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Budget cuts affect hours at Womack Army Medical Center

Posted June 14, 2013

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— Womack Army Medical Center at Fort Bragg has announced closings and changes in service as a result of federal budget cuts and furloughs.

The changes are as follows:

Womack Main Outpatient Pharmacy will be closed on Sundays, starting July 14.

The Refill Distribution Center Pharmacy will close at noon Saturdays, starting July 13.

The Post Exchange (PX) Pharmacy will close from 1p.m. to 2 p.m., starting July 8.

Womack Army Medical Center will close the outlying primary care clinics beginning on Fridays, July 8 through September. This includes: Clark Health Clinic, Joel Health and Dental Clinic, Robinson Health Clinic, Troop and Family Medical Clinic, Fayetteville Medical Home and Hope Mills Medical Home.

A consolidated clinic will run in the Womack Army Medical Center Residency Clinic on Fridays beginning July 8. Patients may call 907-2778 to make an appointment. Patients may also call 907-2625 to cancel appointments. Patients may schedule and/or cancel appointments through TRICARE online.

For more information, visit the Womack website.


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  • baldy64 Jun 14, 2013

    Stupid decision. It will cost more to go to an off-post doctor using Tricare for urgent care or the ER when really needed than it would for the civilian workers at Womack to remain on the job. I bet congress and the senate didn't have their medical care/hours cut.

  • Proud Black Constitutionalist Jun 14, 2013

    But Obama's upcoming trip to Africa will cost the taxpayers 100 million dollars.

  • baldchip Jun 14, 2013

    But we can send money to Syria???

    FEMA told the town in Texas they could only have 16M after that fertilizer plant explosion because Texas had plenty of money!!!

    Sound's like FEMA is picking friends and enemies as well.

    Had enough??

    NC did not go Obama's way-hope we don't have a hurricane this year!!

  • harleysfather60 Jun 14, 2013

    An one who has been to the VA ortho clinic in Durham knows that any appointment will take many, many hours. Always has been that way no matter whos the Pres. You have no choice to go some where else and thats what happens when choice is taken from you.

  • baldchip Jun 14, 2013

    Have you had enough fun yet??? It's time for the anti-American President to be gone!!! He seems to be more against us than for us.

    IMPEACHMENT time???

  • 426X3 Jun 14, 2013

    Shows how much the POTUS really cares about the military.

  • iwasjustsaying Jun 14, 2013

    What they should be cutting is the IRS budget and all Conferences.

  • whatelseisnew Jun 14, 2013

    thus a small preview of the so-called Universal Health Care. Consider that NO CUTS actually happened, instead it was a trimming of the expanded budget that still exceeds prior years.
    The President was offered the opportunity to have the Federal Agencies have complete control over WHERE spending was reduced. He did not want it; he instead wanted to try to use this as a political spin against the Republicans. Hard to do when the sequester was YOUR OWN IDEA So-called President Obama. So instead we will send weapons to Syria a place where we have no business interfering. Maybe instead apply that money to this clinic so-called Mr. President.