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Installation Overview --Scott Air Force Base, Illinois

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Installation Overview --Scott Air Force Base, Illinois
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The 375th Medical Group supports the 375th Airlift Wing and 66 associate units. In addition to the medical group's readiness mission, it provides health services for more than 60,000 local beneficiaries and 1,500 aeromedical patients. The medical group is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, American Dental Association, American Hospital Association, College of American Pathologists and American Medical Association.

The 375th Aerospace Medicine Squadron enhances mission performance through disease prevention, medical intervention, environmental protection programs and preparation for medical contingencies. A staff of more than 100 Air Force healthcare professionals organized into six flights provide flight medicine services to nearly 2,000 rated personnel and their families. Services include; preventive integrated health care through public health, bioenvironmental engineering, optometry and health and wellness center activities for 33,000 beneficiaries. In addition they coordinate aeromedical staging transfer and care for injured and wounded military members from all Armed Services and provides disaster and war-related medical readiness training for nearly 1,000 medical personnel.

The 375th Dental Squadron provides a full range of dental services for active duty military members including general dentistry, endodontics,oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics, periodontics and prosthodontics. The squadron also supports an Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency Program.

Families of active duty military are highly encouraged to enroll in the TRICARE Dental Program to obtain dental care from civilian dentists, as space-available dependent care is extremely limited. Likewise, dental care for retired military and their family members is very limited and only available on a space available basis.

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