ABOUT ARMY MEDICINE
Patient Travel and Medical Evacuation
TRICARE Prime and Non-Medical Attendant Travel Entitlements Fact Sheet:
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;
calls must be limited to 15 minutes. If long distance service has not been
enabled in your room and you are entitled to it, contact the nurses station.
Your unit and/or the hospital may also issue you a phone card for your personal
use if they are available.
$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 OND/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 New Dawn Soldiers
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.
Laptops for Inpatient OND/OEF Soldiers
The ward NCOIC has laptops that can be signed out for returning OND/OEF
Soldiers admitted to the hospital to use at their bedside to email units,
friends and families. Any admitted OND/OEF Soldier desiring to sign out a
laptop should contact the Ward NCOIC. You will be requested to sign a sub-hand
receipt for the laptop and maintain accountability for it. You must return the
laptop to the Ward NCOIC prior to discharge so that it is available for other
Soldiers to use.
Actions upon Discharge or Release from Evans Army Community Hospital
Upon being discharged or released from this facility report immediately
to the Admissions Desk of the Patient Administration Division (PAD)
at Evans to receive a checklist of reverse SRP requirements which you must complete.
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
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
Gaining Post Exchange and Commissary privileges
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. Point
of Contact for this assistance is Ms. Randall or CPT Prado at Army Community
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, Home Front Cares can be reached 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
03 December, 2012