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Department of the Air Force
701 Hospital Loop
Fairchild AFB, WA 99011
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 92d Medical Group provides primary care (warfighter clinic, flight medicine, family practice and pediatrics) services, women's health, optometry, physical therapy for active-duty service members only, mental health for active-duty service members only, immunizations, laboratory, health and wellness center, radiology and pharmacy services.
The 92d Medical Group does not have an emergency department/room. The nearest ERs are located at Sacred Heart Medical Center and Deaconess Medical Center. There is no urgent care at the 92d Medical Group. There are multiple urgent care facilities in the local community. Active-duty service members must have an approved authorization/referral to be seen at an urgent care. For active-duty service members to get an approved urgent care referral, call the appointment line at 509-247-2361. If after hours, call the Nurse Advice Line, 800-874-2273 (800-TRI-CARE).
Fairchild is in the TRICARE West region and is managed by Health Net Federal Services. For assistance with TRICARE issues, call 844-866-9378.
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.
If you live in a Prime Service Area, then TRICARE Prime is an option for you. A Prime Service Area is usually within a 40-mile area of a military clinic or hospital. With Prime, you have a primary care manager, who may be a military or civilian doctor, or a team of doctors, who manages your health care needs.
If you don't live in a Prime Service Area and are an active-duty service member, TRICARE Prime Remote is your other option. Eligible family members have to live with their active-duty sponsor (with some exceptions) to enroll in TRICARE Prime Remote. In most cases, your primary care manager is a network provider. If there's no local network provider, you can choose any TRICARE-authorized provider to act as your primary care manager.
TRICARE Select is an option for active-duty family members and retirees. With TRICARE Select you can see any TRICARE-authorized provider, non-network or network. You pay a deductible and cost shares, prior authorizations are not needed for most care.
When using TRICARE Select:
TRICARE For Life is for those who have Medicare and TRICARE. You do have to enroll with Medicare Part A and B. Coverage is automatic as long as you reflect in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System as TRICARE-eligible and have enrolled in Medicare Part A and Part B. When you go to a Medicare doctor, show your Medicare and uniformed service identification cards. Your provider files your claims with Medicare. Medicare pays first and sends the claim to the TRICARE For Life claims processor. TRICARE then pays second for TRICARE-covered services.
If you're an active-duty family member, you don't have to have Medicare Part B to keep your TRICARE benefits. You must have Part B to keep TRICARE once your sponsor retires.
When you move, update your personal information in DEERS as soon as possible.
To find a provider, you can search the Medicare Provider Directory, or call 800-633-4227 to find a Medicare-certified provider. Visit the Medicare website or the TRICARE For Life website to learn more. You will need to sign up for Medicare three to four months before turning 65, or once you know you are eligible, in order to keep your TRICARE coverage.
NOTE: Retirees have an annual enrollment fee for TRICARE Prime and Select.
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 92d Medical Group provides Family Health, Pediatrics, Immunizations, Women's Health, Optometry, Laboratory, Pharmacy Services, Physical Therapy, Mental Health, Allergy/Immunization, Laboratory, Health and Wellness Center, Radiology, Physiological Training and Aerospace Medicine.
Active Duty service members and their families enrolled in TRICARE Prime receive the highest priority for care followed by retirees and their families also enrolled in TRICARE Prime. TRICARE Standard patients are seen on a space available basis only, regardless of the status of their sponsor. Patients who are TRICARE for Life (age 65 and older) may request enrollment for TRICARE Plus to be seen at the Military Treatment Facility
The 92d Medical Group does not have an emergency room (ER). The nearest ERs are located at Sacred Heart Medical Center (101 W 8th Ave) and Deaconess Medical Center (800 W 5th Ave); Both are located in Spokane, approximately 20 minutes from the base.
Patients will be referred by their primary care managers for care not available on the installation. Urgent care needs require prior authorization from a primary care manager. Emergency care does not require a prior authorization or a referral.
United HealthCare Military & Veterns is the TRICARE contractor for this region. They may be reached at 877-988-9378 for further information.
The 92d Dental Clinic provides diagnostic examinations and dental radiology, emergency dentistry, preventive dentistry (dental prophylaxis, fluoride treatment, sealants, patient education), restorative dentistry (fillings), endodontics (root canals), periodontics (health of gums and tissues around the teeth), prosthodontics (dentures, crowns, bridges), and oral surgery.
Active Duty service members receive the highest priority for care. All others are seen on a space available basis, in the following priority: family members of active duty, military retirees, family members of retirees; all other eligible beneficiaries.
For AD/family member dental emergencies during non-duty hours, contact the Family Health Clinic at 509-247-2361 to be put in touch with the Dentist on Call.
Dental Care for active duty family members is primarily through their civilian dentist; families are encouraged to be enrolled in the dental insurance plan. This can be done online. Enrollment is done by the military sponsor, not the Fairchild Clinic.
The Fairchild Dental Clinic is limited to Space Available care for emergencies, exams and cleanings in which the patient sits and waits for an opening "same day" with no guarantee. This is open to those family members who opt not to enroll in the dental insurance. This care is by no means complete, and it is highly encouraged to utilize the insurance plan. To locate a civilian dentist who participates in the dental insurance program, go to the above listed website. The FAFB Dental Clinic cannot make provider recommendations.
Many municipalities in the local area do not have flouridated water. Parents are advised to obtain and follow civilian dentist's recommendations for dental care.