Munson Army Health Center offers primary care to active duty service members, Family members and retirees. Primary care is first-contact care for persons with any undiagnosed sign, symptom, or health concern. Primary care includes health promotion, disease prevention, health maintenance, counseling, patient education, diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic illnesses. All appointments for Primary Care are scheduled through our Appointment Line. Munson offers virtual and face-to-face appointments. Some services may need a referral from the patient's Primary Care Manager.
- Local COVID-19 Testing & Guidance
- Local COVID-19 Vaccinations
- Kansas State Pre-Participation Physical Evaluation Forms
- Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)
- Nutrition Care
- Poly Pharmacy
- Wellness for Life Program/Diabetes Education Classes
- Internal Behavioral Health (IBH)
- Alpha Stim Pain Therapy
- Blood Pressure Checks are done on the 3rd floor. You must have a doctor's order in your records to have a walk-in check. Patients can arrive at the 3rd floor front desk anytime from 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. (except for the lunch hour 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.) Please tell the front desk clerk that your provider requested for you to get a blood pressure check. The front desk clerk will look into your electronic medical record (MHS GENESIS) for the order. The team nurse will come out and bring you back to the exam room to perform a blood pressure check. It will then be recorded in the electronic medical records for your doctor to see it.
- School Physicals are performed in our Primary Care Clinic. Call our appointment line AFTER May 1, 2022, to schedule your school physical at 684-6250. You may not schedule a school physical appointment on the MHS GENESIS Patient Portal. If you are PCSing to Fort Leavenworth, we recommend that you get your child's school physical before arriving. Start June 6- August 19, 2022, Munson will have dedicated days for school physicals with each team.
- FOR OUR LATEST SCHOOL PHYSICAL CHECK LIST, CLICK HERE.
- Please do NOT go to Urgent Care for school physicals, unless you realize that TRICARE will NOT pay for the visit. To get a bill paid for in Urgent Care, the beneficiary must be sick and/or addressing an acute issue. The bills are submitted using Diagnosis Codes indicating why the patient was seen and what care was provided. A routine visit (such as a School Physical) is not considered care based upon sickness.
Patient Centered Medical Home Model
Army Medicine is transforming from a healthcare system to a System for Health beginning with our primary care services. We are transitioning to comprehensive, collaborative care.
You, the patient, are our center, our focus, our partner in your healthcare journey. Patient Centered Medical Home is a multidisciplinary approach to deliver comprehensive primary care.
Each patient will partner with a team of healthcare providers – physicians, nurses, behavioral health professionals, pharmacists, and others to develop a comprehensive, personal healthcare plan.
The Team guides and navigates the health care system with you. YOU, the patient takes an active role as an engaged decision maker. Patients have an active role in their health care and have an opportunity to meet with the health care team on a regular basis which builds trust and strengthens communication.
At its heart, Patient Centered Medical Home is healthcare the way it should be – easy to access, patient-centered, team based and quality focused on comprehensive coordinated care.
Who is on Your Care Team?
- Primary Care Manager (PCM)—is the individual you selected or was assigned to you when you registered with Munson for your care. This individual may be a Medical Doctor (MD), a Physician Assistant (PA), or a Nurse Practitioner (NP). You may change your provider by calling TRICARE at 1-844-866-WEST (9378) or at www.tricarewest.com.
- Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs)—and/or Medics who are assigned to work specifically with your PCM.
- Registered Nurse (RN)—person assigned to work specifically with your PCM.
- Other Specialists—persons who work with all teams and are available to provide guidance regarding your care such as a Clinical Pharmacist, a Nutritionist, and Case Manager.
- YOU—the Patient, who is at the center of this TEAM. PCMH is a multidisciplinary approach to delivering primary care and coordinating care both in and outside the facility. You can assist your team in providing the best possible care by communicating your health history, current medications and by practicing self-management goals.
What can your team do for you?
- Provide you safe and appropriate healthcare services that are accessible to you.
- Work with other healthcare Specialists, in providing your care.
- Refer you for specialty care when necessary and coordinate with the network providers as needed.
- Answer healthcare questions.
- Readiness is our #1 priority. Readiness is driven by your health status. Your team is here to assist you with your choices.
What can you do to help your team?
- Take an active part in your healthcare and participate in decisions regarding your health.
- Become an informed and effective healthcare consumer using information and skills provided to you by your team to improve your health.
- Address impact of conditions on your life style.
- Communicate with your care team about your health and concerns you may have.
- Discuss any issues or problems you have in trying to comply with your care plans.
- Take responsibility for your own healthcare and ask questions if you do not understand whether it is medication management, exercise routine, or what you are suppose to do before surgery.