Emergency Medical Care
Emergency conditions are those that threaten your life, limb or eyesight. TRICARE defines an emergency as a medical, maternity or psychiatric condition that would lead a “prudent layperson” (someone with average knowledge of health and medicine) to believe that a serious medical condition existed, or the absence of medical attention would result in a threat to his or her life, limb or sight and requires immediate medical treatment or which has painful symptoms requiring immediate attention to relieve suffering.
Kirk U.S. Army Health Clinic does not have an emergency room.
Behavioral Health Emergencies
After normal duty hours, weekends and holidays go immediately to the nearest Emergency Room or call 911 (Kirk U.S. Army Health Clinic does NOT have an Emergency Room).
If you or someone you know is feeling suicidal, during duty hours (7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.), please contact Behavioral Health immediately or call The National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.
Beneficiaries enrolled in TRICARE Prime and assigned to Kirk U.S. Army Health Clinic should contact the appointment call center at (410) 278- 5475 or toll free (866) 756- 5475 to schedule a follow up visit with their assigned Primary Care Manager within 24 hours or the next business day to coordinate follow up care.
Beneficiaries using TRICARE Standard and TRICARE for Life do not require prior authorization during an emergency, applicable annual deductibles and cost shares apply.
Beneficiaries enrolled in TRICARE Prime through the U.S. Family Health Plan must contact their Primary Care Provider or the U.S. Family Health Plan for information on how to obtain follow up care after an emergency.