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Martin Army Community Hospital
6600 Van Aalst Blvd
Fort Benning, GA 31905-5637
Health care services provided by the Department of Defense are available to you and your family at your installation. We know that finding the right health care is important, especially in special circumstances such as emergency or during recent move. Here, you’ll find information and options about the services you have regarding healthcare.
Martin Army Community Hospital (MACH), Fort Benning, is a medical facility that provides an extensive variety of inpatient medical services to eligible military beneficiaries. For more information call 762-408-2604/2605.
When you move, TRICARE moves with you. No matter where you go in the world, TRICARE is there before, during and when you get to your next duty station.
There are steps you need to take to make sure changes to your TRICARE coverage go smoothly. Understand that when you move, you may have to use a different TRICARE option. Visit Moving to learn more.
Before you move, you should take care of any routine medical needs, including immunizations, and fill your prescriptions so you have enough while traveling. If you need care during your move, visit Getting Care When Traveling to learn what to do.
Filling prescriptions while traveling
You should refill prescriptions before traveling. But if you run out of a prescription drug while traveling, visit Filling Prescriptions When Traveling.
Getting dental care while traveling
Getting dental care while traveling depends on your location and whether you are a service member or family member.
With permanent change of station orders, ask for a copy of your medical and dental records from your military treatment facility and the dental treatment facility. Do this at least one month before your PCS date. The MTF should also transfer a copy of your record and any family records to your new duty station or you may be able to hand carry them to your new duty station.
If you want someone else to be able to get medical or dental information on you or your family while you are moving, you need to complete a DD Form 2870, "Authorization for Disclosure of Medical or Dental Information."
For more information on getting copies of medical records, visit Request Copies of Medical Records.
Martin Army Community Hospital (MACH), Fort Benning, is a medical facility that provides an extensive variety of inpatient medical services to eligible military beneficiaries. The Emergency Room offers the latest in state of the art technology to preserve life and provides efficient care. This 250-bed facility, conveniently located off I-185 on Marne Rd, across from the Main Commissary-PX Mall, is the center for medical services at Fort Benning. Opened in 1958, it is one of the largest and most comprehensive community hospitals in the Army.
Within the hospital's 10 floors, four of which are patient wards, an extensive surgical suite with same-day capabilities, a labor-delivery and recovery suite, and over 36 ambulatory care clinics. Martin Army Community Hospital maintains a fully accredited laboratory service, diagnostic radiology with computerized tomography and nuclear medicine, an extensive pharmacy service, and many other ancillary support services.
In addition to its medical mission, the MEDDAC has an extensive professional teaching/training mission, and in 1972 established the Army's first Family Practice Residency Program. This 3-year program maintains approximately 30 residents who provide medical services throughout the hospital.
Other specialty training programs include the clinical portion of the Army's Physician Assistant Program, a residency in Health Care Administration, Podiatric Surgery internship, training in several enlisted specialties, and numerous clinical rotations or externships conducted in cooperation with local colleges and universities.
The MEDDAC is responsible for the operation of several services outside the hospital. Those located in Soldiers' Plaza include Social Work Service, and the Preventive Medicine Service, which includes Community Health Nursing, Occupational Health, the Preventive Medicine Clinic, and the Health Screening Center.
Located near the Golf course is the Army Substance Abuse Program. The Early Intervention Program is located in Bldg 2412 Indianhead Rd. In addition to these facilities, the MEDDAC operates 4 Family Practice Clinics, 5 on-post Troop Medical Clinics (TMCs), a Reception Station, and 2 satellite TMCs in support of Ranger School training in Georgia and Florida.
Active duty, active duty family members, retirees and their spouses enrolled in TRICARE Prime receive full medical care either at MACH or from TRICARE network providers. Retirees over the age of 65 who are enrolled in TRICARE Plus also receive their medical benefits at MACH. Patients over the age of 65 not enrolled in TRICARE Plus, receive medical care in the civilian community under the TRICARE for Life Program, which acts as a supplement to Medicare Parts A & B.
Appointments - MACH offers a central appointment system where patients can obtain an appointment by calling 706-544-2273. No walk-in care or "space A" care is available. True emergencies are seen in the ER. You can also make appointments online.
Martin Army Community Hospital now offers curbside pick-up service to discharged patients that require special assistance, such as wheelchairs and walkers. Patients can obtain a one-time use pass from the discharging ward, which allows a family member or friend to drive up to the Central Triage/ER entrance and assist the patient in their transfer to their vehicle.
For your convenience, MACH Pharmacy operates two facilities that dispense medication: The Main Pharmacy, located just inside the hospital's Pharmacy entrance, and the Refill Pharmacy, located at the west entrance of the main PX Shopping Mall. All prescription refills are filled at the PX Refill Pharmacy. The Main Pharmacy is open from 8:00 a.m - 6:00 p.m., Mon-Fri, and 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on Sat. The PX Refill Pharmacy is open weekdays 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
When entering the hospital, through the Pharmacy entrance, your first step is to obtain a number from the number machine located at the concierge desk. Please wait until your number is displayed on one of the two screens located above and on both sides of the television sets. Once your number appears on the screen, go to the indicated window.
Authorized beneficiaries may submit prescriptions written by military or civilian practitioners. However, we can only fill prescriptions written for medications that are on our approved MACH Formulary. Narcotics Sch II must be filled within a 7 day period from the date written. Narcotics Sch III-V must be filled within a 30 day period from the date written. If you have any doubt about whether the Pharmacy stocks the medication, you or your physician may call the pharmacy and ask if the medication is available (544-1583/4771). Also, you can find the list of medications we stock on the MACH Formulary. This will show you an AHFS listing of all the drugs we carry.
From 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Active Duty Personnel in Uniform only can get prescriptions for themselves (no dependants) by taking a ticket from the top button (900 series) on the ticket machine at the concierge desk.
When picking up a prescription for a family member over the age of 10, a photostatic copy of their military ID card (front and back) or DEERS verification will be sufficient. Picking up a prescription for a non-family member requires the patient's photo ID or a photostatic copy (front and back), power of attorney, or a notarized letter authorizing consent. Note: Schedule-II narcotics require the patient's photo ID or photostatic copy (front and back) and/or power of attorney.
For maximum convenience, you have the option of using the Phone-In, Mail-In, or the WebCare Rx Refill System for prescriptions initially filled at MACH. Prescriptions will be held for seven calendar days and then returned to stock if not claimed. Call the pharmacy at 706-544-3319 prior to the seventh day to hold your prescription longer.
Phone In Refills: 706-544-2273
For touch-tone telephone users, please follow the recorded instructions. Patients with rotary telephones may call 706-544-3319. Refills called in will be ready for pick-up at the PX Refill Pharmacy 48 hours from the time called (see above for hours of operation). Refills called in on Friday, Saturday or Sunday will be ready for pick-up on Wednesday. Refills called in on a federal holiday will be ready for pick-up 48 hours after the ending of the holiday. Refills are honored within 10 days prior to the end of the current prescription. Exceptions may be granted based on individual circumstances; leave a message on the recorder or contact the Pharmacy directly at 706-544-3319.
Mail-In Refills- Mail in refill forms are available upon request. You must mail in your requests at least 10 days prior to the date you would like to pick up your refill. When picking up a refill prescription from the PX Refill Pharmacy for a family member over the age of 10, a photostatic copy of their military ID card (front and back) or DEERS verification will be sufficient. Picking up a refill prescription for a non-family member requires the patient's photo ID or a photostatic copy (front and back), power of attorney, or a notarized letter authorizing consent.
Webcare RX Refill System- Prescriptions can be refilled on MACH's Pharmacy Web Page. This Web Page features a Prescription Refill option and a Drug Formulary.
All patients should ensure their information is up to date in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS). To reach a Humana Military representative, please call 1-800-444-5445 or visit www.humanamilitary.com to use the self-service options.
The Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) is a national database used to confirm entitlement of all Department of Defense beneficiaries for health care. For any change in status to include CHAMPUS, the sponsor needs to complete a new DEERS enrollment form at the ID Card Office in Solders' Plaza, Building 2638.
A valid ID Card is required for all patients 10 years or older; cards must be updated every 3 years. Medical eligibility of children ends on their 21st birthday unless the child is handicapped or is a full-time college student and unmarried. Eligibility of single college student family members ends on their 23rd birthday.
A Patient Recording Card will be made during your medical in-processing to Fort Benning. If for any reason you do not receive one at that time, one will be prepared by the Outpatient records section during your first appointment.
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The Fort Benning Dental Activity (DENTAC) is a subordinate command of the South East Regional Dental Command (SERDC), located at Ft. Gordon, Georgia, and of the US Army Dental Command (DENCOM), located at Ft. Sam Houston, Texas.
The Ft. Benning DENTAC is responsible for the treatment and maintenance of the oral and dental health of all Soldiers assigned to Fort Benning, and Soldiers assigned to Ft. Rucker, Alabama. Maximizing dental readiness that supports the timely mobilization and deployment of Ft. Benning Divisional and tenant units, and tenant units at Ft Rucker, Alabama, is our mission and reason for existence. The Ft. Benning DENTAC is also responsible to provide dental support to the CRC (CONUS Replacement Center) for personnel (active duty and Reserve Component military member, and civilians, both GS and contractors) preparing for deployment and the demobilization of redeploying Soldiers.
The Ft. Benning DENTAC conducts the Advanced Education in General Dentistry-12 Month residency program for newly graduated dentists. This additional training prepares them to perform the full scope of comprehensive dentistry required in remote or isolated sites where US Army Soldiers live and work.
The Ft. Benning DENTAC consists of a Headquarters element, 5 local dental clinics: The Love Dental Clinic, The Salomon Dental Clinic, Bernheim Dental Clinic. The Oral Surgery Clinic at MACH and The Harmony Church Dental Clinic, an in-processing area co-located in
30th AG on Sand Hill, an In Processing section at Soldier's Plaza, and a subordinate Dental Clinic Command located at Ft. Rucker, Alabama.
After hours emergency dental patients should either report to the MACH Emergency Room or call the ER at 706-544-1502. (Examples of true dental emergencies include: jaw fracture, lacerations, knocked out teeth, severely fractured or displaced teeth, oral swelling that interferes with breathing, fever >101 degrees F from oral infection, uncontrollable hemorrhage, or severe acute toothache pain not controlled by medication).