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Feature Stories

  • Mother and author in hospital bed with baby

    "What to Expect" author meets her biggest and smallest fans during visit to CRDAMC

    Heidi Murkoff, best-selling author of the "What to Expect when You're Expecting" book series, enjoys visiting with new moms and their babies at military installations around the world. Her visit to Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center here April 27 didn't disappoint, as it was a typically busy day for CRDAMC's Maternal Health with seven moms waiting to deliver and eight moms and their newborns waiting to go home.

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  • CRDAMC celebrates National Nurses Week

    CRDAMC celebrates National Nurses Week

    CRDAMC celebrated the heartbeat of patient care last week during National Nurses Week when it honored its civilian and military nurses during ceremonies held May 12 at the Fort Hood hospital.

    Read the Featured Story Here.

  • CRDAMC awarded top honor for leadership in health care sustainability

    CRDAMC awarded top honor for leadership in health care sustainability

    CRDAMC received the Top 25 Environmental Excellence Award from Practice Greenhealth, the nation's leading organization dedicated to environmental sustainability in health care.

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  • Educational opportunities were an added bonus this year

    Educational opportunities were an added bonus this year

    From Human Papillomavirus (HPV) awareness and new baby vaccinations to medication reconciliations and secure messaging services, CRDAMC nurses learned about hospital improvements in various areas through evidence-based poster presentations, hosted by various CRDAMC clinics May 9 in the hospital's atrium.

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Access To Care

Scheduling Medical Appointments

To schedule a medical appointment within the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center system of health, please call the Appointment Line at 254-288-8888 or toll free 800-305-6421 between the hours of 7 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday through Friday (closed on Federal Holidays).

Did you know that Darnall Health Care System offers a Nurse Advice Line? By calling 1-800-TRICARE (874-2273); Option 1, you can address any medical question 24 hours a day, seven days a week for yourself or a loved one and receive advice on what to do. No question is too small or large. They can provide self care advice, help determine whether you need an appointment or recommend emergency room care. Give them a call at 1-800-TRICARE (874-2273); Option 1 and let them help you with your medical concerns.

You may also schedule appointments online at www.tricareonline.comoffsite link in new window. Beneficiaries may access TRICARE On Line with a DFAS MyPay PIN, Common Access Card or by creating a Department of Defense Self Service account. Registration is quick and easy!

Access To Care (ATC) Options, Standards and Definitions:

Emergency Care: Beneficiaries seeking emergency care should proceed to the nearest emergency room or call 911 (or other local emergency assistance number) for immediate medical attention.

Urgent (Acute) Care (e.g. ear ache, high fever):
ATC Standard – 24 hours
Beneficiaries seeking urgent care may schedule an appointment with their Primary Care Manager or Primary Care Manager Team. If appointments are not available, beneficiaries will be seen by an Urgent Care Team Member in the Emergency Department.

Routine Care (e.g. follow–up care, allergies, disease management):
ATC Standard – 7 calendar days

Wellness and Health Promotion Services (e.g. physical exams, well women exam):
ATC Standard – 28 calendar days

Referrals for Specialty Care Services:
ATC Standard – 28 calendar days

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Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center's Mission, Vision, and Motto


The Premier Medical Readiness Center, An Exceptional Experience - Every Single Time.


Enabling Phantom Readiness by Partnering to Improve Health and Save Lives.


CRDAMC - Your Partner in Health.

Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center has earned the Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval
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To further transparency and patient engagement, the Military Health System provides prescribed aggregate statistical information concerning patient safety, quality of care, patient satisfaction, and health outcomes for health care provided under the TRICARE program at military treatment facilities. Additionally, information about the quality of care at most civilian-sector facilities in the TRICARE network may be available through Hospital Compare, hosted by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

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Patient Comments

See what our patients are saying:

Harker Heights Medical Home
ICE comment: April 2016
"Tricare has a reputation for having substandard doctors and services. This was definitely NOT displayed during this visit. We were seen quickly and Dr. Motas and the staff were professional, friendly and helpful. I had never visited this office before and I was helped through the processes and shown every courtesy. In 17 years of being in the military, I have never had a better visit to a doctor."
Emergency Department
ICE comment: May 2016
"I just wanted to give a shout out to the EMS and Emergency Room team there. I was injured Friday while working in post and they took great care of me. The one thing that is different in my case is that I'm not a soldier or a family member, I'm a Department of the Army civilian employee. I felt like I got great care. The nurse assigned to my case was great, he made sure I was informed and comfortable through the whole process. Keep up the great work."

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