Health Services

JBSA Armed Forces Wellness Centers


The JBSA Armed Forces Wellness Centers (AFWC) are an actionable platform delivering evidence-based programs that improve individual and unit performance and readiness, utilizing advanced testing technology to provide immediate feedback to improve Service Member readiness delivered by highly trained health & human performance professionals.

Along with improving fitness, AFWC programs can directly impact readiness by reducing lost or limited duty time and the number of Soldiers on physical profile. The primary goal of the AFWC program is to reduce the risk of musculoskeletal injury, improve overall performance, and enhance the self-efficacy of individuals to maintain lifelong healthy behaviors. AFWCs are integrated with the Patient Centered Medical Home as part of the Comprehensive Care Plan.


Lead in the delivery of the most effective primary preventative health and wellness services that improve the overall well-being of Service Members, Family Members, Retirees, and Department of Defense Civilians.

Health and Wellness Questionnaire

Prior to all initial assessments, and again every 30 days, a Health and Wellness Questionnaire must be completed on any CAC enabled computer, the link can be found here, AFWC Pre-test instructions guidelines PDF. If CAC access is not available, a hard copy document will be provided; please arrive 10-15 minutes early to complete the questionnaire.

Services Available at the AFWC

The AFWC approach is holistic. Our staff members consider all the individual's physical, psychological, and social circumstances when providing health coaching. A holistic approach is important because a person's health cannot be fully addressed unless we consider the whole person.

Our Health Educators deliver primary prevention programs that will help you create and meet your health and wellness goals. You set the goals; the AFWC staff puts you on the path to achieving those goals and they walk the path with you!

The best part is… AFWC services do not cost YOU anything!

These services would cost you upwards of $3,000+ at a fitness center or civilian provider, so take advantage and schedule an appointment today!

  • Pre-test guidelines
    • Body composition analysis, metabolic assessments, and fitness assessments require you to follow specific guidelines prior to testing. A lack of preparation and not following the pre-test guidelines may cause inaccurate test results, therefore, appointments will need to be rescheduled for those not following the instructions and preparation guidelines found here, AFWC Pre-test instructions guidelines PDF.
  • Body composition analysis
    • Body composition goes beyond the number you see on the scale. Body Composition analysis determines how much of your weight comes from fat mass and fat-free mass. Fat-free mass includes everything the body is made of that is not fat, such as muscle, bone, bodily fluids, etc. This ultimately will tell you your body fat percentage and help you thoroughly track progress over time.
  • Metabolic Assessment
    • A Metabolic Assessment measures your resting metabolic rate (RMR), which is the number of calories you expend at rest in a 24-hour period. Your measured RMR is then used to more accurately estimate how many calories you need to consume each day in order to lose, maintain or gain weight.
  • Fitness Assessment
    • Using state-of-the-art equipment, the AFWC can assess strength, physical fitness levels, and cardiorespiratory health through VO2 testing. This information can then be used to create an individualized exercise program./li>
  • Stress Management/Biofeedback
    • Health Educators provide you with education in biofeedback, stress relief techniques, and positive coping skills. Biofeedback is a relaxation technique used to teach clients to control functions like heart rate to reduce stress, reduce the physiological symptoms of stress, and build resilience.
  • Health Coaching for healthy nutrition, exercise prescription, etc.
    • This service includes one-on-one time to talk with our Health Educators! Health Educators will provide targeted education that will help you achieve your health and wellness goals. They will work closely with you and help you set realistic and actionable goals that are specific to you to help you achieve your health and wellness goals.
  • Classes
    • The AFWC provides classes on topics such as healthy nutrition, improving sleep hygiene, stress management, and performance optimization. A detailed description of all our classes can be found here, AFWC Class Descriptions PDF, and our monthly class calendar can be found on our Facebook (JBSA Armed Forces Wellness Center) and Instagram page (@JBSA_AFWC).
  • Unit level Briefs & Assessments
    • Leaders can contact the AFWC to schedule any of our classes and/or assessments for their unit.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there pre-test guidelines/instructions for the assessments?

Yes, the pre-test guidelines/instructions for the assessments can be found here, AFWC Pre-test instructions guidelines PDF.

How to use the AFWC services?

There are three ways to be seen in the Wellness Center:

  • Referral by a healthcare provider
  • Referral by your unit
  • Self-referral
    • You can come in or call us directly at 210-539-1254 to schedule.

Who can use the AFWC services?

All Military Healthy System/Tricare beneficiaries and DOD Civilian employees who are at least 18 years old are eligible to use AFWC services.

  • Active Duty
  • Retirees
  • Dependents
    • Children 17 and under MUST have a referral from a medical provider to use AFWC services
  • DOD Civilians

What if you PCS?

All visits are charted in your electronic medical record and in the Armed Forces Wellness Center web-based system. This means your record will follow you to your next duty station and you can pick up where you left off with your wellness plan.

Late Policy

Clients who arrive more than 10 minutes late may be asked to reschedule. If you are unable to make your scheduled appointment, please call ahead to reschedule. The JBSA AFWC is an appointment-based center, and we make every effort to see our clients in a timely manner. It is strongly encouraged to arrive 10-15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment to allow for completion of the Health and Wellness Questionnaire; if you have not filled it out prior to your appointment.


In order to provide the highest accessibility to our clients, please call to cancel appointments. Units may be notified of beneficiaries who demonstrate a pattern of failing to cancel appointments in a timely manner.

If you have any questions, or if you would like to schedule or cancel an appointment, please call 210-539-1254.

Contact Us

  • Location: 2490 Stanley Rd, Bldg. 367 JBSA-Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234 (Located within the Vogel Resiliency Center)
  • Phone: 210-539-1254
  • Hours: Monday-Thursday 6:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. & Friday 6:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Follow us on Facebook (JBSA Armed Forces Wellness Center) and Instagram (@JBSA_AFWC)

Contact Us


2490 Stanley Rd, Bldg. 367 JBSA-Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234 (Located within the Vogel Resiliency Center)




Monday-Thursday 6:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. & Friday 6:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Follow Us

Facebook (JBSA Armed Forces Wellness Center) and Instagram (@JBSA_AFWC)

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