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Posted: August 3, 2017 12:05 p.m.

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Winn Briefs - Aug. 3

WTU Clinic move planned
The Warrior Transition Unit Clinic will move from building 357 into Winn Outpatient Clinic Aug. 8 and 9. The move is to improve access to care to the clinic's patients. Ancillary services (Radiology, Laboratory, Physical Therapy, Pharmacy, etc.) will be located within walking distance. Sick call will be 8 until 9 a.m. Aug. 8 at building 357; and Aug. 9 in the new clinic space located within Winn ACH.

Back-to-school screenings
School may be out for summer, but it's never too late to think about the upcoming school year. Tricare beneficiary Pediatric patients will have the opportunity to get school/sports physicals for the 2017/2018 academic year:
Winn: 8 a.m. until noon Saturday, by appointment only at Winn Army Community Hospital.
Tuttle AHC: Tricare beneficiary Pediatric patients can get school/sports physicals 8 a.m. until noon Aug. 12, by appointment only at Tuttle Army Health Clinic. Please ensure all necessary paperwork is brought to appointments. To make an appointment please call 912-435-6633.

Join 7th Annual Baby Expo
It was a success! Believe it or not, the time has rolled around for the 7th Annual Winn ACH Baby Expo, which is slated from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., Aug. 12 at Fort Stewart‘s Club Stewart. This event is free and open to the public in the surrounding communities. Mothers and fathers who are expecting or recently became new parents are welcome to attend. There will be tons of give-a-ways, gift basket drawings, many vendors and much more.

Request mosquito survey
USA MEDDAC Environmental Health is conducting weekly mosquito surveillance on Hunter Army Airfield and Fort Stewart, through Sept. 29. Trapped mosquitoes will be used to determine if mosquito control is needed (via Department of Public Works) and tested for disease causative agents (Chikungunya, Dengue, Eastern Equine Encephalitis, West Nile and Zika). Feel free to request that we set up a trap near you, as we make our rounds at www.surveymonkey.com/r/XDWHFH2.

TRICARE portal available
Tricare Online lets those who use the MTF the ability to view personal health information, get advice on minor medical issues, test results, and make appointment requests. Visit TOL Patient Portal at www.TRICAREOnline.com. TOL Patient Portal Customer Service is available 24/7/365 days a week by calling 800-600-9332. TOL step-by-step FAQ's Brochure is at https://info.health.mil/agency/mhs/csc/Source%20Documents/TOL%20Patient%20Portal%20Secure%20Messaging%20Brochure.pdf.

Preparing for a Disaster
There is no way to predict when a natural disaster may strike or what form it may take (e.g., hurricane, fire, tornado, flood), but know that TRICARE will be there during a time of crisis. For more information, visit www.tricare.mil/~/media/Files/TRICARE/Publications/FactSheets/Disaster_FS.pdf.

Winn Health Tip of Week:
Did you know that most childhood vaccines are 90 to 99 percent effective in preventing disease? If a child does get the disease, the symptoms are usually less serious than a child who hasn’t been vaccinated.  There may be mild side effects, like swelling or redness where the shot was given, but they do not last long and it is rare for a side effect to be serious. 


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