Department of Preventive Medicine

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MISSION: Delivery of quality comprehensive preventive medicine and public health services. Provide consultation to commanders, Soldiers, and healthcare professionals on matters of public health importance focusing on preventing, maintaing, and restoring the health to high risk aggregates, families and service members.

The Department of Preventive Medicine (DOPM) is dedicated to protecting the health and environment of the local command, military personnel, families, civilian work force, and other eligible beneficiaries, much like a county health department.  DOPM staff includes community health and occupational health nurses, environmental science and radiation protection officers and technicians, an industrial hygienist (IH) and IH technician, and administrative support personnel.

Other major programs offered by DOPM include: (not all-inclusive list)

  • Community Health Nursing - Epidemiology and Disease Control   (Tuberculosis and other communicable disease surveillance and prevention)

  • Community Consultative Services (health consultant to Child Development Services, Family Advocacy Team member), Health Promotion Services (health fairs, national health observances, etc), and Case Management

  • Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene - Job related physicals, hearing and vision conservation, medical monitoring for hazardous work environments, ergonomic assessment of the work place, work site hazard surveillance, etc.

  • Environmental Health and Radiation Protection - Water and indoor air quality, garrison sanitation inspections, field sanitation and food service training, and radiation surveillance.

  • Food Operation Safety Course

Location: The Department of Preventive Medicine is located in Bldg. 4555, Stuart Street

Hours of operation: Monday - Friday, 0730 to 1615

Clinic telephones:    Area Code is  (803)

Chief

751-5200

NCOIC/EH

751-1704

Radiation Protection Office

751-2207

Occupational Health

751-4561

Industrial Hygiene

751-5220

Army Community Health Nursing

751-5251