Nix, Jr. Medical/Dental Clinic
Description of Services
To Our Patients
Welcome to the Ralph R. Nix Jr. Medical / Dental Clinic. We offer health care to eligible active duty beneficiaries
for all branches of service.
Your Healthcare Team
Your medical team consists of one Physician, a Physician Assistant, Pharmacist, two Dental Officers, Dental Hygienist and Health Services Technicians. Also contract services such as Physical Therapy and Psychology are provided on a referral basis.
Contacting your Healthcare Team
Your concerns and questions are important to us. Members enrolled to our facility that have questions regarding their treatment plan, medications or duty status that do not require a face to face visit with your provider; contact the front desk to reach a member of your health care team or by e-mail at MedTeam.Petaluma@uscg.mil. Please allow up to 24 hrs. for a response.
You can schedule an appointment by calling (707) 765-7200 during normal business hours and pressing option 1 for medical and option 2 for dental. You can also schedule by visiting our medical or dental front desk. At times our phone lines may be busy, please leave a message with your contact info and someone will return your call.
We provide a broad range of services, including:
- Primary Care Medicine
- Well woman exams
- Birth control
- Laboratory work
- Physical exams
- Referral services
If we are unable to meet your medical needs, we will refer you to an appropriate medical facility. Currently routine care for all other beneficiaries is not available due to operational commitments and the large rotating student population.
Our Dental staff offers a wide range of service to active duty members, including:
- Dental examinations
- Simple extractions
- Endodontic treatment
The pharmacy is available to fill prescriptions for all active duty patients and eligible beneficiaries. The medications the pharmacy carries are primarily from the DoD Basic Core Formulary (BCF). The BCF list can be found at http://pec.ha.osd.mil/bcf.php?submenuheader=1
. The pharmacy will be not be able to fill prescriptions from off base providers if the medication is not in stock or if the pharmacist is not available. Please contact the pharmacy at (707) 765-7887 to check availability prior to arriving at the clinic.
The pharmacy also provides a limited over-the-counter program in accordance with Coast Guard policy. The program is limited to two items per family per week. Please note that items listed below are not guaranteed to always be available.
||Saline Nasal Spray
|Available Children's Medications
|Tylenol Chewable Tablets*
|Tylenol Infant Drops*
* Trade names are for reference purposes only. When commercially available, all generic-equivalent products are dispensed.
Physical Therapy Services
Our facility is staffed with a part time licensed Physical Therapist. Services are available 3 days a week and can be facilitated by your PCM through a referral. We perform general muscular-skeletal evaluations and therapy, sports recommendations, exercise counseling, advice on reducing injuries and coordinating home therapy.
We can perform a wide variety of testing for active duty members to include routine laboratory tests, electrocardiograms and limited diagnostic x-rays.
Evenings, Weekends and Emergencies
The clinic maintains on-call services 24 hours a day to address
acute care needs. If an emergency exists, dial 911. An emergency is defined as any condition, which if left untreated, will pose a serious threat to life, limb or eyesight or will cause undue suffering. As soon as practical, Active Duty members must notify the duty HS and
their Command of the emergency room care and/or admittance to the hospital. A follow-up appointment must be scheduled with your PCM after discharge.
Patient satisfaction is very important to us. We have implemented Patient Advisory and Quality Assurance committees to ensure we achieve these goals. We welcome your constructive suggestions. Please feel free to use the suggestion box located just inside the main clinic entrance or complete a survey online at: https://surveys.uscg.mil/Community/se.ashx?s=6F20F77448DC8E36