Urgent & Emergency Care
If you are experiencing an emergency, call 911.
Shaw Air Force Base doesn’t offer urgent or emergency care services.
Urgent Care services treat non-life-threatening health issues that require immediate attention, such as sprains, the flu, colds, and other common illnesses.
If you’re unsure about whether you need urgent care, contact the Military Health System Nurse Advice Line to speak to a registered nurse. Visit MHSNurseAdviceLine.com for web chat and video chat, or dial 1-800-TRICARE (874-2273).
To learn about how TRICARE covers urgent care, visit the TRICARE Urgent Care page.
If you are experiencing a life-threatening medical situation (including mental health emergencies), call 911 immediately. Emergency care services treat life-threatening medical issues such as threats to your life, limbs, sight, or safety.
To learn about how TRICARE covers emergency care, visit the TRICARE Emergency Care page.