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Department of the Air Force
96th Medical Group - Eglin Hospital
307 Boatner Road
Eglin AFB, FL 32542
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.
The 96th Medical Group provides comprehensive medical care to approximately 92,000 eligible beneficiaries (active duty military members, retirees, and their families). The hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission. It currently has a six-bed intensive care unit and a 53-bed facility. As a teaching facility, the hospital has an active residency program in dentistry and family practice medicine allowing residents the opportunity to develop and enrich their clinical and academic capabilities. The 96th Medical Group provides a wide variety of outpatient services and presently supports one of the larger outpatient workloads in the Air Force.
There is an emergency room at Eglin Hospital, which is available 24/7/365.
The primary mission of 96th Medical Group is to deploy mission-ready expeditionary medical teams to combatant commands; deliver comprehensive health and readiness services to the joint community; drive innovation into every phase of medical education.
TRICARE Prime enrollees are the second priority. All other beneficiaries will be treated on a Space-A basis. This could results in patients being referred off base for medical care.
Upon reporting to their new duty station, active-duty personnel will report to the TRICARE Service Center on Boatner Road, building 2793, to enroll into TRICARE Prime. For more information on TRICARE, call 312-DSN 875-8396 or 850-883-8396.
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.
Eglin Regional Hospital Quick Telephone Reference
Appointment Line 850-883-8600
Nurse Advise Line 800-874-2273; select option #1
Pharmacy Automated Refills 850-883-8160
TRICARE Beneficiary Services and Referrals Line (8 a.m. to 7 p.m. local) 800-444-5445 or Tricare.mil/bwe
Dental Clinic is available and dental care is currently offered for active-duty only.
Local Community Information
There is a Fisher House for lodging across from the medical campus. There is a Ronald McDonald House on the campus of Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola for use by military members and their dependents who are referred to hospitals in the Pensacola area.