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OBTAINING MEDICAL CARE CAPT P. Jane Powers, USPHS Director, Office of Health Services Office of Marine and Aviation Operations April 2013.

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1 OBTAINING MEDICAL CARE CAPT P. Jane Powers, USPHS Director, Office of Health Services Office of Marine and Aviation Operations April 2013

2 RESPECTHONORCOMMITMENT WHAT DOES NOAA HEALTH SERVICES DO? NOAA Health Services is responsible for a comprehensive health program for all who embark on NOAA controlled vessels, aircraft, and participate in NOAAs diving program. The staff is composed of nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and registered nurses who minimize medically related disruptions to sailing, flying, and diving by: Providing acute/urgent/emergent medical care during operations Developing and applying medical and physical standards, medical screening programs, environmental assessments, and programs that focus on disease prevention and control

3 RESPECTHONORCOMMITMENT OVERVIEW OF NOAA HEALTH SERVICES POSITIONNAMELOCATIONDUTIES Director, Office of Health ServicesCAPT Jane PowersOMAO Oversees overall health care delivery to OMAO Regional Director of Health Services – East (RDHS-E) CDR Les CruiseMOC-A Overall health care delivery to all east coast ships (Deputy Director) Regional Director of Health Services – West (RDHS-W) CDR Michelle PelkeyMOC-P Overall health care delivery to all west coast ships AOC Medical OfficerCDR John HarrisAOCAviation health care Dive Medical OfficerCDR Joel DulaighNOAA Diving ProgramDiving health care Chief, Medical Affairs Branch, CPCCDR Elizabeth Hobson-PowellCommissioned Personnel Center Coordination of health related services for NOAA Corps Officers Advanced Staff Medical OfficerLT Christian RathkeMOC-A Ship medical coverage and RDHS-E and MOC-A coverage as needed Rotating Medical OfficerLCDR James McEnteeMOC-A/Ronald Brown MOC-A health services support and direct medical services to ship Rotating Medical OfficerCDR Dan DeLeonMOC-A/Ronald Brown MOC-A health services support and direct medical services to ship Staff Medical OfficerCDR Helen BallantyneMOC-P Ship medical coverage and MOC-P coverage as needed Ship Medical Officer LT Lisa Amaya (LCDR Randy Collins after July 13) Okeanos ExplorerDirect medical services to ship Ship Medical OfficerCDR Al GoldsteinHiialakaiDirect medical services to ship Ship Medical OfficerCDR Hung TranOscar Elton SetteDirect medical services to ship

4 RESPECTHONORCOMMITMENT HOW DOES NOAA HEALTH SERVICES SERVE THE NOAA CORPS? Chief, MAB: primary POC for medical policies and procedures, facilitates pre-employment medical process, manages medical records and monitors for deficiencies, monitors invoices and payments for medical services, validates medical/dental qualifications, liaison between NOAA Corps officer and NOAA Health Services Director, Office of Health Services: fitness for duty processing for all NOAA Corps officers and candidates, consultation/advice MOC Health Services: periodic physical examinations, immunizations, consultation/advice NOAA Diving Program: monitors fitness for diving duty, consultation and advice Aviation Health Services: monitors fitness for aviation duty, consultation and advice

5 RESPECTHONORCOMMITMENT CONTACTS Who do I call for information related to my health care coverage? Call TRICARE in your region: North Region South Region West Region Who do I call for information related to my dental care coverage? Call the TRICARE Active Duty Dental Program (ADDP) at: ADDP (2337) Who do I call to report a change in my health status (including pregnancy) or have a question about medical policies and procedures? Call CDR Elizabeth Hobson-Powell at: (301) Who do I call if I have a question about fitness for duty? Call CAPT Jane Powers at: (541)

6 RESPECTHONORCOMMITMENT UPDATES/REMINDERS FAQ: Getting Medical Care When You Are Sick or Injured a. Informational handout to be posted soon b. Other topics for FAQs? TRICARE: a. Nurse Advice Line (NAL): coming soon! TRICARE b. TRICARE West Region contract managed by United Healthcare Military and Veterans as of April 1, ADDP: a. Instructions for accessing dental care found at: https://secure.addp-ucci.com/ddpddw/adsm/benefits-remote.xhtml

7 RESPECTHONORCOMMITMENT QUESTIONS? 11


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