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Installation Overview --Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi

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Installation Overview --Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi

Keesler Medical Center

Photo courtesy U.S. Air Force; photo by: Kemberly Groue

The 81st Medical Group, the Air Force's third largest medical group, operates Keesler Medical Center, one of the largest medical centers in the Air Force. Its primary mission is to maintain medical readiness for worldwide contingencies by providing quality, cost- effective healthcare for 10,947 active duty and 46,981 eligible local beneficiaries in a 40-mile catchment area.

The 81st Medical Group provides the most comprehensive array and quality of services available in the Gulf Coast area. TRICARE Prime is the DoD's premier program for delivering comprehensive health care.

The medical center offers almost 60 services and education programs with a staff of approximately 1,700 military and civilian members and partnerships with Tricare and the University of Mississippi Medical Center. The medical center has seven newly-renovated surgery suites and a myriad of improvements throughout the basement including flood barriers on external doors and a re-alignment of high-dollar assets to floors above the basement level.

TRICARE Prime beneficiaries enrolled to Keesler Medical Center may use the 1-800-700-8603 appointment line to book or cancel appointments and leave telephone consults for their primary care managers. You may enroll or transfer your TRICARE Prime enrollment to Keesler Medical Center at the Patient Registration Office, room 1A-230 or at the TRICARE Service Center on Pass Road.

Medical Center Clinic Hours are 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 7 a.m.-4 p.m. "up" Fridays. The family practice, internal medicine and pediatric clinics see patients 7 a.m.-4 p.m. compressed work schedule Fridays. Clinics normally are closed for Warrior Day training from 11-5 p.m. the second Thursday of each month.

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