|(Editor’s note: “SPOTLIGHT” is a continuing series
about tenant activities and missions at Fort McCoy.)
What is it?
The Fort McCoy Occupational Health Clinic (OHC) and Troop Medical Clinic
(TMC), co-located in the Fort McCoy Health Clinic, building 2669,
provide health-related services to Department of Defense (DoD) civilians
and Soldiers at Fort McCoy. Both clinics aim to ensure the health,
wellness and readiness of their respective customers.
Tracy Saboy (left), Fort McCoy
Health Clinic chief, examines a patient’s foot at the Troop
Medical Clinic (TMC). The TMC treats Soldiers who are at Fort
McCoy for extended combat training. The TMC is collocated with
the Occupational Health Clinic.
(Photo by Geneve N. Mankel)
The OHC and TMC have separate staff members to assist civilian and
military customers but share a chief who provides medical services to
The OHC and TMC are part of the health-care system provided by Ireland
Army Community Hospital, U.S. Army Medical Department Activities-Fort
What have they done?
The OHC, previously designated as an Occupational Health Nursing Office,
has been at Fort McCoy for more than 50 years. In recent years the
office expanded services it provides to civilian employees from only
basic procedures, such as vision and blood-pressure checks, to being
able to provide more advanced services.
The OHC now provides services for Fort McCoy DoD civilians in need of
job-related minor-medical care, such as treatment for minor injuries;
blood pressure monitoring; audiograms; pre-employment physicals for
firefighters, police officers and child care workers; and annual service
physicals. The OHC also manages programs for hearing and vision
conservation, and respiratory wellness. Wellness tools, including
classes, are offered by the OHC as needed. These services and programs
help accomplish the OHC mission of sustaining a healthy work force.
The OHC provides referrals to external agencies for medical services it
The TMC provides sick call services to Soldiers at Fort McCoy for
extended combat training (training for less than 30 days).
TMC services include X-ray, minor lab tests, minor surgeries, casting of
simple fractures, repair of small lacerations, and pre-pack
prescriptions for minimal or acute problems.
What do they have planned?
The OHC and the TMC are co-located in building 2669. The consolidation
of TMC and OHC resources, to include staff and equipment, allows both
clinics to provide the best- possible service to patients.
The OHC and TMC help maintain optimum levels of health among DoD
civilians and Soldiers. Patients are diagnosed, treated and returned to
duty as soon as possible. For DoD civilians this means a reduction in
economic loss caused by occupational injury. For Soldiers this
translates into less time away from training.
The preventive services the OHC provides also help reduce Workers’
For minimal claims and preventive measures the OHC also works with the
Workers’ Compensation office to track of claims.
The OHC also reports medical issues affecting the installation to the
garrison commander. The OHC treats medical emergencies, but installation
personnel should first always call 911.
For more information about the OHC, call 608-388-2414. For more
information about the TMC, call 608-388-3025.