Hospital services

Support missions to impact certain hospital services

“Wright-Patterson Medical Center stands ready to provide additional teams of medical aviators to support the President and our nation.”

These deployments will have an impact on the delivery of care.

“As team members temporarily depart Wright-Patt, we want to be fully transparent about the impact these deployments will have on our personnel and our ability to provide care to our beneficiaries,” said Col. (Dr. ) Ryan Mihata, deputy commander of 88 MDG. . “Some previously scheduled appointments with relevant providers and clinicians will be rescheduled.”

Beneficiaries can also provide:

* Delays in non-emergency medication refills

* Longer wait times for replies to TRICARE secure messages

* Delays in non-urgent routine appointments

* Decrease in the availability of hospital beds

* Postponement or cancellation of elective surgeries to allow for emergency surgeries

During this time, beneficiaries are encouraged to take advantage of all available care options, including:

* Urgent care centers in the community for acute care needs

* Visit the the closest emergency room for real emergency conditions

* Nurse advice line: or 800-TRICARE

“While many providers, nurses and staff are impacted by the impending deployments, our on-site care teams will still be available,” Mihata said. “People will continue to have access to secure messaging, pharmacy refills and some medical appointments, although response may be delayed as they work to support all beneficiaries with medical needs and provide trusted care. to our active duty population.”

As Wright-Patterson Medical Center navigates these temporary changes, recipients can remain confident that the goal of providing reliable, ready care for all is always at the forefront.

“Our best response will require a unified effort from our providers, our clinicians and our beneficiaries,” Lyons added. “We appreciate your understanding and partnership as we strive to provide trusted care to our patients here at Wright-Patterson and beyond.”