We will be PCSing to Ft. Riley at the end of this month...Any tips, advice, etc?
Also, how is the hospital/L&D on post?
I had DS2 there. My L&D and aftercare was just fine.We aren't there anymore though.
Are you looking to live on base or off base? If off base, are you looking more at Manhattan or Junction City?
We are actually looking at buying in Junction City. I've noticed the rentals out there are OUTRAGEOUSLY priced and we can buy and our mortgage would be much lower than what rent would be in the area..We will only be there for 2 years, but the way the rental market is, we could rent out the house and charge an arm and a leg when we PCS again lol
The wait list was pretty short when we moved here, prime moving in and out season perks I guess. They offered us a house before we moved there, I guess I annoyed housing by calling to make sure all our paperwork got in (we applied online and it kept saying I hadn't submitted anything, so I wanted to know if I needed to fax them...).
The actual OB clinic really depends on your provider, I saw 3 different providers at first, all total crap, I filed an ICE because on called me fat, and ended up seeing the head doc for the rest of my pregnancy. I didn't go off post because I was told I'd have to drive to Topeka for all my appointments and such because I was high risk (I guess the local hospital didn't have room for new high risk patients at that point? That's what they told me when I considered switching to standard). L&D is amazing though, and well woman for my six week pp was great as well. No matter where you go with the military, some people are going to love a hospital, and some people are going to hate it. It just depends.
CGorgz:Hooray for Ft. Riley! We've been here a year, had DD here 6 months ago on post. Have no complaints about LD, it was a great experience. DDs pediatrician, that's a whole different story. We live on post in Ellis as well and find that the commute time and the fact that DH has time to come home for lunch because of close distance to work makes living on post totally worth while. And they're supposedly building new houses until 2015. Double win!
Does she see one of the "peds" at Farrley? We got lucky I switched my PCM before we got here, so DS and I are at the hospital, and I LOVE his PCM Meng, but I've heard some bad things about Farrley...
MaxandRuby:Dr. Meng (or is it Ming) is the pediatrician to see there IMO; however, good luck getting him as the PCM. He is very popular. I have him to thank for getting things going in regards to DS2 who is SN. His previous pedi, whom I think retired and I can't think of his name, I don't have much nice to say about (although I felt he was fine for my typical DS1).
The letter we got from tricare said Meng, but everyone pronounces it Ming so I'm not really sure...