The dedicated health care professionals of the United States Army Medical Activity at Fort Knox, Kentucky, are working together to provide our patients top quality health care and preventive services throughout seven states. We are proud of our health care system and proud to serve our nation's soldiers and families.
The hub of our activity is the Ireland Army Community Hospital (IACH) located at Fort Knox which serves the Fort Knox community with primary and specialty care providers. Members of the MEDDAC team staff a troop medical clinic and a Battalion Aid Station to provide acute care services to Knox’s Initial Entry Trainees. The activity also staffs the Camp Memorial Blood Center. This center collects blood in support of the Armed Forces Blood Program and performs essential testing for all military donor centers in the Eastern United States. Finally, we also have an Optical Fabrication Laboratory that makes glasses and mask inserts for most of the soldiers in the Eastern United States.
In addition to Kentucky, Ireland Army Community Hospital's area of responsibility also includes Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin and Minnesota. Within this 7 state area, the MEDDAC serves the Active Duty population, many of whom are in isolated areas where they serve as recruiters and trainers. To serve our troops outside the Fort Knox area, we have clinics in Kentucky, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Illinois.
Much of the health care provided to our beneficiaries in our health service area is provided through the Department of Defense's health care program called TRICARE. TRICARE is the military health plan that allows active duty soldiers and their family members access to health services even though they are not near a military facility. It also allows family members and retirees a choice of health care plans; they can elect to receive services though a military treatment facility or from a civilian network provider.
The entire staff of the USA MEDDAC at Fort Knox looks forward to serving you, our beneficiaries. We are continuously working to improve our service to ensure you get the care you need in the environment that you deserve.