• Team Scott showcases medical team to Air Force Surgeon General

    Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, Air Force Surgeon General, and Chief Master Sgt. Dawn M. Kolcynski, Medical Enlisted Force and enlisted corps chief, were given a tour of the medical facilities and assets across Scott Air Force Base, March 9.The tour was led by Col. Richard L. Woodruff Jr., 375th Medical

  • Little Hats, Big Hearts (Video)

    When the Rays' newborn baby needed life-saving surgery, the Air Force sent an aeromedical evacuation team to sustain and transport him across the ocean within a few hours. The Ray family is now finding ways to pay it forward and support other families.

  • Air Force expands virtual appointments

    The Air Force Medical Service is eliminating some of the hassle of medical appointments by expanding use of virtual, over-the-phone appointments for patients who do not need to see their provider in person.

  • Strengthening Trusted Care culture in Air Force medicine

    On October 26th, 2017, over 130 leaders across various health care organizations gathered to listen to Lt. Col. Christian Lyons and Lt. Col. Michael Fea speak on Trusted Care’s aim of positioning the Air Force Medical Service as a high reliability organization.

  • 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.

  • Medics maintain readiness through patient decon exercise

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill -- The 375th Medical Support Squadron executed their quarterly In-Place Patient Decontamination training Aug. 17-18 at Scott Air Force Base. The purpose of the IPPD training is to provide hands-on equipment training for the first receivers who may have to decontaminate

  • 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

  • New Air Force health mobile app available for patients

    The Air Force Medical Service has launched a new mobile app to connect Airmen and patients to news and information about the AFMS. The new app is a mobile version of the AFMS website, and lets users customize their experience based on the Air Force military treatment facility (MTF) they use. This

  • Scott recognizes Mental Health Awareness Month

    Since 1949, May has been observed as National Mental Health Awareness Month, an opportunity to bring about greater awareness of psychological health concerns and conditions, to offer support for those who are living with these conditions, and to promote increased access to care and treatment.This

  • 4N’s can now apply for licensure

    For decades the Air Force has trained medical technicians to practical nurse levels, but has not licensed them. On March 22 in Jefferson City, Mo., the Missouri State Board of Nursing voted unanimously to approve the Air Force Basic Medical Technician Corpsman Program as a practical nurse