Dental Clinic Accepting New Patients
We are currently offering free, but limited treatment, to eligible beneficiaries in support of the Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) Residency program’s training goals. Most patients are able to receive limited care such as dental extractions, and root canal therapy on a case-by-case basis. Additionally, six patients are selected each year for comprehensive care.
Acceptance into the AEDG program requires potential patients to acquire a referral from their civilian dentist, specifying limited treatment needs prior to scheduling an evaluation. For additional information, or to schedule an evaluation, please contact the Arthur J. Sachsel Dental Clinic at (707) 423-7001.
Zika & Pregnancy - Questions, Answers, and Advice: If you have any questions about Zika affecting your health please contact your DGMC provider. If you have concerns about the transmission and risk of Zika please contact Travis AFB Public Health at 707-423-5470.
DGMC Facebook Announcement: http://tinyurl.com/ztbcl62 Learn More: www.cdph.ca.gov (search "Zika") www.cdc.gov/zika/
CONUS Nurse Advice Line: Sometimes it is difficult to know if and when to seek medical help for acute health problems, so having professional help at a moment's notice is invaluable. The Military Health System's new Nurse Advice Line for TRICARE beneficiaries does just that, toll-free, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week by dialing 1-800-TRICARE (874-2273); Option 1.
The NAL is a team of registered nurses who are available to answer a variety of urgent healthcare questions. They can help you decide whether self-care is the best option, or if it is better to see a healthcare provider. There will always be a live-person on the line to address beneficiary concerns.
The NAL offers a variety of solutions for all TRICARE beneficiaries. When necessary, the NAL can make same-day appointments with the beneficiary's PCM for beneficiaries enrolled to the MTF. If a same-day appointment is not available, the NAL can re-direct the beneficiary to the closest urgent care center. All other TRICARE beneficiaries who are not enrolled to a MTF will receive professional health advice about their urgent health concern and when to seek urgent care.
When calling the NAL, a customer service representative will verify the beneficiary's eligibility through the Defense Enrollment and Eligibility Reporting System. Those with an acute health care concern or question will be connected with a registered nurse that will ask the beneficiary a series of very standard questions to determine the next steps and allow the NAL nurse to provide the best advice possible. Beneficiaries can still call their PCM or clinic, but the NAL is another option for accessing the care in a timely fashion.
Operation Live Well: Tired of membership in the Cheese & Burger Society? We want to make cooking healthy, home-cooked meals more affordable and easy for you. The first downloadable e-book produced by the Department of Defense's wellness initiative is now "live" and features recipes for a range of healthy dishes, from breakfast items to soups, salads, vegetarian options and desserts. Download yours today! One of our #AFMS initiatives is to promote better health. This means to encourage healthy behaviors through a health-based culture to enhance resilient and human performance, while reducing illness and injury. Multiple links off our Better Health website will assist you in reaching that goal.
MiCare for Kids: The Air Force Medical Service is now registering children on its web-based secure messaging health application called MiCare which allows beneficiaries to communicate securely and privately with their health care teams anywhere and anytime. For more information, visit: www.airforcemedicine.af.mil/micare/ .