Blanchfield Army Community Hospital’s COVID-19 testing services moves to Building 207, after the hospital’s C Building entrance and its parking reopened June 1.
Building 207 is just off of Bastogne Ave, immediately south of Bank of America.
“The reopening of the C Building hospital entrance is critical for the return of the hospital’s largest patient-centered medical home, the Air Assault Family Medical Home,” said Lt. Col. Domenick Nardi, chief of BACH primary care. “Thankfully we have seen a decreasing demand for COVID-19 testing with increasing demands for COVID-19 immunizations that have allowed us to relocate our testing,”
The Air Assault Family Medical Home has operated out of Byrd Soldier and Family Medical Home near Gate 10, since March 2020, as the hospital took precautionary measures to minimize the impact of the pandemic on the Fort Campbell community. Young Eagle and Gold Army Medical Homes returned to the hospital footprint earlier this year.
“The return of three of our medical homes to the hospital footprint enables us to return Byrd Soldier and Family Medical Home back to offering primary care services to a more right-sized population,” said Col. Patrick T. Birchfield, BACH commander.
COVID-19 testing remains available by appointment through the COVID-19 Triage Line at 270-798-4677. Triage nurses can provide directions for those unfamiliar with the testing site’s new location.
To support COVID-19 mitigation efforts, entrance to the hospital remains limited to those with medical appointments. A parent or legal guardian must accompany minor children. Adults requiring assistance may have one support person accompany them. The outpatient visitor’s policy allows a guest to accompany a patient who requires supervision during outpatient visits.
The current inpatient visitor’s policy also remains in effect with only one visitor authorized in an inpatient room and during the patient’s entire hospital stay.
Facemasks also are required when entering the hospital. Some exceptions may apply to include very young children and certain medical conditions.
“We must continue to practice social distancing, mask wear and limiting visitors inside our medical facilities until we no longer perceive the COVID-19 pandemic a threat within our community,” Birchfield said.
COVID-19 vaccines are available for TRICARE beneficiaries ages 12 and older at Fort Campbell. To schedule a COVID-19 vaccine appointment, visit https://blanchfield.tricare.mil.