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United States Army
Family Advocacy Program - MEDICAL
Bldg 21 Patriot Ave.
Ft Buchanan Puerto Rico 00934
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 Health Clinic on the installation offers services to Active Duty and Warriors in Transition (WT). There are over ten major hospitals in the Metropolitan Area, private and public. There are also various health centers that offer a wide variety of services. Most accept TRICARE, and other major health insurance. For information, contact 787-707-4393. For Family Advocacy - Medical, contact 787-707-2050.
When you move, TRICARE moves with you. It's there before, during and when you get to your next duty station. It's available worldwide. There are steps you need to take to make sure changes to your TRICARE coverage go smoothly. With your 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 to get care during your move, visit Getting Care When Traveling to learn what to do.
Filling prescriptions while traveling
You should get all prescriptions refilled 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, or MTF, records section and the dental treatment facility, or DTF. Do this at least one month before your permanent change of station 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.
There are over ten major hospitals in the Metropolitan Area, private and public. There are also various health centers that offer a wide variety of services. There are medical institutions that specialize in the treatment of heart disease, mental health, substance abuse counseling and treatment, nuclear medicine, and others. Most of them accept TRICARE, and other major health insurance programs. Yearly deductibles and co-payments are involved. At this time there is not a TRICARE PRIME program for retirees on the island.
The Health Clinic on the installation offers services to Active Duty and Warriors in Transition (WT). The pharmacy welcomes off base prescriptions from all eligible individuals.
The dental clinic on post is reserved for active duty soldiers only. Some complicated dental surgery procedures for active duty soldiers are referred to Roosevelt Roads Naval Base Hospital.
Military family members are referred to private dentists accepting a Dental Insurance Plan if purchased. The TRICARE Family Member Dental Plan (TFMDP) is a comprehensive and affordable dental plan available to eligible spouses and children of active duty Uniformed Service members.