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Preventive Medicine

Lyster Preventive Medicine Department

Preventive Medicine provides comprehensive public health support to counter environmental, occupational disease threats to the health and readiness of Army Units and installation personnel. 

Community Health Nursing

Telephone:  (334) 255-7930

Hours of Operation:  0730-1615 M-F

Services Offered:

  • Provides Education and Counseling to Beneficiaries:

    • Sexually Transmitted Infection Education and Counseling

    • Latent Tuberculosis Infection Education and Counseling

    • Infectious Disease Education and Counseling

    • HIV Education and Counseling

  • Serves as the Health Consultant for Child and Youth Services

  • Serves as a Consultant for the Special Needs Accommodation Process (SNAP)

  • Responsible for Epidemiological Investigations regarding all Bloodborne Pathogens, Communicable Diseases and Sexually Transmitted Infections

  • Provides classes to units on post and civilian employees

    • Sexually Transmitted Infections

    • Human Immunodeficiency Virus

    • Infectious Diseases

    • Bloodborne Pathogens

    • Communicable Diseases

    • Child and Youth Services Educational Programs

Environmental Health

Telephone: (334) 255-7930/7013/7253

Facility inspections:

•Food sanitation inspections

•Insect-borne illness surveillance/pest control

•Water testing for post facilities (minus post housing)

•Radiation protection program

•Hazardous waste management oversight

•Mold investigation

•Health and welfare inspection

•Soil sampling

Training/Educational Courses:

•Radiation Protection

•Field Sanitation

•Food Handler’s Course

•Hot/Cold Weather Prep

•Climatic Injury (upon request)

Industrial Health

Telephone:  (334) 255-7930

Hours of Operation: 0730-1615 M-F

Services Offered:

  • Industrial worksite inspections

    • Ventilation assessments

    • Personal protective equipment (PPE) hazard assessments

  • Noise hazard assessments (workplace)

    • General area sampling

    • 8 hour TWA noise dosimetry

  • Ergonomic assessments

    • Office

    • Industrial

  • Lighting assessments

  • Workplace exposure monitoring

    • General area air sampling

    • Personal air sampling

  • Provides classes and training:

    • Office Ergonomics

    • Respiratory Protection

    • Noise Hazard Analysis

    • Asbestos Awareness  



Lyster Army Health Clinic Heat Stress Index Information Line
The WetBulb Globe Temperature (WBGT) is a measure of the heat stress in direct sunlight, which takes into account: temperature, humidity, wind speed, sun angle and cloud cover (solar radiation). This differs from the heat index, which takes into consideration temperature and humidity and is calculated for shady areas.
For this information, please call (334) 255-7744.




Civilian Fitness Program

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The Civilian Fitness Program is a one-time enrollment Department of the Army (DA) approved program in which full-time civilians employed by the Army are encouraged to engage in regular program of exercise and other positive health habits. The goal is to initiate and maintain healthy behavioral changes via pre and post assessments with the utilization of exercise, nutrition, and wellness programs available on Fort Rucker. Supervisors may approve up to 3 one-hour wellness/fitness sessions each week during normal work hours for a consecutive 6 month period.
Contact Information
Phone: 334-255-7930 
Hours: Mon - Fri: 7:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Location: 301 Andrews Ave.
Fort Rucker, AL 36362