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  • It’s tick season and protection is key from tick-borne illnesses. To avoid direct contact with ticks stay away from wooded areas with high grass and leaf litter, and walk in the center of trails. To repel ticks use repellant that contains 20 percent or more of diethyltoluamide (DEET), picaridin or IR3535 on exposed skin and products that contain 0.5 percent permethrin on clothing. Follow all product instructions. To find and remove ticks on the body bathe within two hours of coming indoors, conduct a full body tick check, examine gear and pets, tumble dry clothes on high heat for 10 minutes for dry clothing and, if clothing requires washing first, wash in hot water if possible or wash regularly then tumble dry on low heat for 90 minutes or high heat for 60 minutes. Symptoms of illness from a tick bite include rash and fever and can develop several weeks following the bite. If you or a family member has become ill following a tick bite, call Munson Army Health Center at 684-6250 for an appointment with a health care provider.
    The FIT FOR PERFORMANCE weight loss classes taught by a registered dietitian are 2:30-4 p.m. Tuesdays on the first floor of MAHC. Soldiers, beneficiaries, and DA civilians are eligible. Call 684-6250 to sign up.
    The PATIENT ADVISORY COUNCIL meeting is from noon to 1 p.m. Sept. 21 in the Munson Army Health Center Main Conference Room. This meeting is for all beneficiaries to dialog with the MAHC command and will also be broadcast live via Facebook. For more information, call 684-6343.
    The Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center is seeking service members who served in the military after October 2001 to participate in a research study requested by Congress. Input may help improve health care services offered to service members and veterans. If interested, call (855) 993-8242 or e-mail natural.history2@dvbic.org.
    Munson Army Health Center Readiness Center hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
    Munson Army Health Center Rehabilitation Center has easy direct access. No referral is needed for physical therapy. Call 684-6338 for an appointment.
    Munson Army Health Center’s Uniform Business Office/Third-Party Billing has moved to room 173 of Gentry Clinic. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call 684-6048.
    The TRICARE Retiree Dental Program ends Dec. 31. Those currently enrolled or eligible for the TRICARE Retiree Dental Program or TRICARE Retired Reserve may qualify for Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP) for 2019. Enrollment opens Nov. 12 and ends Dec. 10. For more information or to sign up for e-mail alerts visit tricare.benefeds.com or tricare.mil/openseason.
    Page 2 of 2 - Munson Army Health Center provides services such as vasectomies and battlefield auricular acupuncture. Call 684-6250 for an appointment and referral.
    Munson Army Health Center Pharmacy has no Saturday hours for the summer.
    Munson Army Health Center Behavioral Health Clinic’s hours of operation are from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday. Walk-in hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday though Thursday and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday. Behavioral Health is located in the Gentry Clinic building.
    Munson Army Health Center Immunizations and Allergy Clinic is now located on the first floor of the main facility in the new Readiness Center.
    The Executive Wellness Program physical therapist is now located in Munson Army Health Center’s physical therapy department. Call 684-6338 or text (913) 742-0722 to make an appointment.
    Munson Army Health Center’s website is http://www.munson.health.mil/.
    Munson Army Health Center does not have walk-in sick call for soldiers. Call the appointment line at 684-6250 for an appointment.
    Munson Army Health Center does not have an emergency department. For emergency care, call 911 or report to the nearest emergency room.
    Follow Munson Army Health Center on Facebook for updated information at www.facebook.com/munsonhealth. For assistance call the MAHC information line at 684-6000 or the appointment line at 684-6250. The pharmacy online transfer form is no longer available. Call the pharmacy at 684-6121 for prescription transfers.
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