Mission

Armed Forces Wellness Centers provide integrated and standardized primary prevention programs and services that promote enhanced and sustained healthy lifestyles to improve the overall well-being of Soldiers, Family Members, Retirees, and DA Civilians.

The Armed Forces Wellness Center (AFWC) programs help build and sustain good health. AFWC Health Educators and services empower individuals to set their own health goals and achieve them. AFWC programs and services address lifestyle change in areas that affect both short- and long-term health, engaging people in their “life space”—the places where they live, work, relax and rest.

Fort Belvoir Armed Forces Wellness Center Services are available to Active Duty Service Members, Retirees, Dependents and DA Civilians.

The AFWC can assist our military community with the following:

  • Health and Wellness Tracker

  • Body Composition Testing (Bod Pod)

  • Metabolic testing (Fitmate)

  • Fitness Testing (VO2 Max via Fitmate)

  • Exercise Prescription

  • Stress management and Biofeedback (using emWave software – Heart Math)

  • Health and Wellness Coaching 

We offer the following classes:

  • Upping Your Metabolism

  • Stress Management

  • Fueling for Health

  • Healthy Sleep Habits

  • Retire Strong

  • Meals in Minutes

The Fort Belvoir Armed Forces Wellness Center is in the beginning phases of stand-up.  Our building on Fort Belvoir is undergoing renovation and we hope to be fully operational in our new building in January 2021.  We will be located in Building 1155 on Fort Belvoir – behind Pen Fed Bank and Dunkin’ Doughnuts. 

At present, we are located in the Occupational Therapy Clinic at FBCH.  We will be able to offer testing services soon in this temporary space.  We can currently offer classes either in-person (where allowed following proper social distancing protocols) or virtually. 

Please contact Nicole Leth - Fort Belvoir AFWC Lead Health Educator - with any questions: nicole.e.leth2.ctr@mail.mil 

 

FOrt Belvoir COMMUNITY HOSPITAL WELLNESS PROGRAMS

Health Assessment Review

  • Risk Stratification (Fitness, Weather, Fatigue, Environmental, Occupational)

Risk Stratification helps analyze a patient’s risk for disease. Call Joint Medical Readiness Center at 571-231-7334 or go to Health Services - Joint Medical Readiness Center.

  • Wellness Questionnaires (All performed during annual PHA)

The objective of the military medical exam is to determine service member fitness for duty in accordance with Air Force Instruction 48-123, Navy Manual of the Medical Department Chapter 15 and Army Regulation 40-501.  For Wellness Questionnaires, call Joint Medical Readiness Center at 571-231-7334 or go to Health Services - Joint Medical Readiness Center .

  • Nutrition Care and Weight Management (Fit for Performance, general, bariatric courses):

Nutrition Services provides medical nutrition therapy to active-duty service members, retirees and dependents. Services are provided in both the outpatient and inpatient setting and range from general education to specific nutrition advice for medical conditions and athletic performance.  Call Nutrition Services at 571-231-3369 or go to Health Services - Nutrition.

Physical Fitness

  • Exercise Prescription (Master fitness trainer groups, Occupational Therapy)

Fort Belvoir Community Hospital's occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants help beneficiaries participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities (occupations). Call Occupational Therapy at 571-231-1213 or go to Health Services - Occupational Therapy .

 

Stress Management

  • Stress Management Education (Stress Mgmt, Intensive Outpt, ACS courses)

The Department of Social Work is here to help patients and their families manage issues and medical concerns affecting everyday life. We are part of a Multidisciplinary Team, to ensure patients are involved in all aspects of patient care -- medicine, nursing, physical therapy and more. Call Department of Social Work at 571-231-1202 or go to Health Services - Social Work.

 

General Wellness Education

  • Good Sleep Habits (Available in multiple care sites)

The Sleep Medicine Clinic provides diagnostic and treatment services for adult sleep disorders. Call Sleep Medicine at 571-231-4863 or go to Health Services - Sleep.

 

Tobacco Education

  • Tobacco Free Living (4-week program, no consult required)

Public Health Nursing mitigates population-focused disease and injury, assures Force Health Protection, and responds to emerging health threats to promote health and readiness. Call Public Health Nursing at 571-231-2004 or go to Health Services - PHN.