The 72nd Medical Group supports the wartime and in-garrison medical capabilities for HQ Air Force Sustainment Center, Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex, the 72nd Air Base Wing, and more than 45 associated units assigned to six major commands, including the second largest flying associate wing in Air Combat Command, the Navy's Strategic Communications Wing ONE and several Department of Defense agencies. The 72nd Medical Group provides health services for more than 64,000 beneficiaries. The 72nd Medical Group is accredited by The Joint Commission.
Mission: Medically Ready Global Force
Vision: Ready Warrior Medics Delivering Exceptional Trusted Care through Increased Readiness, Better Care, Better Health, And Lower Cost, To Empower Team Tinker’s Global Force Mission
The medical group is comprised of three squadrons:
The 72nd Health Care Operations Squadron provides comprehensive primary care and limited referral and space-available subspecialty care to TRICARE-enrolled family members and retirees at the medical group. The 72nd HCOS is comprised of two flights providing the following services: Family Health, Women’s Health, Pediatrics, General Surgery, Physical Therapy, Chiropractic, and Immunizations.
The 72nd Medical Support Squadron consists of six flights providing Resource Management, TRICARE Operations and Patient Administration, Medical Information Services, Pharmacy, Diagnostic Imaging and Therapeutics, and Medical Logistics, which includes medical equipment repair and facility management. The 72nd MDSS supports health care delivery by managing a group budget of $29 million and manpower programs for more than 485 staff members. The managed care program supports an enrolled population of 14,800 amounting to approximately 150,000 annual patient visits. Additionally, the squadron provides ancillary services with a $9.2 million pharmacy budget servicing 22,000 prescriptions a month, diagnostic imaging with an average of 800 images monthly and laboratory services with an average of 6,400 tests monthly.
The 72nd Operational Medical Readiness Squadron enables combat power through disease prevention, medical intervention, occupational and environmental health programs and preparation for medical contingencies. A staff of approximately 250 health care professionals, organized into nine flights, provide flight medicine services, preventive integrated health care through Dental, Mental Health (Family Advocacy, Substance Abuse Counseling), Public Health, Bioenvironmental Engineering, Optometry, Audiology and Health and Wellness Center activities. The 72nd OMRS also boasts the Air Force’s largest Occupational Health Program, serving nearly 10,500 personnel on Tinker AFB.