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United States Army
1585 3RD St.
Bayne Jones Army Community Hospital (BJACH)
Building 285, 2nd Floor,
Rooms 2654 & 2655
Fort Polk, LA 71449
Health care services provided by the Defense Department 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.
Bayne Jones Army Community Hospital, 150-bed hospital. Appointments 337-531-3011 or 800-278-9920. 1585 3rd St, Fort Polk, LA 71459 https://bayne-jones.tricare.mil/About-Us.
USAMEDDAC, Fort Polk provides a robust medical training platform enhancing readiness (Medically Ready Force and Ready Medical Force) in support of MEDCOM, RHC-C, JRTC, and Fort Polk directed missions to deploy, fight, and win on any front.
Continue efforts to return to normal while maintaining a readiness posture. Enable JRTC and Fort Polk to be medically ready, reformed, reorganized, responsive, and relevant. Ensure USAMEDDAC, Fort Polk is equipped with ready medical forces prepared to support the Army mission to deploy fight and win.
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 TRICARE 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 TRICARE 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 TRICARE 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 TRICARE Request Copies of Medical Records.
At Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital, inpatient and outpatient care is provided to eligible beneficiaries. Most outpatient care is provided by our Department of Family Practice. The provider from which a family receives care is determined by the sponsor's unit of assignment. Active duty personnel are first seen by Troop Medical Clinic staff. If additional care is required, they will be seen in Family Practice.
The extent of services and capabilities available fluctuates with the number of assigned staff members. Specialties currently available include: family practice, pharmacy, behavioral health, referral management, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, internal medicine, general surgery, orthopedic surgery, podiatry, physical and occupational therapy, dermatology, psychiatry, adult psychology, otolaryngology (EENT), laboratory, opthalmology, optometry, social work, preventative medicine, occupational medicine, environmental medicine, community health nursing, clinical dietetics, aviation medicine and radiology.
Primary care services at Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital are provided in Health Practice Groups based on soldiers' unit assignment. Priority of care at Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital continues to be active duty first, followed by families of active duty, then retirees and their families.
The Family Member Dental Plan (FMDP) United Concordia, offers a readily available source of comprehensive dental care for family members of active duty. Information about enrollment, benefits, and local participating providers is available at the office of the Health Benefits Advisor, Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital. The office can be reached by calling 337-531-3974/3908.
Regrettably, significantly reduced staffing and resources necessitate limiting dental care for retirees and their families to emergency care only.