Emergency / After Hours Care

Emergency / After Hours Care

Presidio of Monterey Army Health Clinic does not provide after hours or emergency care.

During hours when the Presidio of Monterey Army Health Clinic is closed, patients should:

For life threatening emergencies proceed directly to the emergency room, or dial 911.

If you are in need of emergency medical care, the closest Emergency Room is the Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula (CHOMP) located at:

23625 Holman Highway, Monterey, CA 93940-5902.

For additional information on CHOMP Emergency Room, including phone numbers and directions, click here:

Urgent Care

Patients seen at the Presidio of Monterey Army Health Clinic and assigned a Primary Care Manager can be seen for same day appointments. Service Members have priority. If a patient is unable to get an appointment with their PCM within a 24 hour period, the patient will be directed to an available provider on the PCM Team or alternate team for an acute appointment; or referred to a network provider.

Active Duty Family Members are now allowed two urgent care visits without an authorization per fiscal year. Active Duty Service Members (ADSMs) enrolled in TRICARE Prime are not eligible for this program. Patients are encouraged to call the Nurse Advice Line; 1-800-874-2273, option 1 to get an authorized referral to an urgent care clinic. By doing this, patients will not use one of their “referral-free” two urgent care visits for the fiscal year.

TRICARE Nurse Advice Line

(800) TRICARE (874-2273), Option 1

Always open!

Need professional medical advice after hours? Call TRICARE’s Nurse Advice line for help 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The Nurse Advice Line will connect you with a team of registered nurses around the clock for advice about your immediate health care needs—this includes pediatric advice.

The Nurse Advice Line can get you health care advice, make appointments with your PCM at CAL MED and get referrals for urgent care, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The TRICARE Nurse Advice Line is a free service to all military healthcare beneficiaries.

The Nurse Advice Line is Utilization Review Accreditation Commission, or URAC accredited! This accreditation ensures quality standards are met to help ensure that care is given appropriately and in a timely manner to our valued patients.

Technology Working for You! When you call the Nurse Advice Line you will have a unique nursing experience.


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