General Hours: Mon-Fri 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
(Closed the first Wednesday of the month from 6:00-10:00 am for Readiness training (including Pharmacy). Closed weekends, holidays and family days)
Call 676-1847 or toll free 1-877-676-1847 for appointment.
SHEPPARD CLINIC TELEPHONE NUMBERS:
Appointment Line/On-call provider 676-1847
Toll Free 1-877-676-1847
Beneficiary Support 676-6194
Dental Clinic 676-4474
Overseas Clearances 676-3774
Met Life (Dependent Dental) 1-855-638-8371
Family Advocacy 676-2271
Family Health/Primary Care 676-6855
Family Readiness & Support 676-4358
Flight Medicine 676-6509
Health Promotions 676-6003
Internal Medicine Clinic 676-4472
Managed Care 676-7003
Mental Health 676-6075
New Parent Support 676-7239
Outpatient Records 676-3771
Patient Advocate 676-6652
Pharmacy Phone Refill 676-5709
Physical/Occupational Therapy 676-4274
Public Health 676-3051
Trainee Health Clinic 676-6480
Women's Health Clinic 676-4250
Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 7:15 am - 4:30 pm for new, renewal and pick up of prescriptions. Open 4:30 pm to 5:00 pm for pick up only.
Closed the first Wednesday each month for Readiness training from 06:30 am - 10:00 am, closed weekends, holidays and family days.
Fills new civilian/MTF prescriptions for medications on formulary. You must check-in at the pharmacy for the prescription to be processed or have used the call in renewal line. Use MiCare for renewal requests for expired prescriptions.
Call-in Pharmacy Refills: 940-676-5709 or Out-of-area: 1-800-467-9379
Refills called in by 3:00 pm will be ready in 2 duty days after 10 am. You can also go on www.tricareonline.com to order refills
Sheppard Clinic News
UPCOMING SHEPPARD CLINIC CLOSURES:
Scheduled Clinic Closures:
26 Nov - Holiday
27 Nov - Family Day
24 Dec - Family Day
25 Dec - Holiday
31 Dec - Family Day
1 Jan - Holiday
________________________________________________________ ACUTE INJURY PHYSICAL THERAPY (PT) CLINIC FOR ACTIVE DUTY
Active Duty Members: Did you know that Physical Therapy offers both walk-in and direct access evaluations without a referral from your primary care manager?
For acute muscle and joint pain or injuries occurring in the past 72 hours, walk-in evaluations are available between 1000-1100 daily.**
For unresolved muscle and joint pain in the past 6 months, a new physical therapy appointment can be scheduled in a timely manner.**
For additional information and appointments call the Physical Therapy Clinic @ 676-4274
**EXCEPTIONS: any injuries with open wounds, lacerations, infections, rashes or prescription refills should be scheduled with your primary care manager.
___________________________________________________________ COFFEE AND CONVERSATION
Sheppard Clinic is offering our beneficiaries a monthly opportunity to sit down and discuss problems, suggestions, or concerns with Medical Group leadership. Mark your calendars and join us at "The Commons" (old base library). Meetings scheduled to fit your busy life. Grab a cup of coffee at Brew U. We are looking for your input!
Wednesday, 9 December @ 8:30 am
___________________________________________________________ HOLIDAY TRAVELING? PRACTICE DROWSY DRIVING PREVENTION
Each year, falling asleep at the wheel is responsible for at least 100,000 vehicle accidents, 40,000 injuries and 1,550 fatalities nationwide. Avoid Falling Asleep:
? - Stop and drink a caffeinated beverage if you feel sleepy and take
a 30 minute nap
? - Get plenty of sleep the night before taking a long trip
? - Don't plan to work all day and then drive all night
? - Avoid high carb foods that can make you sleepy
? - Avoid allergy, cold or flu medications containing
? - Increase volume on the car stereo if driving alone
? - Take a break every two hours or every 100-120 miles and get out
of the car
? - Set a limit of 300-400 miles of driving per day
FIGHTING HOLIDAY STRESS
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) reports that close to 19 million American adults have some sort seasonal holiday depression - it's as real as turkey and football. Here are some tips to avoid the Holiday Blues:
· Get Active - see a movie, take a walk, visit with friends or volunteer, any activity will start to make you feel better
· Lower your expectations for that perfect holiday. Be realistic - expect the unexpected. (burned turkey, uninvited guest, feuding relatives)
· Rethink the reason for the season and practice gratitude - be thankful for what you do have
· Decorate your house with lots of holiday lights. Moods are affected by shorter days and longer nights, light things up
· Eat healthy - overindulgence adds to stress
· Keep your finances healthy and in check - sometimes the simple homemade gifts bring the greatest joy
· If you need help coping this holiday season call (940) 676-6075
TRICARE PHARMACY MEDICATION CHANGES!
The 2015 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) requires TRICARE beneficiaries to get some prescription maintenance drugs from the TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery or a military pharmacy starting October 1, 2015. This change doesn't apply to active duty service members, beneficiaries who live overseas, and beneficiaries who have other health insurance with a prescription benefit. More information is available at www.tricare.mil/RxNewRules.
Maintenance drugs are those you take regularly for a long time, such as drugs to control blood pressure or cholesterol. The law does not apply to drugs you take for a short time, like antibiotics, or generic drugs. Beneficiaries living overseas, or with other prescription drug coverage, are not affected.
The TRICARE pharmacy contractor, Express Scripts, sent letters to beneficiaries taking an affected drug, explaining their options. Beneficiaries can contact Express Scripts at (877) 363-1303 or check to see if they are affected at: http://www.health.mil/selectdruglist
After 1 October 2015, beneficiaries still filling an affected drug at a retail pharmacy will receive another letter informing them of the change to the benefit. After that, beneficiaries have one final "courtesy" fill at a retail pharmacy. Please note: If beneficiaries fill at a retail pharmacy again, they will have to pay 100 percent of the cost of their medication.
Waivers may be available to beneficiaries with special circumstances, such as living in a nursing home, emergency or personal needs. Beneficiaries must call Express Scripts at 1-877-363-1303 to request a waiver.
How do I switch to a Military Pharmacy?
· Military pharmacies don't stock all drugs on the TRICARE formulary, so it may not be available.
· Call your military pharmacy to see if your drug is on the formulary and request to transfer your prescription at (940) 676-6310.
EMERGENCY CARE: If you have a true emergency (threat to life, limb or eyesight) call 911 or report to the nearest emergency room. Treatment that is not considered an emergency will not be authorized for payment. This ensures space is available in our local emergency rooms for true emergencies.
Need acute professional medical advice or treatment? Call the Nurse Advice Line (NAL) for help, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at (940) 676-1847; (877) 676-1847 or (800) 874-2273.
An on-call medical professional will triage your medical needs. You may receive information on over the counter methods of treatment, may be scheduled for an appointment the next business day at the medical clinic or may be directed to an urgent care facility for treatment. If you are not directed by the NAL to an urgent care facility the visit may not be authorized for payment.
TRICARE beneficiaries, including Active Duty members, who do not call for an authorization prior to receiving care, may be billed under TRICARE Prime's point-of-service option. These fees include additional cost shares and a deductible which will cause out of pocket expenses.
OUT OF AREA URGENT OR EMERGENT CARE: Call Humana-Military (TRICARE) at 1-800-444-5445 for information on the nearest facility to your location. Contact your primary care physician the next business day to schedule or discuss follow up care.
Sheppard Air Force Base Clinic is one of the Air Force's largest medical treatment facilities and provides nearly 19,000 eligible military beneficiaries in the region with a full spectrum of medical services. In most cases, we are able to meet the vast majority of family health care needs on base.
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