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CORONA VIRUS (COVID-19)

Corona

Current Situation

Hill AFB is at Health Protection Condition ALPHA.

The HPCON changed because Davis and Weber Counties moved to low community transmission levels as calculated by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  No surveillance testing is required in HPCON ALPHA.

To reduce the risk of catching or spreading illness, personnel should stay home if feeling sick, even if symptoms are mild. Do not go to work, school, or public places, and avoid public transportation. If symptoms are severe or you feel like you need medical care, contact a health care provider.

Medical Care

ALL patients and visitors entering the medical facility will be expected to wear a face mask or covering at all times. Patients who believe they have been exposed or are feeling sick with a fever, cough,  shortness of breath, sore throat, or body aches should speak with an appointment line operator before travelling to the clinic so that we can manage your care appropriately.

The 75th Medical Group is operational for medical appointments; however, some wellness appointments and preventive services will be pushed to a future date. Patrons will continue to utilize the Pharmacy/Dental main entrance as the single point of entry to keep our community and facility safe.  Please arrive to your appointments at least 15 minutes early and please be patient as we are screening all patients for signs of COVID-19 before they move through the medical group. 

As part of the screening we are checking for recent symptoms, travel history or a potential exposure.  Question 1: Have you had a fever with in the last 72 hours? Question 2: Have you travel outside of the state in the last 14 days? Question 3: Have you been exposed to a POSITIVE COVID-19 patient?

Answering yes to the questions on the screening form does not mean you will not receive care at the Medical Group.  It just means we need to have you speak with your healthcare team, to agree on a strategy going forward for your situation.  You will be directed to call 801-586-CARE (2273) and we will use one of the many different avenues available to us to meet your needs.  All of our provider teams are here to make sure you and your families still receive outstanding care even during these challenging times.

If before you even come to the Medical Group, you are experiencing symptoms of fever, cough or shortness of breath and are concerned that you may have been exposed to COVID-19, contact call 801-586-CARE (2273) before reporting to the Medical Group.  We will walk through the same process as if you came to our doors. You may complete the online Coronavirus Self-Checker to help you make decisions about seeking appropriate medical care via https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html.

If you are an active duty family that currently is receiving your primary care in the community and you have concerns please call the appointment line and we will see what options you have available.

This is a rapidly evolving situation and the MDG will continue to adjust accordingly.  We continue to partner with installation and local agencies to ensure the safety and welfare of our force and families. 

Pharmacy

If you are concerned about picking up your medications in person, you can transfer your prescriptions to TriCare Mail Order. TriCare Mail Order allows your medications to be delivered directly to you via mail, and provides an automatic refill program.

Click here for more information

For any other questions or concerns, please call the Pharmacy at 801-777-0418.

MDG Appointment Line: 801-586-2273 Medical Care for 75 MDG Beneficiaries; if you need care regardless of symptoms please call this line. Hours of operation are 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

75th FSS Facility Updates

Visit www.75fss.com/covid-services/ for the latest 75th Force Support Squadron services and facility hours of operation at Hill Air Force Base.

As new COVID-19 mitigation measures are announced by the installation, the page at this link will periodically be updated.

coronavirus testing

*Call ahead before entering any medical clinic if you suspect you have COVID-19, to avoid contaminating the facility and possibly exposing others to the virus.

Although COVID-19 testing capability is increasing by the day, during these initial stages there are limited testing resources at the hospitals and other medical facilities surrounding our installation.  To truly get the best use out of the testing resources, there is a screening protocol required prior to testing. 

On our installation, screening is being carried out by the 75th Medical Group’s Public Health Flight.  Active duty, Reserve, civilian personnel, and family members can call the Occupational Medicine Clinic during normal duty hours (0730-1630) at 801-777-1155 to receive guidance.  When you call the above numbers, you’ll be evaluated for testing.  If you meet testing criteria, then a prescription for the COVID-19 test will be written and/or faxed on your behalf.

If you elect not to utilize the screening services on base, you still require screening and a prescription from a physician in order to be tested.  Patients must have a complete order from a physician for the outpatient test and the printed order must be available at the time of service.  Exercising the above options will protect you from going to higher risk areas, such as testing sites unnecessarily, increasing the possibility of exposure.  Please contact the appropriate agencies first and follow the guidance provided.

Teleworking

In the current COVID-19 response and mitigation environment, leadership is empowered to make decisions that balance mission and operational requirements with safety of the force, and telework is an option commanders may consider when making work force decisions.

Units should identify the civilian positions that are telework eligible. Next, units should determine employees in telework ready positions have opted to telework. If so, they must have a current telework agreement signed (DD Form 2946), an Alternate Work Agreement in place, and have completed all required training.

The training can be found at www.telework.gov. Employees must still account for work hours and take appropriate leave (paid or unpaid) to account for time spent away from normal work-related duties (e.g., to care for a child or dependent).

Employees should discuss teleworking options directly with their supervisors.  

Weather and Safety Leave Fact Sheet

COVID Vaccine Information

The 75th Medical Group has opened the COVID vaccine to beneficiaries over the age of 12, in addition to all active duty, federal civilian employees, and contractors. 

To schedule your vaccine: Call the 75th MDG appointment line at 801-586-2273, select option 1 followed by option 5. Appointments are available daily from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Timing for the second dose of vaccine:

Pfizer - 2nd dose given 21 days or later after 1st dose.

Moderna - 2nd dose given 28 days or later after 1st dose. 

For active duty personnel, if you received your COVID vaccine off base, please check your Individual Medical Readiness to assure it shows up.

If it’s not in your IMR, bring your vaccine card to the immunizations clinic to input it into the system. It will be verified against the state registry.

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COVID Vaccine FAQ

Air Force Surgeon General COVID-19 Vaccine Education Video

Helpful Phone Numbers

Airman and Family Services Flight
801-777-4681

Legal Assistance
801-777-6626

Mental Health Disaster Crisis Line
(Open to all base personnel)
801-777-7909
After hours: 801-777-3007

Military OneSource
800-342-9647

Employee Assistance Program
866-580-9078
www.afpc.af.mil/eap