Welcome to the 31st Medical Group at Aviano Air Base, Italy. We value our patients and want to ensure the delivery of the best health care possible. If there is anything we can do to better serve you, please contact any member of the 31st Medical Group leadership.
The 31st Medical Group supports the readiness of the 31st Fighter Wing and associated units throughout the Southern European Region, ensuring the health of its community by providing high reliability patient-focused medical care for Department of Defense, Geographically Separated Units and Host Nation personnel. The unit employs medical resources and preventive initiatives to ensure the human weapons system remains mission-ready to support the Expeditionary Air Force, U.S. and NATO objectives worldwide.
The group is comprised of five squadrons, namely the 31st Dental Squadron, 31st Surgical Operations Squadron, 31st Medical Support Squadron, 31st Medical Operations Squadron, and 31st Aerospace Medicine Squadron. The 31st Medical Group is accredited by The Joint Commission and provides health services to more than 8,900 beneficiaries.
Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Murphy A. Chesney, Air Force Surgeon General, dedicated the new Air Force clinic building on Sept. 4, 1987, which served the 40th Tactical Support Wing until it was re-designated on March 23, 1994. The 31st Medical Squadron became the 31st Medical Group on Sept. 1, 1994, as part of the Objective Medical Group realignment. Initially, the group consisted of two squadrons - the 31st Medical Operations Squadron and the 31st Medical Support Squadron. In December 1997, the 31st Dental Squadron and 31st Aerospace Medicine Squadron were activated. Later in June, 2007 a fifth squadron, the Surgical Operations Squadron was inaugurated. The 31st Medical Group has played an integral supporting role in the robust build-up that has taken place at Aviano since the Bosnian peacekeeping efforts began in 1994. Additionally, the 31st Medical Group has a state of the art Health and Wellness Center, a Flight Medicine clinic located in Area F, and has established an extensive TRICARE Network consisting of more than 30 Host Nation specialists and six local hospitals. The 31st Dental Squadron provides all aspects of general dentistry in addition to specialty care in orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, and periodontics. The 31st Medical Support Squadron supplies the full range of ancillary support services. The 31st Aerospace Medicine Squadron provides care for aviators and their families and runs the occupational health and personnel reliability & accountability programs. The 31st Medical Operations Squadron provides inpatient and outpatient adult and pediatric care, internal medicine, behavioral medicine, educational and developmental intervention services, and general, orthopedic, obstetrics and gynecological surgical services.