For Our Military Patients
If you are new to Fort Drum or are planning to relocate to our community, you will notice that medical care here is very special. Fort Drum is the only U.S. Army installation without its own inpatient hospital. Though many outpatient services are available on and off post, Samaritan Medical Center is the major provider of inpatient and specialty care to Soldiers and their families who are stationed at Fort Drum.
Serving our military patients and their family members is a privilege that we take very seriously at Samaritan. We are proud of the new partnerships that we’ve formed with Fort Drum to improve access and ensure high quality healthcare to our military community. These partnerships help us to better understand the special military lifestyle, as well as its unique rewards and challenges – needs that other community members may not face.
It is an exciting and cheerful time when a family is expecting the birth of a newborn baby. Samaritan Medical Center recognizes that military families may face extenuating hardships during this otherwise joyous occasion.
Samaritan is proud to partner of the Soldier Family Readiness Division, which offers the Fort Drum New Parent Support Program. This program offers expectant military parents and parents of newborns and young children the opportunity to learn new skills as parents and also improve old ones. For more information about this program, please visit their website or via phone: 315-772-5149.
More information about Childbirth can be found on our Maternity services page.
Support for Parents
Samaritan is also proud to partner with Army Community Service (ACS), which offers the Fort Drum New Parent Support Program. This program offers expectant military parents and parents of newborns and young children the opportunity to learn new parenting skills and build on existing knowledge. For more information about this program, please visit the Army Community Service website or call 315-772-0748.