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CRDAMC Public Affairs

FORT HOOD, Texas - Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center begins its return to normal operations with special weekend hours for the COVID-19 vaccine site at Abrams gym, the Respiratory Drive-Thru COVID-19 testing site, and the Clear Creek Exchange Pharmacy.

The hospital remains open every day for emergency services, inpatient care, and labor and delivery services.

The COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Abrams gym will open Feb. 20 from noon to 4 p.m. and Feb. 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

All DoD beneficiaries and personnel ages 16 and older are eligible to receive the vaccine. No appointment is required.

The Abrams gym vaccine site will resume normal operating hours Feb. 22.

Beneficiaries can also make appointments for next week at  Beneficiaries that have vaccine appointments next week should plan to keep their scheduled appointments.

Beneficiaries that already have an appointment for next week should plan to keep their scheduled appointments.

All eligible beneficiaries should bring a valid DoD ID card and their vaccination card if this is the second dose.

The Respiratory Drive-Thru clinic for COVID-19 testing will be open Feb. 20 and 21, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Clear Creek Exchange Pharmacy will offer limited services Saturday, Feb. 20, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Beneficiaries can pick-up previously dropped-off prescriptions and get emergency refills on medication that will run out before Monday.

All CRDAMC clinics and pharmacies will resume normal operations on Monday, Feb. 22.


TRICARE Prime enrollees with urgent, emergent care needs or COVID-19 symptoms should seek assistant at the CRDAMC Emergency Department. For questions or concerns about COVID-19, please call the 24 hr. APHN COVID-19 hotline at 254-553-6612.

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 TRICARE online at or by calling Patient Appointment Service at 254-288-8888. At TRICARE online, you can make and cancel appointments as well as request, pharmacy refills, and access health information like laboratory results, radiology results, and immunization records.



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For more information contact:

Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center

Public Affairs Office

Mikaela T. Cade

Chief, Public Affairs & Marketing

(254) 288-8005

(254) 338-6087

mika[email protected]


Web site: darnall.tricare.milv