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  • What you need to know about poison prevention

    Sometimes it can be easy to forget the little things by overlooking the everyday hazards and miss identifying the potential for an incident until it’s too late. When some people think of the word poison, they think of dangerous chemicals or old-school snake venom. However, poison prevention focuses on identifying hazards in many environments and aspects including daycare and school facilities, at home, food eateries, pharmacies where over-the-counter medicines are sold, safe medicine disposal centers, tobacco sellers, and insect and reptile bites and stings.
  • Take command: Urgent care now easier to access

    As of Jan. 1, 2018, most TRICARE Prime enrollees no longer need a referral for urgent care visits and point-of-service charges no longer apply for urgent care claims. This change replaces the previous policy, which waived referrals for the first two urgent care visits per year.
  • Biomedical Sciences Corps Appreciation Week

    Col. Ronald Allen, 341st Missile Wing commander, left, signs a proclamation for Biomedical Sciences Corps Appreciation Week Jan. 19, 2018, at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont. The 341st MW set aside January 22-26 as BSC week to honor the 53rd anniversary of the event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tristan Truesdell)
  • Clinic provides care through Air Force Medical Home

    The 341st Medical Group has a mission to enable nuclear surety and optimize the health, wellness and readiness of patients through promoting a culture of trusted care.One way the base clinic accomplishes this is through Air Force Medical Home.Medical home allows patients to be assigned to a healthcare team who work directly with them and their
  • Take command: Enroll now for 2018 TRICARE coverage

    On Jan. 1, 2018, there are a number of changes coming to your TRICARE benefit. This includes a change to the current TRICARE regions. The current three regions (North, South and West) will become two regions (East and West). There will be new regional contractors for the new East and West regions.
  • Take command with TRICARE changes: Enrollments shifting from fiscal to calendar year starting in January 2018

    Starting Jan. 1, 2018, cost changes for TRICARE benefits transition from a fiscal year period to a calendar year period. Changing from fiscal year (Oct. 1 – Sept. 30) to calendar year (Jan. 1 – Dec. 31) makes the TRICARE benefit consistent with civilian health plans. The change will largely affect those plans which have an enrollment fee and are currently billed by the fiscal year.
  • Take action to make a smooth transition with TRICARE in 2018

    You may be wondering what action you need to take, if any, to ensure you continue TRICARE coverage in 2018. Some beneficiaries will need to take action, but most will not. If you’re currently enrolled in or eligible for TRICARE coverage on Dec. 31, 2017, you’ll transition to your respective TRICARE plan on Jan. 1, 2018. If you want to enroll in a TRICARE plan or change coverage after Jan. 1, 2018, you’ll need to take action to enroll in the plan of your choice.
  • Air Force Military Treatment Facilities pilot medical readiness

    Air Force Medicine has a non-stop global readiness mission. Medical Airmen must be prepared to deploy on short notice to provide life-saving and performance-enhancing healthcare in diverse, austere, and isolated locations, and all Airmen must be medically ready to deploy. To achieve this readiness mission, the Air Force Medical Service operates 76
  • PT clinic offers preventative health classes

    The Malmstrom physical therapy clinic now offers preventative health classes at the base fitness center. “I know there are a lot of people that do not necessarily want to go to the med group so it’s another way for people to be able to come see us without having to make a medical appointment,” said Tech. Sgt. Crystal Roatch, 341st Medical
  • New annual Mental Health Assessment requirement begins July 31

    Starting July 31, 2017, Airmen undergoing their annual Periodic Health Assessment may notice something new. A Mental Health Assessment will now be part of every annual PHA, to help ensure that Airmen suffering from undiagnosed mental health issues are referred to the necessary care. Mental health issues are a serious problem for U.S. Armed Forces
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