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Department of the Air Force
390 Walker Avenue
Chicopee, MA 01022
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.
Limited medical and dental services (exams only) are available at Westover Air Reserve Base for military personnel only. Family members of reservists on active-duty orders (Title 10 of the United State Code) for 30 days or more may seek assistance at local hospitals that accept TRICARE, or they can visit the Military Treatment Facility at Hanscom Air Force Base in Massachusetts or Groton Naval Air Station in Connecticut.
Active-duty family members are authorized to utilize local hospitals that accept TRICARE or go to the nearest Military Treatment Facility at any time.
Visit the TRICARE Health Net Federal Services website for more information.
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.
Medical and dental services (exams only) are available at Westover Air Reserve Base for Air Force Reserve personnel only, in order to ensure reservists are worldwide qualified.
Family members of reservists on active-duty orders (Title 10 of the United States Code) for 30 days or more may seek assistance at local hospitals that accept TRICARE, or can visit the Military Treatment Facility at Hanscom Air Force Base in Massachusetts or Groton Naval Air Station in Connecticut.
Active-duty family members are authorized to use local hospitals that accept TRICARE or can go to the nearest Military Treatment Facility at any time.