After Delivery Resources
After Baby’s Arrival
Step 1: DEERS
After discharge from the hospital, please go to the DEERS office in person to receive a DOD ID. You do not need to wait for the official birth certificate or social security card (this will come in 8-10 weeks). Take the complimentary birth certificate provided at discharge from the hospital.
Step 2: TRICARE
Next, to enroll your child in TRICARE, please call 1-844-866-9378 or visit www.tricare-west.com
. Enrollment in TRICARE Prime is automatic for the first 90 days of life. However, if you do not register your child within this timeframe, your child’s enrollment will automatically change to Select. Please ensure it is with a PCM in Pediatrics at MAFB.
Step 3: Medical Records
The third step is to call Medical Records to register your child with the MAFB clinic at 406-731-7378.
Schedule an Appointment
You are now ready for your 3-5 day nurse visit! Call the Malmstrom Clinic Appointment Line at 406-731-4633 to schedule an appointment with your pediatric nurse.
At this visit, you can expect a physical assessment to include: a weight check and jaundice screening, breastfeeding support, assistance with any referrals needed, and answers to your newborn questions.
If you have any questions prior to your first appointment, please do not hesitate to call one of the pediatric nurses directly at 406-731-4438 or 406-731-2559.
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