Col. Gary A. Wheeler joined the U.S. Army after obtaining his Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. Following the Officer Basic Course at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.... More
Senior Enlisted Advisor, LAHC
Sgt. Maj. Kevin L. Zites is a native of Yakima, Washington. He entered the United States Army as a Health Care Specialist (68W). He completed Basic Training at Fort Dix, New Jersey, and Advanced Individual Training... More
Lyster Army Health Clinic is located at the home of Army Aviation, Fort Rucker, Ala., and serves about 17,500 patients, including permanent-party Soldiers, Soldiers attending short-term schools, foreign Soldiers, Family members, and Retirees and their Family members.
LAHC is 220,000 sq. ft. and employs about 300 staff members made up of Soldiers, civilians and contractors. The busiest section of the clinic is the Pharmacy, which fills upward of 29,000 prescriptions per month.
LAHC has embraced the Patient-Centered Medical Home model throughout the clinic and recently consolidated its active duty flight status Soldiers into one clinic for better continuity of care. LAHC has 14 clinics (including four primary care teams) on the first floor and loans the second floor space to the Wiregrass VA. Patients needing specialty care, such as surgeries, or consultations not provided within the clinics, are sent out to the surrounding network. Providers work closely with network specialists to ensure their patients receive the best care possible.
To keep the lines of communication open, LAHC participates in Secure Messaging. There are currently 4,000 patients who use Secure Messaging. The turnaround time for a response from a provider is about 24 hours. Enrollment can be accomplished by visiting https://app.relayhealth.com/ or asking your provider to sign you up at your next appointment.
LAHC underwent a $15 million clinic transformation in the last 18 months, including the adoption of Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMH), new behavioral health, physical therapy and chiropractic clinics, a new laboratory, upgraded equipment, new glass walls throughout the facility and the overhaul of the pharmacy and laboratory areas.
Services and facilities include:
Lyster offers a variety of free classes to beneficiaries to help improve their wellbeing. Classes include yoga, Zumba, healthy cooking class, diabetes prevention class, healthy heart class, the Army Move! comprehensive weight management and physical activity program, and a sleep hygiene class for those suffering from insomnia.
Provide a high quality, safe, and interactive patient-centered system for health that delivers outstanding healthcare, promotes wellness, and improves readiness.
The Aviation Community's premier partner in health.
Our staff is dedicated to serving the medical needs of our patients and is committed to providing the highest quality healthcare in a friendly and professional environment.
For more information, visit the Lyster Army Health Clinic website.
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