Updated On: 1/3/2013 10:56:59 AM
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Irwin Army Community Hospital IACH provides customer- focused service and high-quality standards to support the Warriors, Families and Retirees of Fort Riley and the Central Flint Hills Region. The website at http://iach.amedd.army.mil/ provides information on:
• Preventive Medicine and Self Care
• Primary care
• Nurse advice line
• Active-Duty Sick Call
Beneficiaries can book their primary care routine, follow- up and wellness appointments 24 hours a day online at www.tricareonline.com.
Fort Riley Dental Activity provides routine, urgent and emergency dental care to Soldiers. Active-Duty Soldiers are assigned a dental clinic according to their unit of assignment. Family members must contact their civilian dentist.
Warrior Transition Battalion
The Warrior Transition Battalion is a temporary unit for wounded, injured and ill Warriors who have combat and noncombat injuries that are expected to require at least six months of rehabilitative treatment and have complex case management. The Warrior in Transition's mission while assigned to the unit is to focus on healing to result in a successful transition either back to the Army or into civilian life.
WTB phone number: (785) 240-7167
WTB e-mail: IACHWTBFortRileyMail@amedd.army.mil
Quick Reference Phone Guide
• General information: (785) 239-7000
• Appointment line: (785) 239-DOCS (3627)
• Pharmacy prescription refill line:
(785) 239-PHAR (7427)
• Emergency Department: (785) 239-7777
• Ambulance: 911
• General Information: (785) 239-7226
• Dental Clinic 1: IACH, Bldg. 600 Caisson Hill Road, (785) 239-7955
• Dental Clinic 2: Bldg. 602 Warrior Road, (785) 240-7411
• Dental Clinic 4: Bldg. 4010 1st Division Road, (785) 239-4174
• Personnel and Processing Clinic Bldg. 210 Custer Avenue, (785) 239-6340
Fort Riley Veterinary Treatment Facility is professionally staffed by U.S. Army Veterinary Command Personnel and NAF employees. The VTF provides preventive medicine, vaccinations, sick call, and health certificates for both interstate and international travel to animals belonging to Active Duty and Retired DoD service members and their dependents. Reservists called to active duty for 180 days or more may receive services from the VTF. Clients must show a valid military ID card before services are rendered.
The Fort Riley Veterinary Treatment Facility is located in Bldg. 226 Custer Avenue on Main Post. Animals are seen by appointment only for vaccinations, microchips, minor sick calls and health certificates. We do not offer dental or surgical services (including spay/neuter) at this time.
The VTF is open Monday through Friday, from 0800–1100 and 1200–1600, for appointments, to register pets and to purchase products. For pet registration, owners should bring in their pet's medical records. Please call (785) 239-3886 or (785) 240- 0307 to make an appointment. We are dedicated to providing pets of Soldiers, Military Families, retirees and Reservists on active duty with the best veterinary care possible.
The Stray Animal Facility is located at Bldg. 226 Custer Avenue on Main Post and is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC for viewing our animals and for adoptions. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 1200–1600. Proof of a paid pet deposit from Picerne housing is required for Fort Riley residents to adopt from the facility. If you have any questions, please call (785) 239-6183.
For Fort Riley's Base Pet Policy and pet licensing and registration contact information, please see the Housing section of this guide.
Additional Pet Information
Planning for shipment of your pet includes researching airline requirements and quarantine and restriction laws in your new location. You will need to ask the airlines their requirements for size, weight, number of animals, kennel construction, documentation and season limitations.
Before you move with your pet, make sure the animal can live in government quarters or in the local community. When possible, make advance reservations for pet boarding as soon as you know your arrival date. At present, horses are the only animals that must be quarantined on the installation. A brief list of possible kennels in the area is included, and an Internet search will provide more options. When traveling, lodging can be an issue for your pet. When you make reservations for temporary lodging at Fort Riley, ask about the Guest Housing pet facilities. When staying in a hotel, motel or inn, call in advance to see if pets are welcome.
Make reservations in advance by contacting the lodging facility at the destination point for your pet. The following is a current list of possible kennels available in the community:
Animal Care Clinic
106 N. Eisenhower Ave.
Flint Hills Veterinary Hospital
2206 Prospect Circle
12344 Kennel Drive
Blue Hills Animal Hospital
2313 Tuttle Creek Blvd.
Little Apple Veterinary Clinic
909 S. Seth Child Road
Wildcat Pet Resort
4980 Murray Road
925 Enoch Lane
When traveling with your pet, make plans well in advance. Check with your local veterinarian for up-to-date information and helpful hints. Arrange to hand carry any veterinary records and vaccination records with you. If you are traveling by air with a pet, consult the airline or a military veterinarian. Be aware that the Army does not pay to have your pets transported. Even though they are an important part of your Family, they are not listed on your orders and the Army does not “sponsor” their travel.
Introduce your pet to vehicles and carriers prior to leaving.
1. Take pet's food/water, blanket and toy (cats need litter box, dogs need frequent stops)
2. Avoid leaving the pet loose in the car
3. Check pet frequently for hunger, thirst or exhaustion
4. Plan frequent stops at safe locations away
from busy traffic areas, if possible
Never leave your pet alone in the car
1. It is against the law in some states
2. Summer: After a few minutes in shade, a vehicle interior can exceed 120 degrees
3. Winter: In a few minutes cars become freezers
Registration of Pets
Registration of pets is required 10 days after your move onto the installation. Your pet(s) can be registered at the Vet Services office on post. All pets residing on Fort Riley are required to be microchipped and current on rabies vaccinations. These services are at the owner's expense and an appointment is required for them. For more information contact Veterinary Services on Main Post, 226 Custer Ave., or by phone (785) 239-3886 or (785) 240-0307.
According to Fort Riley Regulation 40-18, Pet Control and Disease Prevention, Soldiers and Family members residing in barracks or privatized housing on Fort Riley may not board any dog of a breed (including a mixed breed) that is deemed “aggressive or potentially aggressive” unless the dog is a certified military working dog that is being boarded by its handler/trainer. Aggressive or potentially aggressive breeds of dogs are defined as pit bulls (American Staffordshire bull terriers or English Staffordshire bull terriers), rottweilers, Doberman pinschers, chows and wolf hybrids. This prohibition extends to other dogs that demonstrate a propensity for dominant or aggressive behavior. Any such breed residing on Fort Riley and registered with the Fort Riley Veterinary Treatment Facility prior to Oct. 1, 2008, is allowed to remain in on-post housing providing all regulations described herein are strictly adhered to. See FR 40-18, appendix A, Banned Dog Breed Policy.