Medical and Dental Information
Air Station Houston has a full range of medical and dental care for its
active duty members. Our "Super Sickbay" is co-located on Ellington
Field about 1/4 mile from the air station hangar in a facility shared
with medical forces assigned to the Texas Air National Guard's 147th
Reconissance Wing. This facility is staffed daily by either our Medical
Officer or our Physicians Assistant and two Health Services
Technicians. The Health Services Technicians are available during
normal working hours at (281) 464-4611 and they can be contacted
through the air station duty officer at (713) 578-3000 in case of
emergency. These members can assist you in making appointments and
answering any other questions relating to health care, benefits, and/or
health practices. Normal working hours are 0700 - 1530. Routine Sick
Call is held from 0700 to 0745 and from 1230 to 1330 Monday through
Our Dental Clinic is located in the same building. Dental care is
provided one day a week (every Thursday) at Ellington field by our
Regional Dental Officer as well as a Hygienist and a Dental Assistant.
On other days, the Dental Officer is based out of Group Galveston.
Dental Office hours are 0800 to 1530. Active Duty dental appointments
can be arranged by contacting either of our Health
Services Technicians during regular work hours.
Family member medical and dental care is provided through a vast array
of local civilian providers. You are free to select from a variety of
TRICARE Options , or you may opt to participate in the US Family Health
Plan (USFHP). Local civilian dental care options are also available for
family members. Most personnel with dependents participate in the
TRICARE Dental Plan managed by United
Concordia. Our Health Services Technicians can provide you with
additional information to assist with selecting the right plan to meet
your dependents' medical and dental needs.