The 30th Medical Group, located in Building 13850, provides a comprehensive community health care system, a worldwide medical mission and professional development for its staff to serve a patient population of approximately 18,000 at Vandenberg AFB.
The local TRICARE/CHAMPUS contractor has developed a referral network of local civilian health care providers who supplement the Vandenberg staff. You must be enrolled in DEERS (Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System) in order to receive medical care at military hospitals or to have claims for civilian health care processed by TRICARE.
By law, TRICARE Prime enrollees have a higher priority for appointments in military health care facilities than those who choose not to enroll. The order for access to health care services in military treatment facilities is:
Active duty service members
Family members of active duty service members enrolled in TRICARE Prime
Retirees, their family members and survivors enrolled in TRICARE Prime
Family members of active duty service members not enrolled in TRICARE Prime
All other beneficiaries
Contact the TRICARE Service Center (TSC) immediately upon arrival to transfer your family enrollment. Enrollment in your new location is effective when the TSC receives a completed enrollment application. Access to civilian pharmacy services may take up to two weeks after you file for transfer.
All active duty service members must complete an enrollment form in order to transfer their TRICARE Prime to this region and receive their TRICARE Prime card.