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Nellis Air Force Base opens for limited services to eligible beneficiaries

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Posted at 11:22 PM, Jul 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-15 10:11:36-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Nellis Air Force Base will reopen installation services, including the exchange, commissary, and food services, to eligible beneficiaries on weekends starting on July 18.

Access to the satellite pharmacy on weekends will begin July 25 to allow beneficiaries time to transfer prescriptions back to the base.

Prescriptions must be submitted by 10 a.m. on July 21 to be picked up on July 25.

Nellis AFB is currently in Phase 2 as of July 9, according to officials, and the base remains under a Public Health Emergency.

Nellis Air Force Base reverting to Phase 2 of reopening

Eligible beneficiaries can continue to receive their prescriptions by mail or retail pharmacy if they choose, according to the base.

TRICARE shields retirees from out-of-pocket costs that exceed $3,000 per family, per year with a catastrophic cap. All enrollment fees, deductibles, co-payments and cost-shares paid out-of-pocket count toward this family catastrophic cap.

Nellis Air Force Base leadership and medical professionals say they continue to monitor and work closely with federal, state, and local health officials to ensure response efforts are coordinated.

For the base to move into Phase 3 and beyond, the following criteria must be met and sustained for at least 2-3 weeks: no significant change in positive COVID-19 cases, robust testing capability, hospital surge capacity, and extensive tracing measures, among other stipulations.

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The base says its phased approach is aimed at preserving the health and safety of all base beneficiaries while ensuring the continuation of critical missions.