86th Medical Group Pharmacy Services

by Lt. Col. Ann Marie McCain and Maj. Christy Fairley
86th Medical Support Squadron

As the winter season and, yes, the flu   season draw progressively closer, your 86th Medical Group pharmacy would like to remind the KMC of services it offers and provide important information on pending changes in the TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery Program.  

TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery Program: TRICARE pharmaceutical home delivery will no longer be an option for beneficiaries receiving prescriptions at a personal APO or FPO address in Germany. German law imposes restrictions on the delivery of certain items via mail order, including pharmaceuticals, herbals and vitamins. Previously, the application of the law to U.S. forces and beneficiaries was unclear; however, recent clarification by German ministerial and postal officials has resulted in enforcement laws restricting the importation of pharmaceuticals using the TRICARE mail order pharmacy. The U.S. Postal Service will stop accepting prohibited items into the system on Jan. 1. It is important to note that other insurers who mail prescriptions are also affected by this change. Prescriptions from licensed U.S. providers may be filled at any Military Treatment Facility pharmacy. Contact the pharmacy as soon as possible to determine if your medication is available at the Ramstein clinic or to discuss alternative arrangements.  

Self-Initiated Care Kit Program: The S.I.C.K. program is an over-the-counter medication program offered during the Airman & Family Readiness Center’s weekly spouse orientation briefing.

Each participant is provided a kit and educated on utilization of the “Taking Care of Your Child” and “Taking Care of Yourself” handbooks that are included in the kit. After completing the program, members are authorized to choose three OTC medications per month free of charge. The medications that you can choose from are:

• Adult Tylenol 325mg

• Infant’s Tylenol Drops

• Children’s Tylenol Liquid Suspension    

• Children’s Tylenol 80mg Chewable

• Children’s Ibuprofen Suspension    

• Sudafed Liquid

• Sudafed 30mg Tablets

• Claritin 10mg Tablet

• Dimetapp Elixir    

• Robitussin Syrup

• Robitussin DM Syrup    

• Bacitracin Ointment

• Hydro-Cortisone 1 percent cream    

• Saline Nose Spray

• Benadryl Liquid

Drug Take Back Program: The 86th MDG pharmacy is dedicated to making our homes and communities safer while at the same time promoting a clean environment by providing a Medication Take Back program. Members may bring their old, expired, unused or unwanted medication to the pharmacy for disposal any day the clinic is open. The medication disposal bin is located in the Ramstein pharmacy lobby, Bldg. 2114, Room 105. In addition, we participate in the National Drug Take Back Day, which is held twice a year.  

Refill Prescriptions: We offer two pick-up options for medication refill. Refills can be picked up at the Ramstein pharmacy located in Bldg. 2115, Room 105, or at the automated ScriptCenter located in the Kaiserslautern Military Community Center. The first time you use the ScriptCenter, you must have your refill number and you will be prompted to set up an account. The advantage of using ScriptCenter is you can access your refills at any time as the KMCC is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  To refill prescriptions at any Ramstein location, call 06371-86-5601 and follow the instructions.

German Prescriptions: A prescription written by a German provider may be filled at your MTF or at a TRICARE network German pharmacy.  

Pharmacy Hours of Operation:     

7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday

Noon to 5 p.m. the first Thursday of the month

Closed federal holidays and wing down days

For questions, call 06371-46-2541. We are

honored to serve those who serve!