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FORT HOOD, Texas – Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center and its primary care clinics will modify hours May 27-30 in observance of the Memorial Day federal holiday. The hospital remains open every day for emergency services, inpatient care, and labor and delivery services.

Monroe and Bennett Health clinics will be closed Friday, May 27.  Active Duty Service members enrolled to either of those clinics should seek care at Thomas Moore Health clinic.  All other clinics and services will be open.

COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing

All COVID-19 vaccination and testing is now performed at Primary Care Clinics or Community-Based Medical Homes. Please contact your primary care clinic or community-based medical home through secure messaging at patientportal.mhsgenesis.health.mil, or by phone to schedule your vaccination or test.

At-Home COVID-19 Test Kits are now available for those ages 2 years and older who are enrolled at CRDAMC Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Family Medicine Clinics and Community-Based Medical Homes. Stop by during business hours to receive your test kit.


Friday, May 27

Bennett and Monroe pharmacies will be closed.

All other pharmacies normal operating hours.

Saturday, May 28

Clear Creek PX Pharmacy

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

All other pharmacies closed.

Monday, May 30

All pharmacies closed.

All CRDAMC clinics and pharmacies will resume normal operations on Tuesday, May 31.

TRICARE Prime enrollees with urgent, emergent care needs or COVID-19 symptoms should seek assistant at the CRDAMC Emergency Department.

The Nurse Advice Line is available 24/7 by calling (800) TRICARE or 1- 800- 874-2273, Option 1. Individuals living in the Fort Hood area entitled to military healthcare may talk to registered nurses about urgent health issues, guidance on non-emergency situations, and information about self-care for injuries or illnesses.

Beneficiaries can make or cancel appointments through the Patient Portal at patientportal.mhsgenesis.health.mil  or by calling Patient Appointment Service at 254-288-8888. You can make and cancel appointments through the Patient Portal as well as request, pharmacy refills, and access health information like laboratory results, radiology results, and immunization records.

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Procedures for reporting on Fort Hood

The Fort Hood Media Relations staff assists members of the news media in reporting on Fort Hood, ensuring the American public has access to information they need to understand the military’s role in the community, in support of the nation, and throughout the world.   The latest news from the installation is posted on the Fort Hood Press Center available online at www.forthoodpresscenter.com.   News media wishing to cover events on Fort Hood should submit their requests on the press center at Submit your question here.

News Media Reporting on Fort Hood

  • All news media representatives planning to cover events on Fort Hood must be escorted by a member of one of the post’s Public Affairs Offices, or will be refused entry to Fort Hood. Call (254) 287-9993 or (254) 287-0106 to request a PAO escort. Escorts should be arranged in advance to allow for coordination with the organization receiving coverage.
  • After hours, media should call the Emergency Operations Center at (254) 287-2054 and ask for the on-call PAO.
  • Members of the news media who have a personal affiliation with the military (retiree, spouse or family member) and have a military identification card are instructed to call the Garrison PAO media relations office at the numbers above for escort when reporting a story. Due to the limited number of PAO staff members available to provide escort, media are asked to request escort support as far in advance as possible.
  • The media are reminded that security precautions and federal regulations prohibit unlimited access to military installations and media representatives found unescorted by a representative of a Public Affairs Office are subject to confiscation of cameras and recorders and may be subject to prosecution by the federal court system.
  • Current security regulations require all vehicles entering Fort Carson to present current vehicle registration and proof of insurance as well as being subject to a complete inspection. All passengers must have photo identification. Vehicles that arrive at the gate without the proper documentation will be denied entry.

The Fort Hood Press Center

The Fort Hood Press Center is a one-stop shop for all news media:

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