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General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital (GLWACH)
Fort Leonard Wood, MO 65473
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.
A 75-bed hospital, General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital provides inpatient and outpatient care to more than 30,000 beneficiaries. Call 573-596-0035 for information.
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.
General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital (GLWACH) is located in Building 310. GLWACH is a modern, 75 bed facility which received an exceptional score of 96 on their most recent Joint Commission Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.
Staffed by over 900 medical, dental and administrative personnel, GLWACH provides inpatient and outpatient care to more than 30,000 beneficiaries.
Medical Records -- When you arrive at Fort Leonard Wood, it is essential that you turn in your medical records. Active duty personnel need to take their records to the Active Duty Records Room at the TRICARE Office located in Bldg 470 or to the Consolidated Troop Medical Clinic (CTMC). See your unit PAC for records assignment. Family members turn in records at the Outpatient Records section (as you enter the front door, to your immediate right).
Outpatient Care -- Outpatient care at Fort Leonard Wood may be accessed through one of two options: the Family Practice Service Option or the Multi-Specialty Option, which includes the services of the Internal Medicine Clinic, the Pediatric Clinic and OB/GYN Services.
The Hospital Acute Minor Illness Clinic (HAMIC) is a clinic for soldiers in transition, and outlying areas, to include ROTC cadets, Reserve units, Engineer, Military Police and Chemical Officer Basic course students, National Guard and TDY personnel who are suffering from an acute minor illness. HAMIC also provides Physical Exam/Aviation Medicine services.
The Troop Medical Clinic (TMC) provides IET sick call. The TMC combines primary care capabilities with a variety of specialty services to provide soldiers with the most of their health care needs in one location. It has limited specialty services with Podiatry, Physical and Occupational Therapy, Preventive Medicine, Laboratory, Radiology and Pharmacy services. Active duty trainees, selected permanent party without families and students at the Libby Non-commissioned Officer Academy can access medical care through the TMC.
The hospital also has other specialty service clinics available, to include: The Emergency Department, Pediatrics, General Surgery, OB/GYN, Orthopedics, Podiatry and Immunization Clinics.
Emergency Care -- As the only hospital in Pulaski County and closest hospital in a thirty mile radius, GLWACH provides extensive Emergency and Ambulatory Services to the civilian community. The Emergency Department cares for an average of 30,000 patients per year and receives about 20 civilian emergency cases each month. The treatment covers a wide range of emergency conditions including heart attacks, trauma, burns, head injuries and obstetrical emergencies.
Appointments -- Several clinics schedule their own appointments. For the following services, call these phone numbers:
Health Promotion Center -- The hospital operates a large centralized health education and resource center. The Health Promotion Center was implemented in an effort to emphasize preventive health care and to serve as a foundation for the Self-Care Program.
In addition to blood pressure monitoring and health education media, the Health Promotion Center offers twenty-six classes and programs designed to meet the health education needs of the community. An extensive library of books, videos, slides, audio tapes and handouts are available for check out or use in the Health Promotion Center.
The center also serves as a primary location to schedule or make appointments for health education classes. Additionally, the center offers the Self-Care Intervention Program. This is a 2 hour class that will help you avoid illness and pursue wellness. Each participant receives a card. This card allows access to the outpatient pharmacy for non-prescription medications.
In order to make prescription refills easier, GLWACH has implemented an automated telephone refill prescription system. Refills may be called in 24 hours a day at 573-596-0128 or 800-245-1953. The system advises the patient when the refill will be ready for pickup. The Refill Pharmacy is open for pick up or drop off, Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. When you arrive to pick up your prescription, just show your military identification card for verification.
The GLWACH Pharmacy also offers refills via the Internet. For details go to the GLWACH web site and click on Pharmacy Refill.