Apache Ridge & Coyote Creek
Apache Ridge and Coyote Creek together form the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH). Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center (RWBACH) strives to offer a holistic approach to primary care, including an Internal Behavioral Health Consultant (IBHC), Clinical Pharmacists, a Registered Dietician Nutritionist (RDN), Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP), and Nurse Case Managers.
Integrated Behavioral Health Consultant
The IBHC is a licensed clinical provider, and together with your Primary Care Manager (PCM) can consider the physical, behavioral, and emotional aspects of your health concern and help determine a course of action that will work best for you. The IBHC can help you reduce symptoms associated with various chronic medical conditions, or help you cope better with these conditions. A few of these are: sleep, high blood pressure, asthma, diabetes, chronic pain, and irritable bowel syndrome.
The IBHC can help you and your PCM develop behavioral change plans for smoking cessation, weight loss, alcohol use, exercise or other lifestyle modifications. The IBHC can also help you and your PCM develop skills to effectively manage emotional and behavioral difficulties such as: anger, anxiety, bereavement, depression and stress. IBHC services are available to all Tricare beneficiaries and do not need a referral to access these services.
A Clinical Pharmacist plays an integral role in your healthcare team. They work with your care team to provide patient care that optimizes medication therapy and promotes health and disease prevention. The practice of clinical pharmacy embraces the philosophy of pharmaceutical care, blending a caring orientation with specialized therapeutic knowledge, experience, and judgement to ensure optimal patient outcomes.
Registered Dietician Nutritionist
The RDN is a very important member of your healthcare team. PCMH emphasizes disease prevention and management of comorbidities, or the simultaneous presence of multiple medical conditions. Medical nutrition therapy improves wellness and disease prevention and assists with disease management. The tools provided by your RDN improve your health and quality-of-life, especially if you have disease conditions such as Type 2 Diabetes, blood lipid disorders, obesity, and hypertension as well as reduces hospitalizations, prescription drug use, and illness visits with your primary care provider.
Exceptional Family Member Program
EFMP is a Department of Defense (DoD) program assisting family members of Active Duty Soldiers, DA civilians, National Guard, and Reserves. It is designed to identify any special education or medical need and to facilitate consideration of these needs in the personnel assignment process. Enrollment of eligible families is MANDATORY.
AR 608-75 mandates enrollment for qualified family members. Army personnel with a family member who meets the criteria for enrollment have a responsibility to see that the enrollment takes place. Family members enrolled in the EFMP program are enrolled permanently unless medical and/or special education needs warrant case closure or the Soldier separates from the Army. Enrollment information should be updated when there is a significant change or at least every three years.
Commanders are authorized to take appropriate action against any Soldier who knowingly provides false information or who knowingly fails or refuses to enroll in EFMP or disregards the three year anniversary to update information. Enrollment is not a guarantee for concurrent travel or automatic grounds for deletion or deferment of military service. Enrollment is not a guarantee that the sponsor will not serve an unaccompanied tour. Enrollment does not mean the families will not be separated and does not guarantee a command sponsorship for family members. The Army Privacy Program AR 340-12 protects the names of exceptional family members and information about their enrollment in the program. Such information is not available to schools and promotion boards.
Disenrollment in EFMP
A family member may be disenrolled from EFMP when the enrollment condition no longer exists. Asthma and Behavioral Health diagnoses require enrollment for a minimum of five years.
Nurse Case Management
We use evidence-based medicine and clinical decision tools to engage in process improvement in performance measurement. We respond to patient experience and satisfaction feedback. We practice population health management and share quality and safety data and improvement activities.
Your health and safety are our TOP priority!