Army Wellness Center relocation reaffirms readiness for Soldiers, Family Members

By Zach RehnstromAugust 30, 2017

Army Wellness Center relocation reaffirms readiness for Soldiers, Family Members
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In our continued mission to medical readiness, the Army Wellness Center will be relocating to building 201-A, which is behind the ambulance station which is across the street from Winn Army Community Hospital. The move will continue to enhance the high quality support our Soldiers and Family Members receive from the committed staff at the AWC.

"We are geared to help you meet whatever your health and wellness goals maybe," said Micah Hamm, Army Wellness Center program specialist.

Besides providing an atmosphere to accommodate all aspects of physical and mental fitness, the renovated facility will improve readiness by shortening wait times and ensuring efficient access to care.

"Right now, the wait time for your initial appointment at the Army Wellness Center is unfortunately about four to six weeks. The new building will allow us to be able to decrease that wait time," Hamm said.

The AWC will also be able to conduct larger unit assessments and increase efficiency with the introduction of a second body composition pod.

"By acquiring a second bod pod, [were going] to be able to do simultaneous body composition analysis," Hamm said.

One of the main functions of the wellness center is to provide wellness coaching, in which clients can talk about their individual health care goals and develop a plan to meet those goals. The new facility bolsters an entire suite of rooms with the sole purpose of ensuring patient confidentiality.

Even though the move will require some patience, Hamm wants the community to know this relocation will allow the committed staff of the AWC to build upon the commitment they have made to provide beneficiaries with the tools and resources they need to excel.

"Our commitment to healthcare is teaching patients to be in control of their own health outcomes and that's what the Army Wellness Center is really centered around," Hamm said.

The facility is located at 808 Worcester Avenue and will re-open its doors Monday, September 11.