7 April - All Kirk Clinic services will close at noon, to include COVID-19 Testing 

Health Clinics

Kirk US Army Health Services


Services Provided

Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) DCC provides annual dental examinations, cleanings, emergency and routine care to active duty Soldiers only. 

How to Make an Appointment

For appointments to either dental clinic (APG NORTH DC or APG SOUTH DC), call 410-278-1795/1796. Annual dental examinations should be scheduled in advance by calling the APG Dental Clinic front desk.

APG DCC is participating in the US Army Dental Command (USADENCOM) Go First Class initiative. Whenever possible, Soldiers are scheduled to receive a cleaning at their annual exam appointment. Soldiers with good oral health will not need to return to the dental clinic for another year.

If the wait time for an appointment is too long, or the treatment is beyond the scope of our providers or facilities, a Soldier may be referred for care to the private sector through the Active Duty Dental Program (ADDP).

Any treatment completed in the private sector without prior authorization will be the billed to the individual Soldier for unauthorized treatment.

Appointment Availability

On the first Wednesday of the month both Dental Treatment Facilities close 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for standardized training. The APG North Dental Clinic is open for scheduled appointments in the afternoon.

On the second Thursday of the month both Dental Treatment Facilities close all day for DENTAC standardized training. Both Clinics are closed on all federal holidays. 

Dental Emergencies

For active duty dental emergency services, please call staff duty at 443-807-0739 or go to the nearest emergency room.

Dental Classification

The oral health of uniformed personnel shall be classified as follows:

DRC1 – Patients with a current dental examination, who do not require dental treatment or reevaluation. Class 1 patients are worldwide deployable, and are displayed as green in MEDPROS.

DRC2 – Patients with a current examination, who require non-urgent dental treatment or reevaluation for oral conditions, which are unlikely to result in dental emergencies within 12 months. This may include cleaning, maintenance therapy, fillings, etc.  Class 2 patients are worldwide deployable, but will be displayed as amber in MEDPROS.

DRC3 – Patients who require urgent or emergent dental treatment or can reasonably be expected to have a dental emergency in the next 12 months.  Class 3 patients are not worldwide deployable and are displayed as red in MEDPROS.

DRC4 – Patients who have not had a dental exam in the last 15 months. Class 4 patients normally are not worldwide deployable until they have had an exam and are determined to be Class 1 or 2 as a result of the exam. Patients whose last exam was more than 12 months but less than 15 months prior will be displayed as amber in MEDPROS.  Those who are over 15 months due for an exam are displayed as red in MEDPROS.

TRICARE Dental Program (TDP)

The TDP is available to family members of all active duty Uniformed Service personnel and to Selected Reserve and IRR members and/or their families.

To be eligible for the TDP, the sponsor must have at least 12 months remaining on his of her service commitment with the parent Service at the time of enrollment. When the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) indicates less than 12 months remaining, United Concordia will validate the intent of those active duty, Selected Reserve, or IRR members to continue their service commitment.

This service commitment based on the time remaining in any single status or in any uninterrupted combination of active duty, Selected Reserve, or IRR status.

NOTE: Any reservist who is on a tour of active duty that is greater than 30 days receives the same entitlements as an active duty member.  This includes the Active Guard/Reserve (AGR) and reservists on active duty for special work or training.

Individuals eligible to enroll in the TDP include the following:

1) Family members of active duty, Selected Reserve, and IRR service members.  This includes spouses and unmarried children (including stepchildren, adopted children, and wards) under the age of 21.  Family members will be eligible up to the end of the month in which they turn 21.  Family members may be eligible after 21 if:

a)    They are enrolled full-time at an accredited college or university and they are more than 50 percent dependent on the sponsor for financial support. These students are eligible to the end of the month in which they turn age 23. If the student terminates his or her education prior to turning 23, eligibility ends at the end of the month in which education terminates.

b)    They have a disabling illness or injury that occurred before their 21st birthday or between the ages of 21 and 23 if they were enrolled as a full time student at the time of the illness or injury, and they were more than 50 percent dependent on the sponsor for financial support.

2) Selected Reserve and IRR service members. To learn more visit http://www.tricare.mil/CoveredServices/Dental/NGRDental.aspx.

NOTE: All enrollees are eligible for dental care in both CONUS and OCONUS service areas.  The family member does not have to be command sponsored, listed on the sponsor's change of assignment orders, or formally recognized as a family member on an accompanied tour to receive dental care in the OCONUS service area. 

For additional information, call MetLife at 1-855-638-8371 or visit the TRICARE Dental Benefits website at  http://www.tricare.mil/CoveredServices/Dental.aspx

Sick Call

Personnel are seen by appointment only. Kirk U.S. Army Health Clinic does offer early appointments for Active Duty members, starting at 6:30 a.m. on normal business days.

Appointments with your Primary Care Manager, or a Specialty appointment, can be made by calling 410-278-5475 / 1-866-756-5475. You may also speak with the TRICARE Nurse Advice line by calling 1-800-874-2273, Select Option 1

Hours or Operation:

7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

For emergency, please dial 911 or proceed to the nearest emergency room.

In case of an emergency, please call 911 and head to the nearest emergency room.

Emergency Departments Near Kirk:

Harford Memorial Hospital

501 S Union Ave
Havre De Grace, MD 21078
(443) 843-5000

Upper Chesapeake Hospital Center

500 Upper Chesapeake Dr
Bel Air, MD 21014
(443) 643-1000

Kirk is no longer a full fledged hospital, clinic services are Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 4:30pm.


Emergency Medical Care

Emergency conditions are those that threaten your life, limb or eyesight. TRICARE defines an emergency as a medical, maternity or psychiatric condition that would lead a “prudent layperson” (someone with average knowledge of health and medicine) to believe that a serious medical condition existed, or the absence of medical attention would result in a threat to his or her life, limb or sight and requires immediate medical treatment or which has painful symptoms requiring immediate attention to relieve suffering.

Kirk U.S. Army Health Clinic does not have an emergency room.

  • Emergency care does not require prior authorization
  • Call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room


Behavioral Health Emergencies

After normal duty hours, weekends and holidays go immediately to the nearest Emergency Room or call 911 (Kirk U.S. Army Health Clinic does NOT have an Emergency Room).

If you or someone you know is feeling suicidal, during duty hours (7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.), please contact Behavioral Health immediately or call The National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.


Additional Information

Beneficiaries enrolled in TRICARE Prime and assigned to Kirk U.S. Army Health Clinic should contact the appointment call center at (410) 278- 5475 or toll free (866) 756- 5475 to schedule a follow up visit with their assigned Primary Care Manager within 24 hours or the next business day to coordinate follow up care.

Beneficiaries using TRICARE Standard and TRICARE for Life do not require prior authorization during an emergency, applicable annual deductibles and cost shares apply.

Beneficiaries enrolled in TRICARE Prime through the U.S. Family Health Plan must contact their Primary Care Provider or the U.S. Family Health Plan for information on how to obtain follow up care after an emergency.

Aberdeen Proving Ground is comprised of two areas: the Aberdeen Area/APG North and Edgewood Area/APG South. These areas are not connected but are within a short driving distance of one another. 

Regular gate hours of operation are listed below. 

Aberdeen Area/APG North Gate Operations:

Route 715/Maryland Boulevard Gate: Open 24/7/365

Route 22/Harford Road Gate: Open Mon - Fri: 5 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Closed Federal Holidays 

The main clinic, Building 2501, of Kirk U.S. Army Health Clinic is located in the Aberdeen Area/APG North.

Edgewood Area/APG South Gate Operations:

Route 24/Hoadley Road Gate: Open 24/7/365

Wise Road Gate: Open Mon - Fri: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Closed Federal Holidays

Kirk has an occupational health clinic and limited primary care services for Active Duty members assigned to the 20th Support Command located in the Edgewood Area/APG South.

Contact Us

APG North Dental Clinic


Dental Clinic Main





7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Urgent Care
7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
Closed 1st Wednesday of the month 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Closed 2nd Thursday of the month 


A.P.G. North Clinic
Kirk U.S. Army Health Clinic
Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21005

APG South Dental Clinic


Dental Clinic Main





7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Urgent Care
7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
Closed 1st Wednesday of the month 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Closed 2nd Thursday of the month 


A.P.G South Clinic
Bldg 4110
Edgewood Area, MD 21001

Don't forget to keep your family's information up-to-date in DEERS.