U.S. Army Medical Department Activity, Fort Drum, NY
Guthrie Ambulatory Health Care Clinic

11050 Mt Belvedere Blvd.
Fort Drum, NY 13602
315-772-2778

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The U.S. Army Medical Department Activity (MEDDAC) Fort Drum and Guthrie Ambulatory Health Care Clinic provides high quality healthcare and leadership to maximize medical readiness of the force and improve, restore, and sustain the health of our patients.

Fort Drum MEDDAC improvements include a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) capabilities for GAHC, completed in August 2014; Soldier Family Care Clinic continues to forge ahead with completion date set for June 2015; Renovation of Conner Troop Medical Clinic continues make progress with an estimated completion set for summer of 2015; Breaking ground in mid-2014, the Soldier Specialty Care Clinic is underway which is set to be completed by July 2016; Stone Dental Addition/Renovation was completed in December 2014 and DENTAC’s patient care capabilities has improved significantly; Renovation of GAHC Primary Care Clinic is making tremendous progress to meet Patient Centered Medical Home compliance, and estimated completion date set for September 2015; with new GAHC Laboratory and Radiology reception area renovation – completed in March 2015, patients can now pause in a more comfortable setting.

Throughout 2014 – 2015, MEDDAC reinforced the importance of the Performance Triad. A major component of this effort utilized the Fort Drum Army Wellness Center. The AWC offers a wide variety of services to include: fitness and metabolic testing, body composition analysis, and biofeedback sessions. Classes are also offered at the AWC which include Upping Your Metabolism, Stress Management, and Healthy Sleep Habits. With the program offerings focusing on Sleep, Activity and Nutrition, the AWC is a place where clientele can apply the principles of the Performance Triad to practice.

Our footprint on Fort Drum includes: Wilcox Behavioral Health Clinic, Conner Troop Medical Clinic, which received a major renovations during 2014 and scheduled to be completed summer of 2015. Other footprint includes Occupational Health, Neuro-Cognitive Assessment Testing Center, Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic and the Preventive Medicine clinics, on north and south post, Fort Drum.

To enhance our services to our beneficiaries, Wilcox Behavioral Health Clinic established Embedded Behavioral Health Teams for 1BCT and 2BCT. Wilcox BH Clinic received full accreditation during the Joint Commission Survey in 2013 and continues to sustain the JC Standards.
The MEDDAC also has an Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinic (OB/GYN) off post in the Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown, NY. This is a unique health services partnership between Fort Drum MEDDAC and local community health care organizations.

In addition, the MEDDAC is responsible for, and has oversight of, a satellite Occupational Health clinic at Watervliet Arsenal in Albany, NY.
The 3rd Battalion, 85th Mountain Infantry Warrior Transition Unit continues to provide first-rate accommodations to the Fort Drum Warrior Transition servicemembers at their state-of-the-art barracks complex.

Fort Drum MEDDAC strive to be the first choice for healthcare because we share the military culture and values and together we will help all of our patient’s live healthier lives.
Care enough to make a difference.

General Information

Basic Information
Primary medical care for active-duty Soldiers is provided at the Conner Troop Medical Clinic. The CTMC Optometry clinic provides primary and secondary eye care for all Soldiers.

Primary and specialty care is available at Guthrie Urgent Care Clinic, Bldg. P-11050 on Mt. Belvedere Boulevard, to Family members, retirees, and a small number of active-duty beneficiaries.

Eligibility

To be eligible for care at all MEDDAC facilities, beneficiaries must be enrolled in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) and present a valid military ID card when signing into the clinic.

TRICARE is the Department of Defense-managed health care program for active-duty military and their Families, retirees and their Families, and other beneficiaries. As part of the regional TRICARE contract, the Managed Care Support Contractor is responsible for coordinating health care services off post, as well as maintaining the civilian provider network within the community by establishing contracts with local health care providers and facilities.

Services Available

Outpatient Services (Available at Guthrie Clinic)

  • Family Medicine Clinic
  • Acute Care Clinic
  • Ambulance services
  • Podiatry
  • Orthopedics
  • Immunizations
  • Dermatology
  • Chiropractic
  • Physical Therapy
  • Pharmacy
  • Healthcare Finder Service

Composite Health Care System

  • Fort Drum Obstetrics/Gynecology Clinic located in Watertown
  • Behavioral Health Department located on South Post

The Preventive Medicine Department (at Clark Hall and South Post)

  • Army Public Health Nursing
  • Occupational HealthEnvironmental Health
  • Industrial Hygiene
  • Force Health Protection

Behavioral Health Department (at the Wilcox Clinic, Bldg. P-36 on South Post)

  • Community Mental Health Services (Psychiatry and Psychology)
  • Social Work Services (Family Advocacy & Clinical Social Work)
  • Army Substance Abuse Program

These services work in conjunction with Fort Drum programs such as Army Community Services, Divisional Mental Health assets, Installation Chaplaincy and the Suicide Prevention Program to provide mental health evaluation and treatment to Soldiers, Family members, retirees, and civil service employees.

In addition, the MEDDAC has partnered with Samaritan and TRICARE to establish a Behavioral Health Clinic off post to meet unmet active-duty demand for services.