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United States Air Force
U.S. Air Force Regional Hospital
307 Boatner Road
Eglin AFB, FL 32542
Health care services provided by the Department of Defense 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 Eglin Regional Hospital is one of the largest and busiest in the Air Force, serving a population of approximately 77,000. This hospital currently has four separate units including medical, surgical, obstetrical and psychiatric. There is a Fisher House for lodging across from the medical campus, phone 850-883-2865. Also, there is a Ronald McDonald House on the campus of Sacred Heart Hospital for use by military members and their dependents who are referred to hospitals in the Pensacola area (5200 Bayou Blvd, Pensacola, Florida 32503, phone 850-477-2273). There is a Veterans Affairs Clinic right outside the hospital gate (100 Veterans Way, Eglin AFB, Florida 32542, phone 850-609-2600).
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 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 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 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 Request Copies of Medical Records.
The Eglin Regional Hospital is one of the largest and busiest in the Air Force. The hospital, which serves a population of approximately 77,000, is accredited by the Joint Commission of Accreditation of Health Care Organizations. Elgin currently has four separate units including medical, surgical, obstetrical and psychiatric.
Complete ancillary support services are available as well as family advocacy.
There is an emergency room at Eglin Hospital, which is available 24/7.
The primary mission of the Eglin Regional Hospital is to provide peacetime health care to active-duty personnel and ensure they are ready for wartime deployments. Active-duty members are the first priority of medical services. They are entitled to receive complete treatment.
TRICARE Prime enrollees are the second priority. All other beneficiaries will be treated on a Space-A basis. This results in many patients being referred off base for medical care.
TRICARE, the Department of Defense managed-care program has been implemented in this region. Upon reporting to their new duty station, active-duty personnel will report to the TRICARE Service Center on Boatner Road, building 2793 to enroll for TRICARE Prime. For more information on TRICARE, call 312-DSN 875-8396 or 850-883-8396.
Eglin Regional Hospital Quick Telephone Reference
Health Benefits Advisor
Pharmacy Automated Refills
Health Care Info Line
Beneficiary Services Line (8 a.m. - 7 p.m. local)
TRICARE Provider Locator Service
TRICARE Claims Services
A 62-chair 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.