HEALTH SERVICES ON FORT HOOD
The health care system at Fort Hood provides a unique blend of medical, dental
and mental health benefits for Soldiers and their families.
Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center...
The Fort Hood facility was re-designated a medical center in May 2006. There are
nearly 155,000 eligible beneficiaries in the communities surrounding Fort Hood
Medical Center Staff...
â€œTeam Darnallâ€ as the Medical Center staff is called, consists of 2,500
Soldiers, Department of the Army civilians, contractors, and volunteers. On an
average day, CRDAMC staff members fill 5,000 prescriptions, conduct 3,867
outpatient visits, perform 26 surgeries, deliver seven newborns, treat 170
patients in the emergency room, and admit 31 new patients to the facility.
For the period of 2003-05, Darnall was awarded the Army Superior Unit Award. One
reason was providing care for more than 2,500 wounded warriors through its 24/7
Operation Gentle Landing program. Staff for this program was also recognized as
the 2006 recipient of the Bell County Judgeâ€™s Award for Meritorious Service at
the Bell County Judge and Commissionersâ€™ Committee on People with Disabilities
annual awards luncheon held Oct. 18.
Additionally, CRDAMC has provided pre-deployment and post-deployment health
screening of 140,000 Active and Reserve Component troops in support of OIF/OEF
since 2003, helping Fort Hood earn the Armyâ€™s Deployment Excellence Award in
2003, 2005, and 2006.
Primary Care Managers...
Active-duty personnel receive a primary care manager at one of the Fort Hood
military medical clinics during in-processing at the Copeland Soldier Service
Health Care Clinics...
Primary care services are provided to beneficiaries through a system of family
health care clinics located on Fort Hood with one additional clinic in Copperas
Cove. The majority of these clinics offer pharmacy as well as basic laboratory
and X-ray services for patient convenience. In addition to these family centered
primary care-related clinics, there are pediatric, internal medicine clinics and
other services available.
The Bennett Health Clinic, Monroe Health Clinic, and the Thomas Moore Health
Clinic, provide full-service primary care to active-duty military personnel.
There are also two aviation troop medical clinics.
A wide range of specialty clinics and services are available at CRDAMC.
Resources include Magnetic Resonance Imaging, CAT scanner, full service
obstetric care with a Level II neonatal intensive care unit, a Level III
emergency room capability, multiple surgical sub specialties, Department of
Mental Health (Psychology and Psychiatry), Department of Social Work, and
Department of Substance Abuse Services to name a few.
The Population Health Center is a source of information about diabetes, asthma,
tobacco use, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, weight management and
healthy lifestyle options. Prevention and education programs are available for
those at risk of developing chronic medical conditions.
Robertson Blood Centerâ€¦
CRDAMC operates Robertson Blood Center located at Bldg. 2250, 761st Tank
Battalion Avenue. RBC collects, tests, and distributes blood in support of
global medical readiness during peacetime and combat operations for Soldiers,
family members and retirees. It is one of the largest donor centers in the
Department of Defense. The telephone number is 285-5808.
CRDAMCâ€™s Emergency Department provides services 24-hours daily and is staffed by
board certified emergency physicians as well as residents who are part of the
hospitalâ€™s nationally recognized Emergency Medicine Residency Program.
Patients using Darnallâ€™s emergency center for non-emergency health issues are
cared for according to a triage system that prioritizes severe medical problems.
The Clinical Operations Division is responsible for policies and operations for
all outpatient medical services. The Patient Representative Office, Information
Desk, 288-8000, and the Patient Appointment Service are three major support
services operating under the COD.
The Patient Representative Office is open each business day and includes a
CRDAMC representative and personnel from the 1st Cavalry Division, 4th Infantry
Division and the 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary). They are available
from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, to assist with concerns,
complaints or compliments. The representatives can be reached at 288-8156.
Patient Appointment Service has one central number, 288-8888. The PAS is open
Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Weekend Acute Care Clinic is a
walk-in clinic from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The Pediatric Clinic
on weekends and holidays will book its own appointments. Call 288-8280.
Fisher House provides a home away from home for families of patients at Carl R.
Darnall Medical Center. The Fisher House gives families a clean, safe, low-cost
place to stay while tending to and supporting their loved one. Active duty,
retirees and veterans who are CRDAMC patients, as well as their family members
and significant others are welcome to stay at Fisher House.
Fisher House is run by donations and some Combined Federal Campaign dollars, but
has none of its own funding. Donations of food, supplies and funding are
accepted at any time. The home features a fully stocked kitchen, laundry room,
large dining and living room, vast array of books, DVDs, spiritual reading
materials, computers, and other amenities to offer a home-like environment to
the families who stay there.
DENTAC provides complete dental care to active-duty service members. Five modern
dental clinics are near major units. Emergency dental care is provided through
Darnall Medical Centerâ€™s emergency room.
Family members may enroll in the TRICARE Dental Plan. Dental clinics on Fort
Hood serve only service members. Family members must select a local dentist.