The Darmstadt health clinic no longer provides appointments or telephone consultations to retirees, retiree family members or civilian pay patients, according to Europe Region Medical Command.
“Current limitations allow access only for Active Duty and their Family Members until the clinic’s closure on July 15,” Phillip Tegtmeier, a Heidelberg Medical Department Activity spokesman, wrote in an e-mail.
The unanticipated deployment of a military doctor has left the clinic unable to do more than that, according to a message sent to the community’s retiree council.
Retirees and their family members will have one more opportunity to get health care in Darmstadt before the Army transfers them to Wiesbaden.
“Darmstadt will still offer a multitude of services on a walk-in basis during its annual Retiree Health Fair on May 8 from 8 a.m. until noon,” Tegtmeier wrote.
Retirees and retiree family members who have medical orders from other military treatment facilities still have access to the pharmacy, laboratory and Tricare, and for X-rays. Follow-on appointments and telephone consults resulting from these services are only available to active duty and their families.
Retirees and retiree family members who haven’t already enrolled in another military treatment facility will be automatically transferred to Wiesbaden Army Health Clinic after May 8.