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Installation Overview -- Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany


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Installation Overview -- Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany

Saber medics will move into a new 80,000-square-foot clinic projected for completion in 2012. Clinic construction started in November 2008.

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The 52nd Medical Group located on Spangdahlem Air Base provides primary medical and dental care, pediatrics,Women'a Health, flight medicine, and life skills support. Eifel West, located on the Bitburg Annex, provides pediatric dental specialties and EDIS.

Medical services are available to civilian and contractor employees for a fee. Retirees, non-command sponsored dependents, civilians, contractors, and their family members can be seen at the 52nd medical and dental clinics on a space available basis only, which is extremely limited.

Due to a recent transition from a hospital to a clinic family members do have access to routine care but in many cases they will be referred off base to the four local hospitals especially for emergency care at either: Marienhausklinik, Bitburg; St. Elisabeth Krankenhaus, Wittlich; Klinikum Mutterhaus der Borromaerinnen, Trier or Krankenhaus der Barmherzigen Bruder, Trier.

Dental sick call is by appointment. Appointments are generally scheduled within 24 hours of calling. The after-hours dental advice line can be reached through the main medical appointment line.

Dental care for family members is extremely limited, and is provided on a 5 day Space-available basis only. Military members are highly encouraged to have their family members enrolled in the Tricare Family Member Dental Plan. If you are already enrolled, you will automatically be covered at your new overseas base. There are several dentists in the local area that are part of the Tricare Dental Network. For additional information, visit the TRICARE website .

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