Health Clinics

Andrew Rader Myer Henderson Hall Services

Women's Health & Pregnancy

In the Women’s Clinic we put our client first, providing privacy, always being respectful, caring and professional. The Women’s Clinic at Andrew Rader US Army Health Center provides gynecological health care needs for females 13 years of age through post menopausal years.

Services Offered

  • Contraception and counseling
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections
  • Pregnancy Testing
  • Postpartum Exam
  • Infertility
  • Morning after pill
  • IUD Removal
  • Menstrual Disorder
  • Peri menopause/Menopause/HRT
  • Osteopenia/Osteoporosis
  • Urinary Tract Infections
  • Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Health maintenance

Referrals for

  • Infertility work up
  • Mammogram
  • Bone Density Screen
  • Colonoscopy Screen
  • HPV vaccine (ages 9-26)


  • Tobacco Cessation 703-696-7924
  • Medication Management 703-696-7924
  • Behavioral Health 703-696-3456
  • Dietitian Clinic 703-696-7951

Information on Services Offered


  • Birth control pills
  • Nuvaring
  • Patch - Combination of estrogen/progesterone, each patch last 7 days; patches are used for 3 weeks followed by 7 days of hormone free interval.
  • Depo Provera Injection - Intramuscular injection administered every 12 weeks.
  • IUD - progesterone only contraception provides protection up to 5 yrs.
  • Condoms

Sexually Transmitted Infections

Chlamydia infection is the most commonly reported disease in the United States. The infection which is usually asymptomatic can result in pelvic inflammatory disease, which is a major cause of infertility, ectopic pregnancy and chronic pelvic pain. Gonorrhea is the second most commonly reported disease in the US. Gonorrhea can also cause pelvic inflammatory disease leading to infertility, ectopic pregnancy and chronic pelvic pain. Trichomoniasis is caused by a protozoan sexually transmitted. Most men do not have symptoms. Women will have a malodorous, yellowish-green discharge with vulvar irritation. Human papillomavirus can lead to anogenital cancers. There is an HPV vaccine which provides protection against types 6,11,16, and 18. Types 6 and 11 are associated with genital warts, while 16 and 18 are high-risk cancer types associated with anogenital cancers. Gardisil vaccine is provided for the ages between 9-27. Herpes Simplex Virus is a incurable viral disease that can be recurring. Syphilis is a genital ulcerative disease which can cause significant complications if untreated. Initial signs of infection are ulcers at infection site. Secondary infection include rash, lesions and third stage of infection can be heart, nerves, eyes, hearing and tissue. For more detailed information please click here.

Please click on the above link for the Center of Disease Control for further information and answers.

Pregnancy Testing

If you are requesting a pregnancy testing, you may walk in to the clinic between 07:30 -3:30 for a serum HCG. This is a hormone that is released when a fertilized egg implants into the uterus. Usually 6 days after conception. If results are positive or you have a positive home pregnancy test and you need an appointment to begin prenatal care, you can call:

  • Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, Ob/Gyn Clinic: 571-231-3442 / 3446
  • Bethesda Naval Hospital Ob/Gyn Clinic: 301-319-4471
  • Malcolm Grow, Andrew’s Air Force Base, Ob/Gyn Clinic (you will need a referral)

You can better prepare for a healthy pregnancy and outcome by healthy eating, taking your vitamins, decrease stress, exercise 4-5 times a week, if you smoke (stop), minimize alcohol intake, make sure you are at your optimal weight, make sure your immunizations are up to date, limit your exposure to infectious adults and children.

Postpartum Check

Physical Exam is performed to check:

  • Blood pressure, pulse, weight, heart and lungs
  • Breast, uterus, bleeding, circulation
  • Labs if needed
  • Discuss emotional state and contraception if desired.


Initial lab work and referral to Walter Reed Infertility Clinic can be made through the Women’s Clinic at Andrew Rader. Infertility evaluation can be indicated when a couple have not been able to conceive after having intercourse 2-3 times a week for 12 months.

Menstrual Disorder

Abnormal Uterine Bleeding (AUB) refers to any abnormal bleeding pattern characterized by a change in frequency, duration, or amount of blood loss that differs from the regular menstrual cycle.

Amenorrhea is the absence of menstrual periods during reproductive years.

Dysmenorrhea is painful menstruation. Course of treatment without physical causes may include oral contraceptives, Progesterone IUD, Ibuprofen, naproxen, heat, hot baths.

Premenstrual Disorder is having mild to moderate emotional and physical symptoms severe enough to affect quality of life. This usually occurs during the week before your period. Treatment options make include exercise, relaxation techniques, oral contraceptives and vitamin supplements.

Perimenopause/ Menopause

When a woman reaches middle age, usually in her 40’s or 50’s her periods begin to change. Menopause is the time of life when there has been a cessation of cyclic bleeding for 12 months. The period of gradual change before menopause is called perimenopause. Women may experience menopause symptoms for many years before and after.

Perimenopause is those years leading up to and following the menopause.

The symptoms you may experience:

  • Night sweats and hot flashes
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Pain on intercourse
  • Urinary frequency
  • Skin/hair changes
  • Depression
  • Anxiety/tense feeling
  • Irritability
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Changes in menstrual pattern
Hormone Replacement Therapy

There are a number of hormone regiments available. There are creams, tablets, rings and patches. The dosing and type of regiment would be tailored to clients health status and symptoms. The intent is to improve quality of life with the lowest dosing for the shortest amount of time.

Hormone Therapy that we have available at the Women’s Clinic:

Estrogen / Progesterone Therapy


  • Activella
  • Premphase
  • Prempro


  • Climara Pro
  • CombiPatch
Estrogen Only Therapy


  • Estrace
  • Ogen
  • Premarin


  • Climara


  • Estrace (cream)
  • Estring (ring)
  • Premarin (cream)

Health Maintenance

Health Maintenance will include: Vaginal exam with pap testing, breast exam, thyroid, glucose, cholesterol check, colonoscopy referral, bone density referral, also nutrition and exercise.


A pap smear is a microscopic examination of cells scraped from the cervix that is used to detect cancerous or precancerous conditions of the cervix.

How should you prepare for a Pap test?

Many things can cause wrong test results by washing away or hiding abnormal cells. For two days before the test you should avoid:

  • Douching
  • Using tampons
  • Using vaginal creams, suppositories, and medicines
  • Using vaginal deodorant sprays or powders
  • Having sex

Depending on the abnormality, specific follow-up will be recommended. This can be anything from simple treatment of mild infection or repeating your pap smear or further evaluation with colposcopy.

Think of cervical cancer as a slow progression from totally normal to abnormal and eventually malignant and cancerous. Our goal is finding an abnormality on the normal end of the time line, so we can prevent it from progressing further.

First initial pap is performed at 21 years of age, every two years thereafter until the age of 30, then every 3 years until the age of 65 providing you have and continue to have normal results.

Andrew Rader Us Army Health Clinic
401 Carpenter Rd
Fort Myer, VA 22211


14th St Bridge, Washington, DC

  1. Head southwest on I-395 S Entering Virginia
  2. Take exit 8A for VA-27/Washington Blvd toward Pentagon South Parking/S Arl Ridge Rd
  3. Keep right, follow signs for Virginia 27/Virginia 244/Washington Boulevard/Columbia Pike/South Arl Ridge Road and merge onto VA-27 W/S Washington Blvd
  4. Take the VA-244 E/Columbia Pike ramp to Navy Annex
  5. Turn right onto VA-244 E/Columbia Pike
  6. Turn left onto S Orme St
  7. Turn left onto Southgate Rd. (Restricted usage road)
  8. Turn right onto Hobson Dr (Restricted usage road)
  9. Turn left onto Carpenter Rd (Restricted usage road)

Destination will be on the left


95 Spring Mall Dr, Springfield, VA 22150

  1. Head west on Spring Mall Dr
  2. Turn right onto Loisdale Rd
  3. Turn left onto Franconia Rd W (signs for Interstate 95 N/Interstate 395 N/Interstate 495 E/Interstate 95 S)
  4. Keep right at the fork, follow signs for I-95 N/I-395 N/I-495 E
  5. Keep right at the fork, follow signs for I-495 E/Washington/Baltimore/Interstate 395 N/I95 N
  6. Keep left at the fork, follow signs for I-395 N/Washington and merge onto I-395 N
  7. Take exit 8A to merge onto S Washington Blvd toward Columbia Pike
  8. Take the VA-244 E/Columbia Pike ramp to Navy Annex
  9. Turn right onto VA-244 E/Columbia Pike
  10. Turn left onto S Orme St
  11. Turn left onto Southgate Rd (Restricted usage road)
  12. Turn right onto Hobson Dr (Restricted usage road)
  13. Turn left onto Carpenter Rd (Restricted usage road)

Destination will be on the left


Behavioral Health 2nd floor Option 4
Chief Experience Officer 1st floor Option 0, Option 3
Community Health 2nd floor Option 0, Option 5
Dental Clinic 2nd floor Option 9
Dermatology 1st floor Option 6 
Exceptional Family Member Program 1st floor Option 5
Fort McNair Clinic Fort McNair Option 0, Option 6
Immunizations 1st floor Option 5
Laboratory 2nd floor Option 0, Option 1
Medical Records/ Patient Administration 1st floor Option 0, Option 4
Medication Management 1st floor Option  2, Option  7
Nutrition Services 1st floor Option 2, Option 4
Occupational Health 2nd floor Option 0, Option 5
Optometry 1st floor Option 5, Option 1
Pediatric Clinic (PCMH) 1st floor Option 2, Option 2
Pharmacy (Closed every Wednesday 0800-0900) 1st floor Option 3
Physical Exams 1st floor Option 5, Option  4
Physical Therapy (Active Duty) 2nd floor Option  8
Primary Care Clinic (PCMH) 1st floor Option 2, Option 1
Radiology 1st floor Option 7
Readiness Clinic 1st floor Option 5
Well Women 1st floor Option 5, Option 2

Interactive Customer Evaluation - Andrew Rader Clinic
I recently PCS’d how can I be seen at the Andrew Rader United States Army Health Clinic (ARUSAHC) for my Primary Care?

Easy! Call TRICARE North at 877-874-2273 and request to be assigned a Primary Care Manager at ARUSAHC. Make sure to set up an initial appointment with your new provider and request new referrals for any ongoing specialty care needs (Ortho, Physical Therapy, Sleep Apnea etc…)

I’m already enrolled in TRICARE Prime. How do I change my Primary Care Manager?

Call TRICARE North at 877-874-2273 or visit TRICARE ONLINE to select a new Primary Care Manager or contact the ARUSAHC Benefits Health Advisor for assistance (Timothy Sutton).

I’m under age 65 and enrolled in the U.S. Family Health Plan, how can I change my TRICARE Prime coverage back to ARUSAHC?

Call TRICARE North at 877-874-2273 or visit TRICARE ONLINE to transfer your care back to ARUSAHC, welcome back to Military Medicine!

I am getting ready to retire, how do I continue my TRICARE Prime coverage?

Your change in status (from active duty to retired) will cause an automatic change from TRICARE Prime coverage to TRICARE Standard coverage on your effective date of retirement for yourself and all family members enrolled in TRICARE Prime. While on active duty TRICARE Prime was mandatory for the service member. However, as a retiree TRICARE Prime is optional and you must voluntarily enroll and pay an enrollment fee set by the DoD. To learn more about your TRICARE options when transitioning from active duty to retired status visit, TRICARE Life Events-Retiring

TRICARE Prime coverage for retirees and their eligible family members is available in certain locations within the United States known as Prime Service Areas (PSA’s). It is best to contact the regional contractor for the region where you will retire for information on TRICARE Prime availability. Please visit Prime Enrollment for contact information and Prime Service Area information.

If you plan on retiring within a 100 mile radius of ARUSAHC, you may be able to continue your Primary Care at ARUSAHC. Visit TRICARE ONLINE or contact TRICARE North at 877-874-2273 for enrollment assistance.

Active duty service members transitioning to retirement must re-enroll in TRICARE Prime and submit their TRICARE Prime enrollment fees to the appropriate regional contractor prior to their effective date of retirement to maintain continuous TRICARE prime coverage. Failure to re-enroll in TRICARE prime prior to the effective date of retirement causes an automatic disenrollment from TRICARE Prime for all eligible family members. If there is a break in TRICARE Prime coverage when transitioning from active duty to retirement the retiree and all TRICARE eligible family members previously covered under TRICARE Prime will be covered under TRICARE Standard/Extra until TRICARE Prime coverage resumes.


I am separating from active duty what happens to my TRICARE coverage?

Active duty service members will remain enrolled in TRICARE Prime at their final duty station to ensure they remain fit for discharge. For information on accessing care while on terminal leave visit TRICARE Life Events-Separating

You and your family members may qualify for transitional health care options after your separation date. Transitional Assistance Management Program (TAMP) eligibility is determined by the Services and documented in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System. TAMP eligibility can be viewed online via MilConnect. Service members should check with their Service personnel departments for information or assistance with TAMP eligibility.

If you are a member of the National Guard or Reserve, you may qualify to purchase coverage under TRICARE Reserve Select prior to the end of your active duty or prior to the end of your TAMP coverage. For information on TRICARE Reserve Select in the North Region call 1-800-555-2605. If you do not qualify for TAMP coverage (or your TAMP coverage is coming to an end), or TRICARE Reserve Select coverage, you may qualify to purchase coverage through the Continued Health Care Benefit Program. For more information call 1-800-444-5445. Former active duty service members eligible for the Transition Assistance Management Program (TAMP) must complete a new TRICARE Prime enrollment application to continue their TRICARE Prime coverage


I’m turning age 65 soon and I am enrolled in TRICARE Prime at ARUSAHC, can I keep my provider?

For information on your healthcare options, please schedule a detailed benefit brief by contacting the ARUSAHC Beneficiary Counseling and Assistance at least 60 days prior to the month you turn age 65. For information on TRICARE for Life please visit TRICARE 4U or call 1-866-773-0404.

Contact Us


1-833-853-1392, Option 5, Option 2


Monday- Friday
7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The clinic will be closed the first Wednesday of each month for training.


401 Carpenter Road
1ST Floor, Primary Care Clinic
Fort Myer, VA 22211

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