ABOUT ARMY MEDICINE
Department of Surgery
Department of Surgery
Evans Army Community Hospital
Second Floor, Room 2201
1650 Cochrane Circle
Fort Carson, CO 80913
Monday – Friday, 7:30 am – 4:00 pm
Closed on Federal Holidays and Selected
Contact information -
The General Surgery Clinic is located on
the second floor of the Main Hospital.
Patients should park in the “A” parking
lot (red signs) just west of the main
hospital; enter the main entrance of the
hospital; go up the stairs or take the
elevator located next to the vending
machines to the second floor. At the
second floor, cross the walkway and turn
right. The clinic is the last clinic at
the end of the hallway.
The General Surgery Clinic delivers
patient-centered surgical care to
children, adolescents, and adults.
The clinic sees patients on a referral
basis only. Patients will be referred
from their primary care physician for
surgical intervention as necessary.
Additionally, the clinic provides
Bariatric services, as well as wound
Who can be seen in the clinic?
Active Duty military, Retirees, Tricare
Prime, and Tricare Plus over the age of
This clinic does not offer walk-in
services. Patients should call for an
Commonly asked Questions and
Can I walk in to be seen in General
No, patients need to be referred to the
General Surgery Clinic by their Primary
How long does it take my referral to
That depends on the type of referral
that you have. Some health problems are
considered more urgent than others, and
will be scheduled accordingly. Your
referral could take 24 hours to 28 days
to be processed. Usually, Tricare will
call you to schedule an appointment when
your referral is processed. If you don’t
hear from Tricare within 28 days, you
should contact Tricare to check the
status of your referral.
How do I get an appointment to be
seen for Bariatric Services?
Patients who are interested in
Bariatric/ Weight loss surgery need to
get a referral from their Primary Care
physician in order to be seen in the
General Surgery clinic. The Bariatric
Coordinator who evaluates you in the
General Surgery Clinic will determine if
you are a candidate for Bariatric
Can I check on the status of my
family member’s surgery?
The General surgery clinic is where
surgeries are scheduled and you will be
seen in this clinic prior to and after
your surgery. However, surgeries are
performed in the Operating Room and the
front desk staff, here in the GS clinic,
do not have specific patient information
regarding patients who are having
surgery. According to patient privacy
laws, hospital staff is not allowed to
give patient information over the
Why do I have to wait to get an
appointment with a surgeon?
Each surgical intervention is different
and has varying degrees of urgency. We
do our very best to triage our patients
appropriately, and see patients as soon
as space is available.
Who should I talk to if I have
questions after my surgery?
Upon discharge from the hospital, each
patient is given a set of discharge
instructions. Please refer to these
instructions. If you are having a
problem or a question that is not
covered by your discharge instructions,
please call the General Surgery clinic
(719) 524-4166. If it is after hours and
you feel that you cannot wait until the
next day, please go to the Emergency
Department for immediate care.
We make every effort to see patients as
soon as space is available. If you have
had surgery or think you need to have
surgery, and are having a problem after
clinic hours, please go to the Emergency
Department for immediate attention.
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