The 56th Medical Group, located near Phoenix, is an outpatient only Medical Treatment Facility (MTF), which serves more than 90,000 beneficiaries (active duty military members, retirees and their families) in the immediate area. The Medical Group is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care. The Medical Group, with more than 600 assigned personnel, has a three-pronged mission that emphasizes providing great healthcare, promoting safety and wellness, and military readiness.
Mission: Engaging Military Families through Personalized and Educated Patient Care. Vision: Premier Choice... Leaders in Patient Centered Healthcare; Strengthening Partnerships... Empowering Patients to be fit to fight... healthy for life.
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All appointments for 56th MDG clinics can be made by visiting www.tricareonline.com or by calling 623-856-2273
Col. Nathan T. Schwamburger
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Internal Medicine Clinic
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Women's Health Clinic
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Nurse Advice Line
Your first line of defense when deciding what kind of care you need is TRICARE's Nurse Advice Line (NAL) at 1-800-TRICARE (874-2273) option 1.
A registered nurse can answer your urgent care questions and schedule next-day appointments at military hospitals and clinics if necessary.
The NAL is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
In the event of an emergency, you should seek care at an emergency facility. If you use TRICARE Prime and need emergency care, be sure to notify your primary care manager or regional contractor within 24 hours or the next business day.
If you think you only need urgent care, get a referral from your primary care manager or call the NAL to get advice on when and how to seek care for an urgent problem.
TRICARE Prime beneficiaries who are assigned to a Primary Care Manager (PCM) at 56th Medical Group (56 MDG) can still call their PCM or clinic for medical advice and appointments at (623) 856-2273 (856-CARE). Beneficiaries may also reach the NAL by calling 56 MDG at 856-CARE and selecting option 1
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Mission: Provide comprehensive medical care to 23,000 enrolled beneficiaries by promoting health, maintaining wellness and minimizing the impact of illness. Deliver specialty medical care to 5,500 uniformed personnel ensuring optimal performance and ensure medical readiness of the human weapons system for the largest fighter wing in the USAF. The Family Health, Medical Services, Clinical Services, and Surgical Services Flights support over 140,000 ambulatory visits and 500 surgeries annually.
Commander: Col Heather Perez
Mission: Ensure ready fighting forces by providing administrative, financial, data analysis, diagnostics and therapeutics services essential to health promotion and healthcare for 5,500 military personnel and 92,000 eligible beneficiaries. Prepare wing personnel for expeditionary operations to support global missions through ancillary services and medical benefits for their dependents. Support 194,000 patient visits in an integrated $100M managed care system.
Commander: Lt. Col. Kirk D. Huntsman
Mission: Prepare wing personnel to deploy in support of global missions. Provide aeromedical support for members in nine fighter squadrons and medical care for all active duty members at Luke AFB. Promote wellness and provide medical, dental, mental health, and optometric care for 5,500 military personnel and other beneficiaries. Ensure quality occupational and community environments through proactive public health and bioenvironmental programs.
Commander: Col. Edgar Rodriguez
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In the event of an emergency, dial 911 or go the nearest emergency room. Patients are asked to contact their Primary Care Manager (PCM) within one duty day to report any care received at an emergency room to ensure proper follow-up. To report, call Central Appointments at 623-856-2273 and choose option No. 1.
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