Armed Forces Wellness Center
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 and Family Members.
The Armed Forces Wellness Center (AFWC) is a U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) initiative overseen by the Army Public Health Center (APHC). The primary goal of the AFWC program is to enhance the self-efficacy of individuals to maintain lifelong healthy behaviors. The AFWC provides six standardized and evidence-based core programs to Soldiers, Family Members, Retirees and DA and DoD Civilians. Programs are achieved with state of the art equipment and highly trained and credentialed staff that take into account all of an individual's physical, psychological and social circumstances when providing services. A holistic approach is important because a person's health cannot be fully addressed unless we consider the whole person. Along with improving fitness and resliliency, AFWC programs can directly impact readiness by reducing lost or limited duty time, overtraining and related injuries, and the number of Soldiers on physical profile.
Core Programs and Services
- Health Assessment Review - An analysis of a person's health status, risk for disease, and ability to increase physical activity safely
- Physical Fitness - Using state-of-the-art equipment, physical fitness level is assessed and used to create an individualized exercise program
- Healthy Nutrition - Use of metabolic testing that synchronizes an individual's resting metabolic rate to provide tailored strategies for weight loss, gain or maintenance
- Stress Management - Education in biofeedback, stress relief techniques, and positive coping skills.
- General Wellness Education - Individual/Group Health Coaching Sessions to develop action plans to meet goals and classes on topics such as healthy lifestyles, good sleep habits, increased resiliency, preventing chronic disease through healthy living habits, and self-care
- Tobacco Education - An assessment of an individual's readiness to change with a discussion of possible options for becoming tobacco-free
Please call (334) 255-3923 for questions or to schedule an appointment. Referrals may be made by a healthcare provider, referral by your unit, or a self-referral. Although walk-ins are welcome, you are encouraged to make an appointment so we can tailor your appointment to meet your needs and provide any special instructions. Prior to your appointment, we would like you to answer a few questions about your current health habits to help us develop your individual wellness plan. Please click the link below to log in to the Health and Wellness Tracker Questionnaire . As you complete the questionnaire, follow the instructions, answer each question carefully, update any information that is not current, and click "continue" until you reach the end of the survey. We look forward to your visit! You will need a CAC card to log into the site.If you do not have a CAC card, a hard copy can be completed at the AFWC 15 minutes prior to your appointment The website can be accessed through the following link: https://awc.army.mil
As the Armed Forces Wellness Center (AFWC) is an appointment-based center, it is imperative that our clients and staff establish a cooperative partnership to adhere to appointment times. AFWC will make every effort to see our clients in a timely manner. Your assistance is greatly appreciated. We strongly encourage clients to arrive 10 minutes prior to their scheduled appointment time to allow for completion of in-processing paperwork. Clients who arrive 5 minutes or more late or who do not follow the preparation guidelines may be asked to reschedule. If you cannot make your scheduled appointment, please call and reschedule 24 hours in advance. This will aid in timely client flow, decrease wait times, and allow other clients to book an appointment.
NO SHOW/CANCELLATION POLICY
In order to provide the highest accessibility to our clients, we request clients call to cancel appointments 24 hours in advance rather than "no show." A broken appointment is a loss to everyone, your unused, canceled appointment may be used for a fellow service member; units will be notified of beneficiaries who demonstrate a pattern of failing to cancel appointments in a timely manner. Please be aware, rescheduling your appointment may push you back two months as we do have a wait list. To cancel an appointment call (334) 255-3923.
- Active Duty Soldiers/Reserve/National Guard
- DA/DoD Civilians
RESTRICTIONS AND REQUIRED REFERRALS
Women who are pregnant will not participate in metabolic testing, body composition, fitness testing, exercise prescription, weight management, or healthy nutrition education.
Women who are breastfeeding may participate in metabolic testing, but should be referred by their Primary Care Manager (PCM) or Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH), and the results will be sent back to referring agent for diet planning.
Clients age 17 and under will not participate in body composition analysis, fitness testing, or exercise prescription.
Clients age 17 and under may participate in metabolic testing, weight management, and healthy nutrition education, but must be referred by their Primary Care Manager (PCM) or Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) and a parent or legal guardian present during appointments. Metabolic testing results are released only to the referring agent and not the parent/guardian or child.
In accordance with COSMED manufacturer guidelines, clients must weigh 25 kgs (55 lbs) or above to participate in metabolic testing.