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HEALTH CARE

The U.S. Army Medical Department Activity at Fort Stewart includes: Winn Army Community Hospital, Tuttle Army Health Clinic, Richmond Hill Medical Home, Hawks Troop Medical Clinic and North Troop Medical Clinic. The beneficiary population includes active-duty soldiers, retired military personnel and all eligible family members within an 11-county enrollment area, including Liberty, Long, Evans, Tattnall, Wayne, McIntosh, Bulloch, Candler, Effingham, Bryan and Chatham.

Winn Army Community Hospital
Building 302 912-435-6965
Appointment Line 912-435-6633
PX/Refill Pharmacy 912-767-2672
7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

Medical services include: family practice, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, physical and occupational therapy, social work services, behavioral medicine services, nutrition care, internal medicine, optometry, emergency medicine, dermatology, preventive medicine, urology, radiology, laboratory and pharmacy. A variety of free educational classes is also offered, such as tobacco cessation, family strategies for staying healthy, breast-feeding support, Tiny Toes and diabetes education. For more information about classes offered, call 912-435-6965.

Dental care services are available to active-duty military only. Family members of active-duty personnel are encouraged to use the TRICARE Dental Program. Information about the TRICARE Dental Program can be obtained by calling 855-638-8371 or visiting www.tricare.mil/CoveredServices/Dental/TDP.aspx.

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 the delivery of health care services in the military’s direct care system for all military health system beneficiaries and attain the highest level of patient satisfaction through the delivery of a world-class health care benefit.

TRICARE coverage is completely portable so it moves with you when you relocate. The TRICARE Prime options include TRICARE Prime and TRICARE Prime Remote in the United States, and TRICARE Prime Overseas and TRICARE Global Remote Overseas in regions 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 you move.
  • 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 are moving will determine which Prime option you will enroll in. 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 are required to 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 who is registered in DEERS may use these programs by seeing any network or non-network provider that is 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 as these requirements may differ by region.

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

HOUSING

Housing Services Office

Fort Stewart
Building 253 912-767-9728/7852/2127

Hunter AAF
Building 1287 912-315-5327
www.housing.army.mil
7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

The Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield 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 Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield, visit the HMO to receive invaluable information, counseling and guidance prior to entering into a written lease or rental/sales contract for housing.

Unaccompanied Housing

Building 200 912-767-5761

Single soldiers in the rank of private (E-1) to sergeant (E-5) are required to live in the barracks on post. Soldiers may submit an exception to policy and supporting documentation requesting a Certificate of Non-Availability (CNA) to reside off post. All other single enlisted soldiers and officers who are receiving BAH at the without-dependent rate can reside either on post or off post.

On Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield, there are two basic types of barracks. The first type of barracks provides an entrance to a shared common area with a kitchen, washer and dryer, and shared bathroom. It also has a private bedroom on the left and right side of the common area. The second type of barracks is a two-person room with a shared common area and shared bathroom. Residents in these rooms share a common area with a kitchen sink, refrigerator and microwave. There are a limited number of rooms that have either a stove or cook top. Each building has a shared community laundry room.

All single soldiers must first report to the Marne Reception Center, in- and out-processing center, on Fort Stewart. Soldiers will be assigned temporary barracks for the duration of in-processing requirements. Upon completion, barracks room assignments will be made by their brigade’s Unaccompanied Housing Office in the brigades’ footprint.

Soldiers desiring to reside off post may request and receive a CNA once the overall installation barracks occupancy rate is 95 percent or greater. If a brigade’s occupancy rate is at 95 percent, and the chain of command does not want their soldiers housed in another brigade footprint, an exception to policy must be submitted.

Unaccompanied NCO and Officer Housing

335 Courage Loop 912-408-2501
www.fortstewartsinglesoldierliving.com

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday

Unaccompanied soldiers in the rank of staff sergeant through captain are eligible to live in the exclusive Marne Point community at Fort Stewart. Marne apartments are available at the staff sergeant, without-dependent BAH rate.

Marne Point consists of 334 one- and two-bedroom, garden-style apartments, which feature private bedrooms and baths, full kitchens and living rooms. Every apartment has a private entranceway and is equipped with a walk-in storage closet, automatic ice-maker, Whirlpool appliances, microwave, and washer and dryer. The 9-foot ceilings provide an open, airy feel.

The rent also includes all utilities (including electricity, water and sewer), cable, internet and rental insurance. Marne Point also has a state-of-the-art community center with clubhouse, full basketball court, heated pool, car wash station and running trails. The clubhouse features an entertainment room with large-screen TV, two billiards tables, and a business center with a fax and photocopy machine, computer internet access and printers.

Soldiers from both Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield are eligible to apply for Marne Point apartments, which are managed by Balfour Beatty Communities, the post’s partner, which also manages all privatized family housing for Stewart and Hunter.

Fort Stewart Family Homes
50 Austin Road, Building LW50 912-408-2470
www.fortstewartfamilyhomes.com
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday

At Fort Stewart/Hunter Army Airfield, 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 Balfour Beatty Communities, which owns the family housing and is responsible for maintaining, repairing, constructing and managing the community.

For comprehensive information about homes and amenities available in the Fort Stewart/Hunter Army Airfield privatized housing community, visit the Fort Stewart/Hunter Army Airfield Family Housing website.

MAIL

Post Office
Fort Stewart, Building 418 912-876-6730
Hunter AAF, Building 1212 912-351-0480
8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday

Soldiers moving to Fort Stewart or Hunter Army Airfield are authorized to forward mail to their new unit for a maximum of 90 days while they relocate and get a new address.

When providing this address to your local post office, family, friends, correspondents and publishers, give it to them in the following format:

Rank and Name
Unit/Company Name
Street Address and Suite Number
City, State and ZIP code

Soldiers without a unit assignment before departure should forward their mail to: 845 Hase Road, Suite 102, Fort Stewart, GA 31315, which is in Building 418, where mail is held for soldiers reporting to both Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield.

As soon as you report in, you must in-process with the mailroom that services your unit. If you will be living in the barracks, the unit mail clerk will provide you with your street address.

PETS

Veterinary Services
Fort Stewart, Building 1180 912-767-4194/0357
Hunter AAF, 1030 Flying Fortress Road 912-767-4194/0357
www.stewart.army.mil/info/?id=537

The goal of the Fort Stewart/Hunter AAF Veterinary Treatment Facility (VTF) is to provide professional veterinary care of the highest quality in a timely manner to all authorized military personnel and their privately owned animals. It tailors all medical treatments and recommendations to the individual animal. The veterinary officers of this facility are tasked primarily with the assurance of food safety for humans and the medical and surgical care of the military working dogs. The facility’s mission is to protect soldiers and their family members and the general public by preventing the spread of infectious diseases among animals and humans. The veterinary clinics offer annual exams, a variety of vaccinations and tests, deworming, microchipping and sick-call appointments.

The Fort Stewart Clinic is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Hunter AAF Clinic is open 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday. Treatment at both facilities is by appointment only. In case of an emergency after regular business hours, contact the Savannah emergency veterinary clinic at 912-315-6113.

All lost pets found on Fort Stewart are taken to the vet clinic’s stray animal facility. Be sure to check with the vet clinic if you have lost your pet. The clinic also offers adoptions. Lost pets that are not microchipped or claimed after three business days will be put up for adoption. If you find a lost pet, call the MPs at 912-767-2822 who will then dispatch animal control. All pets residing on post must be registered with the VTF, be current on vaccinations and be microchipped. Soldiers who fail to comply with these post regulations will lose VTF privileges (until proper documentation is provided) and will be reported to Balfour Beatty.

RELIGIOUS GUIDANCE

Fort Stewart Main Post Chapel
Building 500 912-767-5960
www.stewart.army.mil/info/?id=520

The Religious Support Office is dedicated to preserving your right to worship. It provides, or finds a way to provide, for a broad spectrum of worshipers. If you are seeking spiritual support for any denomination or faith group, it will do its best to assist you.

The chapels at Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield offer various types of counseling and seminars to include pre-marital, marital, religious, stress, grief/loss, etc. All counseling sessions are covered by privileged communication.

VEHICLE REGISTRATION

All privately owned vehicles on post must be insured, and a current license plate is required. Georgia state traffic laws apply on base; see the Getting To & Around Hinesville and Savannah chapter on Page 27 for more information. All vehicles entering or leaving base are subject to search.

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