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Army Public Health Nursing

BJACH Leadership

ARMY PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING works to prevent or mitigate illness and injury in the JRTC/Fort Polk community by providing high-quality, professional community health services.

Contact Information
Section Chief: (337) 531-4740
Community Health Nurse: (337) 531-4424 / 4359
CH Technician: (337) 531-0261
Medical Support Assistant: (337) 531-2751
Central Line: (337) 531-2751 / 0261
Fax: (337) 531-6764 or 8728

Programs & Services

Child Development Services - Support to Child, Youth & School Services and Family Child Care homes is provided in accordance with AR 608-10. APHN staff provides consultation and education regarding health issues, medication administration, communicable disease SIDS and BBP.

Tuberculosis Surveillance - The Tuberculosis (TB) Surveillance Registry established IAW AR 40-64 confirms TB infection and disease. The Army Public Health Nurse ensures timely contact for initial evaluation, provides effective education and counseling for patients, ensures appropriate completion of preventive treatment and reviews epidemiological aspects of active cases to confirm therapy protocols are followed.

HIV/STD Program - This clinic is available to all active duty soldiers, retirees, and their dependents. Clinic hours are Monday thru Friday from 0800 - 0930 at building 3515 on Georgia Ave (in the same parking lot as the Red Roof Inn). Patients are seen on a walk-in basis (no appointments needed). This clinic provides STD screenings , treatment , counseling, contact interview, and follow –up. A Community Health Technician, is available at building 3515 from 0930 - 1530 for appointments and/or follow-ups. Telephone number: 531-0261.

Annual HIV/STD classes are also provided to units IAW AR 600-110. This is done per unit requests. POC for these classes may be reached by calling 531-4359. The HIV POC responds to positive HIV test results among BJACH beneficiaries by performing education, counseling and follow-up service support.

Pregnancy and Postpartum Physical Training - Army Public Health Nursing is the advisor for Fort Polk/JRTC fitness program for active duty pregnant soldiers. Weekly classes are held in accordance with AR 40-501, Standards of Medical Fitness. Registration is available daily at Building 920 Army Community Service (ACS). NCOIC telephone number: 531-4926

Travel Medicine - Travel Medicine services are available to dependent beneficiaries, retired service members, dependents accompanying active duty service members on PCS orders, and active duty soldiers traveling on leave. Active duty soldiers on orders for PCS or TDY must process through the Soldier Readiness Center. DA employees must process through Occupational Health. Appointments for international travelers should be made at least 4-6 weeks in advance of travel in order to allow time for all vaccinations.

Fort Polk MWR, Child Development Center
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
CDC, Travelers' Health

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Col Marla J. Ferguson
CSM Roderick D. Taylor
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