FORT CARSON


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Evans Army Community Hospital (EACH)

Ft Carson Health Services Evans Army Community Hospital

Quick Reference Phone Numbers

Emergency 911
Emergency Room/Ambulance 526-7111
TRICARE Nurse Advice Line 524-2273, or 866-422-7391 option 3
Appointment Line 524-CARE (2273) or 526-CARE or 866-422-7391 option 1

Pharmacy

Pharmacy Call-in Refill Prescriptions 526-7410, 524-4081 or 888-745-6427
Patient Advocate Office 526-7225
Hospital Operator 526-7000

The U.S. Army Medical Department Activity – Fort Carson is the command that operates Evans Army Community Hospital and its 2,300 military and civilian personnel. The hospital is the key component of the Colorado Springs Military Health System. The CMHS is a single, integrated military health care delivery system. It strives to be the model of an integrated military health care system, delivering health and value for our beneficiaries and stakeholders.

Evans hospital is in Building 7500 off Titus Boulevard, near the golf course. As the key component of the joint-services Colorado Springs Military Health System, it provides primary care services using the medical home model of care to Soldiers, other service members, Family members and retirees. The five-story, 92-bed hospital includes an inpatient/family care ward, mother/baby birthing center, intensive care unit, inpatient behavioral health ward, internal medicine and emergency room. An adjoining, two-story building contains the Warrior Family Medicine Clinic and numerous outpatient specialty clinics with 400 examination and treatment rooms. A common area atrium connects the two buildings of the Evans hospital complex. This area includes the Patient Services Center, admissions and dispositions office, a medical library, chapel and the main pharmacy.

Adjacent to the hospital is the 153,350 square-foot, three-story Woods Soldier Family Care Center. This houses the Iron Horse Family Medicine Clinic, which also serves as a Soldier Centered Medical Home, pediatrics, the 24-chair Dental Clinic 2, physical therapy, occupational therapy, podiatry, orthopedics, chiropractic care, a Child and Family Behavioral Health System office, outpatient records, ancillary radiology, a pharmacy and a coffee shop. The Mountain Post Behavioral Health Clinic, Robinson Family Medicine Clinic/Soldier Centered Medical Home and the DiRaimondo Soldier Centered Medical Homes are also on Fort Carson.

Community-based clinics include the Premier Medical Home in north-central Colorado Springs (Austin Bluffs Parkway and Union Boulevard) and the Mountain Post Medical Home in east-central Colorado Springs (Platte Avenue and Powers Boulevard). Beneficiaries who live in surrounding areas are welcome and encouraged to enroll in the community-based clinics.

Visit the hospital’s webpage at www.evans.amedd.army.mil. This contains a complete telephone directory and useful information about our services and clinics. Also, our Facebook and Twitter pages include daily posts related to wellness, health and medical issues as well as hospital announcements, so “like” us at www.facebook.com/EvansArmyCommunityHospital and “follow” us at twitter.com/EvansHospital.

Tricare Enrollment

Military Families can enroll in TRICARE Prime by calling United Healthcare Military & Veterans at 877-988-WEST (9378) or visiting www.tricare.mil and selecting Enroll or Purchase a Plan. Active-duty service members will be enrolled to EACH when they inprocess at the Fort Carson Welcome Center. TRICARE Prime provides patients with the best means of access to health care at EACH. Family members must be enrolled in TRICARE Prime or their care may be limited. TRICARE Standard patients are able to use services within the Emergency Department, pharmacy, radiology and the lab. Dependent parents and dependent parents-in-law are not assigned a primary care manager (PCM) within Evans Army Community Hospital.

How To Make Or Cancel An Appointment

TRICARE beneficiaries can make, cancel and reschedule appointments or talk to an advice nurse by calling the Patient Access Service line at 524-CARE (2273) or 526-CARE (2273) or by accessing TRICARE Online at www.tricareonline.com. Outside of business hours, beneficiaries can call the Patient Access Service line and select option 3 to be connected to the National Nurse Advice line to receive home health care advice for themselves or their children or be referred to the EACH Emergency Department. Please cancel or reschedule appointments if you cannot make it; do not miss your scheduled appointments as this negatively affects other patients and your providers.

Emergency Department

Patients requiring emergency care should be taken directly to the hospital’s Emergency Department. Emergency services are available 24 hours a day. The telephone number is 526-7111. Patients are seen on a medical priority basis, based on the seriousness of the injury or illness, not necessarily in the order of arrival.

Ambulance Service

For ambulance service on Fort Carson, call 911 from any civilian or military phone. The Fort Carson ambulance service will respond to on-post emergencies only. Civilian ambulances will respond to off-post emergencies.

Patient Administration

The Patient Administration Division (PAD) of EACH helps Soldiers and Families order medical records from other military facilities and civilian hospitals, copy medical records, process birth certificates, conduct Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) checks, initiate line of duty investigations, provide notary services and processes requests for release of medical information. This department provides for and coordinates all administrative matters related to the admission and disposition of inpatient and outpatients services. For more information, call 526-7298/7287.

All patients 10 years old and older must present a military identification card for treatment at EACH. A parent or guardian must accompany children under 18.

All military Family members must be enrolled in DEERS prior to receiving nonemergency medical care. The Electronic Medical Record (AHLTA and HAIMS) is the primary record source for patient appointments, however a copy of Outpatient Records can be delivered to the clinic for appointments as needed. Medical records for all beneficiaries are maintained at the hospital. Questions concerning records may be answered by calling 526-7293.

PAD provides excellent administrative support services to the hospital staff and beneficiaries in the most effective and efficient means possible.

Pharmacy Services

All eligible TRICARE beneficiaries may have prescriptions from both military and civilian providers filled at EACH’s pharmacies at no charge. Medication availability is determined by the DOD Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee and generally includes medications designated as Basic Core Formulary or Uniform Formulary within the Military Health System. The formulary search tool is available at: www.expressscripts.com/static/formularySearch/2.0.5/#/formularySearch/drugSearch?accessLink=FSTResults. Medications designated as DOD non-formulary are not available through military treatment facility pharmacies.

The Evans Main Hospital Outpatient Pharmacy is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m.to 4 p.m. on training holidays. The Woods Soldier Family Care Center Pharmacy is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. All outpatient pharmacies are closed on federal holidays. Full-service pharmacies are also at Robinson Family Medicine Clinic, Mountain Post Medical Home and Premier Army Health Clinic for patients receiving care at these clinics. Hours for these pharmacies are listed at: www.evans.amedd.army.mil/Pharmacy/pharmacy.htm. Prescription refills must be ordered in advance either by phone at 524-4081 or 888-745-6427 or by using the online ordering system (preferred): www.evans.amedd.army.mil/scripts/mgwms32.dll?MGWLPN=DOD&WEBAPP=PHARMACYENTRY. Refill prescriptions ordered before 3:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday are generally ready for pick-up after two duty days after 2 p.m. Please allow additional time for federal holidays and training days. Refills can be ordered for pick up at either the Evans Main Hospital Outpatient Pharmacy or the Woods Soldier Family Care Center Pharmacy.

Patient Services Center

The Patient Services Center (PSC) is in Room 1011. Use Parking Lot A and enter through the Main West Entrance. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. It is closed on holidays and most training holidays.

The Patient Advocate Office is within the PSC and provides resolutions to issues that have not been resolved through the clinic or department leadership. After every effort has been made to fix an issue at the lowest level, patients may direct their questions, problems or concerns to the Patient Advocate Office; to reach the main desk, call 526-7225. Other services available at the PSC include: beneficiary counseling, medical debt collection assistance and ombudsman services. For issues after duty hours, contact the Administrative Officer of the Day at 526-7001/7002. ICE cards are provided throughout the hospital to voice complaints and compliments, or feel free to go online: http://ICE.disa.mil.

The Patient- and Family-Centered Care (PFCC) initiative is committed to strengthening the partnership between our providers, patients and their Family members. Changes are implemented to better serve patients and Families by ensuring that the Family’s perspective is considered when developing policies and programs, as well as in the delivery of care. Patients and/or Family members interested in serving on the Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC) should contact us at 526-7225.

The Resource Center is available within the PSC and supports informed health care decisions and promotes wellness. It provides a comfortable, family-centered environment where patients and Families have access to reliable patient educational resource materials. Stop by and use the computer, send faxes, make copies or use the courtesy phone. Our services are free and confidential.

The American Red Cross office is within the Patient Services Center, in Room 1010A. American Red Cross staff will help to meet the needs of a changing military environment. They will primarily coordinate hospital volunteers and can link both military members and their Families to emergency services and other services as needed by military Families. Contact the Red Cross Office at 526-7144 if you wish to volunteer. To initiate Emergency Red Cross Messaging, contact the 24 Hour Emergency Number at 877-272-7337.

Preventive Medicine

Main services are in Building 2059 at the corner of Magrath Avenue and Yano Street and are offered to DOD health care beneficiaries; the physical street address is 6582 Magrath Ave. Services provided include:

Occupational Health: Delivers occupational-related medical services to ensure the health and welfare of the DOD workforce. Hours are 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. No children can be accommodated or left unattended during occupational health examinations.

Preventive Medicine/Communicable Disease Clinic: Evaluates and treats sexually transmitted diseases and other communicable diseases. It also provides epidemiological surveillance and evaluations for health-related needs prior to leisure travel.

Public Health: Provides evaluation and treatment of the latent tuberculosis infections; health inspection and liaison consultation to installation Child, Youth and School Services (CYSS) assets; rabies prevention following animal bites; HIV case management for active-duty military; influenza vaccination campaign oversight; and sexually transmitted disease tracking and education.

Environmental Health: Provides hazardous waste and regulated medical waste oversight, conducts water quality surveillance, entomologic and pest surveillance, and conducts food facility inspections for the installation.

Industrial Hygiene: (in Building 1059 at 1852 Irwin Drive) Ensures safe and healthy working conditions for Fort Carson, Evan’s Army Community Hospital and outlying clinics through inspections, sampling, evaluations and by monitoring issues that may contribute to or cause sickness, illness, injury, discomfort or safety concerns. Industrial Hygiene plays a key role in the Army Safety and Occupational Health (SOH) Program. Surveillance plans for worksites and workers are based on SOH worksite visits and any identified potential hazards such as indoor air quality, chemical exposures, noise, vibration, repetitive stress and ergonomics. Industrial Hygiene recommends methods to mitigate hazards such as engineering controls, substitution, elimination and use of personal protective equipment.

Hearing Program: (in Building 1525, Room 422, 6351 Wetzel Ave., the old Commissary) This clinic provides hearing readiness services, clinical and operational hearing services and hearing conservation activities.

Health Physics (Radiation Safety): (in Evans Army Community Hospital, Eye Clinic, second floor near the main entrance, Building 7500, Room 2271) Responsible for performing radiation safety surveys of all radiation sources used within the facility; ensuring accountability and the safe use of all 138 X-ray systems (along with several Curies of unsealed sources), located throughout the hospital, for use in diagnostic imaging and radiation therapy; monitoring radiation exposure of workers, patients and visitors to the facility; establishing and monitoring radiation safety procedures; educating patients and staff on topics pertaining to ionizing and non-ionizing radiation; and assuring the medical facility is in compliance with state and federal radiation safety regulations. The phone number is 526-7047.

Army Wellness Center — Fort Carson

The Army Wellness Center (AWC) promotes an enhanced and sustained healthy lifestyle to improve the overall well-being of Soldiers, Family members, retirees and the civilian workforce. The AWC is a U.S. Army Medical Command initiative overseen by the Army Public Health Center. The AWC is staffed by nurse and health educators who deliver primary preventive programs.

Core programs include: a health assessment review, physical fitness, healthy nutrition, stress management, general wellness education and tobacco education. These integrated, evidence-based services facilitate a holistic approach which takes into account an individual’s physical, psychological and social circumstances. This comprehensive approach empowers participants to set their own health goals and achieve them.

From calculating resting metabolic rates to computing cardio respiratory fitness levels and measuring body fat composition, all testing provided is state-of-the-art and individualized to address a client’s needs, motivation and confidence level. In the private sector these services could cost upward of $3,000, but the Fort Carson AWC offers all of these services for free.

The Army Wellness Center is in the Forrest Resiliency Center, Building 1843, 1891 Prussman Blvd. The phone number is 526-3887.

Soldier Readiness Processing Center

The SRPC is in the Mountain Post Soldier Center, 6351 Wetzel Ave., Building 1525.

The U.S. Army Medical Command is responsible for providing health care support for mobilization, deployment, sustainment and demobilization of Army forces. MEDCOM also provides individual Army Medical Department (AMEDD) training and medical material, research and development to support the Army mobilization force.

The SRPC provides health care support for in-processing, out-processing, deployment and post-deployment operations. SRPC Medical will assist Soldiers and units in updating medical readiness by ensuring all Soldiers reporting to Fort Carson are medically ready before they report to their unit of assignment. It will assist units by being the conduit for readiness between the supporting soldier medical homes and the unit. It will ensure all out-processing Soldiers do not have any medical and/or mental health condition that would preclude them from deploying.

Medical personnel check for and initiate corrective action to eliminate individual Soldier readiness non-deployable conditions or report the situation to their primary care manager and their commander; conduct a health record review to address all medical readiness conditions; review and update MEDPROS IMR report; review and update DD Forms 2795 (pre-deployment), 2796 (post deployment), 2900 (post-deployment health reassessment) and periodic health assessments.

Soldiers will be screened for medical readiness in: vision, laboratory, immunizations, behavioral health and periodic health assessments. Optometry (vision) screening will include ordering glasses and inserts as required. Laboratory screening will include review/update HIV test, screening for pregnancy, verification of blood type, Glucose 6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase (G6-PD) Deficiency screening and sickle cell screening. Immunizations will be completed as needed based on the mission of the unit. Soldiers will have MEDPROS and AHLTA reviews during every visit to SRP to ensure Soldier readiness. One hundred percent ANAM screening for all deploying Soldiers will be completed during SRP process as well.

SRPC Medical Telephone Directory

Chief, Medical Operations 524-2757
Medical Director 526-4696
Chief Nurse 524-5347
Operations Specialist 526-0165
MEDPROS Coordinator 524-4669
ANAM Proctor 524-3197
Hearing Readiness 526-6967
Defense Brain Injury 526-8636

Substance Abuse Care

Ft Carson Health Services Substance Abuse Care

In 2015, the Secretary of the Army moved substance abuse care to the Army’s Medical Command within behavioral health services. Substance Use Disorder Clinical Care treatment is now in the medical realm while Installation Management Command retains responsibility of the Army Substance Abuse Program drug testing and deterrence, alcohol and drug abuse prevention training, and the ASAP training curriculum.

Soldiers seeking substance abuse assistance should visit the new Behavioral Health Addiction Medicine office in Building 1056 (next to the old SRP site) on O’Connell Boulevard. Counseling sessions will now take place in either Building 1056, the Mountain Post Behavioral Health Clinic (on Specker Road), or at embedded behavioral health clinics.

For those needing assistance with a substance use disorder, call Behavioral Health Addiction Medicine at 526-2862. Call 911 for emergencies.

U.S. Army Dental Activity

Ft Carson Health Services US Army Dental Activity

Complete dental care is available for all active-duty Soldiers. Fort Carson has state-of-the-art dental facilities. Commanders and first sergeants will direct Soldiers to the appropriate facility. There are five dental clinics on Fort Carson:

Dental Clinic 1 – 6990 Quinn St., Building 2356 719-526-2200

Dental Clinic 2 – 1650 Cochran Circle, Building 7503 719-503-7167

Larson Dental Clinic – 1227 Felkins St., Building 1227 719-526-3330

Smith Dental Clinic – 2280 Hogan St. Building 1855 719-526-5400

Hospital Dental Clinic (Oral Surgery) –1650 Cochran Circle, Building 7500, room 2806 719-526-7100

For more information, call DENTAC Headquarters at 719-526-2006.

Due to limited resources and an emphasis on active-duty dental readiness, there is no space available for Family members. Family members of active-duty Soldiers may apply to be enrolled in the TRICARE Dental Program. Services covered under TDP include endodontics, periodontics, oral surgery, prosthodontics, orthodontics, crowns and other cast restorations in addition to preventive, diagnostic, emergency, anesthesia and restorative services. Enrollment forms may be downloaded at www.ucci.com or obtained by visiting a local uniform service personnel office, dental treatment facility or Evans Army Community Hospital’s Patient Representative Office. For more information, call United Concordia at 800-866-8499.

After-Hours Emergency Dental Care

After-hours dental emergencies (bleeding, swelling or trauma) should report to Evans Army Community Hospital emergency room.

Fort Carson Veterinary Treatment Facility

Ft Carson Health Services Veterinary Treatment Center

To promote the health and well being of animals owned by military personnel, the Fort Carson Veterinary Treatment Facility (VTF) sees pets on an appointment-only basis. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 526-3803. The VTF is at 1535 Sheridan Ave. in Building 6190.

Anyone who owns pets and lives on post must abide by Fort Carson Regulation 40-5 and the Fort Carson Family Housing Guide:

  • Register pets with the VTF within 10 days of arrival or after acquiring a new pet. Fort Carson residents are limited to two pets in post quarters.
  • Have all puppies and kittens vaccinated with an initial series of shots beginning at six-eight weeks old, every three to four weeks until 16 weeks old and annually thereafter. Have all pets vaccinated for rabies at 16 weeks old and annually thereafter. The rabies identification tag must be placed on the animal’s collar.
  • Have pets microchipped. This involves placing a microchip, the size of a grain of rice, underneath the skin in the pet’s shoulder area. This is a means of permanent identification and is mandatory for pets living on Fort Carson.
  • Provide adequate food, water and shelter for animals; remove pet waste daily.
  • Animals must be under proper control at all times and cannot roam freely. Animals will not be left unaccompanied in vehicles.
  • For those who live off post and within the city limits of Colorado Springs, their dogs and cats must be vaccinated against rabies annually. Dogs must be licensed within 30 days of arrival and annually thereafter.

Contact the VTF for information concerning licensing agencies.

The clinic hours are 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. It is closed holidays and the last working day of the month. Hours are subject to change on short notice, based on mission requirements.

Warrior Transition Battalion (WTB)

Ft Carson Health Services Warrior Transition Battalion

In summer 2007, the Army Medical Action Plan was created to help develop solutions to improve processes and procedures for providing care to ill and injured Soldiers at Army and VA medical treatment facilities. In today’s Army, wounded, ill and injured Soldiers are more commonly known as transitioning Soldiers.

The mission of the Fort Carson WTB is to provide command and control, primary care and case management for these Soldiers in order to establish conditions for their healing and to promote a timely return to the force or transition as a veteran to civilian life.

Every WTB Soldier receives a detailed comprehensive care plan detailing a plan of action to facilitate medical healing. This plan in turn is an integral part of a detailed comprehensive transition plan which addresses medical care; spiritual welfare; behavioral health counseling; family counseling; education; and meaningful, productive employment.

The goal is to transition a healed and trained Soldier back into the Army or to transition a healed, educated veteran to productive civilian life.


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