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HEALTH CARE

Eisenhower Army Medical Center
300 E. Hospital Road
General Information 706-787-5811
Appointments 706-787-7300
Pharmacy 706-787-8033
https://eisenhower.amedd.army.mil

The Eisenhower Army Medical Center provides health care services to military members and their families at Fort Gordon, as well as retirees and veterans of the armed forces. The center provides a wealth of medical services, including behavioral health care, cardiology, dentistry, emergency care, flight medicine, general surgery, intensive care, OB-GYN care, physical therapy, primary care, radiology and more.

Family members of active-duty personnel are encouraged to use the TRICARE Dental Program. For information about 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 retired service members, their families and survivors. TRICARE provides health plans, prescriptions, dental plans and other special health programs to its beneficiaries. TRICARE’s mission is to enhance the Department of Defense and the nation’s security by providing health support for the full range of military operations and sustaining the health of all those entrusted to their care.

TRICARE offers a range of health care plans. TRICARE Prime is the mandatory health care option for active-duty service members. Family members of active-duty service members, retired service members and their families may also use this option. If you use TRICARE Prime, you are assigned a primary care manager at a military or network provider who delivers most of your care. If you need care your PCM cannot provide, you are referred to a specialist. Active-duty service members and their families pay nothing out of pocket for this option; however, there is less freedom to choose your provider. On Jan. 1, 2018, TRICARE Standard and Extra were combined into a new plan, TRICARE Select. Select is a standardized fee-for-service plan available to family members of active-duty service members, retired service members and their families. After you enroll in TRICARE Select, you may schedule an appointment with any TRICARE-authorized provider. Referrals are not required, but you may need prior authorization from your regional contractor for some services. You will pay a copay or cost share based on the type of care and provider you see. Costs for Select vary, but you will pay an annual deductible as well as a percentage of covered services. Non-network providers may charge up to 15 percent more than the TRICARE allowable charge; you are responsible for these extra charges. TRICARE also offers plans for remote and overseas locations, reserve military members, young adults who are no longer covered under regular TRICARE coverage and other scenarios.

TRICARE coverage is completely portable, so it moves with you when you relocate. Follow these simple steps to ensure you have no break in coverage when you move:

  • Do not cancel your TRICARE Prime enrollment option before you move.
  • Update your personal information in DEERS immediately when you arrive at your new location.
  • Select a new primary care manager.

If you are already using TRICARE Select, moving is easy. When you arrive at your new location, update your personal information in DEERS. Then find TRICARE-authorized providers in your new area. Remember, you may have a new regional contractor and claims filing address.

TRICARE’s online tools can help you find and compare plans that you are qualified to use. Beginning in 2019, however, TRICARE allows you to switch between plans only if you have a “qualifying life event” such as the birth of a baby or a move. For a complete description of the types of coverage programs and regions, visit www.tricare.mil. For more information about recent changes to TRICARE, visit https://tricare.mil/changes.

HOUSING

Housing Services Office
Building 33720 706-791-5116/9658
https://home.army.mil/gordon/index.php/my-fort/all-services/housing-services-office

The Fort Gordon Housing Services Office is ready to support you in the transition to your new home and community. Use the resources provided to become familiar with the housing options and support services available to you. When you arrive at Fort Gordon, visit the HSO to receive invaluable information, counseling and guidance prior to entering into a written lease or rental/sales contract for housing.

Unaccompanied Housing
Building 33720 706-791-9701/6559
https://home.army.mil/gordon/index.php/my-fort/all-services/housing-services-office

Unaccompanied housing is provided for unaccompanied soldiers in the ranks of E-1 to E-5. The post has 1+1 and 2+2 barracks quarters. Visit the Housing Services Office for more information on unaccompanied housing.

Fort Gordon Family Homes
155 3rd Ave. 706-772-7041
www.FortGordonFamilyHomes.com

Living at Fort Gordon Family Homes affords a wealth of benefits that are hard to match beyond the gates. The moment you tour the community, you’ll discover the built-in family atmosphere where you’ll be surrounded by support from military members and families alike. Many of the people hired to serve you are themselves former military members who have a unique understanding of your housing and lifestyle needs. All you need to do is choose from spacious, contemporary, move-in ready two, three and four bedroom homes, which offer features such as central heating and air conditioning, and energy efficient appliances. Don’t worry; the community is pet friendly and welcomes your family pets!

The exclusive amenities and commitment to customer service set Fort Gordon Family Homes apart, and you can count on on-site maintenance and management teams to resolve emergencies 24/7. And in times of natural disaster, the entire team will work together nonstop to return your lives and homes back to normal as soon as possible.

You’re invited to take part in the award-winning LifeWorks resident program, which provides residents of all ages with a wide variety of fun and educational activities and events at no cost. Most utilities are included and you won’t experience any wait at the gate either. Because you’re living close to work, you’ll have more time at home, too, whether to relax or spend more time with family.

Your new home is waiting! Call the management office at 706-772-7041 or visit the website at www.FortGordonFamilyHomes.com to find your perfect place!

MAIL

Post Office
411 36th St. 706-790-3651

The full-service post office on Fort Gordon provides window service six days a week, and the lockbox lobby is always open. To receive mail for general delivery, use the following address:

Your Name
Post Office, General Delivery
Fort Gordon, GA 30905

The post office will hold mail for 15 days if incoming from CONUS, 45 days if incoming from OCONUS.

PETS

Veterinary Services
Building 500 706-787-7375/3815
https://tinyurl.com/yagrcwn9

Personnel residing on Fort Gordon must have pets registered with the post veterinary facility within 10 days of signing for government housing or obtaining a pet. Microchipping and current vaccinations are mandatory for pets that reside on post. For more information on Fort Gordon Family Homes’ pet policy, visit www.FortGordonFamilyHomes.com. Personnel living off post must have pets licensed by the respective city where they reside. There are no quarantines for the state of Georgia.

Fort Gordon Veterinary Services offers limited routine care to privately owned animals. Due to limited manpower and resources, most veterinary emergencies are best served through a civilian facility.

RELIGIOUS GUIDANCE

Barnes Avenue Friendship Chapel
Building 25603 706-791-2056

Bicentennial Chapel
Building 28414 706-791-3959

Eisenhower Army Medical Center Chapel
Third floor 706-787-6667

Good Shepherd Chapel
Building 29608 706-791-4308

www.fb.com/FortGordonChaplains

The Center Chaplain’s Office provides pastoral care and unit-based religious support to the Fort Gordon community. There are four chapels on post, with services for a variety of faiths. Other programs include men’s, women’s and youth groups, religious education, Bible studies and counseling. If you are seeking spiritual support for any denomination or faith group, the chaplain’s office can help.

VEHICLE REGISTRATION

There is no longer a requirement to register your vehicles with Fort Gordon. All privately owned vehicles on post must be insured, and a current license plate is required. Georgia state traffic laws apply on post; see the Getting To & Around Augusta-Richmond and Columbia counties chapter on Page 19 for more information. All vehicles entering or leaving post are subject to search.

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