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Clinical Testing Services include most routine and limited special testing in the areas of:
All Patients are required to present valid picture identification when arriving for specimen collection.
The College of American Pathologists
Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
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.
501 S Union Ave
Havre De Grace, MD 21078
500 Upper Chesapeake Dr
Bel Air, MD 21014
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 Hospital, 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.
Kirk is opened from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday.
On holidays, weekends and evening hours, you may contact the TRICARE Nurse Advice Line at 1-800-TRICARE (874-2273), Option 1 for medical advice, urgent care authorizations, or self-care education from a registered nurse. Should you have a true emergency, you should go directly to the Emergency Room of the nearest hospital.
There are two great ways to schedule an appointment at Kirk Health Clinic. Appointments are made through the Kirk Call Center by calling (410) 278-KIRK (5475) or Toll Free (866) 756-5475; 0730-1630 Monday through Friday, closed weekends and federal holidays and the Internet web-based appointment system ... TRICARE On-Line (TOL) ... www.tricareonline.com
Kirk offers early morning access appointments beginning at 0630 for Active Duty Service Members, Monday through Friday.
Referral to a specialist is done through your Primary Care Manager (PCM). If you need to see a specialist, please make an appointment with your PCM to discuss your concerns and consider your options.
TDY & activated Reservists and their dependents require a copy of their military orders to be eligible for medical care at Kirk. There is no place in the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) to indicate that a service member has been activated, therefore both soldiers and their family members will need to show copies of the orders for every visit requiring care.
Tricare Standard patients may be seen at Kirk U.S. Army Health Clinic on a space available basis.
Yes, the TRICARE Nurse Advice Line at 1-800-TRICARE (874-2273), Option 1 for medical advice, urgent care authorizations, or self-care education from a registered nurse is a 24 hour/7 days a week.
With only a few exceptions, a referral from your primary care provider (PCM) or from Kirk (Triage Nurse or Staff Duty personnel) is absolutely necessary. Without a referral, you will be responsible for Point of Service Charges and possibly the full charge of the bill. Emergency Rooms do not require a referral.
Active Duty service members can go to any MTF or the emergency room. Family members in our region can go to Walter Reed for all health care needs as well as any emergency room. At this time, Kirk is treating Tricare Prime beneficiaries only.
First, register your child with DEERS, than go to Patient Administration and the TRICARE Office. If you want your child to have TRICARE Prime, they MUST be enrolled within 60 days from birth, otherise your child will be defaulted into TRICARE Standard.
Yes, it is a requirement to arrive a minimum of 15 minutes early for your appointment to help with processing your vitals and necessary paperwork.
Surveys have shown that picking up your medication prior to 10:00 am greatly shortens your wait time.
No, OT is another specialty that deals mainly with the upper extremity focusing on the elbow, wrist, and hand joints. If the physician gives you a consult for OT, the physical therapist will generate a consult for you to be seen by a civilian occupational therapist
No, due to our limited size and resources we do not have a pool for aquatic therapy. If your physician is requesting that you attend an aquatic physical therapy program the therapist will generate a consult for you to be seen by a civilian physical therapy clinic that offers aquatic therapy.
6455 Mechanic Street.
APG, MD 21005
South Edgewood Area
4110 Austin Rd. 21001