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.

 

Fort Belvoir AFWC Core Programs

 

Health Assessment Review

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

Risk Stratification helps analyze a patients 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 .

  • Biometric Screening (BOD POD nonoperational. InBody testing pending)

Biometric Screening provides a general health check that can identify any significant cardiovascular or nervous system problems. This health check provides several biometric measures including cholesterol levels for full lipid panel and glucose; blood pressure; blood glucose levels and also includes a measurement of height, weight and body mass index (BMI).Call Joint Medical Readiness Center at 571-231-7334 or go to Health Services - Joint Medical Readiness Center.

        

Physical Fitness

  • Exercise Testing (VO2 peak/max testing in pulmonology clinic)

The Pulmonology Clinic provides state-of-the-art care through diagnosis and treatment for adult patients with diseases of the respiratory system including the lungs, airways, and pulmonary vasculature. Call the Pulmonology Clinic at 571-231-1605 or go to Health Services - Pulmonology Clinic .  

  • 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 .

 

Healthy Nutrition

  • Metabolic Testing

Metabolic testing will measure the rate at which the body burns calories and uses oxygen during rest or during different activities. The data will be used to help determine how the body loses weight. Call Nutrition Services at 571-231-3369 or go to Health Services - Nutrition.

  • 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.

  • Healthy Nutrition Education (Healthy heart, diabetes, gestational, plant based)

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.

 

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.

  • Biofeedback (Heartmath)

Biofeedback is a technique that will be used to help patients learn to control some of their body's functions, such as the heart rate. Biofeedback will give patients the ability to practice new ways to control their body, often to improve a health condition or physical performance. Call Department of Social Work at 571-231-1202 or go to Health Services - Social Work.

 

General Wellness Education

  • Healthy Lifestyle Habits (Sleep, stress, chronic disease specific, ergonomics)

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.

  • Wellness Coaching (Goal setting, mental imagery, optimal healing)

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.

  • 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.