Kenner Army Health Clinic is working to decrease its number of "no shows" or people who fail to show up for or cancel an appointment. A scheduled appointment can be canceled by calling 1-866-533-5242 at any time. Clients are asked to cancel appointments at least 24 hours in advance or as soon as they know they will not be able to keep an appointment.
When appointments are canceled, Kenner is able to move another Soldier, Family member or retiree into the time slots. "No shows" reduce the productivity of the health care provider teams. They waste time and money and take appointments away from people who need them, according to KAHC officials.
Clients are asked to "like" KAHC on Facebook and post their solutions for eliminating "no shows."
The Military Council of Catholic Women and the Protestant Women of the Chapel are holding a World Day of Prayer fellowship and brunch March 2, 9:30 a.m., in the Memorial Chapel's Fellowship Room.
The program, "Let Justice Prevail," features the country of Malaysia. Free on site watchcare will be available.
For details, email Jeanine Majewski at majewskiAl@aol.com.
Try-outs for the Fort Lee Army 10-Miler Team start March 24 with the White Bank Classic 5-Miler in Colonial Heights. There is a registration fee. The team is open to active duty Soldiers, retirees, Department of Defense Civilians, Family members and contractors working at Fort Lee.
Another opportunity is the Ukrop's 10K in Richmond on March 31. There is a registration fee. At 8 a.m. on April 14 and May 5, try-outs will begin at the Post Field House. No registration is required.
The Fort Lee Armed Forces Day 8-Miler is the last try-out opportunity. Registration is required for the May 19 race. It will begin at 8 a.m.
For details, call (804) 734-6106.
A warrant officer recruiting team from Special Operations Recruiting Battalion, Fort Bragg, N.C., will give briefings on March 6 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the Computer Learning Lab at the Army Education Center on Mekong Road.
For details, call (910) 432-2175 or 286-8819 or visit www.usarec.army.mil/hq/warrant.
The Behavioral Health department at Kenner Army Health Clinic has a new web presence. It can be accessed by going to the Kenner webpage and clicking on Behavioral Health under Specialty Services on the left side of the page.
The page offers answers to frequently asked questions for commanders, senior sergeants and supervisors regarding the services available to active duty personnel and students. There is also a link to the G-1's suicide prevention website.
The clinic is currently staffed to handle only active duty personnel.
For details, call Dr. Eleanor Gagon or Col. Robert Stewart at (804) 734-9143.
Soldiers who are out-processing from the Army should clear Behavioral Health and Social Work Service at Kenner Army Health Clinic early. The clearing process may require a record review or a meeting with a provider.
In- and out-processing times are Mondays-Wednesdays, 1-5 p.m. Soldiers must be in duty uniform.
For details, call (804) 734-9143
The Fort Lee Area Spouses Club is accepting applications for its 2012-2013 scholarships. Graduating high school seniors who plan to attend college, currently enrolled college students and military spouses enrolled in college are eligible.
Applications must be postmarked no later than March 30. Applications are available at the Fort Lee Education Center, Army Community Service, Family and MWR, area schools and at www.fortleespousesclub.com.
The Kenner Army Health Clinic wants its clients to have the best possible experience while receiving health care. Any Tricare beneficiary with a compliment, suggestion or concern about KAHC services is asked to first speak with his or her treatment team (doctor, nurse, social worker, dietitian, pharmacist, therapist and other professionals).
Those who feel their concerns are not being addressed may text their concerns to the Kenner patient advocate at (804) 267-0338. This employee is specifically designated to manage feedback from clients and work with management and employees to facilitate resolutions.
Star Card Savings
Military Star Card holders receive 10 percent off their purchases at all Army and Air Force Exchange Service restaurants by using the card. They also save 5 cents a gallon at AAFES fuel stations.
For details, visit www.shopmyexchange.com.
New Hotline Number
The Department of Defense Child Abuse and Safety Violation Hotline number has changed to 1-877-790-1197.
Anyone seeing or suspecting child abuse, child neglect or a safety violation in DoD child and youth programs or schools can report it to the Army Community Service Family Advocacy Program at (804) 734-6381 or the Fort Lee Safety Office at 765-3130.