Health Services

Children's Health, Department of Pediatrics

Mission

Our mission is to maintain a fit force and high level of unit readiness while simultaneously integrating the highest quality preventive, clinical, surgical, and inpatient services; research; and graduate medical education so that we are the choice for pediatric care for all of our health care beneficiaries.

About Us

The Department of Pediatrics at BAMC is dedicated to providing state of the art care to all eligible beneficiaries. We proudly serve the San Antonio and South Texas communities by providing superior local care. Working in the newest Army hospital and the newly renovated Wilford Hall, we provide care to over 50,000 patients annually. The staff includes all major pediatric subspecialties to include newborn nursery care, genetics, cardiology, developmental pediatrics, endocrinology, nephrology, pediatric surgery, pulmonary, infectious disease, neurology, gastroenterology, and hematology/oncology. The department also includes adolescent and neonatal medicine services and houses a cystic fibrosis center. An active academic program supports an outstanding residency that has produced many leaders in DoD pediatrics and in the civilian community. We also support neonatology and adolescent fellowship programs.

Contact Us

Appointments

With Department of Pediatrics are booked through CAMO at 210-916-9900 (available Monday-Friday, 0630-1630).

The Nurse Advice Line (NAL)

Can be reached 7 days a week, 24 hours a day at 1-800-TRICARE (874-2273). Experienced nurses will provide medical advice and nurse triage.

General Pediatrics Hours:

Monday-Thursday 0730-1830 / Friday 0900-1630

Adolescent-Young Adult Medicine:

Monday-Tuesday 0730-1930 / Wednesday-Thursday 0730-1630 / Friday 0900-1630
  • General Pediatrics or Adolescent Medicine Telephone Menu: 210-916-3160
    • Choose OPTION 1 if you are not enrolled to the BAMC General Pediatrics or Adolescent Medicine Clinic.
    • Choose OPTION 2 to make or cancel an appointment.
    • Choose OPTION 3 for the Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine Clinic.
    • Choose OPTION 4 for General Pediatrics Clinic.
  • General Pediatrics Clinical FAX: 210-916-6349 / DSN: 429-6349
  • Adolescent-Young Adult Clinical FAX: 210-539-0202

Enrollment:

If you cannot make an appointment because you are not enrolled in TRICARE Prime, please follow this link: TRICARE: (https://www.humanamilitary.com)

Use TRICARE Online Secure Messaging Service

(www.tricareonline.com) to secure message your provider and nurse, send provider and nurse secure attachments, make appointments, refill medications, and have access to your child’s immunization record.

General Pediatric Immunizations

Walk-in hours for enrolled patients (Walk-in or in conjunction with booked appointments):
  • Monday-Thursday: 0800-1130 and 1300-1530
  • Friday: 0900-1130 and 1300-1530
  • Children 4 and under must have a current well child/baby visit to receive immunizations
  • Transcription of immunization records will take three business days from receipt

Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine walk-in services and hours for enrolled patients:

  • Monday-Thursday: 0800-1130 and 1200-1530
  • Friday: 0900-1130 and 1200-1530
  • Enrolled patients can be screened for sore throat, sexually transmitted infections, and immunizations
  • Transcription of immunization records will take three business days from receipt

Department Contact Information:

  • Administrative FAX: 210-916-3700 / DSN: 429-3700
  • Chief, Pediatrics: 210-916-4468 / DSN: 429-4468
  • Residency Program Coordinator: 210-916-9928 (For All Academic Concerns)
Don't forget to keep your family's information up-to-date in DEERS.