advance; wellness exams and physicals are scheduled 28 days in advance.
When you move, TRICARE moves with you. No matter where you go in the world, TRICARE is there before, during and when you get to your next duty station.
There are steps you need to take to make sure changes to your TRICARE coverage go smoothly. Understand that when you move, you may have to use a different TRICARE option. Visit TRICARE Moving to learn more.
Before you move, you should take care of any routine medical needs, including immunizations, and fill your prescriptions so you have enough while traveling. If you need care during your move, visit TRICARE Getting Care When Traveling to learn what to do.
Filling prescriptions while traveling
You should refill prescriptions before traveling. But if you run out of a prescription drug while traveling, visit TRICARE Filling Prescriptions When Traveling.
Getting dental care while traveling
Getting dental care while traveling depends on your location and whether you are a service member or family member.
With permanent change of station orders, ask for a copy of your medical and dental records from your military treatment facility and the dental treatment facility. Do this at least one month before your PCS date. The MTF should also transfer a copy of your record and any family records to your new duty station or you may be able to hand carry them to your new duty station.
If you want someone else to be able to get medical or dental information on you or your family while you are moving, you need to complete a DD Form 2870, "Authorization for Disclosure of Medical or Dental Information."
For more information on getting copies of medical records, visit TRICARE Request Copies of Medical Records.
The Barksdale Air Force Base Medical Facility offers medical care services on a priority basis. The first priority for care is to active-duty military; the second priority is to family members of active duty, with retired military and family members enrolled in TRICARE Prime next. TRICARE for Life retirees are on a space-available basis.
Dental care services are available to active-duty military only. Only emergency dental care is offered to other eligible individuals.
There is no emergency room at the facility.
Upon arrival at Barksdale AFB, you should transfer enrollment of your family members to our region and select a Primary Care Manager in this area. To transfer enrollment, contact TRICARE at 844-444-EAST (844-444-5445). Update your address and other personal information in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System after you move.
Those eligible for medical and dental care are referred to TRICARE network providers when services are unavailable.