81 MDG Health Expo October 2020
ALL APPOINTMENTS SCHEDULED AT THE MARINA PARK
We are offering the following preventive services by appointment only throughout the month of October:
- Mammograms – Every Friday [Call 228-376-0475]
- Bone Density Screening – Every Friday
- Oral Cancer Screening – Daily [Call 228-376-0513]
- Cervical Cancer Screenings – 10/8, 10/13, 10/14, 10/22, 10/24 [Call 228-376-5752 
- Skin Cancer screening – 10/2, 10/9
- Lung Cancer screenings/Smoking Cessation – 10/2
We Can Rise Above Cancer
Cervical Cancer Screening
Cervical Cancer Screenings saves lives!
- Women younger than 21 years – No screening is recommended
- Women aged 21-29 years – Cytology alone every 3 years
- Women aged 30-65 – Human papillomavirus and Cytology co-testing (preferred) every 5 years. Cytology alone (acceptable) every 3 years.
- Women older than 65 – No screening is necessary after adequate negative prior screening results
- Women who underwent total hysterectomy – No screening is necessary
Breast Cancer Screening
Screenings are from the age 40 on every year. If you are experiencing any problems, see your primary care provider prior to making an appointment with mammography. Early detection can save lives!
Skin Cancer Screening
Prolonged sun exposure as well as family history of skin cancer increases the chances of skin cancer. Annual skin screenings are important to ensure that skin cancer that may be developing is not left untreated.
Oral Cancer Screening
Oral cancer screenings are a very important part of your yearly check-up. Early detection of oral cancer can be a vital part of successfully managing and treating possible cases. Your doctor should be including us in your yearly exam, if you are unsure you can always ask a provider.
Other Preventive Services
Hours: Monday to Friday 0730-1600.
The Immunization Clinic at Keesler AFB is a walk-in clinic. Most patients do NOT require a written prescription to receive a vaccine. This includes patients receiving "routine" vaccinations and any mandatory active duty vaccination.
Patients who DO require a written prescription to receive a vaccine:
- Non-standard vaccines given for patients traveling to a foreign country
- Any vaccine given outside the normal ages due to a specific need or medical condition
- Yellow Fever vaccines are given ONLY on Wednesdays from 0800-0900.
- Small Pox vaccines are given ONLY on Mondays and Wednesdays from 0730-0800.
Contact: 228 376- 0385, DSN 591-0385
Adult and child outpatient services; appointments can be made through a self-referral by calling the clinic or through a consult from a medical provider. A Mental Health provider is available every day during business hours for walk-ins. Along with utilizing the referral system, medical providers may request consultations from mental health professionals.
ADAPT (alcohol/drug abuse prevention/treatment program)
- Social work
In an effort to promote readiness, health and wellness, ADAPT provides comprehensive services to individuals, in coordination with their commands, who are experiencing problems attributed to substance abuse/misuse. ADAPT provides service for all Active Duty Air Force members with alcohol or drug problems. The ADAPT staff is available for presenting information and participating in outreach activities upon request.
The three methods of referral:
- commander's identification
- medical referral
ADAPT also offers dependents, retirees and DOD employees no cost assessments and will offer referral services for treatment as necessary.
FAP (family advocacy program)
Consists of four components, including New Parent Support Program (NPSP), Prevention and Outreach, Treatment Services, and Victim Advocacy for families experiencing high levels of stress.
The NPSP offers support and information to women and couples to enhance healthy parenting and family wellness. Contact with families with via home, hospital and clinic visits or phone contact, based on need. Education and support on any concern related to parenting and child development is provided by a Registered Nurse.
Outreach and prevention programs provide educational awareness enhancing services such as training, classes and briefings to base personnel on a wide array of topics related to family wellness.
Treatment program clinicians are fully licensed, Masters level Social Workers. Following a thorough assessment, families may participate in individuals, couples, and or family counseling designed to enhance healthy patterns of communication and to decrease potential for conflict. Strategies always seek to build on familial strengths, cohesion and resilience.
Domestic Abuse Victim Advocate (DAVA) offers 24 hours/7 days a week response to suspected domestic abuse victims. The DAVA establishes and maintains current and effective safety plans and makes notifications to FAP, law enforcement, and command if imminent risk of serious harm or death is established. The DAVA also advises victims of the reporting options and the military or civil actions available to promote safety. The DAVA accompanies the victim to appointments or court proceedings when requested by the victim.
New Parent Support (NPS)
Voluntary program providing help for active duty single- and dual- parent families expecting a baby or with a child under age 3. Services offered include: Prenatal Health, Changing Family Dynamics, Importance of Dad’s Role, Feeding Options, Postpartum Concerns, Growth & Development, Sleep Patterns & Strategies, Discipline Strategies, Education/Referral Resources, Anything you are concerned about…
Family Advocacy Strengths-Based Therapy (FAST) Services
Couples/Marital Counseling (Communication, Conflict resolution, Building trust, Building support systems), Parent Education, Stress Management Education, Emotion Regulation Skills, Crisis Intervention.
Contact: (228) 376-3457
Domestic violence and child abuse can happen to anyone. Family Advocacy is here to help families who have had a maltreatment incident or who are at high risk for such incidents. If you suspect abuse please call Family Advocacy to make a referral. Our Domestic Abuse Victim Advocate (DAVA) is available 24/7 by calling (228) 641-1666 to provide support and services to victims of domestic abuse.
Days and times services offered: We are open Monday – Thursday 0800 -1600, and Fridays 0800 – 1500. We are located in the Behavioral Health Clinic 81st Medical Group Bldg 0468.