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

Health Clinics

Kirk US Army Health Services


We provide Optometry services at Kirk and are committed to providing you with the highest quality eye care



Patients may call the Kirk Clinic appointment line at 410-278-5475 (KIRK) or 866-756-5475 to obtain an appointment. Appointments with the Optometrist are available during the normal hours of operations.

Patients should arrive 15 minutes early for their appointments and bring their most recently prescribed glasses and any pertinent medical records which might not be in their electronic record.

Active Duty

MEDPROS Updates/ Visual Readiness Screenings/ Mobilization Screenings/Demobilization Screenings are done on a walk-in basis during normal hours of operation for those who do not wear contacts or glasses. Patients who wear contacts or glasses will need a full eye exam, which is not performed on a walk-in basis and will need to be scheduled by calling the appointment line.

Visual Field Testing is conducted Mon - Fri by appointments only; please call 410-278-5475 to schedule.

Family Members

Currently, Kirk Optometry Clinic will see TRICARE Beneficiaries by appointment for annual eye exams. Unfortunately, Kirk Optometry Clinic cannot issue new eye glasses to dependent beneficiaries, but will issue new prescriptions for these patients to purchase their eye glasses or contact lenses at their own expense. Retiree beneficiaries are authorized to order glasses, however, they are only authorized the traditional brown frames. Retirees that are enrolled in the VA may receive metal frame glasses with current RX at the Perry Point VA Hospital 1-800-949-1003.

Ordering Glasses

Active duty Soldiers and retirees may walk in to order glasses with a current prescription (not over 1 year old and signed by a doctor) 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. We are closed from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. every Wednesday afternoon for training.

Frame of Choice (FOC) is a Quality of Life Program that provides Active Duty Regular Army Soldiers with a choice of civilian-style eyewear one time per year. If they are broken, the frame can be repaired. There is no lens replacement.

Service members requiring military glasses should call or stop by the clinic for more information.

Contact Lenses

Contact lens prescription “renewals” for patients who currently wear contact lenses can generally be provided with a patient’s annual eye exam.  Updating a contact lens prescription requires visual assessment of the lenses to ensure that they are fitting safely, and as such the patient must present for evaluation wearing their lenses or at least having them present. This evaluation requires the patient to also bring the lens parameters, which can typically be found on the contact lens boxes, their most recent contact lens prescription, or a record of the most recent exam in which they were prescribed. If a full exam has been conducted in the last year, the contact lens evaluation may be possible with a briefer examination not requiring another full exam.

In the absence of the lenses or the parameters, or if contacts have not been worn by the patient for some time, a contact lens “re-fit” will need to be performed. This involves fitting with a new lens, and requires at least one follow-up evaluation to ensure proper fitting of the device after a period of wear. Re-fits are more time intensive and may not always be accommodated and are at the discretion of the provider.

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




Visual Field Testing

By Appointment Only

Ordering Glasses 

7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closed from 1-2 p.m.

Closed the 1st Wednesday of the month for training


Kirk U.S. Army Health Clinic
6455 Machine Street
APG, MD 21005

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