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42nd Medical Group

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42nd Medical Group

Mission Statement: Provide mission-ready Airmen and deliver high-quality healthcare.

Vision: Create the healthiest population through premier care, support, and innovation.

Motto: Trusted Care Guardians


The 42nd Medical Group supports the mission of Air University, 42nd Air Base Wing, 908th Airlift Wing, and tenant units at Maxwell Air Force Base and Gunter Annex. The Group is comprised of three squadrons: the 42nd Aerospace Medicine Squadron, 42nd Medical Operations Squadron, and 42nd Medical Support Squadron.


The 42nd Medical Group is accredited by The Joint Commission under the Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation Program. The 42nd Medical Support Squadron’s Medical Laboratory is accredited by the College of American Pathologists.


The 42nd Medical Group is comprised of the 42nd Medical Group Staff which includes the Medical Group Commander, Superintendent, Chief of Medical Staff, Chief Nurse, Chief of Aerospace Medicine, the Quality Office, Patient Safety, Group Practice Manager, and Case Managers.


The 42nd Aerospace Medicine Squadron is comprised of Flight Medicine, Trainee Health, Base Operational Medicine, Dental, Optometry, Public Health, Health Promotions, and Bioenvironmental Engineering.


The 42nd Medical Operations Squadron is comprised of Family Health, Pediatrics, Immunizations, Physical Therapy, Mental Health, Behavioral Health, Women’s Health, Educational and Developmental Intervention Services, and Chiropractor.


The 42nd Medical Support Squadron is comprised of Pharmacy, Laboratory, Radiology, Medical Logistics, TRICARE Operations and Patient Administration, Resource Management Office, Medical Readiness, Information Systems, and the Commander Support Staff.


Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday from 0730 to 1630. Every 3rd Thursday, the Clinic will close at 11:00 for training.  We are also closed for AETC Family Days and all federal holidays.


Appointments: Use TRICARE Online to schedule an appointment 24/7/365 or call 334-953-3368 during normal business hours.


After Hours Care: Urgent care is when an illness or injury is serious enough to seek health care right away, but not so severe as to require emergency room care. Some examples include earache, toothache, joint sprain, muscle pull or urinary tract infection.  NON-ACTIVE DUTY TRICARE PRIME beneficiaries can use urgent care without a referral.


Emergency Care: The 42nd Medical Group does not have an Emergency Department.  Emergency care can be treated at Baptist Medical Center East, Baptist Medical Center South, Jackson Hospital, Prattville Baptist Hospital, or Elmore Community Hospital.  TRICARE views an emergency as a medical, maternity or psychiatric condition you believe could threaten your life, limb or sight without immediate attention. Other emergencies include severe, painful symptoms requiring immediate attention, or when a person may be an immediate risk to self or others. You do not need authorization for emergency care before receiving treatment. However, if you're enrolled in TRICARE Prime you must contact your primary care manager with 24 hours or the next business day after you receive emergency care.


For more information on the 42nd Medical Group, visit our web site at http://www.airforcemedicine.af.mil/MTF/Maxwell. If you are interested in a healthcare career in the United States Air Force, visit https://www.airforce.com/careers/browse-careers/health-medicine.  You can also join us online at www.facebook.com/42mdg or www.twitter.com/42mdg.