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United States Army
Medical Clinic - McChord Field
690 Barnes Boulevard
McChord Field, WA 98438
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.
When you move, TRICARE moves with you. It's there before, during and when you get to your next duty station. It's available worldwide. There are steps you need to take to make sure changes to your TRICARE coverage go smoothly. With your 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 to get care during your move, visit Getting Care When Traveling to learn what to do.
Filling prescriptions while traveling
You should get all prescriptions refilled 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, or MTF, records section and the dental treatment facility, or DTF. Do this at least one month before your permanent change of station 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.
McChord is fortunate to have its own state-of-the-art medical facility on base, as well as access to Madigan Army Medical Center (MAMC) just down the road at Lewis Main when more specialized inpatient, outpatient, or emergency care is necessary.
All active duty newcomers attend a medical in-processing brief on the first and third Thursday of the month. Family members are highly encouraged to attend to learn about medical entitlements and how to use medical services. The gaining Military Personnel Flight will coordinate an attendance date.
Upon arrival, it is crucial that you enroll yourself and your family in TRICARE by calling the TRICARE contractor, and Health Net Federal Services at 1-844-866-9378.
Emergency and ambulance services are not offered at the McChord Medical Clinic. In the event of an emergency, 911 should be called or you should go to the nearest emergency room for care. MAMC has an emergency room and the MAMC ambulance service responds to on-base emergencies.
Dental services on base are available to active duty members only. Family members have the option of enrolling in the United Concordia Dental Plan, and there are several providers in the local area who accept this coverage.