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Installation Overview -- Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico


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Installation Overview -- Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico

Staff Sgt. Ngu Do, 27th Special Operations Medical Operations Squadron, accesses a patient's pulse

Photo courtesy U.S. Air Force; photo by: Airman 1st Class Maynelinne Y. De La Cruz

Cannon AFB has a well-equipped, community-based, prevention-focused ambulatory care clinic which provides acute and routine care specializing in areas of family practice, aerospace medicine, pediatrics, life skills support center, family advocacy, substance abuse, women's health, physical therapy, dietary consultations, immunizations and optometry. There is also a laboratory, diagnostic imaging equipment and pharmacy.

Medical care services are offered on an appointment basis for military eligible users, and at the walk in clinic, service is based on the urgency of the situation. The Patient Advocate number is (505)784-4021. There is no emergency room at Cannon AFB. Patients are seen by appointment only. There is 24 hour ambulance service provided on base and there is an Emergency Room, providing 24 hour service, available in Clovis.

General dental care is available for active duty personnel. In addition, an emergency dental service is provided to dependents and retirees on a space available basis.

There is a high fluoride content in the water in the area which can adversely affect children's teeth. Water which has been treated is available at the Water Treatment Plant, 107 Engineers Way (Bldg 336), for use at no charge. For further information contact the Bioenvironmental Services at DSN 681-4063 or(505) 784-4063.

In the event that required care is unavailable at the either clinics, patients will be referred for care at other military or civilian medical facilities within the area. A list of TRICARE providers in the local community is available by calling the TRICARE office at (505) 784-6975.

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