USAHC Hohenfels

U.S. Army Health Clinic Hohenfels

U.S. Army Health Clinic Hohenfels is co-located with the Joint Multinational Readiness Center (JMRC) one of the seven directorates falling under the leadership of U.S. Army Europe's 7th Army Training Command and provides quality ambulatory care for more than 6,000 Soldiers and their families, while coordinating and facilitating inpatient and specialty care with nearby German host nation medical facilities and DoD partners. JMRC Hohenfels is an integral part of the Seventh Army Training Command (7ATC), the largest training command outside the continental United States. The Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels training areas provide realistic, relevant training to U.S. Army, Joint Service, NATO and allied units.

** Important Notices COVID & Flu Vaccines **

PFIZER RESTRICTIONS: Due to DoD supply restrictions of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, Army Health Clinic Stuttgart will reduce administration of the vaccine to the following populations:

  • Service Members
  • 5-11 year olds
  • 12-17 year olds
  • Individuals who have an indication for an additional dose for an immunocompromising condition
  • Individuals who completed a World Health Organization (WHO) Emergency Use List (EUL) COVID-19 vaccine & have an indication for an additional dose. 

The clinic has plenty of Moderna supply available to service the Stuttgart Community.

UPDATE ON JANSSEN BOOSTER: We are aware of the discrepancy between the position of U.S. Health Authorities and Germany on booster vaccinations for persons who initially received the Janssen vaccination. U.S. Health Authorities (The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration) consider receipt of one dose of an mRNA vaccine (i.e., Pfizer or Moderna) or a second dose of the Janssen vaccine two months after the first vaccination as rendering full booster protection.

Presently, Germany requires Janssen vaccinated individuals to receive two booster shots to be considered fully boosted and exempted from the 2G-plus testing requirements. Army MTFs are required to follow U.S. Health Authority standards for administering vaccinations. As a result, our MTFs cannot offer a 2nd mRNA booster vaccination to Janssen recipients and do not recommend receipt of such a booster vaccination at this time. We are working with our higher headquarters and the host nation to determine an appropriate way forward. In the meantime, those who were vaccinated with Janssen may have to undergo COVID testing to enter some host nation establishments.

JANSSEN VACCINE AVAILABILITY: On December 16, 2021, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention voted unanimously to preferentially recommended mRNA vaccines (Pfizer or Moderna) over Janssen. The decision was made due to the higher vaccine effectiveness of mRNA vaccines and their superior safety profile over the Janssen vaccine. Those who are unable or unwilling to receive an mRNA vaccine may request an exception to receive Janssen through a face-to-face or virtual encounter with their healthcare provider.
 

**COVID Vaccinations **

U.S. Army Health Clinic Hohenfels administers COVID-19 vaccinations (First Dose, Second Dose, Booster Shots) to all eligible Department of Defense beneficiaries, 12 years of age and older, at the clinic based on the schedule below. All those 12 and older who received the Pfizer or Moderna immunization series are now eligible for a booster five months after their second shot. Those who received the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine are eligible for a booster two months after the first shot.  Beginning Feb. 1, the following is the vaccination schedule for the Hohenfels Health Clinic:

FLU vaccines

The Hohenfels Army Health Clinic is offering the Flu Vaccine.

 

Bring a photo ID with you and please fill out DHA Form 116 (Pediatric and Adult Influenza Screening and Immunization Documentation)


COVID vaccines (by appointment):

  • Tuesdays from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.: Initial/Second/Booster doses for 12+ (Moderna and Pfizer available. Pfizer is the only authorized booster for 12-17 y/o)

  • Thursday’s 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.: Pediatric Pfizer vaccine for children 5-11 (Appointments booked for anyone over the age of 11 during this time will be rescheduled)  

Appointments: Patients can make an appointment by going to the COVAX website: https://informatics-stage.health.mil/COVAX
Location: Multi-Purpose Center, BLDG 134, Rose Barracks

Reminders:

  • For Booster Dose:  

    • Moderna or Pfizer - Patient must have at least 5 months after their 2nd dose

    • J&J - Patient must have at least 2 months after their 1st dose 

  • For 2nd Dose: 

    • Moderna - Patient must have at least 28 days after their 1st dose.

    • Pfizer - Patient must have at least 21 days after their 1st dose.

  • Bring your vaccination card

  • Bring your ID

 

Mix and Match: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) also amended the emergency use authorization (EUA) for COVID-19 vaccines to allow “mixing and matching” of any of the available COVID-19 vaccines when used as a booster regardless of original vaccine administered.

Please Note the following:
• Patients can make an appointment by going to the COVAX website to schedule his or her single booster appointment: https://informatics-stage.health.mil/Bavaria3COVIDApp/
• Patients needing a third dose MUST bring their vaccination card, so the date of their last vaccination can be verified.
• Patients, to include children under 18 years of age, MUST have and show a picture identification card, such as government ID card or passport.
• Children must be accompanied by their parent or guardian.
• A CDC card will be provided to you during your 1st visit. The CDC card must be brought back with you to your 2nd dose appointment. DO NOT LAMINATE THE CDC CARD!
• Please ensure you provide a valid email address, as this is the primary means of contacting you about your vaccine appointment.
• Highlighted calendar days (in blue) indicate where appointments may be available. You MUST click on the calendar number to see available scheduling.
• If dates and times on the DHA Appointing Portal are greyed out, it means they are either booked or have not been opened for appointments.
 
NOTE: We will ONLY open appointments on the appointing portal as COVID-19 vaccines become available. If you do not see any available appointments, please keep checking back frequently.

DHA Form 207  COVID-19 Vaccine Screening and Immunization Documentation
*** You may receive a message that states: Please wait . . . If you do, please save the form to your desktop or computer. Then open the file and you will be able to use the fillable features of DHA Form 207.
DHA Form 236 Pediatric (5-11 years) COVID-19 Vaccine Screening and Immunization on Documentation
*** You may receive a message that states: Please wait . . . If you do, please save the form to your desktop or computer. Then open the file and you will be able to use the fillable features of DHA Form 207.

Fact Sheet of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine
Fact Sheet: Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine
Fact Sheet Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) of the Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) authorized the Pfizer pediatric two-shot doses for children ages 5 to 11 years old. U.S. Army Health Clinic Hohenfels will administer the vaccine to all eligible Department of Defense beneficiaries, ages 5 to 11 years old, at U.S. Army Health Clinic Hohenfels. Patients can make an appointment by going to the COVAX website to schedule the child’s vaccination appointment:  https://informatics-stage.health.mil/Bavaria3COVIDApp/.
The schedule AND times are opened based on supply availability. No walk-ins accepted.

Please Note the following:
• Children must be accompanied by their parent or guardian.
• Children MUST have and show a picture identification card, such as government ID card or passport.
• Please fill out DHA Form 236 Pediatric (5-11 years) COVID-19 Vaccine Screening and Immunization on Documentation ahead of time and bring with you to the vaccination site to expedite the process.
• A CDC card will be provided to you during your 1st visit. The CDC card must be brought back with you to your 2nd dose appointment. DO NOT LAMINATE THE CDC CARD!

DHA Form 236 Pediatric (5-11 years) COVID-19 Vaccine Screening and Immunization on Documentation
*** You may receive a message that states: Please wait . . . If you do, please save the form to your desktop or computer. Then open the file and you will be able to use the fillable features of DHA Form 207.

For more information about booking: Please contact the clinic's executive officer at email: usarmy.bavaria.medcom-bhc.mbx.hfhc-beneficiary-questions@mail.mil.

Click here for Regional Health Command Europe COVID-19 information

PCR test recommended for symptomatic individuals
Army public health experts recommend individuals experiencing COVID-19 symptoms seek testing at Army Medical Treatment Facilities. This is because Army MTFs offer polymerase chain reaction, or PCR tests, which are more reliable in detecting COVID-19 infections than the rapid antigen tests available at most host nation testing centers.  Since symptomatic individuals are generally more infectious to others, reliably detecting infections and tracing the close contacts of symptomatic individuals is essential to prevent further community spread.  Additionally, your primary care provider can provide better treatment if certain of a COVID-19 infection. (Click here for list of typical COVID-19 symptoms.)

If you visit a host nation testing center and receive a positive test result, you should report the test result to your chain of command and to the Hohenfels ARC (Building 1154b) to ensure your medical record is updated and your contact information is collected. This is to ensure that contact tracing teams can identify close contacts and the COVID-19 infection can be recorded in your electronic health record.  

A negative antigen test result from a host nation test center is not a guarantee that a person is COVID-free.  If symptoms do not improve after three days, individuals should contact their primary care provider.  

The Hohenfels screening and testing site is located at BLDG 1154B.  ARC Hours are from M-F 0730-1130 (Closed on Federal Holidays and clinic minimal manning days)

 

COVID-19 Screening Location

The Acute Respiratory Clinic (ARC) is located at Building 1154 at Camp Albertshof, right outsde Gate 3.

Lt. Col. Casey McKenna
Clinic Commander

In May 2004, Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Casey McKenna received his commission in the Medical Service Corps from the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY. 
 He graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and a minor in Systems Engineering. After completion of the Army Medical Department (AMEDD) Officer Basic Course at Fort Sam Houston, TX, in October 2004 he was deployed to Baghdad, Iraq with 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division. After returning to Fort Hood, TX, in 2005, he was assigned as the Medical Platoon Leader for 3/8 CAV, deploying with his platoon to Balad, Iraq, in 2006. After one year in theater, he was assigned as the Headquarters Company Executive Officer for a three month extension and redeployment.

In 2008, LTC McKenna was assigned as the Executive Officer for the Great Plains Regional Dental Command, and Company Commander for the Ft. Hood Dental Activity, Ft. Hood, TX. In 2011, after completion of Captain’s Career Course, he attended the Army-Baylor program. In 2013 he completed his administrative residency at Ft. Belvoir Community Hospital (FBCH) in Ft. Belvoir, VA, earning his dual Masters degrees in Health Administration and Business Administration from Baylor University. He then served as Chief of Managed Care at FBCH for two years. LTC McKenna was assigned to Tripler Army Medical Center as Chief of Managed Care in 2015, and served as the Tripler Hospital Executive Officer from 2016-2018. He then served as the Deputy Commander for Administration (DCA) of Lyster Army Health Clinic from 2018-2020. He was most recently assigned as DCA of Keller Army Community Hospital, West Point, NY, from 2020-2022.

LTC McKenna’s military education includes the Basic Parachutist Course, AMEDD Officer Basic Course, AMEDD Officer Advanced Course, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Course, the Command and General Staff Officer Course, the AMEDD Executive Skills Course, the AMEDD Iron Major Week, and the AMEDD and Army Pre-Command Courses.

His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal w/2OLC, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal w/3OLC, Meritorious Unit Citation w/OLC, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal (3), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, and Overseas Ribbon (2).

He is accompanied by his wife, Heidi McKenna, and his two sons, Mason and Brayden McKenna. LTC McKenna has been a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives since 2017.




Sgt. 1st Class Bryan K. Schwarzman
Detachment Sergeant

Sergeant First Class Bryan K. Schwarzman enlisted in the Army in 2003 as a Health Care Specialist (MOS 68W). He attended Basic Combat Training in Fort Jackson, South Carolina and completed his Advanced Individual Training at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.
 
Sergeant First Class Schwarzman’s previous duty assignments include 1-63 AR in Vilseck, Germany, United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases Ft. Detrick, MD, Military Transition Team Medical Advisor during Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) from 2006-07. After OIF, Sergeant First Class Schwarzman completed the Army Practical Nurse course and earned the M6 identifier and assigned to Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) Honolulu, HI. While at TAMC, Sergeant First Class Schwarzman was selected to serve as the Commander’s Driver. After his tour at TAMC, he completed Airborne School and was assigned to 82 BSB in Ft. Bragg, NC. Sergeant First Class Shwarzman also served as a Basic Leader Course instructor at the XVIII Airborne Corps NCO Academy. Sergeant First Class Schwarzman was then nominated and selected to serve in the Project Warrior (PW) program.
His phase one of PW was at the Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC) Fort Polk, LA where he was an Observer, Coach, Trainer (OC-T). He completed his phase two of PW assigned to the Medical Battle Lab within Capability
Development Integration Directorate in Fort Sam Houston, Texas.
 
Sergeant First Class Schwarzman’s military education includes the Basic Leader Course, Practical Nurse Course, Equal Opportunity Leader Course, Airborne, SHARP, Advanced Leader Course, Jumpmaster, Army Basic Instructor Training Course, Small Group Instructor Training Course, Senior Leader Course (Commandant’s List), JRTC OC-T Course, Capability Developer Course, Health Service Plans Operations, Intelligence, Security Training, Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness. Sergeant First Class Schwarzman holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Healthcare Management.
 
Sergeant First Class Schwarzman’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (2OLC), Army Commendation Medal (3OLC), Army Achievement Medal (3OLC), Army Good Conduct Medal (6th award), National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal w/ 2 Campaign Stars, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Meritorious Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Non-Commissioned Officer Development Ribbon (Numeral 3), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral 3), Combat Medic Badge, Senior Rated Parachutist Badge, and Driver Badge (Wheel/Track).


This healthcare treatment facility has earned the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission, a nationally recognized healthcare accreditation organization. Click the Gold Seal to see The Joint Commission's Quality Report for U.S. Army Medical Department Activity-Bavaria clinics throughout Germany.

In an effort to be as transparent as possible, This Army Health Clinic (U.S. Army Medical Department Activity-Bavaria), in coordination with the Military Health System, is voluntarily making several quality and safety measures public. For U.S. civilian healthcare systems, participation is voluntary. Therefore you might not be able to find the same measures published by some state-side facilities.

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Hohenfels Information

COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments

https://informatics-stage.health.mil/COVAX/

Online Appointments

tricareonline.com/

Phone

Appointment Line -DSN: 590-3300
Appointment Line- Civilian: 06371-9464-3300

Clinic Hours

Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Closed weekends, Federal holidays and the first and third Thursday of the month from noon to 4:30 p.m. for staff training

Location

Mailing Address

U.S. Army Health Clinic Hohenfels
Unit 28216
Hohenfels, Germany
APO AE, 09173

GPS Address

Suedlager 51, 92366 Hohenfels

Additional Information

Host Nation Care

114 on post and 112 (works from all types of phones) off post.

Emergency

There is NO Emergency Room at the U.S. Army Health Clinic Hohenfels. For emergencies, go to the nearest hospital or call 112 for an ambulance.

     
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