• Munson Notes

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  • The American Red Cross and Smith Dental Clinic are offering free dental assistant training for military ID card holders ages 18 and over. Training includes two weeks of classroom training plus 500 hours of clinical training. Applications are available at Smith Dental Clinic, 520 Pope Ave. For more information, call the Red Cross at (816) 841-5271 or e-mail jason.ramlow@redcross.org.
    Students age 8 or younger and new to Kansas schools are required to obtain a school physical within one year before starting school at Unified School District 207 to be accepted in Kansas for the 2017-18 schoolyear. The physical may be obtained at a current duty station and an out-of-state form is acceptable.
    Junior high students who desire to participate in sports and cheerleading are required to obtain a sports physical dated after May 1 to be accepted in Kansas for the 2017-18 schoolyear. The physical may be obtained at a current duty station. A Kansas Sports Physical form is available but an out-of-state form will be accepted and attached to a Kansas form which requires the parent’s and student’s signatures.
    The Veterinary Treatment Facility will provide disaster awareness kits for pets and their owners from 2:30-3:30 p.m. May 15. Kits include disaster preparedness booklets, a checklist of recommended first aid and pet supplies, “Save my Pet” window decals and more. For more information call 684-6510.
    Munson Army Health Center will be closed from noon to 4 p.m. June 23 for Organization Day.
    The POSE Running Clinic meets from 1-2 p.m. the first and third Fridays of each month at the front desk of Gruber Fitness Center. For information, call 684-6175.
    Everyone in the health care process plays a role in delivering safe care. To learn more about diagnosis, care instructions and medications, visit www.npsf.org.
    The Fort Leavenworth Suicide Prevention Task Force is promoting the “Be There” campaign through Suicide Prevention month in September. Suicides historically occur in April and August so the task force is calling attention to the campaign now to bring awareness on how to help a person in need.
    When patients “no show” to scheduled appointments, there is a cost to both the patient and the facility. Each “no show” appointment represents a lost opportunity to provide healthcare services to other patients, and affects Munson Army Health Center’s ability to reach Access to Care standards. MAHC will accommodate patients who arrive late to appointments without causing undue delay to other patients reporting on time. MAHC enforces this policy to optimize patient centered medical care. A patient arriving more than 10 minutes late after the scheduled appointment will, in consultation with the clinic staff, either wait to be worked into the schedule later that day or reschedule the appointment for another day. If the patient has to be rescheduled for another day, the original missed appointment will be documented as a “no show.”
    Page 2 of 2 - The Release of Information office is now with Medical Records in office 1B036 on the first floor of Munson Army Health Center. The hours of operation are 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
    The Army Wellness Center’s hours are 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. To make an appointment or for more information, call (913) 758-3403.
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