U.S. Army Medical Department
Weed Army Community Hospital
Patient Feedback (ICE)
Phone Numbers
Appointment Line
(866)957-9224 (WACH)

Directory Assistance

Nurse Advice Line
(800)TRICARE(874-2273) Option 1

Pharmacy Refill

Patient Advocacy
(866) 957-9224 Option 4

WACH Ombudsman
(760) 380-9889
Nutrition Care Division
Physical Address:
Weed Army Community Hospital
Room 495, 166 Inner Loop Road
Fort Irwin, CA, 92310
Business Hours:
Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Closed on Federal Holidays and
Selected Training Holidays.
Contact Information:
24/7 Hospital Main Desk:
(COM) 866-957-9224 or
(DSN) 470-3114
The WACH Nutritional Care Division
The Weed Army Community Hospital Nutritional Care Division (WNCD) on Fort Irwin provides comprehensive nutrition program, information and outreach in support of Fort Irwin Soldiers and beneficiaries to include safe, wholesome food production, nutrition education and counseling, and nutrition consultation to installation commanders and the community in support of readiness and health promotion.

In order to improve and optimize nutrition of the local population the NCD promotes and conducts individual and group nutrition assessments, educates, counsels, and coordinates care for preventative health and disease management programs to include specific problems such as obesity, irregular diet, diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, failure to thrive, and others.

About the Army Body Composition Program (Weight Loss Program)
All Soldiers enrolled in the ABCP will complete the Army MOVE! Program. Army MOVE! is the new weight loss program which is being implemented at all military treatment facilities. The program consists of five to six group counseling sessions and at least one individual counseling session. Nutrition counseling memorandums will be provided during the individual session.

Helpful Tip: All Soldiers should (must) complete the Move! 23 Questionnaire found here and bring it with them to their individual session. Classes are held in the Oasis Cafe at the Weed Army Community Hospital. Please enter through the ER entrance. To schedule appointments please contact Nutrition Care at 760-380-3178 or 760-380-3201. Unit classes may also be scheduled upon request. For more information regarding the ABCP please review AR 600-9.

Soldier and Community Outreach
Army Body Composition Program Nutrition Counseling
A series of two interactive classes provides nutrition guidance, for Soldiers who are flagged or within 2% of being out of weight standards. The Registered Dietitian provides one class at the Army Wellness Center and the second one at Commissary. This course fulfills the requirement of AR 600-9. Nutrition Counseling Individual appointments are available for specific nutritional needs or medical conditions by referral from your health care provider.

Nutrition Counseling
Individual appointments are available for specific nutritional needs or medical conditions by referral from your health care provider. Commissary Tour An hour long tour of the Commissary highlighting foods to aim for, foods to avoid, how to eat healthy on a budget, and how to avoid labeling misdirection. No physician consult required.

Performance Nutrition Classes
Individual and group/team nutrition counseling and education to enhance the performance of Soldier Athletes. Whether it's training for a marathon, the APFT test or weight room gains, getting the proper nutrition is the key to improving your performance.

Community Classes
Registered dietitian available to talk to community groups or events on any nutrition topic desired such as healthy snacks for children, weight management, eating on the go, and quick and healthy cooking demonstrations.

The WACH takes a proactive approach to Soldier and community health. A number of Army MEDDAC programs are coordinated locally as well as programs specific to Fort Irwin are promoted by the WNCD. To learn about these programs click on the following links:

The Army Performance Triad Program

"Choose My Plate" Informational Campaign

Academy of Dieticians "Eat Right" Program

The HRC Operation Supplement Safety Campaign

What Army Health Looks Like: The Pocket Guide