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United States Army
Winn Army Community Hosipital (WACH)
1061 Harmon Avenue
Fort Stewart, GA 31314-5611
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.
Winn Army Community Hospital (WACH) provides emergency and regular healthcare to active duty military personnel and their dependents. Care is also available for military retirees and their eligible dependents. For more information call 912-435-6965.
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.
Winn Army Community Hospital (WACH) provides emergency and regular healthcare to active duty military personnel and their dependents. Care is also available for military retirees and their eligible dependents. Group on Educational Affairs (GEA) supplements the care provided by two full-time military emergency physician and physicians' assistants. All physicians staffed at Winn are board-certified in Emergency Medicine.
Individuals with a valid Military identification card and who are enrolled in Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) are eligible for primary care at Winn. The availability of care is based on TRICARE categories. The order of access is:
No Shows -- Missed appointments compromise our ability to provide you quality care and hinder our ability to meet TRICARE access standards. If you are not able to make your appointment, please call 912-767-6633 to cancel. When services are unavailable at WACH patients will be referred off-post to a Tricare approved healthcare provider. All referrals must be approved by Tricare before patient receives care.
Dental care, including preventive dentistry, general dentistry, oral surgery, periodontics, pedodontics, removable prosthodontics, fixed prosthodontics, and endodontics, is available from the three Dental Treatment Facilities at Fort Stewart and one facility at Hunter Army Airfield.
Dental Clinics include:
Dental care for active-duty military personnel is available at these clinics, depending on the individual's unit of assignment. Dental clinics are for soldiers' use only.
Dental care for family members at the DENTAC is on an extremely limited basis only. Under DoD regulations, family members of active-duty sponsors with two or more years remaining (one year if returning 89 from OCONUS) on active duty are eligible for enrollment in the TRICARE Family Member Dental Plan and must receive their care through private sector dental offices.
Care for those eligible is limited to "backup" emergency care in which a civilian provider has not been able to provide the necessary treatment. Family members not eligible for the insurance plan have been authorized to receive emergency services and limited space-available care on a standby basis.
If you need help understanding your healthcare plan, contact the health benefits advisor or Tricare. A Tricare office is located on post, across the street from WACH in building 202.
For emergencies, WACH is the closest on-post emergency room and off-post you may go to WACH or Liberty Regional Hospital in Hinesville depending on distance.