As Fort Hood is the Army’s power projection platform, Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center supports two full divisions, the 1st Cavalry Division and the 4th Infantry Division (Mechanized). Overall the hospital supports more than 42,000 active duty personnel and more than 145,000 family members and retirees within a 40-mile radius.
Darnall medical staff stays busy keeping the Army family healthy. On an average day, the staff at Darnall handle 3,867 out patient visits, 26 surgeries, 31 admissions, 170 Emergency Room visits and fill 5,000 prescriptions.
The surrounding area has many doctors and dentists who accept Tricare as well.