Children’s health includes physical, mental, and social well-being. It’s important to closely monitor your child’s health as they develop. Regular visits to the doctor can detect or prevent your child from experiencing health problems. Your child should have a well visit after newborn discharge at 2 weeks, 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, 9 months, 12 months, 15 months, 18 months, and then every year around their birthday.
Patient Centered Medical Homes (PCMH) improve the care patients receive by offering enhanced access to care and increased Primary Care Manager continuity, and by promoting patient- and family-centered evidence-based health care.
PCMH allow providers and patients to take a more proactive approach to health care, with a stronger focus on prevention. The medical home can reduce the percentage of specialty referrals and result in a PCMH team providing the needed care in one visit.
Schedule an Appointment
Call the appointment line (785) 239-3627, Option #1, Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Beneficiaries can also visit TRICARE Online to view and schedule available appointments.
Talk with a Nurse
The Nurse Advice Line can also help make an appointment with Primary Care during non-business hours. Talk directly with a registered nurse 24/7 at 1-800-TRICARE (874-2273).
Proof of Eligibility of Minors
Proof of eligibility of a minor aged 10 or older is required for medical care services at Irwin Army Community Hospital. If proof of eligibility is not provided within 30 days of service date, the patient will be billed as a non-beneficiary.
A valid ID card and enrollment in DEERS will establish beneficiary status of a minor. Parents can obtain an ID card from the Fort Riley ID Card Center, 212 Custer Ave. on Main Post, in the west wing of the basement, Room B01.
The ID Card Center operates on an appointment only system. Appointments can be scheduled online at the RAPIDS site or call (785) 239-3654 for assistance.
The Center is open Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.; and every other Friday 7:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. For questions, call DEERS/ID Card Chief (785) 239-3654 or 239-3698.