Health & Safety

The Great American SMOKEOUT is Nov. 19

Posted November 6, 2015 by

TIME TO QUIT? The Weed Army Community Hospital no-cost Smoking Cessation program Are you a smoker thinking of quitting? It’s your decision, but there are plenty of people who support it, including your family, co-workers and the staff of the Weed Army Community Hospital on Fort Irwin. Whether your plan is to go “cold turkey”…

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Sleep issues bedeviling Soldiers’ health

Posted October 13, 2015 by By David Vergun

WASHINGTON (Sept. 10) – “I didn’t realize that all this time I’ve been in a formation of drunks,” the noncommissioned officer, or NCO, told Lt. Col. Kate E. Van Arman. The NCO was referring to a quote Van Arman repeated to him from her top boss, Surgeon General of the Army Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho:…

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Reward exceptional patient care by filling out five-minute survey

Posted August 7, 2015 by Story and photo by Michael Beaton, Public Affairs

Have you received an Army Provider Level Satisfaction Survey in the mail about your visit and care at Weed Army Community Hospital facilities here? Filling out the APLSS is your opportunity to provide WACH leadership with anonymous feedback, which is taken very seriously at all levels. The APLSS is fielded by the Office of the…

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New law requires TRICARE beneficiaries to refill some drugs through TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery or pay full cost.

Posted October 13, 2015 by

Starting Oct.1, a new law requires that all TRICARE beneficiaries, except active duty servicemembers, get select brand name maintenance drugs through either TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery or from a military pharmacy. Beneficiaries who keep using a retail pharmacy for these drugs will have to pay the full cost. The TRICARE pharmacy contractor, Express Scripts, will…

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Texting, speeding, high beams – a reminder for all drivers

Posted May 1, 2015 by Article and photo by Leslie Ozawa

California Highway Patrol public information officer Ryan Camara was interviewed by the installation’s Public Affairs Office. His comments are supplemented with related highway safety information from the AAA Foundation and CHP public Web sites. Officer Camara has been with the CHP for two-and-a-half years as a patrol officer and the public information officer for the…

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Thinking about urgent care? The Nurse Advice Line can help

Posted September 4, 2015 by

When an urgent health problem arises, it is hard to know whether you should try to tough it out or seek medical care. Luckily, TRICARE beneficiaries can call the Nurse Advice Line to get advice on their health care questions. Not all health problems require a visit with a medical specialist, but a registered nurse…

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Health Related Behaviors Survey launches worldwide

Posted January 8, 2016 by By TRICARE.mil staff

Active duty servicemembers will be randomly selected to represent their service branch and complete an anonymous Health Related Behaviors Survey. The survey, accessed online, takes about 40 minutes to complete. The HRBS is used to measure health-related behaviors and lifestyles of military personnel that have the potential to impact readiness. Participation in the survey is…

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New law requires TRICARE beneficiaries to refill some drugs through TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery or pay full cost

Posted September 4, 2015 by

Starting Oct. 1, a new law requires that all TRICARE beneficiaries, except active duty servicemembers, get select brand name maintenance drugs through either TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery or from a military pharmacy. Beneficiaries who keep using a retail pharmacy for these drugs will have to pay the full cost. Maintenance drugs are those you take…

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Be aware of hidden fire hazards

Posted January 8, 2016 by Submitted by Kim Garcia, Safety Office

Fire hazards are often difficult to spot – they may be hidden from view, or they may involve chemical processes that are unknown to you. A fire needs fuel, oxygen and ignition to burn. You might be surprised at some of the types of fuel, sources of oxygen and causes of ignition which can start…

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Appointment cancellation? Be sure to call It In! Don’t be an appointment “No Show”

Posted September 4, 2015 by

What happens when you’re a No-Show for an appointment? A valuable service is wasted – service that could benefit another member of the community, or even your loved ones. If you need to cancel an appointment, call ahead at (866) 957-9224, so your appointment can be given to another patient. Remember that if you miss…

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