Lyster Army Health Clinic is located at the home of Army Aviation in Fort Rucker, Ala., and serves about 17,500 patients, including permanent-party Soldiers, Soldiers attending short-term schools, foreign Soldiers, family members, and retirees and their family members.
Lyster employs about 300 staff members made up of Soldiers, civilians and contractors. The busiest section of the clinic is the pharmacy, which fills nearly 30,000 prescriptions per month.
Lyster has embraced the Patient-Centered Medical Home model throughout the clinic and recently consolidated its active duty flight status Soldiers into one clinic for better continuity of care. Lyster has 14 clinics (including four primary care teams) on the first floor and loans the second floor space to the Wiregrass VA. Patients needing specialty care, such as surgeries, or consultations not provided within the clinics, are sent out to the surrounding network. Providers work closely with network specialists to ensure their patients receive the best care possible.
Services and facilities include:
- Primary Care
- Behavioral Health Clinic
- Chiropractic Clinic
- Physical Therapy
- Preventative Medicine
- Two helipads utilized by Flatiron
Lyster offers a variety of free classes to beneficiaries to help improve their wellbeing. Classes include yoga, Zumba, healthy cooking class, diabetes prevention class, healthy heart class, the Army Move! comprehensive weight management and physical activity program, and a sleep hygiene class for those suffering from insomnia.
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