The medical support company, at Level (Echelon) 1, provides--
a. Mobile facilities for receiving, sorting, and providing medical treatment for all
classes of patients in the division rear area and those evacuated from medical
companies in the brigade area.
b. Ground ambulance evacuation from medical companies, unit-level medical
treatment elements, and other units operating in the division rear not having organic
c. Emergency dental, preventive dentistry care, consultation services and
prevention of psychiatric casualties.
d. Triage, emergency psychiatric treatment, mental health, consultation services
and prevention of psychiatric casualties.
e. Division level medical resupply support, supervision of medical equipment
maintenance and medical equipment repair part to support all division and attached
f. A patient holding facility of 160 cots for minimally ill or injured patients who do
not require hospital level treatment and who are expected to be returned to duty within
96 hours. Sections of this holding platoon may be utilized to augment the FSB medical
companies to meet temporary holding requirements in the brigade area.
g. Laboratory, pharmacy, and radiology services commensurate with the
medical support company level of treatment.
h. Preventive medicine and environmental health surveillance, inspections and
consultation service for division units.
i. Optometric support limited to eye examination, spectacle frame assembly
utilizing pre-surfaced single vision lenses and repair services for assigned and attached
units of the division.
j. Unit-level health service support to units operating in the DSA not otherwise
provided this support.
k. Food service support for the company to include 160 minimal care patients.
l. Provides limited reconstruction, reinforcement and organization to FSB