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97th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron

97th Medical Operations Squadron

97th Medical Operations Squadron

The Operational Medical Readiness Squadron consists of seven flights: Primary Care, Aerospace and Operational Medicine, Optometry, Public Health, Bioenvironmental Engineering, Mental Health and Dental.

The Primary Care Flight is responsible for the majority of primary care in the medical group. The flight consists of Family Health, Pediatrics, Allergy and Immunizations. Approximately 5,100 TRICARE enrolled beneficiaries receive primary care and a myriad of other services here to include minor procedures, routine wellness, and preventive care.

The Aerospace & Operational Medicine Flight is comprised of two elements:  Flight & Operational Medicine Clinic (FOMC) and the Base Operational Medicine Clinic (BOMC). FOMC provides care for permanent party, student flyers, and civilian personnel with flight, medical, occupational exams, flyer sick call and squadron welfare visits.  BOMC performs medical standard operations to include separation exams (SHPE), profiles, overseas clearances, Periodic Health/Mental Health Assessment (PHA/MHA) and retraining evaluations. 

The Optometry Clinic provides services to active duty members, retirees, and dependents. Services include glasses prescriptions, contact lens updates for current contact lens wearers, and treatment and management of ocular diseases that do not need surgical intervention.  The Public Health Flight ensures medical readiness for 1.1K Active Duty personnel, and works closely with all other medical clinics to provide medical care to our deployers.  Public Health maximizes Occupational Health and Safety for 44 shops with over 1000 employees.  Through the Community Health program, Public Health inspects over 20 facilities for food safety and sanitation and provides mosquito and illness surveillance for the entire base population.

The Bioenvironmental Engineering Flight ensures the occupational and environmental health of all personnel and residents of Altus AFB.  The flight monitors 46 industrial shops, analyzes the drinking water quality for ODEQ and EPA compliance, and manages the base radiation, EMF, and laser safety programs.  Additionally, the Bioenvironmental Engineering Flight teams with other base response agencies during emergency responses to identify health hazards to responders as well as the base and local populations.

The Mental Health Flight provides assessment, treatment, and education on a wide range of psychological and emotional issues. This flight also manages the Family Advocacy Program as well as the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment Program. All programs provide a myriad of outreach services to assist Team Altus for improving resiliency and coping skills.

The Dental Flight provides timely, quality dental care to active duty members, ensuring the maximum number are world-wide qualified and mission ready at all times. Various dental services are provided ranging from preventive dentistry to comprehensive care including endodontics, prosthodontics, operative dentistry and oral surgery.

 

(Updated as of August 2017)