Health Services

Preventive Care

Preventive Care services are responsible for the promotion of health, and the prevention or reduction of disease for the Fort Buchanan community. A component of force health protection, preventive medicine is the anticipation, prediction, identification, surveillance, evaluation, prevention, and control of disease and injuries.

Preventive care services include:
  1. Communicable diseases
  2. Vector, food, air and waterborne diseases
  3. Occupational Environmental Hazard-related diseases and injuries
  4. Disease and non-battle injuries (DNBIs)
  5. Training injuries

La Cuidado Preventiva es responsable de promover la salud y la prevención de enfermedades en la comunidad de Fort Buchanan. Siendo un componente activo en la protección de la salud en las fuerzas armadas, la medicina preventiva anticipa, predice, identifica, realiza pruebas de monitoreo, evalúa, previene y busca controlar enfermedades y accidentes.

Los servicios de la Cuidado Preventiva incluyen:
  1. Enfermedades contagiosas.
  2. Enfermedades transmitidas por aire, agua, vector o alimentos.
  3. Enfermedades y accidentes relacionados a riesgos dentro del Ambiente Ocupacional.
  4. Enfermedades y heridas no relacionas a combate.
  5. Lesiones durante adiestramientos.

Zika is a mosquito-borne disease. The U.S. Army is taking the Zika virus very seriously and assisting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in any way possible. Information on the virus is changing almost daily and getting the most up-to-date information is important. The information below is to help individuals and health care providers with decisions on travel and risks in their area. Women who are pregnant or could be pregnant need to discuss their risk with their health care provider.

For More information on Zika, click this link: https://phc.amedd.army.mil/topics/discond/diseases/Pages/Zika.aspx#General

This link provides the following types of information about Zika: 

General For Military Personnel and their Families
For Pregnant Women Mosquito Identification
For Healthcare Providers Mosquito Bite Prevention
Diagnostic Testing and Reporting https://www.cdc.gov/zika/comm-resources/index.html

 

El virus del Zika es transmitido por el mosquito Aedes. El United States Army toma el virus del Zika muy en serio y asiste al Centro para el Control de Infecciones (CDC) en todo lo posible. La información sobre el virus cambia constantemente y es importante mantenerse actualizado sobre el mismo. La información a continuación está diseñada para asistir a individuos y Proveedores de la Salud en la toma de decisiones sobre el riesgo a la hora de viajar o en su comunidad. Las mujeres que están embarazadas o que pudieran estar embarazadas necesitan discutir estos riesgos con su Médico Primario.

https://www.cdc.gov/zika/fs-posters/index.html

Contact Us

Phone:

(787) 707-2555/2558/2587

Hours:

Mon - Fri: 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Closed every Thursday after 11:30 a.m. for training.

Location:

Building 21
21 Patriot Blvd.
Fort Buchanan, PR 00934
Don't forget to keep your family's information up-to-date in DEERS.