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Department of the Air Force
21st Medical Clinic
559 Vincent Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80914
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.
Medical Services: The 21st Medical Group is an outpatient medical facility, which provides quality primary care to the Peterson/Schriever Air Force Base patient population. A new online medical system, MHS Genesis, started in April 2021. To learn more and create an account, go to www.health.mil/mhsgenesis. Some departments and questions are still answered by calling 719-526-2273 or 719-526-CARE.
Peterson/Schriever Air Force Base does not have emergency services available on base, however, there are a number of hospitals in the local area to include:
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.
Gain valuable nutritional knowledge about your individual caloric needs, healthy choices, meal-planning skills and attain your nutrition goals by attending this class. Call the Health and Wellness Center to schedule.
Tobacco Cessation Class
Our tobacco cessation program offers both classroom and an online-based education using the American Cancer Society and American Lung Association curriculums. Classroom instruction is a four-week series, but there must be a minimum of four participants registered. The online instruction is a self-paced module and is available at any time.
Health and Wellness Center Classes and Services
Below are programs and services available by appointment for Peterson Space Force Base TRICARE-eligible service members:
Installation Specific Information
Medical services: The 21st Medical Group is an outpatient medical facility that provides quality primary care to the Peterson/Schriever SFB patient population. Medical appointments and services to include access to your medical records are now online at www.health.mil/mhsgenesis. Please read the "frequently asked questions" as it also has telephone numbers for assistance.
Peterson SFB does not have emergency services available on base; however, there are a number of hospitals in the local area, including Evans Community Hospital (Fort Carson), Penrose Saint Francis, Penrose Main, Memorial Hospital North and Memorial Hospital South.
Ambulance service on Peterson SFB is provided by a civilian ambulance service. You should only call an ambulance when there is an emergency and transportation is needed. In on-base housing or on commercial phones, call 911; from official base phones, call 9-911.
Health and Wellness Center
The Health and Wellness Center (HAWC) is co-located with the fitness center in Building 560. It offers a multitude of classes from fitness to weight management and beyond. For more information, call719-556-4292.
Below are programs and services available by appointment for Peterson SFB TRICARE-eligible service members:
Bod Pod Body Fat Assessment
This device is the gold standard for estimating your body fat and will estimate your resting metabolic rate. Tests last about 30 minutes and participants must wear spandex or compression clothing.
The Peterson SFB Dental Clinic is located in Building 2017 and offers a full range of dental care for active-duty personnel. Routine examinations for Air Force and Space Force personnel are scheduled through the member's unit. Emergencies will be seen by calling 719-556-1333 or 719-556-1335, Monday-Friday for same-day appointments. All annual dental exams will consist of an exam and cleaning. These appointments are mandatory and you must give at least 24-hour notice for cancellations. Dental treatment for family members not enrolled in the TRICARE Dental Program is extremely limited and available strictly on a space-available basis when an emergency occurs.
The Peterson Clinic Pharmacy is located in Building 2017 and offers prescriptions ordered by military treatment facility physicians from 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday. Call 719-556-1109 or DSN 312-834-1109.
For all refill medications and prescriptions written by a civilian/off-base providers, patients will use the Peterson East Pharmacy located next to the commissary from 8:00 a.m.-5 p.m. for full service. Call in for new prescriptions or refills at 719-556-6200. Turn around time may take up to 2-3 duty days and must be picked up within 10 days of refill request.