By Douglas Holl
U.S. Army Public Health Center
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. — The U.S. Army Medical Command is establishing a Housing Environmental Health Response Registry to address housing health or safety concerns of current or former Army housing residents.
The registry will allow the Army Public Health Center to provide current or former residents information on environmental health hazards, assist them in
seeking medical care for any housing related illnesses or concerns, and serve as a two-way exchange of information for all potential enrollees.
Anyone interested in enrolling in the registry can call to voice their concerns:
. Overseas: DSN (312) 421-3700
. Stateside: DSN 421-3700/Commercial: 210-295-3700
The registry will be manned 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
“We have a team of trained professionals standing by to assist all callers,” said John Resta, director of the U.S. Army Public Health Center
and acting deputy chief of staff of Public Health for the U.S. Army Medical Command. “They will document the caller’s concerns and assist them with
access to medical care if needed as well as referring any housing related concerns to the appropriate installation Department of Public Works. We want
to hear all concerns so we can make sure they are properly addressed.”
APHC provides continuously updated online health information and resources on mold and lead for service members, families, civilians, contractors and
healthcare providers. The information includes background information on how these hazards can be introduced into the environment as well as strategies for prevention.
For information about the registry as well as links to community resource guides and housing hazard information, visit