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Military Hospitals and Clinics

Military hospitals and clinics are the core of the Military Health System. They are located on military bases and posts around the world. Military hospitals and clinics are also referred to as Direct CareDirect care refers to military hospitals and clinics, also known as “military treatment facilities” and “MTFs.”direct care, military treatment facilities or MTFs.

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Survival rates improving for Soldiers wounded in combat, says Army surgeon general

About 92 percent of Soldiers wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan have made it home alive. Soldiers in a tactical critical care evacuation team prepare for a patient transfer mission at Forward Operating Base Orgun East, Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Marleah Miller)

About 92 percent of Soldiers wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan have made it home alive

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Air Force and Navy medical teams integrate at sea

Medical personnel from the Air Force and Navy treat a simulated casualty during a mass casualty drill aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS San Antonio. San Antonio is deployed with the Wasp Amphibious Ready Group to support maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations.

Airmen from the U.S. Air Force 379th Expeditionary Medical Group (EMG), Mobile Field Surgical Team (MFST) and Expeditionary Critical Care Team (ECCT) are embarked aboard amphibious transport dock USS San Antonio.

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Brooke Army Medical Center Transparency

Brooke Army Medical Center Transparency

This video highlights Brooke Army Medical Center's transparency initiatives and what they are doing to publish information about Patient Safety, Health Outcomes, Quality of Care and Patient Satisfaction.

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An Army specialist helps create a possible Zika vaccine

U.S. Army Spc. Chris Springer flashes a smile as he puts some of his work into one of the facility’s many refrigerators. (DoD photo by Katie Lange)

An Army specialist is one of very few service members to get to work on the Zika vaccine

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When the heat is on, corpsmen refine skills to save lives

(Left to right) Navy Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Michael Barber, Navy Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Mashfik Hossain, Navy Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Laurence Lau and Navy Cmdr. Trevor Carlson, Camp Geiger Branch Medical Clinic department head, work quickly to lower the simulated heat casualty’s body temperature. A core temperature of 107.5 can result in irreversible brain damage and 109 could result in a coma or death. (U.S. Navy photo by Danielle M. Bolton)

The Geiger clinic, responsible for the care of School of Infantry – East students and staff, sees more heat casualties than any other clinic

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Warrior ethos drives Army pharmacist

Then-Army Lt. Col. Stacey Causey, chief of pharmacy at the William Beaumont Army Medical Center on Fort Bliss, Texas, is pictured at work, June 15, 2016. With a recent promotion, Causey is now one of 12 colonels in the Army who are pharmacists. (U.S. Army photo by Marcy Sanchez)

Col. Stacey Causey’s recent promotion makes him one of 12 pharmacists in the Army holding the rank of colonel

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Military Health System Prescription Transfer Procedures


Effective immediately, all Department of Defense (DoD) military treatment facility (MTF) outpatient pharmacies will accept patient requests for prescription transfers from another MTF and from retail pharmacies. When another pharmacy requests prescription transfer information on behalf of a patient, DoD MTF outpatient pharmacies will respond to the inquirer in a timely manner.

Military Health System's Guide to Access Success


This document establishes roles, responsibilities, definitions and guidance for implementing, sustaining and managing military treatment facility (MTF) Access to Care (ATC) in the Military Health System (MHS).

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