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March 4, 2021

Fort Sam Houston Community Pharmacy relocates to new Exchange

Brooke Army Medical Center leaders participated in a Facebook Live ribbon cutting ceremony March 3 for the Fort Sam Houston Community Pharmacy, which relocated to the new Army and Air Force Exchange Service (Exchange) in February. “More than just being a beautiful space, this move will improve the overall experience for our beneficiaries picking up their prescriptions,” said BAMC Commanding General Brig. Gen. Shan Bagby.

March 4, 2021

New Infusion Clinic offers treatment option for some COVID patients

Brooke Army Medical Center opened a new Infusion Clinic to help high risk COVID-positive patients whose symptoms are mild to moderate. The treatment involves IV infusion of investigational antibody medications that are not Food and Drug Administration approved, but are authorized under an FDA emergency use authorization.

March 2, 2021

BAMC expands COVID-19 vaccination operations

Brooke Army Medical Center relocated its vaccine operations to a new location on Joint Base San Antonio-Fort San Houston in February to safely accommodate a greater number of daily vaccinations. The Fort Sam Houston COVID Vaccine Site is located in Building 4110, 2536 Garden Ave. The new location is by appointment only, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

March 1, 2021

BAMC offers COVID-19 vaccine to beneficiaries 65 and older

Brooke Army Medical Center will begin administering the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to all TRICARE beneficiaries ages 65 and older next week by appointment only at its Fort Sam Houston vaccination site, with online booking open today. BAMC opened up appointments for beneficiaries ages 75 and older earlier this week, and with the increased capacity at its new main post facility, is now able to offer additional appointments to accommodate an expanded population.

Feb. 26, 2021

Mobile medics leverage virtual health to aid military trainees with COVID

Service members with COVID-19 may be in quarantine, but they are far from being alone. A new virtual health program is leveraging technology to provide round-the-clock care for military trainees who tested positive or who are deemed at risk due to exposure or symptoms. “This has been a tremendous collaborative effort between Brooke Army Medical Center, the Virtual Medical Center and the Army Medical Center of Excellence to provide medical support to Soldiers, Airmen and Sailors,” said Army Maj. Daniel Yourk, deputy director of operations, Virtual Medical Center.

Feb. 19, 2021

Army hospital powers through record-breaking winter storms

With record-cold temperatures and potential power outages looming in South Central Texas earlier this week, Brooke Army Medical Center immediately launched into action to ensure continuity of patient care despite the impending storms. With safety at the forefront and to conserve resources, BAMC first delayed all non-urgent medical appointments and procedures to ensure emergency services and trauma support to the city remained unaffected. This measure enabled patients and non-emergency-essential staff to stay off icy roads and safely at home.

Feb. 11, 2021

SAMHS Centralizes COVID Screening and Testing at BAMC

To preserve clinic access and maximize resources, the San Antonio Military Health System is centralizing COVID-19 screening and testing to a single location at Brooke Army Medical Center on JBSA-Fort Sam Houston. Effective noon on Friday, February 12, the sites at Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center and Randolph Clinic will close after 11 months in operation, and BAMC will become the sole screening and testing location within SAMHS. BAMC’s site, located in the first floor of the parking garage, is open Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to noon. As a reminder, the site will be closed Monday, February 15, for the Presidents Day holiday, but will resume normal operations on Tuesday, February 16. We appreciate everyone’s patience and support as we continue to modify services based on current conditions. Please continue to do your part to slow the spread of this virus, remember the 3 Ws: wear a face covering, wash your hands or hand sanitize regularly and watch your physical distancing. That is the best way to preserve the health of our patients and staff.

Feb. 3, 2021

Fort Sam Houston Community Pharmacy relocates to new Exchange

The Fort Sam Houston Community Pharmacy has moved into the new Army and Air Force Exchange Service (Exchange) located at 2500 Funston Road on Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and the contact number remains the same: 210-295-9965. A virtual ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held Feb. 16 at 8:30 a.m. on the Brooke Army Medical Center Facebook page (www.facebook.com/BrookeArmyMedicalCenter).

Feb. 2, 2021

BAMC Behavioral Health interns honor fallen colleagues

A group of Soldiers from Brooke Army Medical Center recently honored some of their fallen colleagues by holding a pre-dawn 2 mile memorial road march on Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston. The BAMC Psychology and Social Work interns and residents partnered with their counterparts from Desmond T. Doss Health Clinic, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, to honor 13 Soldiers who were killed in action during wartime operations.

Jan. 28, 2021

San Antonio Military Health System starts next phase of COVID vaccine rollout

The San Antonio Military Health System is starting the next phase of the Department of Defense’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout -- expanding the scope of who is eligible to get vaccinated against the virus. Phase 1b includes beneficiaries age 75 and older, personnel who perform critical national capabilities, personnel preparing to deploy to locations outside of the U.S., and frontline essential workers.

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