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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 installations 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. The Defense Health Agency has established a market-based structure to manage the hospitals and clinics. Each health care market will:

  • Provide shared administrative services to the hospitals and clinics in their region.
  • Be responsible for generating medical readiness of active duty members and families in their regions
  • Ensure the readiness of their medical personnel.

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We're committed to making it easy for you to find information about how the MHS is performing. Visit the MHS Transparency Page to find data showing how our facilities score on industry standard measures for patient safety, health care outcomes, quality of care, and patient satisfaction and access to care. Search for your military hospital or clinic to see how we're doing and how we measure our performance.

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How Military Hospitals and Clinics Prepare for Disasters

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 When disaster strikes – like massive wildfires, hurricanes, tornadoes or floods – Medical Treatment Facilities (MTFs) need to be prepared.

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How MHS Video Connect Improves Mission Effectiveness and Care Quality

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Army Lt. Col (Dr.) Robert Cornfeld explains how MHS Video Connect's convenient, secure, and easy-to-use virtual video visit capability helps providers keep patients on mission and improves engagement with them, directly leading to better health outcomes.

Open to all active duty service members, retirees, and their families enrolled in a military hospital or clinic, MHS Video Connect empowers patients to meet with their military health provider virtually through live video on any internet-connected computer, tablet, or mobile device.

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MHS Video Connect Offers Convenience, Efficiencies for Providers

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BAMC Earns Re-Verification as Level I Trauma Center

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Contract Awarded for Largest Overseas U.S. Military Hospital

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The contract to build the largest U.S. hospital outside the United States has been signed, marking a significant step forward in progressing the Rhine Ordnance Barracks Medical Center Replacement (ROBMCR) project.

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New MHS Video Connect increases convenient access to care for patients

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The MHS is rapidly expanding the number of facilities using MHS Video Connect, with all continental United States-based hospitals and clinics expected to have the capability by the end of 2021.

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Migration of MTF websites to TRICARE.mil complete

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Department Of Defense Health Affairs Media Roundtable Announcement of NDAA 2017, Section 703(d) Report to Congress

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Thomas McCaffery, Assistant Secretary Of Defense For Health Affairs; Dr. David Smith, Reform Leader For Health Care Management; and Lieutenant General Ronald Place, Director, Defense Health Agency, participated in a Health Affairs Media Roundtable following the announcement that the NDAA 2017, Section 703(d) Report was submitted to Congress.

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Naval Branch Health Clinic (BHC) Earle Vol 2

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Last Updated: August 05, 2022
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