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HEALTH CARE

Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Center

2480 Llewellyn Ave.
Appointments 301-677-8800
Toll free 866-511-8748
Pharmacy 301-766-8800
Nurse Advice Line 301-677-8800
http://kacc.nrmc.amedd.army.mil  

The Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Center provides health care, medical treatment and health classes including tobacco cessation, childbirth education, pregnancy and postpartum health, nutritional care and weight management. Clinics include Internal Medicine, Medical Home Blue, Medical Home Red, Medical Home Green, Pediatrics, and a Vision and Hearing Center.

Preventive Medicine services offered include Army Public Health Nursing, Environmental Health, Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Health.

Anesthesia, laboratory services, a musculoskeletal clinic, operating room, pharmacy, radiology, same-day surgery and a specialty care clinic make up specialty care services.

The center also has behavioral health care services and the Army Substance Abuse Program.

Fort Meade has two dental clinics, one in the Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Center (301-677-8955/8956) and the other, the Epes Dental Clinic, at 8472 Simonds St. (301-677-6078/6983). Dental services are available to active-duty military only. Family members of active-duty personnel are encouraged to use the TRICARE Dental Program; call 855-638-8371 or visit www.tricare.mil/CoveredServices/Dental/TDP.

TRICARE

TRICARE is the health care program for active duty and retirees of the uniformed services, their families and survivors. TRICARE’s primary objectives are to optimize health care delivery for all beneficiaries in the military’s direct care system and attain the highest level of patient satisfaction by delivering world-class health care.

TRICARE coverage is completely portable so it moves with you when you relocate. TRICARE Prime options include TRICARE Prime and TRICARE Prime Remote in the United States, and TRICARE Prime Overseas and TRICARE Global Remote Overseas outside the United States.

Follow these simple steps to ensure you have no break in coverage when you move:

  • Do not cancel your TRICARE Prime enrollment option before moving.
  • Update your personal information in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) immediately when you arrive at your new location.
  • Select a new primary care manager (PCM) when moving within the same region, or submit a new Prime enrollment form within 30 days if you’re moving to a new region.


Where you’re moving will determine your Prime option. If you move to a new Prime service area, transfer your enrollment by submitting a TRICARE Prime Enrollment and PCM Change Form to your regional contractor. Be sure to include all family members who wish to use Prime on the form.

TRICARE Standard and Extra are available to family members only. Active-duty service members must enroll in one of the Prime options. TRICARE Standard and Extra are available throughout the United States, and enrollment is not required. Any active-duty family member registered in DEERS may use these programs by seeing any network or non-network provider authorized by TRICARE.

If you’re already using TRICARE Standard and Extra, moving is easy. When you arrive at your new location, update your personal information in DEERS immediately. Then find TRICARE-authorized providers in your new area.

Here are a few things to remember about using TRICARE Standard and Extra in a new region:

  • In the U.S., visit your new regional contractor’s website for a list of providers. Remember, if you see network providers, you’ll be using the Extra option and pay lower copayments.
  • If you move to a new region, you’ll have a new claims address for submitting your TRICARE claims.
  • Learn your new region’s prior authorization requirements because these requirements may differ by region.


For a complete description of the different types of coverage programs and regions, visit www.tricare.mil.

HOUSING

Housing Services Office/RCI Liaison Office

3081 Ernie Pyle St.
301-677-7748
www.ftmeade.army.mil/directorates/dpw/rci/housing.html 

7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

The Housing Services Office is ready to support you in the transition to your new home and community. Use them to become familiar with available housing options and support services. When you arrive at Fort Meade, visit the Housing Services Office for information, counseling and guidance before you sign any lease or rental or sales contract for housing.

Unaccompanied Personnel Housing

6405 Simonds St.
301-677-4783/2458
www.ftmeade.army.mil/directorates/dpw/rci/housing.html 

Unaccompanied housing is provided for unaccompanied service members, grades of E-1 through E-5, in two sets of buildings. Service members assigned to a Service Cryptologic Element unit are housed in the Freedom Center Barracks. Noncommissioned officers in the grade of E-5 are assigned private suites with private baths. Service members in grades E-1 to E-4 are assigned private rooms with a shared bath and kitchenette.

Reece Crossings Apartments

4750 English Ave.
410-672-4076
www.reececrossings.com 

Fort Meade’s first privately developed on-post apartment community, at the intersection of Mapes and Cooper avenues, has 432 one-and two-bedroom apartments, each with a large kitchen, a breakfast bar, full-size appliances, a big living room, a laundry room with washer and dryer, and free utilities, cable and high-speed internet. Amenities include a clubhouse, a pool with lap lanes, an outdoor fire pit, grilling and picnic pavilions, a full-size basketball court and sand volleyball court, and a 1-mile physical fitness trail with workout stations. Corvias Group, which built and manages the complex, also operates on-post military family housing. Active-duty personnel and DOD civilians and contractors are eligible for residency.

Corvias Military Living

(Family Housing) Leasing Center
2965 2nd Army Drive
410-305-1258
www.meadepicerne.com 

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

At Fort Meade, military family housing is privatized. In addition to your option to purchase and rent housing in the local community, you may now choose to live in privatized housing by signing a tenant lease agreement with Corvias Military Living, which owns the family housing and is responsible for constructing, repairing, maintaining and managing the community.

For comprehensive information about homes and amenities available in the Fort Meade privatized housing community, visit the Fort Meade Family Housing website.

MAIL

Post Office

2789 MacArthur Road
301-621-7071

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday,
9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

The full-service Post Office on post provides window service weekdays and Saturday mornings. The lobby, with stamp vending machines, is always open.

Service members living in bachelor officer’s quarters should have mail addressed to their military organization. Post Office boxes are available.

PETS

Veterinary Services

2018 Annapolis Road
301-677-1300
https://meade.armymwr.com/us/meade/programs/veterinary-services 

8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday; evening clinic first Tuesdays; closed at noon the last work day of each month

All dogs and cats over 3 months old that live on post must be registered with the Veterinary Treatment Facility within 10 days of their arrival. Owners must present their military identification and proof that the pet has been vaccinated against rabies. Each pet must either be microchipped at registration or have a clinic appointment to be microchipped.

The clinic’s main concern is military working dogs, and pets are seen by appointment only. Pet services include wellness exams, health certificate exams for travel and minor sick calls. Services are available to pets belonging to active-duty members, reservists, retirees and dependents but a military ID card is required. Emergencies are best handled by an off-post civilian veterinarian.

Family Pet Care Center

5 Range Road, Bldg. 5
301-677-4059
https://meade.armymwr.com/us/meade/programs/family-pet-care-center 

The pet-friendly facility provides indoor/outdoor dog runs, “condo quarters” and fenced and dig-proof grassy areas for long- and short-term boarding as well as doggie daycare.

To be eligible for boarding, dogs must have proof of Bordetella, distemper and rabies vaccinations, and the results of a fecal exam within the past six months. Reservations may be made up to three months in advance and must be held with either a VISA or MasterCard.

RELIGIOUS GUIDANCE

Main Post Chapel

4419 Llewellyn Ave.
301-677-6703
www.ftmeade.army.mil/staff/chapel/chapel.html 

Fort Meade provides religious services, education, pastoral counseling, Bible studies, youth groups, choirs and retreats.

Catholic

Noon Monday through Friday, Daily Mass

12:15 p.m. Sunday, Mass

Episcopal-Lutheran

8:30 a.m. Sunday Service

Protestant

10:30 a.m. Sunday Traditional Service

Argonne Hills Chapel Center

7100 Rockenbach
301-677-3785/6035

Christian

9 a.m. Sunday, Catholic Mass

11 a.m. Sunday, Gospel Service

Islamic

1 p.m. Friday Service

Jewish

6:20 a.m. Monday through Friday, Shacharit Service

Noon Tuesday, Rabbi’s Luncheon and Mincha Service

Cavalry Chapel

8465 Simonds St. and

6th Armored Cavalry
301-677-6035

Catholic

5 p.m. Saturday, Sunday Vigil Mass

Protestant

8:30 a.m. Sunday, Apostolic Service

10:30 a.m. Sunday, Contemporary Service

1 p.m. Sunday, Spanish Protestant Service

Family Life Ministry Center
Argonne Hills Chapel Center

7100 Rockenbach Road
301-677-6035/3785

8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday

This pastoral counseling center offers all branches of the military, civilian employees and family members of the Fort Meade community professional, compassionate care. Counselors at the Family Life Ministry Center provide dedicated, professional service; for more than a decade Fort Meade’s Religious Support Office has successfully partnered with Loyola University Pastoral Counseling Department interns to provide care for issues including post-traumatic stress, grief and anger, as well as couples, parenting and family concerns. Counseling is by appointment.

VEHICLE REGISTRATION

All privately owned vehicles on post must be currently licensed, registered, inspected and insured in compliance with state and local laws. Maryland state traffic laws apply on post; see the Getting To & Around Anne Arundel County and Howard County chapter on Page 22 for more information. All vehicles entering or leaving post are subject to search.

 

 

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