ABOUT ARMY MEDICINE
Patient Travel and Medical Evacuation
Health, Morale, and Welfare official calls
Long distance telephone access within the USA will be given to soldiers
who meet "wounded in combat" status. This capability is temporary and will
only apply if you are admitted as Wounded in combat to Evans Army Community
Hospital. The call must be limited to 15 minutes. Call the nurse
desk and say you would like to make a morale call. The nurse will call the
operator and the operator will connect you to the number you are calling.
Only prefix (526, 524, 503) from the ward will be accepted.
$250 Clothes Voucher Program
Some soldiers are authorized the procurement of civilian clothing
attire as a result of illness of injury incurred or aggravated while on active
duty in support of OEF. This is a one time authorization of
civilian clothing from the servicing AAFES up to $250. The primary purpose for
this authorization is to provide clothing to wear during evacuation to your home
station. Therefore, the majority of Soldiers that arrive at Fort Carson will
not be eligible for these funds since you will now be at your home station or
because you have already received it from another Military Treatment Facility.
The authorization letter will be provided by the Patient Administration Division
if it is authorized. Receipts must be presented to the PAD NCOIC when the
purchase is complete.
Gratuitous Uniform Issue for Operation Enduring Freedom
Soldiers who were medically evacuated due to injuries suffered in
combat actions and returned to the States without all or part of their military
clothes are authorized to receive a partial gratuitous issue of his/her basic
clothing bags items. Your unit will provide a DA 3078 to the Patient
Administration Division on your behalf. The Chief or NCOIC of PAD will validate
your 3078 and return it to your unit at which time it will be given to you to
purchase uniform items at clothing sales.
Actions upon Discharge or Release from Evans Army Community Hospital
Upon being discharged or released from this facility, report
immediately to your unit or the WTU to receive a checklist of reverse of SRP
requirements which must be completed. If you are concerned about any lost
baggage from your medical evacuation, be sure to let the PAD NCOIC or the Air
Evac clerk know this prior to departing the hospital. If you
have been given convalescent leave, be sure to complete a DA Form
4444-R prior to going on leave to stop
deployment entitlements. Failure to do so will result in a later
collection from your pay of all erroneously received entitlements.
Gaining Post Exchange and Commissary privileges (WTU Soldiers Only)
In order for family members who do not possess valid ID cards to be
authorized PX and Commissary privileges, the following procedures must take
1. If possible, the Soldier must accompany the family member that he/she would
like to request privileges for the PX and Commissary to BLDG 1217, Directorate
of Community and Activity (DCA) at 526-5601.
2. Determination for authorizing privileges for the PX and Commissary will be
done by the DCA.
3. If the agent letter is approved it will be good for up to (1) year.
Points of Contact
1. Patient Administration, Evans Army Community Hospital
a. Admissions: 526-7287
b. NCOIC: 526-7142
El Pomar Emergency Military Assistance Fund:
Soldiers who are medically evacuated due to injuries suffered in combat actions
and returned as an inpatient may be able to receive Emergency Military Funds to
off set the expenses incurred by family members for airfare and lodging. The
Soldier Family Assistance Center also assists in financial matters for WTU,
IDES, and Purple Heart recipients. For more information, POC is Mrs. Nancy
Matville at (719) 526-0300. 1SG or Commander must write a letter of
Home Front Cares: This agency provides
emergency financial assistance to all Active Duty Soldiers and activated
Reservists and Guardsmen in the Pikes Peak Region. They can assist with
travel and lodging expenses as well. For assistance, POC is Mrs. Amy at
Air Trans: This airline provides free airline
tickets to family members of Soldiers hospitalized due to injuries received in
support of OND or OEF. Soldiers interested in this service should inform the
Patient Movement Coordinator at Evans Army Community Hospital at 526-7349. The
tickets are limited to the routes Air Trans flies (they do not fly into Colorado
Springs but do fly into Denver International Airport).
This Web site provides an introduction to the U.S. Army
Medical Department's headquarters organizations, which are the Office of
the Army Surgeon General and
U.S. Army Medical Command headquarters.
It is intended for interested members of the public, news media and Army
Medical Department beneficiaries. Last Modified
27 December, 2013