If you require a test for COVID-19 or think that you may need a test, message your primary care team via the MHS GENESIS Patient Portal.  If not enrolled and for more information, visit our COVID-19 Guide to Care.

The Armed Services Blood Program is conducting a blood drive September 28-30 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Field House Concourse , 2169 Field House Dr. Make an appointment at https://militarydonor.com.
Use code USAFA-CO. View our Armed Services Blood Program Blood Drive Guide to learn more.

Health Services

Flight Medicine

What we do

The Clinic provides medical and specialty services to members on flying status.  The clinic also provides occupational health examinations for patients managed under the occupational health program.

Beneficiaries Treated

Active Duty Service Members on Flying Status, Cadets on Flying Status and Firefighters

Accessing Care (Follow Instructions for Scenarios Below)

  • Routine Care for Flight Medicine Enrollees

    • Acute Issues: Search for and book same-day appointments online via the MHS GENESIS Patient Portal or contact the access to care line at 719-524-2273, option 1.  Enrollees may also contact the MHS Nurse Advice Line at 800-874-2273 or via video/web chat at https://mhsnurseadviceline.com.

    • Non Acute Issues:   Search for and book future appointments online via the MHS GENESIS Patient Portal or contact the access to care line at 719-524-2273, option 1. 

  • Return to Fly

    • Any time you are seen outside of Flight Medicine Clinic, you will be placed in a Duty Not Include Flying (DNIF) status and require clearance for return to fly, either send a MHS GENESIS Patient Portal secure message to USAF Academy Flight Medicine Clinic or contact the clinic at 719-333-5590 for further instructions.

  • Initial Flying Class (IFC) Exams:  It is important that you do all of the following actions prior to scheduling your IFC exam:

    • Complete online request via ASIMS by navigating to the Medical Clearance tab and clicking button to Start a New Medical Clearance

    • Contact Public Health via the MHS GENESIS Patient Portal at USAF Academy Public Health or contact at 719-333-9443 to conduct a hearing test

    • Contact Optometry via the MHS GENESIS Patient Portal  at USAF Academy Optometry Clinic or by phone at 719-333-5765 to conduct an IFC (I, II, or III) eye exam

    • Labs: Please ensure that you fast for at least 8 hours and be hydrated prior to walking in for lab testing

    • Ensure sure your dental is current for the year – if not, contact at 719-333-5192  

    • Must also complete a Medical History Form DD 2807 and send via MHS GENESIS Patient Portal to USAF Academy Flight Medicine Clinic.

  • Periodic Health Assessments (PHA)

    • To initiate your PHA, please click the PHAQ Link located in the PHA Column of your IMR Page (If you're not due for your PHA, you will not be able to start a new PHAQ without the MTF unlocking it). Once you complete the PHAQ, you will need to send a secure message to USAF Academy Flight Medicine Clinic via the MHS GENESIS Patient Portal or if unable to message, call Flight Medicine at 719-333-5950 to schedule your Annual PHA/Flight Physical. That appointment will also take care of the annual MHA requirement.

  • Aeromedical Consult Services (ACS)

    • If traveling to Wright Patterson for medical review of a waiver, send a secure message via the MHS GENESIS Patient Portal to USAF Academy TRICARE Beneficiary Services or call at 719-333-5416.  Identify need for initiating patient travel process in the message.

  • Airmanship Programs: see the Airmanship Program Reference Sheet for more information about whether you need a Basic or Advanced Clearance.

    • Initiate the process by sending a MHS GENESIS Patient Portal message to USAF Academy Flight Medicine Clinic identifying whether you require a basic or advanced Airmanship Clearance

    • You will be sent the Basic Airmanship Screening Tool (BAST) form to be completed and returned via the MHS GENESIS Patient Portal

    • Basic Airmanship clearance is good for four years or until graduation

    • Advanced Airmanship is good for one year or until graduation

  • O-Rides:  requests must be sent via the MHS GENESIS Patient Portal four weeks prior to the O-Ride. If civilian without access to Portal, send via organization email box indicated.

    • If Active Duty, answer the following questions in a secure message to USAF Academy Flight Medicine Clinic:

  1. Do you have any medical problems (list them)?

  2. Are you on a duty limiting profile (specifically for)?

  3. Do you take any medications (list them)?

  4. Do you feel you need to see a Flight Surgeon?

  • If all answers are NO: proceed with O-Ride without signed paperwork from Flight Medicine at discretion/risk of flying squadron commander

  • If the answer is yes to any of these questions, you will be contacted by Flight Medicine with additional inputs which may include a medical exam/appointment to make a medical recommendation for incentive and orientation flying.

  • If Civilian/non TRICARE beneficiary, complete the following:

    • Fill out the Medical Questionnaire, which can be provided either by the 306th or by requesting in an email to the Flight Medicine email organization box

    • Submit questionnaire to the organization email box four weeks prior to desired date: usaf.usafa.10-mdg.mbx.10-amds-ops-flt-med@mail.mil

      • Any yes responses will need to be reviewed by Flight Medicine

      • Once approved, Flight Medicine will provide a clearance letter

  • Tandem Jumps

    • All tandem jumps require in-person appointments with a flight surgeon

    • If a TRICARE beneficiary, submit the request to the MHS GENESIS Patient Portal at least four weeks prior to the forecasted date

    • You will be sent a medical questionnaire to be completed and returned via the same portal

    • If not a TRICARE beneficiary, submit the request to the following email organization box:  mailto:usaf.usafa.10-mdg.mbx.10-amds-ops-flt-med@mail.mil

  • Waiver Renewals

    • Copy and paste the below questions with typed responses in a new message within the MHS GENESIS Patient Portal:

      • Rank:

      • Race:

      • Gender:

      • Date of Birth:

      • DSN phone:

      • Comm phone:

      • Assigned Unit:

      • Duty Status (Active/Guard/Reserve):

      • ASC (located on the homepage of IMR) use N/A if not applicable:

      • Aircraft type or last Aircraft flown:

      • AFSC:

      • Flying hours in last 6 months:

      • Flying hours total:

      • Rating:

      • Are you PRP:

      • Orders to PCS, if so when?

  • Incentive Flights

    • Request an appointment using the MHS GENESIS Patient Portal via message to USAF Academy Flight Medicine Clinic.  Flight medicine will review your medical history for any orthopedic issues, surgeries in the past 2 years, medications to ensure they are approved for flight, mental health concerns, etc.

    • A hard copy 2992, expiration date is 14 days from date of exam (date of exam counts as day 1). Flight Medicine will generate a hard copy 2992.

How to Utilize the MHS GENESIS Patient Portal

Messages/Consults

From the Dashboard, choose the option to Message My Provider.


In the New Message menu, select the patient that the message is on behalf of.  In the To field, search USAF Academy Flight Medicine Clinic.  Type the appropriate subject, attach files as appropriate and the desired message.

Request Appointments

From the Dashboard, choose the option to Schedule an Appointment.


Select the option to Schedule a New Appointment.  From there, choose the patient that this request is on behalf as well as the Request Appointment (Other) Online in the field Choose a reason for your visit, then Search.


In the Request an Appointment menu, search USAF Academy Flight Medicine in the Send request to field.  Fill in all required fields to assist the Flight Medicine staff with the information needed to fulfill your appointment request.

Contact Us

Phone

719-524-2273, option 1

After Hours Care

​800-874-2273, option 1 or web chat/video at https://mhsnurseadviceline.com

Hours

  • Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Closed the Second Thursday of every month

Location

2355 Faculty Drive
Suite 1N308, in the Cadet Area

MHS GENESIS Patient Portal

“USAF Academy Flight Medicine Clinic”

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