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Call 911 or go immediately to an ER.
Enrolled in a TRICARE Prime plan?
Contact your primary care manager within 24 hours or the next business day after you receive emergency care.
The Appointment Line hours are: Mon - Fri: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
To make an appointment, please call 301-619-7175 or 866-319-8982.
You may also use TRICARE Online at tricareonline.com to book an appointment.
The Clinic provides primary medical care to enrolled TRICARE Prime beneficiaries.
To verify your eligibility, please contact 1-800-444-5445 or visit tricare.mil for more information.
If you need medical assistance outside of the normal business hours, you must contact the Nurse Advice Line (NAL) at 1-800-874-2273, option 1. Depending on the illness and/or circumstances, you may be given either self-treatment measures to perform at home, a next day appointment at the Clinic, or directed to an Emergency Room or Urgent Care Center.
The Primary Care Manager (PCM) is responsible for all medical care for Tricare Prime patients. If specialty care is needed, the PCM will initiate a referral.
Most specialty care for Fort Detrick patients will be provided by Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC).
The patient care plan the PCM provides at the end of the visit will instruct as to whether a referral to WRNMMC or the civilian network will be processed. The instructions for making an appointment are different for each option. Those patients going to the civilian network will receive authorization letters from TRICARE. The letter will contain the contact information of the specialist.
Patients referred to WRNMMC will call the Central Appointing Line (1-855-227-6331) to make an appointment two business days after seeing their PCM.
The Patient Advocate provides liaison between beneficiaries and/or their family members and Barquist Army Health Clinic staff to facilitate optimal quality healthcare; promotes respect and support the Rights and Responsibilities of the patient; Educates and advises patients on the proper clinic policies and procedures.
Patient concerns should first be attempted to be resolved at the lowest possible level. The Patient Advocate will attempt to correct customer service issues on behalf of patients.
Please feel free to ask to speak to the Patient Advocate in-person or you may call 301-619-0976 to speak to him/her by phone. The Patient Advocate is located at the Primary Care check-in desk and you may reach him/her Monday - Friday, 7:30 am to 4:30 pm.
Our hours of operation are Monday - Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and can be reached at 301-619-7175.
In order to service you better and in accordance with AR 40-66, medical records will remain in the custody of the Military Treatment Facility at all times.
Yes. The Third Party Collection Program mandates that all patients (excluding active duty) report any other insurance coverage to Barquist. This costs you nothing and the Clinic and you benefit from extra services that come from any money that it collects from your insurance policy.
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Situated between Baltimore, Md., (46 miles) and Washington, D.C., (45 miles), Frederick County, Md., adjoins Virginia, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. The major highways that access the county are 1-70, I-270, U.S. 15, U.S. 40, U.S. 40A and U.S. 340. Frederick County is easily accessible by automobile, air, train, and motorcoach. Reagan National, Dulles International and Baltimore/Washington International airports are less than an hour from Frederick, which is also served by Frederick Municipal Airport. A Greyhound Bus Service is also located in Frederick City. There is a MARC commuter rail station in downtown Frederick.
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We are dedicated to safe, quality care that improves patient outcomes and enhances the readiness of the force.
The Fort Meade MEDDAC is a premier team of well-trained, adaptive leaders of character, who deliver safe, quality, patient-centered health care that improves outcomes for all those entrusted to our care.
Colonel Barquist was born May 19, 1923, in Des Moines, Iowa. He was Commander of the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, Fort Detrick, Md., from 1977 – 1983. During his tenure, he regularly served as physician in the Fort Detrick Health Clinic during off-duty hours, serving the needs of the military community. Colonel Barquist directed that all research personnel in the Institute holding medical doctor credentials serve regular duty in the Health Clinic. He was responsible for expanding the service of the U.S. Army Health Clinic by making the full diagnostic and potential treatment resources of the institute available.
Colonel Barquist was senior medical advisor and practitioner in the Institute’s Ward 200, overseeing the human use program and regularly serving the health needs of the Medical Research Volunteer Subjects. He was a champion of soldiers’ health issues through his frequent testimony before The Congress and his expertise on the threat to service members exposed to the threat of biological weapons on the modern battlefield.
As a mentor for junior officers in the Medical Corps, Colonel Barquist always stressed that the essence of medical doctor’s mission was one-on-one patient care.
Colonel Barquist’s military career began when he was drafted in the U.S. Army in 1943 and underwent Basic Training at Fort Lewis, Wash., where he was later assigned to duty with the Signal Corps. He was selected for special accelerated Army training to become an engineer, but as the war drew to a close, he was selected to attend a pre-medical course at the University of California. After completing his degree, he was discharged, but matriculated under the GI Bill at the Medical School of the University of California, San Fransico, where he earned his M.D. in 1948 and was commissioned a lieutenant in the U.S. Army Reserve.
He then served a rotating internship at San Francisco City and County Hospital from 1948-49 where he also served as assistant resident medicine, from 1949-50. Colonel Barquist was selected as a trainee in tuberculosis diagnosis at San Francisco City and County Hospital by the National Institutes of Health.
He was called to active duty in 1951 and assigned to Tokyo General Hospital with duty at Sasebo, Japan, as a clinical doctor.
In 1955 he completed his residency in internal medicine at Brooke General Hospital, serving as assistant and then senior resident from 1953-55. In 1956 Colonel Barquist attended the graduate course in Military Medicine and Allied Sciences at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Washington, D.C.
Colonel Barquist was then assigned to an engineer battalion at Fort Belvoir, Va., which was selected to support the Arctic Task Force, Greenland, serving as chief surgeon and acting battalion commander from 1957-58.
After completing several military schools, including the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, he was assigned as commander of the ARMISH/MAAG Army Hospital, Teheran, Iran from 1960-62. Following that assignment he was graduated from the Armed Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va., in 1962. He was selected to be medical advisor for the U.S. Military Supply Mission to India in 1963 where he also operated in American health clinic.
He became commander of the 55th Medical Group, Fort Bragg, N.C. in 1965, and subsequently was assigned to duty in the Republic of Vietnam in 1966. During his tour he commanded both the 58th Medical Battalion and then the 68th Medical Group.
Following graduation from the Army War College (1967), Colonel Barquist was assigned as surgeon for the U.S. Army Alaska at Fort Richardson until 1970.
He then was selected to be director of medical research for the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command (MRMC), Washington, D.C., where he was responsible for obtaining funding for a Korean scientist, who had found a critical link in understanding the pathogenesis of Korean Hemmorhagic Fever. The work has resulted in major advances in understanding the Hantan virus and protecting soldiers from the disease and related diseases. Numerous research successes have resulted from the original $1,800 grant championed by Colonel Barquist. He subsequently became deputy commander for MRMC in 1972.
He was retired from active duty in 1983 but was selected for special assignment by the Office of the Surgeon General, serving until his death in October 1994.
COL Thierno A. Diallo 2000-2002
LTC Walter Lawrence 2002-2003
COL Kathleen Sheehan 2003-2005
COL Stephen C. Phillips 2005-2007
COLl Jeffrey Leggit 2007-2010
COL Gregory A. Malvin 2010-2012
COL Mitchell E. Brew 2012-2014
LTC Jason R. Sepanic 2014-2016
LTC Brian C. Spangler 2016-2018
LTC Birgit B. Lister 2018-Present