Fort Drum Medical Activity

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The Fort Drum Medical Department Activity, located at Fort Drum, New York, is a unique healthcare system that provides high quality healthcare and leadership to maximize medical readiness of the force and to improve, restore, and sustain the health of our patients. MEDDAC includes command and control of Guthrie Ambulatory Healthcare Clinic, Bowe and Connor Troop Medical Clinics, Wilcox Behavioral Health Clinic, Stone and Marshall Dental Clinic, Preventative Medicine, OB/GYN Clinic, Army Wellness Center and the Specialty Care Clinic. These facilities provide routine and specialty health care for more than 32,000 eligible beneficiaries, including Active-Duty Soldiers, Family members and Retirees. The 3-85 Mountain Infantry (Warrior Transition Unit) is also assigned to the MEDDAC. This unit provides command and control, administrative support and services, quality primary care and case management services for Soldiers qualifying for Warriors in Transition (IAW AR 40-400); synchronizing clinical care, disposition and transition; and promoting readiness to return to the Army or transition to civilian life.

Mission: Our Mission Fort Drum Community's FIRST choice for health readiness. Our Vision To make everyone, teammate and patient, feel like part of our Family. Our Values Our Home, Our Family, Our Best!

Operating as usual

Due to the economic impact of the COVID-19 epidemic, Samaritan Health has announced the LeRay Urgent Care facility will ...
09/11/2020
Guthrie Ambulatory Care Center > Health Services > Urgent & Emergency Care

Due to the economic impact of the COVID-19 epidemic, Samaritan Health has announced the LeRay Urgent Care facility will close permanently, effective Sunday, Sept. 13.

We understand many Fort Drum families use the LeRay Urgent Care for their non-emergency needs. However, there are still many local options for urgent care in the surrounding communities. For an updated list of TRICARE approved urgent care facilities, please visit our website at https://guthrie.tricare.mil/Health-Services/Urgent-Emergency-Care.

As a reminder, family members are authorized unlimited urgent care visits to a TRICARE network urgent care facility without a referral. Active Duty service members MUST HAVE a referral to visit an urgent care clinic. For a referral, contact the 24/7 Nurse Advice Line at 1-800-TRICARE (874-2273). Be sure to follow up with your primary care manager after any urgent care visit.

10th Mountain Division
U.S. Army Fort Drum & 10th Mountain Division
1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division
10th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division

The Official Website of Fort Drum and Guthrie Ambulatory

09/11/2020
Defense Health Agency

This week is National Suicide Prevention Week. A person contemplating suicide may have drastic mood swings and experience rage, hopelessness or anxiety and feel that there is no end in sight.

Learn more here: https://go.usa.gov/xfyJc

#BeThere #SuicidePrevention

A person contemplating suicide may have drastic mood swings and experience rage, hopelessness or anxiety and feel that there is no end in sight.

https://go.usa.gov/xfyJc
#BeThere #SuicidePrevention

On Patriot Day, we solemnly remember the nearly 3,000 people who perished on September 11, 2001.We honor the brave first...
09/11/2020

On Patriot Day, we solemnly remember the nearly 3,000 people who perished on September 11, 2001.

We honor the brave first responders who showed extraordinary courage to save others on that fateful day & the heroic men and women of our Armed Forces who fought in defense of our country in the aftermath of the largest terrorist attack on American soil.

#PatriotDay | #NeverForget | #ArmyFamily

09/10/2020
Defense Health Agency

This week is National Suicide Prevention Week. Some people may be shy or introverted, but if you know someone who’s behavior around friends or family has changed dramatically, this could be a sign that they need help.

Learn more here: https://go.usa.gov/xfyJc

#BeThere #SuicidePrevention

Some people may be shy or introverted, but if you know someone who’s behavior around friends or family has changed dramatically, this could be a sign that they need help.

https://go.usa.gov/xfyJc
#BeThere #SuicidePrevention

09/09/2020
MEDDAC Commander Message about COVID-19 and Returning to School

Parents, please take a moment to view this video from COL Rob Heath, the MEDDAC commander. If your child is experiencing symptoms associated with COVID-19, please call our appointment line at (315) 772-2778 to have your child’s symptoms evaluated by a nurse to determine if a COVID-19 test is necessary. If possible, please don’t send your children to school if they’re ill. Call us first.

For information on the COVID-19 return to school process and the TRICARE authorized local COVID-19 testing sites, head over to our COVID-19 update page at https://guthrie.tricare.mil/Health-Services/COVID-19-Update.

10th Mountain Division
U.S. Army Fort Drum & 10th Mountain Division
1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division
@110th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division

Good news! We’ve launched our new website! The enhanced Fort Drum Medical Activity’s website delivers better service, ac...
09/09/2020
Home

Good news! We’ve launched our new website! The enhanced Fort Drum Medical Activity’s website delivers better service, accessibility, and ease of navigation. Check it out today! Visit: https://Guthrie.tricare.mil.
#ArmyMedicine is #ArmyStrong!

#MTF #TRICARE #MilHealth #MHSTransformation

The school year has officially begun, and this year looks very different from years past.  It’s important to take precau...
09/08/2020

The school year has officially begun, and this year looks very different from years past. It’s important to take precautions to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. If you’re a TRICARE beneficiary at the Guthrie Clinic, and your child is experiencing symptoms associated with COVID-19, be sure to keep your child home and call our appointment line to speak to a triage nurse. If your child has been sent home from school for experiencing symptoms, call our appointment line to speak with a nurse. Check out the graphic below to learn more about the screening and testing process to meet your child's requirements to head back to school.

Fort Drum Medical Activity Appointment Line: (315) 772-2778

10th Mountain Division
U.S. Army Fort Drum & 10th Mountain Division
1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division
10th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division

#DYK the healthcare industry is one of the fasted growing professions?  Of the 30 fastest growing occupations, 18 are in...
09/02/2020

#DYK the healthcare industry is one of the fasted growing professions? Of the 30 fastest growing occupations, 18 are in healthcare and related fields. To help transitioning service members learn more about healthcare careers, the Health Career Army Pathways Program (HCAPP) provides an opportunity to explore the many facets of healthcare while connecting you to the resources you need to be successful.

Check out the flyer below to learn more or head over to the Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization website: https://fdrhpo.org/health-workforce/career-exploration.

U.S. Army Fort Drum & 10th Mountain Division
10th Mountain Division
1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division
10th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division
Fort Drum Soldier for Life - Transition Assistance Program
Fort Drum Army Education Center

Musculoskeletal injuries account for more than half of the non-deployable military population, representing approximatel...
09/01/2020
Fort Drum physical therapy staff enhances skills with McKenzie Method

Musculoskeletal injuries account for more than half of the non-deployable military population, representing approximately 19 percent of all lost work time across the U.S. military. To help combat these types of injuries, Fort Drum's physical therapy staff and select healthcare professionals participated in a three-day specialized course designed to enhance clinical skills in assessing and treating lower back injuries.

Check out the article below to learn more. #ArmyMedicine is #ArmyStrong!

Fort Drum physical therapy staff enhances skills with McK...

Labor Day Operating Schedule:The Fort Drum Medical Activity will operate on a half-day schedule Friday, Sept. 4, during ...
09/01/2020

Labor Day Operating Schedule:

The Fort Drum Medical Activity will operate on a half-day schedule Friday, Sept. 4, during the Division DONSA. All clinics and services will be open from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The MEDDAC will be closed to all patient care and services, to include the Bowe TMC COVID-19 screening tent, on Monday, Sept. 7, in observance of Labor Day. Normal operations will resume Tuesday, Sept. 8.

If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. Should you still require assistance, please call the TRICARE Nurse Advice Line at 1-800-TRICARE (874-2273) or go online to www.TRICAREOnline.com.

Have you stopped by the 10th Mountain Culinary Outpost KIOSK food truck?  If not, check out their schedule below for a f...
08/31/2020

Have you stopped by the 10th Mountain Culinary Outpost KIOSK food truck? If not, check out their schedule below for a fresh, healthy food option for breakfast and lunch or just a light snack.

**Available to all installation personnel, including Family Members.**

You can also head over to their webpage to learn more about their menu options and how to request the Outpost to come to your location on post: https://home.army.mil/drum/index.php/my-fort/all-services/culinary-outpost-food-truck.

September 2020 FT Drum Food Truck Schedule

MEDDAC Civilian Employee Spotlight: Lisa ProulxPosition: RN and Virtual Health Nurse Case CoordinatorHometown:  Naumburg...
08/27/2020

MEDDAC Civilian Employee Spotlight: Lisa Proulx

Position: RN and Virtual Health Nurse Case Coordinator

Hometown: Naumburg, NY

Q: How long have you been doing your job?
A: 20 years. I started at MEDDAC in July 1999 as a contract nurse and two years later became a GS nurse.

Q: What are your goals?
A: To continue serving our active duty and family members along with our retirees, until retirement.

Q: What are your hobbies?
A: My hobbies include spending time with family and friends, traveling and we are currently remodeling our family camp.

Q: What do you like most about working for the Army?
A: I find it gratifying to work with our beneficiaries. It is my way of giving back for all the sacrifices that our military members have made for me. The care I am able to give, pales by comparison, next to the sacrifices they have made.

Q: Describe your career.
A: Upon graduating high school in 1983, I became a LPN. Early in my career, I worked in long term care and a provider's office. In 1999, I came to the MEDDAC Family Practice Clinic. In 2004, I transitioned to the Dermatology clinic. In 2009, I made the decision to return to school to start working on my pre-requisites for my RN. In 2014, after working full time and going to school full time, I graduated from JCC's Weekend Scholar RN program. After passing my boards, I transitioned from an LPN to RN and have continued to work at MEDDAC in the Primary Care and Virtual Health Clinics.

Q: What do you like most about living in the North Country?
A: My husband and I both grew up in the North Country, and can't imagine living anywhere else. We love what the changing seasons offer, as well as the activities that can be enjoyed here. We love to travel, but it always "just feels right" once we return home.

Q: What are you most proud of?
A: Next to being a mom and wife, I am most proud of making the decision to go back to school at 46. From struggling to turn on the graphing calculator on Day One, to participating in my Pinning ceremony on my last day, it was the hardest thing I have ever done... and the most rewarding.

Q: Name someone who has influenced or inspired you during your career and explain why.
A: It is impossible to list just one person that was influence/inspired me during my career. My first 10 years working at MEDDAC, I had some AMAZING leaders, there were CNOICs, NCOICs and team RNs that encouraged me. After hearing "You should go on for your RN, you would do great" or "you're an awesome nurse, you need to go on” enough times on evaluations or after big projects, you start believing you can do it. Some of those that gave me positive feedback, probably don't even realize the impact they played on me returning to school. It is so important to take the time to give someone the kudos they deserve. Your words of encouragement might be just the nudge they need to further their career!

08/24/2020
Immunization Month Tips

#DYK that the @CDC has an immunizations and vaccines schedule that shows from a newborn to adulthood? Never worry about dates again. Learn more at cdc.gov/vaccines/.

Today is #WorldPhotoDay!We want to hear from you.  In one photo, show us why you love being part of the Army Family.  Sh...
08/19/2020

Today is #WorldPhotoDay!
We want to hear from you. In one photo, show us why you love being part of the Army Family. Share your photos in the comments below. Remember to keep it family-friendly. #ArmyMedicine is #ArmyStrong!

It’s Staff Appreciation Week at the Fort Drum Medical Activity!  Yesterday, the command teams of the MEDDAC, the Soldier...
08/18/2020

It’s Staff Appreciation Week at the Fort Drum Medical Activity! Yesterday, the command teams of the MEDDAC, the Soldier Recovery Unit Fort Drum, and the Fort Drum MEDCO Yetis kicked off the week by signing the Proclamation of the Health Clinic Commander, officially recognizing the week of Aug. 17-21, 2020 as Staff Appreciation Week. This year’s theme is “Thankfulness.” Be sure to share your appreciation for your healthcare workers in the comments below. #ArmyMedicine is #ArmyStrong!

The Fort Drum Medical activity will be closed to all patient care and services this Friday, August 21.The closure includ...
08/17/2020

The Fort Drum Medical activity will be closed to all patient care and services this Friday, August 21.

The closure includes the Bowe TMC COVID screening and testing tent.

Normal operations will resume Monday, August 24.

#PerformanceTriadMonthDuring the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s more important than ever to stay in shape.  Exercise and keep y...
08/13/2020

#PerformanceTriadMonth

During the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s more important than ever to stay in shape. Exercise and keep yourself healthy with a program. #ArmyMedicine is #ArmyStrong!

Performance Triad link: https://p3.amedd.army.mil/

08/13/2020
Fort Drum MEDDAC CDR - Wear a Mask

We are not defenseless against COVID-19. Properly wearing a face mask is one of the most powerful weapons we have to combat the virus. COL Rob Heath, the commander of the Fort Drum Medical Activity, explains why face masks are an important tool in slowing and stopping the spread of COVID-19. #ArmyMedicine is #ArmyStrong!

August is Antiterrorism Awareness Month.This month we take the time to build awareness and vigilance to protect Army res...
08/12/2020

August is Antiterrorism Awareness Month.

This month we take the time to build awareness and vigilance to protect Army resources from acts of terrorism. Be sure to pay attention to your surroundings and report something if you’re unsure. #ArmyTeam

08/11/2020
MEDDAC Drive-up Pharmacy

To help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, we’ve had to make significant changes to how we go about our daily lives. Routine tasks like going to the pharmacy are not so simple anymore. However, challenge breeds innovation. To help keep patients safe, our pharmacy team developed a drive-up pharmacy program, allowing beneficiaries to receive their prescriptions safely in the comfort of their own vehicles. The drive-up pharmacy has served more than 18,000 vehicles since its inception in March. Check out the video below to learn more about the program. #ArmyMedicine is #ArmyStrong!

There are still more than 40 appointments available for our next school physical clinic.  Book your child's school physi...
08/10/2020

There are still more than 40 appointments available for our next school physical clinic. Book your child's school physical now! Ages 4-18 years old, no college physicals, please. Call 315-772-2778 to book your student's appointment today.

It’s National Immunization Awareness Month.  When was the last time you checked to see if your immune system is up to da...
08/10/2020

It’s National Immunization Awareness Month.

When was the last time you checked to see if your immune system is up to date? National #Immunization Awareness Month raises awareness and encourages everyone to make sure they are current on the necessary vaccinations for potentially harmful diseases. Many diseases can be easily prevented by administering vaccines, and thus, protecting you from unseen viruses. Take the necessary precautions with a simple call to your healthcare provider, and avoid potential harm while leading a healthy, happy life. #ArmyMedicine is #ArmyStrong!

Learn more: health.mil/vaccines

Today is Purple Heart Day.#PurpleHeartDay is observed on August 7, each year and is a time for Americans to remember and...
08/07/2020

Today is Purple Heart Day.

#PurpleHeartDay is observed on August 7, each year and is a time for Americans to remember and honor the brave men and women who were either wounded on the battlefield or paid the ultimate sacrifice with their lives. #SoldierStory

Wearing a mask in public will help slow the spread of COVID-19 in our communities. However, it’s important to wear the r...
08/07/2020

Wearing a mask in public will help slow the spread of COVID-19 in our communities. However, it’s important to wear the right type of mask and wear it correctly. The purpose of wearing a mask is to stop the wearer from spreading their respiratory droplets.

Masks with valves prevent pathogens from entering but do not prevent them from leaving your mask when you exhale, potentially putting others at risk. Furthermore, masks with valves are not authorized for wear on military installations.

For more information on face masks and COVID-19, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html.

This week is World Breastfeeding Week!#BreastfeedingWeek is committed to promoting and supporting optimal breastfeeding ...
08/06/2020

This week is World Breastfeeding Week!

#BreastfeedingWeek is committed to promoting and supporting optimal breastfeeding practices, improving the health of babies and moms worldwide. #ArmyMedicine is #ArmyStrong!

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Fort Drum Medical Activity has taken steps to increase access to telehealth vi...
08/05/2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Fort Drum Medical Activity has taken steps to increase access to telehealth virtual appointments for our beneficiaries. Telehealth virtual appointments provide safe, efficient medical attention for patients that don’t require face-to-face visits.
Check out the flyer below for information on which services are available via telehealth and call our appointment line at (315) 772-2778 to inquire if a virtual visit is right for you.
You can also send an e-mail through TRICARE Online Secure Messaging or visit www.TRICAREOnline.com and select “Virtual Visit.”

Note: Some appointments may require face-to-face visits due to the nature of the appointment. Speak to your healthcare provider to discuss virtual appointment options.

Today, we honor the U.S. Coast Guard on this #CoastGuardDay. In 1790, Congress asked the Secretary of the Treasury Alexa...
08/04/2020

Today, we honor the U.S. Coast Guard on this #CoastGuardDay. In 1790, Congress asked the Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton, to build a fleet of ten cutter ships and to be responsible for the enforcement of the first tariff laws enacted under the Constitution.

The Army Wellness Center - Fort Drum is kicking off August with a new endeavor.  The AWC staff has begun identifying goa...
08/04/2020

The Army Wellness Center - Fort Drum is kicking off August with a new endeavor. The AWC staff has begun identifying goals they’ve set for themselves and highlighting them on their page. Be sure to follow the AWC page and be on the lookout for the staff’s updates on their goals and progress. #ArmyMedicine is #ArmyStrong

To kick off the start of August, the AWC staff would like to share a new endeavor!

Goal setting is such an important part of starting and achieving a desired change in behavior. We have been so inspired by some of the incredible changes our clients have made that we wanted to get in on the fun! Starting tomorrow and continuing monthly, you will see our staff identifying and updating you on goals we have set for ourselves. So, be on the lookout for posts from our staff identifying goals and providing updates on progress!

Want to challenge yourself this summer and be healthier for you and family? There’s never a better time than now to do i...
08/03/2020

Want to challenge yourself this summer and be healthier for you and family? There’s never a better time than now to do it. Check out Performance Triad #ArmyMedicine

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11050 Mount Belvedere Blvd
Fort Drum, NY
13602-5004

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Welcome to the U.S. Army Medical Department Activity, Fort Drum, NY Official fan page on Facebook. It is our goal to provide the public with information and news about USA MEDDAC and allow for an open forum of discussion. If you're looking for the official source of information about MEDDAC-Fort Drum, please visit our homepage at http://www.drum.amedd.army.mil/. This is where you can learn about clinic services, phone numbers, and other helpful information. While this is an open forum, it's also a family friendly one, so please keep your comments and wall posts clean. In addition to keeping it family friendly, we ask that you follow our posting guidelines here. Posts will be removed if they violate the guidelines listed below. *** Please do not disclose ANY medical information when posting on this page. *** • No graphic, obscene, explicit or racial comments or submissions nor do we allow comments that are abusive, hateful or intended to defame anyone or any organization. • No solicitations or advertisements. This includes promotion or endorsement of any financial, commercial or non-governmental agency. Similarly, we do not allow attempts to defame or defraud any financial, commercial or non-governmental agency. • No copyrighted or trademarked images or graphics. Imagery posted on the Facebook wall should be owned by the user. • No comments or photos that suggest or encourage illegal activity. • No documents of any kind should be posted on this page. • You participate at your own risk, taking personal responsibility for your comments, your username and any information provided. Also, the appearance of external links on this site does not constitute official endorsement on behalf of the U.S. Army or Department of Defense. For more information, visit the DoD Social Media user agreement at: http://www.defense.gov/socialmedia/user-agreement.aspx

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Monday 07:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 07:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 07:00 - 16:00
Thursday 07:00 - 16:00
Friday 07:00 - 16:00

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(315) 772-2778

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How are families supposed to schedule EFMP meetings when there is no answer at all three number, only 1 who has a voicemail setup, and the appointment line is dropping so you can't reach a person?
Are the hours for the pharmacy normal hours?
Called at 0701 and requested a same day appointment and after I explained what I needed help with.......I was told there are no appointments for today???? So why did you make me explain what I needed help for? Or are you picking who you will help today? This has never happened to me before EVER. I was always successful with same day appointments for over 11 years. I can’t understand that 1 minute after the lines are opened there are no slots for same day appointments.
Is there something wrong with the phone lines? Pharmacy line says disconnected and regular appointment line goes to a general army medaac line
Kinda ridiculous having to wait an hour for just getting my blood pressure checked
Will you'll please fix your broke assed phone system, you call us w/ important information and/or referrals & by the time one gets through playing pick the number; the system cuts you off. It does NO good to tell people about this, one is informed that they are aware of the problem, yet year after year nothing changes. Put someone in charge of fixing the problem = a NCO.
If you love your country Vote Sept 13th, primaries are very important
How is Fort Drum?
The Mountain Medical and Dental Golf League will be hosting a “Fun Tournament “ on Saturday, August 18 at Willowbrook. Shotgun time will be 9am. The cost for the tournament is $45.00 for 18 holes with lunch to follow after tournament. Lunch will be hotdogs, hamburgers, macaroni salad and chips. The money raised from this event will be donated to our Mountain Medical and Dental scholarship. We will be doing our “tape” special of $5.00 per team which is optional but using the stretchy orange tape makes the game a little more fun. We will have 50/50 raffle along with a putting contest. We will have two CTP (either women or men can win) and longest drive for men and women contest which is $1.00 to enter. This is optional. However, to make this happen we need at least 6 teams to sign up to play July 31st. To register your team please send email to [email protected]. We are also looking for at least 6 local business to sponsor a hole for minimum of $50.00 per hole. If you have any friends or family members who own a local business please do not be afraid to ask them to sponsor a hole. We have had individuals in the past sponsor a hole. Our goal is to raise at least $1000.00 for our scholarship fund. Most importantly please help spread the word and encourage non league members to play!!!
Remember, to sign up for the Second Annual Swing a Club Tournament. They would like to have 18 teams playing. This is an Operation Yellow Ribbon Event and all Active Duty, Reservists, Veterans and Retirees get a $10.00 discount from the entry fee of $50.00. Chicken BBQ dinner included after tournament . Prizes, raffles, putting contest, and SKINS. Call Laura Wallace at 757-286-1148 to sign up or sign up at the Willowbrook Club House.☺️