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MILITARY ID CARDS AND HEALTH RECORDS: Patients must bring their military identification card and health record with them to the clinic (if the record is not maintained at the clinic). Your Military ID card indicates your eligibility for care at Rockmore-King Clinic! Your health record contains important information about you and is a critical source of information to the provider rendering your medical care. Patients that do not bring their health record with them will not be seen unless it is an emergency. All reserve personnel presenting to the clinic must provide documentation (orders or official command roster) that indicates they are currently in a drilling status and eligible for care. Without such documentation, reserve personnel will not be seen at Rockmore-King Clinic.
Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA) effective 14 April 2003: By now most of you have probably been given the Notice of Privacy Practices and have been asked to sign something indicating you have received it. The HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices describes how Rockmore-King Clinic staff may use or disclose your protected health information (PHI), with whom that information may be shared, and the safeguards we have in place to protect it. This notice also describes your rights to access and amend your PHI. You have the right to approve or refuse the release of specific information outside of our system except when the release is required or authorized by law or regulation. If you would like a copy of the Notice of Privacy Practices please see the Rockmore-King Clinic front desk staff. CWO Tim Estes serves as the Privacy & Security Officer at Rockmore-King Clinic.
Missed Appointments: Because the clinic is "space available" for dependents and retirees, patients must keep their medical appointments. "No Shows" will not be tolerated. Cancelled appointments can be used for another beneficiary that would have otherwise had to use their TRICARE benefits in town for medical care. In an effort to reduce the amount of missed appointments and maximize appointment availability the clinic has implemented the following policies:
Uniform of the Day: Military personnel must be in the appropriate, clean uniform of the day when reporting to Rockmore-King Clinic unless they are in a leave or liberty status.
Ancillary Services: The lab department will honor lab requests from civilian providers if the slip has the name of the provider and a fax number for the provider. Patients must be Tricare Standard to be eligible for this service. Lab reports will not be given to patients without the consent of a medical officer.
OB/Gyn Examinations: Medical Officers at Rockmore-King Clinic provide annual women’s health screenings. Call 487-5757 x 149 or 111 to make an appointment. Mammograms are referred to a local imaging (x-ray) center; TRICARE Standard beneficiaries will incur a charge for this service.
Retiring or separating from the service?If you plan to retire or are being released from active duty (RELAD) soon, please contact the physical exams staff at 487-5757 x 134 / x137 to schedule a physical. This physical may be done up to a year in advance of retirement or separation. This physical is however, recommended to be done within six months of retirement/RELAD, so that all medical and dental conditions may be documented on the physical. It is your responsibility to contact the Physical Exams Department to schedule this important physical. Remember: Retirement/ RELAD physicals may require additional tests or consultations. Avoid unforeseen delays in your separation date by scheduling your physical well enough in advance.