Reynolds Army Health Clinic: New Guidelines

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FORT SILL (Okla.) (TNN – Fort Sill announces new guidelines and rules for patients who visit the Reynolds Army Health Clinic.

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FORT SILL (OK) – The Reynolds Army Health Clinic is making changes to the Clinic to reduce the spread of coronavirus among our Soldiers, Families Members, Retirees, and dedicated employees. Due to enhanced screenings, the east entrance will continue to be the only accessible entrance for patients and visitors. Before entering the Clinic, all patients and visitors will need to be tested for coronavirus (COVID-19).

To prevent COVID-19 from spreading, the Center for Disease Control (CDC), recommends limiting the number of people gathered at one time. The mandatory drop-off of prescriptions will be implemented by the main pharmacy at RAHC starting Wednesday, 25 March 2020. This will encourage social distancing. For patients with new prescriptions and patients with prescriptions from other providers, prescription drop-off boxes are available at the Clinic’s main pharmacy. Prescription refills can be done via TRICARE Online or the RAHC Pharmacy automated fill line. Three hours after dropping off prescriptions, they will be available for pickup. Patients who drop off prescriptions after 2:00 pm will be able pick up prescriptions the following business day, after 8:00 am. For Pediatric patients and the Urgent care Clinic, the prescription process will not change. A few exceptions to the obligatory prescription drop-off policy are made for patients with severe illnesses who have been prescribed antibiotics, patients who are physically disabled, patients who have called in refills previously or patients returning to pick up prescriptions.

All requests for medical records should be submitted electronically via Department of Defense Form 2970 (Request For Medical Record Application), which can also be found online. If you need additional assistance with a records request, please contact the PAD office at the following numbers.

The RAHC Urgent Care Clinic hours will continue to be the same, however, some TRICARE-authorized Urgent Care Clinics located in Lawton have changed their hours of operation during the COVID-19 epidemic. WellFast Urgent Care’s hours of operation have not been changed, but they are not currently testing for COVID-19. Xpress Wellness Urgent Care now has hours from Monday to Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., and Sunday, 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. These two urgent care clinics are TRICARE-approved in Lawton. For more information about the TRICARE network of health care plans care facilities, call 1-800-TRICARE. Active Duty Service members are not eligible for the local urgent care clinics.

Reynolds Army Health Clinic Intensive outpatient Program includes yoga

The RAHC Behavioral Health Department staff highlighted November’s Intensive Outpatient Program, and the work done by the Department to improve Soldiers’ mental sadler health and readiness.

The IOP was able to offer a yoga class to Soldiers enrolled in the program thanks to a dedicated volunteer. Jennifer Morrison is a Lawton native who is currently a student at Cameron University and is a Yoga Fit certified instructor. She has been volunteering with the Red Cross since July to teach weekly yoga classes to IOP members.

Morrison stated that yoga is an ancient practice that has been in existence for thousands of years. The benefits of yoga are only being recognized in the East, and Westerners are just beginning to experience and understand the applications of yoga.

Reynolds Army Health Clinic Fe Nall was the IOP officer responsible and Echoed Morrison

“Yoga is an add-on service that is listed in the (Army Medical Command IOP manual) for us to implement in our program. So I am delighted to have Jennifer join me. Although the practice is well-established, more research has shown its benefits for psychiatric illnesses. Nall stated that it will hopefully become part of an integrated approach.

Each week, the Soldiers in the IOP meet at the Fires Fitness Center. Morrison teaches the yoga class. Morrison guided eight Soldiers through techniques that they had previously learned and introduced new poses and stretches throughout the hour-long class.

Pfc. said, “I had never done yoga before so I didn’t know what to expect.” Ariel Chancey is one of the Soldiers involved in the program. “I have learned to relax through the program and the benefits are great.”

Nall mentioned yoga as a part of the IOP’s chaplain services and nutrition

Yoga strengthens the psychotherapy approach by teaching patients breathing exercises and slowing down their minds. She said that yoga is also a powerful way for patients to experience the mind-body connection.

Morrison stated that yoga gives its practitioners many opportunities to explore the discipline as they become immersed in it.

She said, “As they get more advanced in their practice, and attuned with their bodies, I hope that students will be capable of judging, by their emotions, which postures and breathing work they should be practicing.” These tools will allow them to make their own practices that they can use long after they have finished the program. This will help them to live happy, acworth health park lives.

What does it Mean to be Ready?

It is not what you might expect in this instance, but it is equally important for the overall health of all Soldiers enrolled in the program. Not only is readiness reynolds army health clinic top priority, but Reynolds clinic has the mission to create a system that promotes interim health care and readiness for all beneficiaries.