The Army Medical Department’s skilled heath care providers deliver leading-edge health services to our Soldiers and Army Families. Soldiers and their Families experience unique emotional challenges. Deployment and redeployment, single parenting and long absences of loved ones make up a stressful part of military life. Army Medicine provides physical and mental health services to ease the process of separation and assure the deploying Soldier that the Family back home will receive optimum health care. Preventive medicine through vaccines, regular checkups, information, and counseling as needed, help Army Families through deployment separations.
The deployed Soldier is cared for in theater or, if injured, evacuated to a higher level facility for treatment and healing to return to the unit or to return home for follow-up care. Soldiers and Families can get professional help through installation mental health clinics, and through primary care clinics using the new RESPECT-MIL program. Combat-stress control teams are deployed to bring front-line assistance to Soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. Chaplains, social workers and installation drug abuse or family violence programs also can help deal with aspects of mental health issues.
Through care at our nationwide and overseas health care facilities, coupled with TRICARE provider care, Army Medicine covers all levels of physical and mental health care needs. Army’s premier medical team, along with TRICARE, saves lives and fosters healthy and resilient people. Army Medicine….Army Strong!
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U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps
Commissioned Corps emergency response teams are managed by the Office of the Surgeon General. They are trained and equipped to respond to public health crises and national emergencies, such as natural disasters, disease outbreaks, or terrorist attacks.
The Commissioned Corps is an essential component of the largest public health program in the world. Corps officers may apply to a variety of positions.
The U.S. Army Public Health Command's (USAPHC) mission is to promote health and prevent disease, injury and disability of Soldiers and retirees, their family members, and Army civilians, and assure effective execution of full-spectrum veterinary service for the Army and Department of Defense. In executing its public health responsibilities, USAPHC provides consulting services to military leaders, commanders both deployed and in garrison, and military medical and health professionals. Headquartered at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., USAPHC has six subordinate commands: the Army Institute of Public Health, also at Aberdeen Proving Ground, and five regions located at Fort Meade, Md., Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Landstuhl, Germany, and Camp Zama, Japan.