2015 Air Force Surgeon General's "Hospital of the Year"
About the 31st Medical Group
Welcome to the 31st Medical Group at Aviano Air Base, Italy. We value you as our patient and want to ensure the best possible care. If there is anything we can do to better serve you, please contact any member of the 31st Medical Group.
The 31st Medical Group supports the readiness of 31st Fight Wing and associated units throughout the Southern European Region, ensuring the health of its community by providing optimal patient-focused medical care from internal, Department of Defense and host nation resources. The unit employs medical resources and preventative initiatives to ensure the human weapons system remains mission ready to support the expeditionary Air Force, U.S. and NATO objectives worldwide.
What is TRICARE Prime Overseas?
TRICARE Prime Overseas is a managed care option for active-duty service members and their command-sponsored family members living together in
non-remote overseas locations. Enrollment is required to participate. Retirees and their families may not enroll in TRICARE Prime Overseas.
When you enroll in TRICARE Prime Overseas, you have an assigned primary care manager at a military treatment facility who provides most of your care. Your PCM will refer you to a specialist for care he or she cannot provide.
Who is eligible for TRICARE Prime Overseas?
Active duty service members, including activated National Guard orReserve members and active duty family members. Family members must be command-sponsored.
Is there any out-of-pocket cost?
There are no enrollment fees and no out-of-pocket costs for any type of care as long as care is received from your PCM or with a referral. Care received
without a referral is subject to point-of-service fees.
How do I enroll?
All you have to do to enroll is submit a TRICARE Prime Overseas Enrollment Application and PCM Change Form once you arrive at your duty location.
Where can I get help with TRICARE?
You can receive assistance regarding the TRICARE program at any TRICARE Service Center. The Aviano TSC can be found at the 31st Medical Group Clinic. TRICARE representatives can explain the different TRICARE plan options, help beneficiaries choose the plan that suits them best, assist with completion of the enrollment application, assist with claims adjudication and locate civilian network or TRICARE-certified providers. The TSC employees assist beneficiaries who use any of the three TRICARE plans.
For more information about TRICARE, visit their website at www.tricare.mil.
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In Case of Emergency
The clinic does not provide emergency services. In the event of emergency, dial 118 off base and 911 on base. Patients are asked to contact their Primary Care Manager within one duty day to report any care received at an emergency room to ensure proper follow-up.
After Hours Care
If an emergency situation occurs, call the Command Post at 0434-30-3100 and ask them to contact the on-call interpreter. Go to the Pordenone Hospital emergency room. The Command Post will dispatch the Interpreter to meet you. Contact ISOS at 800-915-994 to receive authorization.