Public Health Nursing
Works to prevent or mitigate illness and injury in the JRTC & Fort Polk community by providing high-quality, professional community health services.
Programs & Services
Child Development Services
Support to Child, Youth & School Services and Family Child Care homes is provided in accordance with AR 608-10. Army Public Health Nursing (APHN) staff provides consultation and education regarding health issues, medication administration, communicable disease SIDS and BBP.
The Tuberculosis (TB) Surveillance Registry established in accordance with AR 40-64 confirms TB infection and disease. The APHN ensures timely contact for initial evaluation, provides effective education and counseling for patients, ensures appropriate completion of preventive treatment and reviews epidemiological aspects of active cases to confirm therapy protocols are followed.
This clinic is available to all active duty soldiers, retirees, and their dependents. Clinic hours are Monday thru Friday from 0800 - 0930 at building 3515 on Georgia Ave (in the same parking lot as the Red Roof Inn). Patients are seen on a walk-in basis (no appointments needed). This clinic provides STD screenings , treatment , counseling, contact interview, and follow up. A Community Health Technician, is available at building 3515 from 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. for appointments and/or follow-ups. Call 337-531-0261 for more information.
Annual HIV/STD classes are also provided to units in accordance with AR 600-110. This is done per unit requests. The point of contact for these classes may be reached at 337- 531-4359. The HIV POC responds to positive HIV test results among BJACH beneficiaries by performing education, counseling and follow-up service support.
Pregnancy and Postpartum Physical Training
Army Public Health Nursing is the advisor for the JRTC & Fort Polk fitness program for active duty pregnant soldiers. Weekly classes are held in accordance with Standards of Medical Fitness (AR 40-501). Registration is available daily at Building 920, Army Community Service (ACS). The NCOIC telephone number is 337-531-4926.
Travel Medicine services are available to dependent beneficiaries, retired service members, dependents accompanying active duty service members on PCS orders, and active duty soldiers traveling on leave. Active duty soldiers on orders for PCS or TDY must process through the Soldier Readiness Center. DA employees must process through Occupational Health. Appointments for international travelers should be made at least 4-6 weeks in advance of travel in order to allow time for all vaccinations.