Health Services

Urgent & Emergency Care

If you are experiencing an emergency, call 911.

Andrew Rader U.S. Army Health Clinic doesn’t offer urgent or emergency care services.

Urgent Care

Urgent Care services treat non-life-threatening health issues that require immediate attention, such as sprains, the flu, colds, and other common illnesses.

If you’re unsure about whether you need urgent care, contact the Military Health System Nurse Advice Line to speak to a registered nurse. Visit for web chat and video chat, or dial 1-800-TRICARE (874-2273).

Emergency Care

If you are experiencing a life-threatening medical situation (including mental health emergencies), call 911 immediately. Emergency care services treat life-threatening medical issues such as threats to your life, limbs, sight, or safety.

To learn about how TRICARE covers emergency care, visit the TRICARE Emergency Care page.

Urgent After-Hours Questions

Please go to the nearest Emergency Department or call 911 for an emergency. Rader Clinic does not have an Emergency Department. You can also use Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Emergency Department or Fort Belvoir Hospital Emergency Department if you require medical care and the clinic is closed. After Hours On Call Primary Care Manager: Through the Staff Duty Desk 571-231-3067 / 3068. To learn more information on local Urgent Care Clinics and the requirements for Tricare preauthorization visit the TRICARE Urgent Care page. In order to prevent getting billed, if you have used a civilian Urgent Care Center after-hours/weekend, please call your PCM the next business day to have a referral put in to Tricare. 

Urgent & Emergency Care FAQs

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Emergency Care


Military Health System Nurse Advice Line

1-800-TRICARE (874-2273)

After Hours On Call Primary Care Manager

Staff Duty Desk: 571-231-3067/ 3068

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