Mon. - Wed: 0730 -1630, Thursday: 1230 -1630, Friday: 0730 -1630, Closed Weekends

Helpful Websites: MEDDAC-J Facebook Page, BG Crawford Health Clinic

Helpful Numbers: Central Appointments: DSN 263-4175, Cell: 046 407 4175 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri: 7:00am-4:00pm --Thu: 7:00am-8:00am;
12:00pm-4:00pm, Behavioral Health
Appointments: DSN 263 -4610, 
 Cell: 046-407-4610, Pharmacy: DSN 263 - 4495, Cell: 046-407-4495

The US Army Medical Department Activity-Japan (MEDDAC-J) provides outpatient primary care and limited specialty care services to active duty personnel, retired military, Department of the Army civilians and their families. While the main service of MEDDAC-J is primary care, other services available include physical therapy, optometry and behavioral health services.

MEDDAC-J is staffed by internal medicine and family practice physicians and a nurse practitioner who see all authorized beneficiaries. Social workers provide individual, marital, family, and group counseling.

Specialists in pediatrics, surgery, internal medicine, obstetrics, dermatology, urology, allergy and radiology are available at local U.S. Air Force and Navy hospitals. Referral by a MEDDAC-J provider is necessary for an appointment to see a specialist. However, MEDDAC-J personnel will assist in obtaining these appointments once the primary care manager refers the patient to specialty care. MEDDAC-J also provides a daily shuttle to and from Navy and Air Force Medical Treatment Facilities.

Civilian Costs -- While active duty and their family members and retirees and their eligible family members receive medical care at the clinic at no cost, civilians are charged for care administered at either the military or Japanese health care facilities. The MEDDAC-Japan Community Relations Officer will liaison between the host nation hospital and the patient to ensure prompt payment to the hospital. Payment mechanisms differ depending on the beneficiary category of the patient. If you have any questions concerning payments, please contact the MEDDAC-J Community Relations Officer at 315-263-8197.

Inpatient Care -- Beneficiaries requiring in-hospital care are referred or evacuated to the 374th Medical Group Yokota, U.S. Naval Hospital Yokosuka or host nation medical facilities such as Kitazato University Hospital in Sagamihara City if the required care is not available in the military system.

Emergency Care - MEDDAC-J does not have an emergency medicine department. Emergency medical services may be obtained by calling 911. For 911 calls initiated on Camp Zama, a MEDDAC-J ambulance will transport the patient to the appropriate host nation hospital with the capability and capacity to meet the medical need.

For 911 calls initiated on Sagamihara Family Housing Area or Sagami Depot, a host nation ambulance will transport the patient to the appropriate host nation hospital with the capability and capacity to meet the medical need. In all cases where a U.S. patient is taken to a host nation hospital, MEDDAC-J will launch a translator to the hospital to facilitate communication between the patient and the clinical staff.


Helpful Numbers:  DSN: 315-263-4603, Cell: 046 407 4603, Comm: 011-81-46-407-4603

Moving with TRICARE

When you move, TRICARE moves with you. It's there before, during and when you get to your next duty station. It's available worldwide. There are steps you need to take to make sure changes to your TRICARE coverage go smoothly. With your move, you may have to use a different TRICARE option.

Please note:

  • You and your family members have to show as TRICARE eligible in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System, or DEERS.
  • For TRICARE plan information, visit the TRICARE Plan Information Kits page.
  • Regional and overseas contractor information is available on TRICARE's Contact Us page.
  • Print out the TRICARE contact wallet card and keep it with you.
  • Always keep personal contact information current in DEERS, especially your address and email.
    In overseas locations, you have two options for care:

    TRICARE Overseas Program-Prime is for active-duty service members assigned overseas. Units are near military clinics and hospitals. To enroll in in the program, family members must be command-sponsored. Your primary care manager is a military provider or team of providers.

    TRICARE Overseas Program-Prime Remote is available in certain remote overseas locations. It's for assigned active-duty service members and their command-sponsored family members. Your primary care manager is the overseas contractor who you contact through regional and country specific call centers.