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9th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron

Mission:
Optimizes 9 RW high-altitude ISR and tenant ISR, Space Warning, and Tanker airlift missions by maximizing Beale Airmen fitness for global operations. Delivers comprehensive flight medicine, dental and optometric care to treat/prevent disease.  Assures safe workplaces, food, water and facilities while promoting wellness and delivering health education for 23K workers and beneficiaries.  Provides highly-trained, motivated medics for world-wide contingency operations.

Organization:

OPERATIONAL MEDICINE FLIGHT
The Operational Medicine Flight (OMF) consists of the Active Duty Clinic and Flight Medicine Clinic. They provide acute and chronic medical care to ensure the medical readiness of all Active Duty members in the 9 RW. They also provide routine preventive healthcare services, which includes cancer screening, cholesterol screening, and monitoring for other common illnesses.  The Active Duty Clinic works closely with each Squadron to tailor medical care to the unique needs of each Squadron’s mission. The Flight Medicine Clinic not only provides medical care for the Flying Squadrons, but also performs Annual Periodic Health Assessments (PHAs), Separation and Retirement Exams (SHPEs), Occupational Health Exams, Overseas Medical Clearances, and Deployment Clearances. In addition, they also oversee the Medical Evaluation Board (MEB) process, which determines if an Airman is able to continue serving in the Air Force when they are coping with medical conditions that may prevent them from performing their duties.


Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday

Phone: (530) 634-2941


DENTAL
The Dental Clinic’s mission is to ensure the military dental readiness of active duty members through annual dental examinations.  Additionally, they provide general and preventive dentistry services with some limited surgical capabilities, to include intravenous conscious sedation.  Sick call appointments are available daily by phone or by visiting the Dental Records & Reception desk. 

Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday

Phone: (530) 534-4781/4782


MENTAL HEALTH
The Mental Health Flight consists of active duty and civilian psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, certified alcohol and drug counselor (CADCs), and technicians. The flight is comprised of three elements:  The Mental Health Clinic (MHC), Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment (ADAPT), and the Family Advocacy Program (FAP). The MHC is a specialty clinic that offers mental health assessment, treatment, and education/outreach for active duty members. The ADAPT program facilitates prevention and treatment for alcohol or substance use disorders among active duty members. Lastly, FAP promotes prevention, early identification, reporting, and treatment of domestic abuse, child abuse and neglect, and problematic sexual behavior in children and youth. FAP provides a continuum of services designed to build community health and resilience and promote readiness by reducing domestic abuse and child maltreatment.


Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday

Phone: (530) 634-3420

PUBLIC HEALTH
The Public Health Flight provides consultation, administration, and execution of preventive medicine, communicable disease control, occupational health, food safety, deployment medicine and disaster response programs. Under this umbrella, Public Health performs many functions with the following being among the most common:  occupational health audiograms, travel medicine consultation, food safety/defense inspections and coordination of medical clearance actions for deployments. The Health Promotions Element provides programs and conducts outreach for fitness, tobacco cessation, nutrition, and behavior modification. Programs are open to active duty, DoD civilians, retirees and family members. Health Promotions is dedicated to disease prevention and health enhancement through education, training and resources that promote a healthy lifestyle.


Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday

Phone: (530) 634-4945


BIOENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
Bioenvironmental Engineering’s (BE) mission is to provide highly reliable health risk expertise to optimize human performance, prevent adverse health effects, and deliver trusted, data-driven solutions to enhance commanders’ operational capabilities. This is achieved through three key capabilities: 1. Surveillance: BE provides health surveillance by anticipating, recognizing and evaluating occupational and environmental health risks, CBRN hazards, and vulnerabilities.  2. Mitigation:  Preventing adverse health effects through flexible and sustainable force health protection recommendations. 3. Response: BE conducts emergency response and counter-CBRN operations through surveillance and mitigation.


Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday

Phone: (530) 634-2045


OPTOMETERY  
The Optometry Flight provides full spectrum primary eye care, including vision prescriptions and ocular disease management, to team Beale.  The Optometry Flight is heavily involved in human performance initiatives unique to Beale. The clinic provides customized prescriptions to meet visual demand in various working conditions and activities. Lastly, the Optometry Flight contributes to an excellent Individual Medical Readiness rate by keeping Airmen up to date with gas mask inserts.

Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday

Phone: (530) 634-2592


PHYSICAL THERAPY 
The Physical Therapy clinic provides a full range of rehabilitative services for all Team Beale active duty members. These services target musculoskeletal, sports-related, and duty-related injuries to ensure a safe and expedited return to duty. The Base Operational Support Team (BOST), which falls under the Physical Therapy flight, provides human performance optimization and readiness for Squadrons across the Installation. BOST embeds within the squadrons for 3 to 4-months. The embedment’s focus is on injury prevention and holistically based education to equip service members with vital skills to thwart injury.


Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday

Phone: (530) 634-4826


Patient Advocate:
Each clinic at the 9 MDG has a Patient Advocate assigned to assist with any patient questions or concerns. If an issue is not answered satisfactorily by a clinic Patient Advocate, you may contact the 9 MDG Patient Advocate by phone or email.


Cell Phone: (530) 713-4056

Email: usaf.beale.9-mdg.mbx.9-mdg-sga-patient-advocate-mailbox@mail.mil