Medical Clinic offers After-Hour Patient Service
By , 61st Medical Group
/ Published August 15, 2008
LOS ANGELES AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- What is an "On Call Provider Service?" This service is available to patients when the clinic is closed. After business clinic hours are 4 p.m. to 7 a.m., Monday through Friday, and all day on weekends, holidays, training and family days.
Patients can access this service by calling 310-653-2873, option number 7. A clerk will ask for the name of the caller, sponsor's last four of social security number, patient's name, telephone number and chief complaint. A physician assistant or a doctor will return the call within 30 minutes and provide telephone consultation regarding the medical situation. If no one calls back within 30 minutes, call again.
Urgent care referrals may be authorized for patients assigned to the 61st Medical Group. Patients visiting the area and need an urgent care authorization will need to call their primary care medical unit at home base. No authorization is required for emergency care such as stroke, heart attack, major limb and eye injury, broken bones sticking out of skin, seizures or loss of consciousness. In such cases, call 911 or proceed to nearest emergency room immediately.