g. Provides preventive medicine and environmental consultation service.
h. Provides physician coverage at aid stations as required. There normally is no
physician functioning at the battalion aid stations, so the treatment station is the medical
facility at which a medical officer first sees a patient.
The medical company, at Level (Echelon) 1, can provide--
a. Mobile facilities for receiving, sorting, and providing initial resuscitative
treatment in the brigade maneuver area. These facilities hold patients only until they
can be evacuated to the appropriate facility.
b. Ground evacuation in support of unit--level medical treatment elements
operating in the brigade area and area support for units not having organic ambulances.
c. Emergency dental care.
d. Triage, emergency psychiatric care, and prevention of psychiatric casualties.
e. Emergency brigade medical supply/re-supply to units operating in the area.
f. Laboratory, pharmacy, and radiology services commensurate with the
division-level health service support.
g. Outpatient consultation services for patients referred from unit-level health
service support facilities.
h. Unit-level health service support to units operating in the brigade area not
otherwise provided this support by organic elements.
i. Unit-level maintenance on organic wheel and track vehicles, generators, and
4-30. METHOD OF OPERATION
The medical company provides initial resuscitative treatment (minor medical and
surgical treatment). Operating in the battle support area, the medical company is near
the maneuver elements. The medical company provides these elements with initial
resuscitative treatment with a greater capability than is usually found at the battalion aid
station. The medical company thus precludes the maneuver elements from becoming
encumbered with casualties.