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Department of the Air Force
30th Medical Group Family Practice
338 South Dakota Ave.
Vandenberg AFB, CA 93437
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 30th Medical Group provides a comprehensive community health care system a worldwide medical mission and professional development for its staff to serve a patient population greater than 18,000.
Call the appointment line at 805-606-2273.
The local TRICARE contractor has developed a referral network of local civilian health care providers who supplement the Vandenberg staff. For a list of providers in the area that accept TRICARE visit www.tricare-west.com.
For after hours medical assistance contact the Nurse Advice Line at 800-874-2273. In the event of an emergency ambulance service is available within the confines of Vandenberg Air Force Base. When dialing 911 from the main base and housing areas make sure you let the operator know you are on base.
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.
The 30th Medical Group, located in Building 13850, provides a comprehensive community health care system, a worldwide medical mission and professional development for its staff to serve a patient population of approximately 18,000.
The local TRICARE/CHAMPUS contractor has developed a referral network of local civilian health care providers who supplement the Vandenberg staff. You must be enrolled in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System in order to receive medical care at military hospitals or to have claims for civilian health care processed by TRICARE.
By law, TRICARE Prime enrollees have a higher priority for appointments in military health care facilities than those who choose not to enroll. The order for access to health care services in military treatment facilities is:
Contact the TRICARE Service Center immediately upon arrival to transfer your family enrollment. Enrollment in your new location is effective when the TSC receives a completed enrollment application. Access to a civilian pharmacy may take up to two weeks after you file for the transfer.
All active-duty service members must complete an enrollment form in order to transfer their TRICARE Prime to this region and receive their TRICARE Prime card.
Ambulance service is available within the confines of Vandenberg Air Force Base. Dial 911 from the main base and/or housing areas. People living off base should request civilian ambulance service after dialing 911.
Pharmacy hours are Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.