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Installation Overview --MacDill Air Force Base, Florida


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Installation Overview --MacDill Air Force Base, Florida

taff Sgt. Jeffrey Thornton, 6th Medical Operations Squadron physical health technician, checks Senior Airman Claudel Claude vitals during a Physical Health Assessment as a requirement prior to his deployment

Photo courtesy U.S. Air Force; photo credit: Senior Airman Nancy Hooks

The 6th Medical Group at MacDill AFB is an outpatient medical facility, which provides quality patient care to the patient population of or to civilian specialists. The Clinic hours are 7:30 am until 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday and on Saturday, for acute appointments only, from 7:30 am until 12 noon. There are no on-base emergency medical services available. In the event of an emergency, call 911 or proceed to the nearest emergency room. For non-emergency or urgent care, contact one of the Urgent Care Facilities .Ambulance service on MacDill provided by a civilian ambulance service.

The Health and Wellness Center (HAWC) is co-located with the Fitness Center in 8115 Cypress Stand St. It offers several classes from Fitness to Weight Management and beyond. For more information, call 813-828-4739.

The MacDill AFB Dental Clinic is located 8415 Bayshore Boulevard, and offers a full range of dental care for active duty personnel. Routine examinations for Air Force personnel are scheduled through the member's unit dental examination. Emergencies will be seen by calling 813-827-9400, call by 6:45 a.m. for a same day appointment. All annual dental exams will consist of an exam and cleaning. These appointments are mandatory and you must give at least 24 hours 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 6th Medical Group has multiple locations to provide pharmaceutical care.

The Clinic Pharmacy: The outpatient unit provides initial fill service to our Active Duty and those patients seen by a provider in the clinic.
The PharmaCARE Center: Provides outpatient pharmaceutical care to all beneficiary categories.
The BX Refill Pick Up Center: Central point for picking up all phoned in refill requests and any new prescription not claimed on the day it was left at PharmaCARE Center.

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