Weed Army Community Hospital
PO Box 105109
Ft. Irwin, CA 92310-5109
The United States Army Medical Department Activity (MEDDAC) stands ready 24 hours a day to support the National Training Center mission and miltary families who live here. Comprehensive health and preventative medicine services are provided to the active duty personnel, both assigned and rotational, their family members, and retirees.
The nature of care provided at Weed Army Community Hospital (WACH) focuses on primary care, as well as occasional severe trauma. WACH has a total of 21 care providers to include specialists in General Surgery, Orthopedics, Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Family Practice, Mental Health, and one flight surgeon. A Physical Therapist, a Dietitian, and Optometrist complement the staff of health care providers.
The Clinical Laboratory, Radiology Department, and Pharmacy Service furnish necessary support activities, all of which result in comprehensive primary care.
Patients requiring a higher level of treatment are referred to other military as well as civillian treatment facilities if necessary.
Military sick call is conducted Monday through Friday from 7:15 to 8:30 a.m. for units without an assigned Battalion Aid Station. Central appointments is open at 0700 for active duty to schedule a sick call/same day appointment.
WACH uses a primary care manager system. Soldiers and their family members at Fort Irwin are assigned a primary health care provider determined by the sponsors unit assignments.
All appointments for services provided at Weed Army Community Hospital are scheduled through a centralized Patient Appointment System with the exception of Radiology, Physical Therapy, and Community Mental Health. Appointments may be made by calling Central Appointments at 380-3124 or may be booked online by going to www.tricareonline.com . For more information about making appointments at Weed Army Community Hospital please click here.
Patients with a problem that is not an emergency, but cannot wait for a routine appointment are referred to the Triage Nurse unit. The Triage Nurse contacts the patient and schedules a same-day appointment or provides advice for self care.
The Preventative Medicine Service (PMS), provides Community and Occupational Health Nursings and Environmental and Industrial Health Services to Fort Irwin. PMS coordinates the smoking cessation program, the self help program, and the food handlers' course.
The Community Mental Health Service provides direct Psychology and Social Work services to the community. The Family Advocacy Case Management Team is managed from this office.
The MEDDAC provides the clinical staff in support of the Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP) contributing counseling and treatment.