By Jerry Harben
Army News Service
Active-duty family members who live near some Army installations soon will have an additional option for health care, without traffic, waiting time, expense and frustration that may sometimes be involved with going to on-post medical facilities or TRICARE network providers.
Medical Command plans to open community-based primary-care clinics close to where beneficiaries live. Current plans call for 16 clinics near 11 installations: Forts Bragg, N.C.; Hood, Texas; Campbell, Ky.; Jackson, S.C.; Leonard Wood; Lewis, Wash.; Sam Houston, Texas; Sill, Okla.; Shafter, Hawaii; Stewart, Ga.; and Benning, Ga.
Twelve clinics are expected to open for patient care between early November and late January, with the remainder later in 2011. If the concept proves beneficial, clinics may be added at other locations in the future.
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