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56th Medical Group

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 or by calling 623-856-2273


Col. Nathan T. Schwamburger

56th Medical Group Information and Services

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Dial 911 For Emergency

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.
Suicide Crisis Hotline and Chat
1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Psychological Health, PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury
1-866-966-1020 [toll free]

Case Manager

Case Management

623-856-6139 or 4047