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Cannon VIPRR clinic: Individual Medical Readiness goes green

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  • By Senior Airman Alexcia Givens
  • 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs

The 27th Special Operation Medical Group will now be providing virtual Mental Health Assessments and Periodic Health Assessments using the Defense Health Agency’s Virtual Integrated Patient Readiness and Remote Care Clinic at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., until Dec. 31. The VIPRR clinic will be available for use by non-flyers from 5:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The VIPRR clinic uses phone and secure messaging options to reach service members needing military medical support, reducing barriers to individual medical readiness and allowing Air Commandos to accomplish their PHA and MHA in a single clinic visit.

“The 27th SOMDG has been looking into many ways to open bandwidth and increase access to our members with a goal of improving medical readiness,” said U.S. Air Force Maj. Matthew Negrey, 27th SOMDG chief of aerospace medicine. “Utilizing the current IMR data and our high operations tempo, we were able to show them why Cannon would benefit from this support.”

After completing their online PHA or MHA questionnaires, Cannon AFB personnel can call the VIPPR clinic to schedule appointments to fulfill Individual Medical Readiness requirements.

“The wing’s readiness posture and our patients are the biggest benefactors,” Negrey said. "The agreement only extends to the end of December, so all members who are yellow or red for their MHAs and PHAs who are not fliers or arming use of force should utilize this service.”

To book a VIPRR clinic appointment, Cannon Air Commandos should call 1-844-863-3236.