14 July 2011
Ft Detrick Health Clinic Adds Appointments, Services

By the BAHC Staff

To better position the clinic in providing patient centered care, Barquist Army Health Clinic has quietly began tackling two of the toughest problems in health care today, access and continuity.

Barquist Army Health Clinic has recently added Internal Medicine provider to the staff to increase the number of appointments available and address our patient's number one concern, access to care. In addition he will be able to provide improved medical management of our more complex patients. We believe access to care through face to face visits between patients and healthcare providers builds trust, improves communication and lays the groundwork to develop comprehensive care plans.

The improved access is complemented by a renewed emphasis on patients seeing their primary care mangers every time they have an appointment. After 10 years of war and multiple deployments stress related to deployments and combat is very high among our service members and their families.

Barquist Army Health Clinic has added social work services to provide counseling and treatment of our Active Duty Service Members. Our goal is to expand behavioral health services by adding another provider to recapture care for active duty service member going to the network and only refer cases after they've been properly reviewed as part of a comprehensive health care plan between primary care manager and behavioral health providers to promote resiliency and healing.

With the 2010-2011 school year in their rear view, most kids are looking forward to swimming playing X-Box or just hanging out with friends for the summer, but many Barquist Army Health Clinic is already preparing for the 2011-2012 school year by adding over 160 appointments per month for school/sports physicals.

Forward thinking service members and beneficiaries can make appointments by calling (301) 619 7175 or 1-866-319-8982.

Posted by PAO

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