Wright-patterson AFB Medical center
88th Medical Group
4881 Sugar Maple Drive, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio 45433
The 88th Medical Group is one of the largest Air Force Military Treatment Facilities providing primary and specialty care to over 58,000 eligible beneficiaries in the area. The group is comprised of seven squadrons that provide direct support to Air Force beneficiaries and service members. The many specialized clinics located within the facility provide exceptional medical care for the beneficiaries assigned to the area.
The 88th Medical Group is a major military and civilian integrated platform that is committed to operational readiness, outstanding customer service, and the commitment to delivering world-class health care.
Located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in the northeastern Dayton, Ohio area, the 88th Medical Group’s mission is to ensure medically fit forces, provide expeditionary medics, and deliver Trusted Care to all they serve.
Exceptional care is provided within the dozens of specialty clinics including, cancer care, dental, dermatology, physical therapy, pediatrics, OB/GYN, mental health, nutritional medicine and more.The Emergency Department located on the first floor, provides world-class adult and pediatric emergency patient care, education, and training.
Arriving at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
The closest airport is James M. Cox Dayton International Airport located 17 miles from base.
After coming through the main gate off of Route 444, drive past the Hope Hotel, which will be on your right as you drive along Chidlaw Road. Continue straight until you reach Schlatter Drive. Turn right onto Schlatter Dr. and drive past the Wright-Patterson Inn on your right and the medical center will be on your left. There is plenty of parking located around the facility.
There is a 24-hour arrival point on Wright-Patterson AFB. Information will be provided concerning your unit orderly room, temporary base lodging and meals. All officers and accompanied enlisted members in need of inprocessing information from the 24-hour arrival point should report to the Visiting Quarters (VQ), Area A, Bldg 825, 937-257-3451, DSN 312-787-3451, using Gate 12A. If you do not need the assistance of the 24-hour arrival point, then report directly to the unit orderly room to which you are assigned.
Signing in from a PCS is no longer required. Members of Air Force Reserve components must report to the location specified on their orders.
Military Medical Inprocessing is held every Monday (except holidays) at 7:30 a.m. in the Wright Patterson Medical Center Auditorium. Spouses are welcome to attend! For more information regarding inprocessing, you can call 937-522-3583.
For the Wright-Start Orientation you can call 937-656-1386. Your unit Command Support Section will schedule you to attend Inprocessing and Wright-Start. Spouses are highly encouraged to attend. This is a mandatory event for all active duty members.
TRICARE Information and News
WPAFB Kitty-Hawk Pharmacy – Location: First Floor, Main Hospital, Area A
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; closed the first Thursday of the month, 1 to 4:30 p.m. for training.
For a full list of community health centers, visit the Health Center Program at https://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/.
Check the US News Health directory online at https://health.usnews.com/doctors/search to find the best doctor for your family.
The American Dental Association provides a list of dentists near you on their website https://findadentist.ada.org/.
FOR THE CHILDREN
To be enrolled in an Ohio school, a child must be at least 5 years old on or before Aug. 1 or Sept. 30 of the school year, depending on the district. Check with the school in your area for other requirements.
If your child is preparing to attend college, this information on scholarships may be helpful.
FOR THE SERVICE MEMBER
Current service members can attend college in their off-duty time and have their military branch pay the tuition. Learn about the Military Tuition Assistance Program. Use the Tuition Assistance (TA) DECIDE tool to help you make the best use of your tuition assistance dollars.
If you were or are in the military, you may be eligible for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits. If you are a spouse or dependent, you may be eligible too.
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When moving to a new location, it is important to know who to call when you have an emergency or you need help. Below are some organizations you will find useful.
Child Care Aware:
Under the site’s “Child Care 101” tab you’ll find information related to locating quality child care, the types of child care available to you and how to evaluate the child care providers you visit. There’s also a special section for the military child on the website covering topics such as military fee assistance, payments and provider services.
Ohio Department of Job and Social Services (937) 225-4148
Dayton Department of Public Health (937) 225-5700
Dayton Humane Society (937) 268-7387
WPAFB Medical Center (937) 257-0837
Admissions and Dispositions (937) 257-9183
Behavioral Health Optimization Program (937) 257-9012
Blood Donor Center (937) 257-0580
Brace Shop (937) 257-3524
Cancer Care (937) 257-4159
Chiropractor (937) 257-8697
Clinical Health Psychology (937) 257-6687
Dental (937) 257-8761
Emergency Department (937) 257-9111
Exceptional Family Member Program (937) 257-5938
Family Advocacy Program (937) 257-4608 or (937) 257-6429
Family Health (937) 257-9012
General Surgery (937) 257-9922
Health Promotions (937) 904-9358
Immunizations (937) 257-3822
Intensive Care Unit (ICU) (937) 257-8732
Laboratory (Lab Collection Center) (937) 522-6998
Mental Health (937) 257-6877
OB/GYN Women’s Health Clinic (937) 257-1160
Optometry (937) 257-9310
Pediatrics (937) 257-4784
Physical Therapy (937) 257-8753
Pre-Admission (937) 257-9604
To contact or learn more about the Kitty-Hawk Pharmacy located on the first floor in Area A, call (937) 257-9032, option 2.
To contact or learn more about the Satellite Kitty-Hawk Pharmacy located across from the Exchange gas station and Shopette on Area A, call (937) 937-257-9032, option 1.
For Inpatient Medical Records, call (937)257-9326; for Outpatient Medical Records, call (937)257-4282; for Release of Information, call (937) 257-9157.
For a complete list of all of the clinics and services visit the WPAFB Clinics and Services page.
Call 937-257-6547 for more information.
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In Dayton, the summers are long, warm, and humid; the winters are very cold and windy; and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 22°F to 85°F and is rarely below 5°F or above 92°F.
The warm season lasts for 3.9 months, from May 24 to September 21, with an average daily high temperature above 75°F. The hottest day of the year is July 20, with an average high of 85°F and low of 67°F. The cold season lasts for 3.0 months, from December 2 to March 2, with an average daily high temperature below 46°F. The coldest day of the year is January 29, with an average low of 22°F and high of 37°F.
The wetter season lasts 4.6 months, from March 24 to August 11, with a greater than 31% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 42% on June 8. The drier season lasts 7.4 months, from August 11 to March 24. The smallest chance of a wet day is 20% on January 28.
The overall cost of living in Dayton, OH is 8% lower than the Ohio average and 17% lower than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of Dayton, OH, the city’s goods and services are 7% higher than the Ohio average and 6% higher than the U.S. average.
Wright-Patterson AFB is located less than one mile from the city of Fairborn, Ohio, in Greene and Montgomery Counties. The City of Dayton is within 5 miles of the installation. Fairborn is a beautiful town with many shopping areas, restaurants, and parks. The town is also home to Wright State University. Dayton has many cultural events and museums, such as live concerts at the Hobart Center or Nutter Center, and the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. The beautiful RiverScape MetroPark in Dayton offers a variety of outdoor activities to enjoy, such as ice skating, walking paths, and music festivals. Enjoy a baseball game with the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park less than an hours drive from base.
Some other points of interest include Carillon Historical Park, Boonshoft Museum of Discovery, Mad River Trail, and Goat Maids Farm.
Wright-Patterson AFB hosts one indoor pool and two outdoor pools on base. The Aquatic Department offers swim lessons for all ages and abilities, water aerobics classes, lap swimming, CPR and First Aid classes, and a Youth and Masters Swim Team.
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