Kirk Army Health Clinic - Aberdeen Proving Grounds

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2501 Oakington Rd
Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21005
1 (410) 278-5474

About Kirk US Army Health Clinic

From 1917-1940, the Station Hospital at Aberdeen Proving Ground occupied a variety of temporary and semi-permanent buildings. In 1919, the largest early medical facility with a capacity of 200 beds, was in use at Aberdeen Proving Ground. By 1939, needs were considerably reduced and the hospital was moved to a permanent location with a bed capacity of thirteen.

With a manpower buildup preceding the Nation’s entry into World War II, modernization came to the medical service at  Aberdeen Proving Ground. With the influx of troops for training, the small facility could not serve the needs of the population. As part of the crash-building plan at Aberdeen Proving Ground in 1941, a 500-bed cantonment hospital was erected in the 2100 block. This remained the MTF at Aberdeen Proving Ground until 1963.

In fiscal year 1960, the Army Medical Department made a move forward in its effort to assure the provision of adequate modern permanent buildings for the hospitalization of patients and the treatment of increasing outpatients loads at Army medical facilities an extensive study resulted in the creation of an entirely  new formula for measuring the space requirements of a major Army medical facility.

The formula, based on statistical analysis of workloads, staffing requirements, hours of operations, areas required for clinical elements, nursing units, and supportive activities made it possible to predetermine the size of a building required to meet medical needs at a given installation.

As a result of this study, the Army construction program for the fiscal year 1961 included an experimental project called Health Activity at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD. The construction of a 75-bed hospital was begun in July 1961. Kirk Army Health Clinic, Aberdeen Proving Ground was completed in July 1964. The new facility fulfilled the new concept and design for hospitals in the Army hospital system and revolutionized the building procedure to follow.


Medical Care

Tricare Numbers
Nurse Advice Hotline TRICARE- (800) 874-2273 Opt 1
Primary Care Appointments- (800) 600-9332
TRICARE for Life- (866) 773-0404


TRICARE
Tricare partners with United Healthcare Military & Veterans as its regional contractor in the Western United States to provide health care services and support to beneficiaries.

Home TRICARE:
https://www.tricare.mil

Tricare Home Page allows access to Enroll in or Purchase a Plan, File or Check a Claim, View Referrals, Find a Health Care Provider, Change Your Primary Care Manager, Compare Plans, Manage Prescriptions and much more.

Nurse Advice Line TRICARE: (800) 874-2273 Opt 1.

The Nurse Advice Line is available to all TRICARE beneficiaries in the U.S., except those enrolled in US Family Health Plan. You can call the Nurse Advice Line 24/7, at no cost to you, to talk to a registered nurse who can: Answer your urgent care questions.

New to TRICARE:
https://www.tricare.mil/Plans/New

Learn more about TRICARE- Watch an overview video & take free public TRICARE courses online.

TRICARE Online:
https://www.tricareonline.com/

You can make Primary Care appointments, check lab results and even order your pharmacy refills using TOL, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Contact: (800) 600-9332

TRICARE For Life:
https://www.tricare.mil/tfl
Contact- (866) 773-0404

TRICARE for Life is your Medicare-wraparound coverage for TRICARE-eligible beneficiaries who have Medicare Part A and B. TRICARE for Life beneficiaries can receive care at military hospitals and clinics, ​but only on a space-available basis.

TRICARE Pharmacy Program:
https://www.tricare.mil/pharmacy

The TRICARE Pharmacy Program provides the prescription drugs you need, when you need them, in a safe, easy, and affordable way.

Customer Service Community Directory:
https://www.tricare.mil/bcacdcao/

The directory helps you connect with a Beneficiary Counseling and Assistance Coordinator (BCAC), Debt Collection Assistance Officer (DCAO), or other member of the customer service community. If you have questions or issues specific to a single clinic or hospital, contact someone listed for that facility.

You may contact any customer service community representative for general TRICARE issues.

Must be registered in the DEERS program to be eligible for TRICARE
Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System:
https://www.tricare.mil/deers

Base Listings

The numbers for Fairchild Air Force Base have low accuracy due to its unique utilization. Entire companies are rotated through on a regular basis, so large portions of the phone directory are subject to change without notice. Please contact the base operator at (509) 247-1212 if you experience any difficulty reaching your desired contact.

NameLevel NamePhone
Behavioral Health Kirk US Army Health Clinic 1 (410) 278-1715
Behavioral Health - Family Advocacy Program Kirk US Army Health Clinic 1 (410) 278-1768
Behavioral Health - Fax Kirk US Army Health Clinic 1 (410) 278-1766
Dental Clinic Kirk US Army Health Clinic 1 (410) 278-1795
Dental Clinic - Fax Kirk US Army Health Clinic 1 (410) 278-5577
Industrial Hygiene - Industrial Hygiene Program Manager Kirk US Army Health Clinic 1 (410) 278-1839
Industrial Hygiene - Industrial Hygiene Program manager Edgewood Kirk US Army Health Clinic 1 (410) 436-7330
Laboratory Kirk US Army Health Clinic 1 (410) 278-1714
Occupational Health Kirk US Army Health Clinic 1 (410) 278-1912
Occupational Health Kirk US Army Health Clinic 1 (410) 278-1913
Occupational Health - Fax Kirk US Army Health Clinic 1 (410) 278-1903
Optometry Kirk US Army Health Clinic 1 (410) 278-5475
Pharmacy Kirk US Army Health Clinic 1 (410) 278-1936
Physical Therapy Kirk US Army Health Clinic 1 (410) 278-1953
Preventive Medicine Kirk US Army Health Clinic 1 (410) 278-3430
Primary Care Clinic Kirk US Army Health Clinic 1 (410) 278-5475
Radiology Kirk US Army Health Clinic 1 (410) 278-1974
Radiology Kirk US Army Health Clinic 1 (410) 278-1713
Wellness Clinic Kirk US Army Health Clinic 1 (410) 306-1024
Active Duty - Exceptional Member Family Program Kirk US Army Health Clinic 1 (410) 278-5475
Active Duty - Physical Exams Kirk US Army Health Clinic 1 (410) 278-1960
Active Duty - Sick Call Kirk US Army Health Clinic 1 (410) 278-5475
Active Duty - Sick Call Kirk US Army Health Clinic 1 (866) 756-5475