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

Nutrition Care Division
Physical Address:
Weed Army Community Hospital
390 North 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) 470-5555
The WACH Nutritional Care Division
The Weed Army Community Hospital Nutrition Care Division (NCD) on Fort Irwin provides comprehensive nutrition 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 Fit for Performance initial group counselling session conducted by the Registered Dietitian and Nutrition Care staff. Fit for Performance is a lifestyle and behavior modification program that focuses on nutrition and exercise to improve weight loss success. It is designed to help Soldiers, Army beneficiaries and DA civilians lose weight and/or meet their body fat standard per Army Regulation (AR) 600-9, improve military readiness and job performance, and lower risk of weight-related diseases. Participants are eligible and encouraged to follow-up with individual sessions with the RD to continue lifestyle changes.

Classes are held monthly in the Army Wellness Center classroom unless otherwise stated. Nutrition counseling memorandums will be provided at the end of the group session.

To schedule appointments please contact Nutrition Care at 760-383-5501 or 760-383-5494. Unit classes may also be scheduled upon request. For more information regarding the ABCP please review AR 600-9.

Soldier and Community Outreach

Nutrition Counseling
Individual appointments are available for specific nutritional needs or medical conditions by referral from your health care provider.

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 Dietetics "Eat Right" Program

The HRC Operation Supplement Safety Campaign

What Army Health Looks Like: The Pocket Guide