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U.S. Army Garrison Garmisch

The ADAC rescue helicopter Murnau Christoph lifts off after responding to an emergency call at Artillery Kaserne on U.S. Army Garrison Garmisch.

Photo Courtesy U.S. Army, Photo Credit, John Reese

USAG Garmisch does not have a MTF, Military Treatment Facility; however, residents of the Garmisch and Oberammergau communities are entitled to use the German Army Clinic (medical and dental) in nearby Mittenwald. The care is very similar to that found in a US military facility however it is only general care for those over the age of twelve. If a patient requires specialty care, they will refer the patient to a local civilian provider, at no cost for outpatient care. If requiring inpatient care, a patient may use the local economy facilities (where they will be responsible for the bill either directly or through insurance coverage), or they may be referred to the Bundeswehr Krankenhaus (German Army Hospital) in Ulm, where the patient will only have to pay a small fee daily for meals .

Active Duty service members and their families are enrolled to Garmisch (a TRICARE Prime Remote Site), and must use the services of International SOS, a health care-finding agency, if the clinic at Mittenwald is not used. Be sure to come to the TRICARE Office for inprocessing and more information.

The TRICARE Office maintains a list of providers on the economy who are willing to see American patients. Please keep in mind that, regardless of insurance coverage, patients are responsible for their bills.

While most of the local providers speak English, the support staff may or may not. Contact the TRICARE Office if you need any assistance.

If you receive a prescription, you can get it filled at an Apotheke (pharmacy). You may have to pay for the medication, and then request reimbursement from your insurance.

The TRICARE office is located in Bldg. 203 on Artillery Kaserne. Phone: 011-49-8821-700-3619 or DSN 314-440-3619.

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