MDS reorganizes with two separate clinics
By Lauren Russell, 66th Air Base Group Public Affairs
/ Published November 18, 2020
HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. – The 66th Medical Squadron will divide into two separate clinics, the Warrior Medical Clinic and Family Health Clinic, Dec. 1.
All active duty members will receive care at the Warrior Medical Clinic and all non-military adult and pediatric patients will receive care at the Family Health Clinic.
“This new model will allow us to focus on deployability and medical readiness while ensuring all of our patients are receiving quality and prioritized care,” said Mark Jenner, 66 MDS group practice manager.
Jenner explained the restructure is part of the Air Force Surgeon General’s initiative to refocus resources and reform medical treatment facilities in support of an operational medical readiness model.
No patients will be unenrolled from the 66 MDS, but some may be reassigned to a new provider to align with the model.
“Any patients who will have a change of their primary care physician will receive a letter indicating such,” said Jenner.
Separating the clinics is an internal change at the MDS. Patients will still be able to contact the appointment line at 781-225-6789 and communicate with their providers via the secure messaging tool.
“We expect this change to improve care for all our patients by allowing our Warrior clinicians to focus on active duty members, and the family health clinicians to focus on their beneficiaries,” said Jenner.
For more information, contact Jenner at firstname.lastname@example.org.