Many Fort Riley Families Getting Medical Plans Switched

By: Nick Viviani
By: Nick Viviani

FORT RILEY, Kan. (AP) -- Many Fort Riley soldiers' families will soon be getting new health care providers, the base announced on Wednesday. The new plans will apply to local active duty family members who see a civilian doctor and live within a half-hour drive from Fort Riley's Irwin Army Community Hospital (IACH).

The should be receiving a letter telling them who their new primary care provider will be when the new plan goes into effect on June 15, 2014. All patients will be able to schedule their appointments by calling 785-239-DOCS.

Fort Riley says the new providers will offer a full range of comprehensive, quality medical serves "delivered in a Patient-Centered Home environment."

It listed benefits including:

  • A multi-disciplinary team approach delivered by some of the nation's top medical providers in Level 3 National Committee for Quality Assurance certified medical homes - the highest level of recognition;
  • Online access to medical appointments, medical records, test results, and prescription refills;
  • Secure, online communication with your primary care provider and medical team;
  • Same-day appointments in your medical home or after hours in our urgent care center;
  • Access to specialty and sub-specialty care services such as weight management, bariatrics and total joint replacement in a Joint Commission accredited hospital;
  • No copayments for covered services;
  • One-stop for appointments, pharmacy, laboratory, and more.

    Military families who want to stay with their current Primary Care Manager can go to: http://iach.amedd.army.mil/, print a waiver request for consideration and submit the waiver by June 15 to the following address: IACH, Clinical Operations and Support Division, ATTN: Cindy Sallee, 600 Caisson Hill Road, Fort Riley, Kansas 66442-5037.

    Posted by: Nick Viviani


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