Greater Access to a Wider Range of Healthcare
Through our Healthcare System, the range of medical services available to Soldiers and their Families extends beyond Fort Drum into the surrounding community. The community offers access to specialty centers, additional primary care practices, behavioral health facilities, urgent care, and five hospitals. To find a healthcare provider near you now, click here.
Continuity of Care
Qualified, certified medical professionals care for Soldiers, their Families, and civilian community members whether they receive care at Fort Drum or in the community. In fact, over 95% of local physicians are TRICARE-credentialed. The surrounding community functions like an extended Military Treatment Facility for Fort Drum beneficiaries. Our community partners interact with the military system providing seamless, streamlined healthcare.
Exceptional, Proven Medical Attention
The care provided at medical facilities in our Healthcare System meets or surpasses similar institutions. For example, the 750+ babies born to 10th Mountain Division Soldiers each year exceed both state and national standards for healthy birth outcomes.
Convenient Access to the Healthcare Services You Need
Our Healthcare System was created to be flexible, incorporating medical services for Soldiers, their Families, and civilian community members. Our Healthcare System connects you with the medical services you and your family need. And while many healthcare services are available on Installation, community partners are conveniently located nearby.
Collaborative System of Emergency Medical Services
The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Cooperative set up by the Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization facilitated shared services and cooperative buying, billing, and reporting among Jefferson County’s rural volunteer-based EMS providers to improve response times.
Telecommunication Infrastructure Connecting You to Doctors, Hospitals, and Specialists
Thirty-seven Fort-Drum area clinics and practices, including 95 percent of primary care practices, have fully adopted Electronic Health Record (EHR) technology and, by the end of 2012, 27 practices and clinics will be fully integrated into the Health Information Exchange. More and more local providers are being certified as Patient-Centered Medical Homes, acting as hubs that coordinate all of a patient’s care, facilitating communication between different care providers and helping to eliminate duplicate tests and procedures. A fiber optic telecommunications and telemedicine network connects these healthcare sites in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence Counties in New York and four urban facilities located in Syracuse and Utica that provide consultative and specialty care.