Womack Army Medical Center opens Acute Care Clinic

By Eve Meinhardt, WAMCJuly 6, 2016

Womack Army Medical Center
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FORT BRAGG, N.C. (July 1, 2016) -- Womack Army Medical Center is officially opening a new Acute Care Clinic to help better meet the medical needs of the community July 6.

The clinic is located in the clinic mall area of Womack Army Medical Center on the All American entrance and open Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the hours expanding as more staff is brought on board. The clinic will be closed on Federal holidays.

"The Acute Care Clinic will see patients with non-emergency medical conditions who still have an immediate need to see a provider," said Maj. Carmen Smith, the ACC officer in charge. "The clinic is a valuable addition that will enhance a patient's ability to be seen when they need to be seen."

Patients are encouraged to call 907-APPT (2778) during duty hours to schedule a same day appointment with their primary care provider. If there are no appointments available, the clerk will book the patient an appointment at the ACC during the call.

"It's important to try to schedule an appointment with your provider first, to facilitate continuity of care," said Smith. "If there are no appointments available at your assigned clinic, we will work to accommodate your acute appointment needs at the ACC."

After duty hours, patients can call the clinic directly at 643-8383 to schedule an appointment. Appointments are not required and walk-ins will be seen, but Smith says that scheduling an appointment will potentially decrease any wait time you may experience by helping to coordinate patient flow and avoid everyone arriving at the same time.

The ACC will see any patients eligible for care at Fort Bragg, as well as Reservists on orders, active duty Soldiers and beneficiaries who are new to the area and not yet assigned to a clinic.

"If you're here on orders for training or a temporary duty assignment and require non-emergency care, please walk-in anytime to the Acute Care Clinic," said Smith. "We are here to help meet your medical needs."