ABOUT ARMY MEDICINE
Soldier Family Care Center
Third Floor, Room 3100
1650 Cochrane Circle
Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Closed on Federal
Holidays and Selected Training Holidays
information – main phone numbers are (719) 526-7440 &
Orthopedic/Podiatry Clinic is located on the third floor of the
SFCC. Patients should park in the “G” parking lot (purple signs)
just east of the SFCC; enter the main east entrance and go up
the main staircase or take the elevators on the right to the
third floor. Turn left from the stairs or right from the
elevator to the Orthopedic/Podiatry Clinic – which is on the
east end of the building.
Orthopedic/Podiatric Clinic delivers patient-centered health
care to Soldiers, dependants and retirees. Within the clinic
there are two teams. Each team includes Providers (Surgeons and
Physician Assistants), Nurses and Orthopedic Technicians all
working to provide the best patient care possible. As a
specialty clinic, patients arrive expecting excellent care and
education to support pre and post surgery.
Primary services (what the clinic/services offers),
• Fracture care
• Casting and bracing
Medical Readiness evaluations
• Surgical consultations
Post op care
Who can be seen here?
Active Duty Soldiers, family and retirees with appropriate
Commonly asked Questions and Answers
Where can I get splints/braces?
supply splints per orders from your provider. If we do not carry
the specific splint or brace you need, we have several vendors
available to meet your needs.
Does orthopedics issue
crutches to patients?
No, orthopedics refers patients
to physical therapy for issuance and training for crutches.
Can I be seen at the clinic without seeing my PCM?
Your PCM is the center of your care and needs to know what
is going on with you. You must see your PCM for a referral to
see any specialty clinic. The only exception is if someone has
an urgent/emergent care need such as a fall that ended up with a
visit to the ER and a referral from their providers.
Is there a wait to have surgery once I see the surgeon?
All patients are triaged for urgent need of surgery. There
may be a wait dependent on your diagnosis. You will need to
discuss this with your surgeon and the surgery scheduler.
Can I just be seen off post since you are not seeing me
as soon as my PCM or I would like?
This is a
complicated question and there is not a simple answer. Please
discuss with your PCM if you need to be seen urgently and if so,
have your provider contact the on-call surgeon to discuss your
case. If you have a routine diagnosis that needs to be seen,
there are timelines that must be followed. We would be happy to
discuss this further at your appointment.
information important or critical for patients to know.
All patients must have an active referral. Each referral for
care is good for 12 months and needs to be renewed by your PCM
for care needed beyond the first year. This will occur every 12
Network clinics, such as Physical Therapy, need
to place their referral requests through Tricare/United
Healthcare Military West directly as we are unable to enter
their requests for them.
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It is intended for interested members of the public, news media and Army
Medical Department beneficiaries. Last Modified
21 January, 2015