Army Wellness Center (AWC)
Army Wellness Centers provide programs and services that improve and sustain health, performance and readiness of the Total Army; delivered by highly trained health professionals.
The Army Wellness Center (AWC) is a U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) initiative overseen by the Army Public Health Center (APHC). The primary goal of the AWC program is to enhance the self-efficacy of individuals to maintain lifelong healthy behaviors.
The AWC provides six standardized and evidence-based core programs achieved with state of the art equipment and highly trained and credentialed staff who 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 resiliency, AWC programs can directly impact readiness by reducing lost or limited duty time, reducing related injuries and the number of Soldiers on physical profile, and eliminating overtraining.
- Health Risk Assessment
- Body Composition Analysis
- Resting Metabolic Assessment
- Cardiorespiratory Fitness Assessment
- Muscular Strength/Endurance and Flexibility Assessment
- Health Coaching
- Exercise Prescription
- Stress Management/Biofeedback Sessions
- Tobacco Education
- Educational Classes on Sleep, Activity, Nutrition, and Stress
• Soldiers/Reserve/National Guard/All Branches of the Military
• DA/DoD Civilians
Referrals may be made by a healthcare provider, by your unit, or you may self-refer. 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 use this link
to complete 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. 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 AWC, 15 minutes prior to your appointment.
Late Policy: The AWC is an appointment-based center, so it is imperative that our clients and staff establish a cooperative partnership to adhere to appointment times. AWC will make every effort to see our clients in a timely manner. Your assistance is greatly appreciated. We strongly encourage clients to arrive 15 minutes prior to their scheduled appointment time to allow for completion of in-processing paperwork. This will aid in timely client flow, decrease wait times, and allow proper appointment booking. Clients who arrive late by 5 minutes or more, or who do not follow the preparation guidelines, may be asked to reschedule.
No Show/Cancellation: To provide the highest accessibility to our clients, we request clients call to cancel appointments 48 hours in advance rather than "no show." A broken appointment is a loss to everyone because your unused/canceled appointment time may be used by a fellow service member. Units will be notified of clients who demonstrate a pattern of failing to cancel appointments in a timely manner. Please be aware, rescheduling your appointment may push you back one month as we book follow-ups in advance.
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), and the results will be sent back to the 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. However, they must be referred by their PCM and a parent or legal guardian must be present during appointments. Metabolic testing results are released only to the referring agent, not to the parent/guardian or child.
• In accordance with COSMED manufacturer guidelines, clients must weigh 25kgs (55lbs) or above to participate in metabolic testing.