FORT SAM HOUSTON, TX –
The San Antonio Market, to include Brooke Army Medical Center and the 59th Medical Wing, will close their consolidated drive-thru COVID-19 screening and testing sites April 1.
BAMC opened its drive-thru site in March 2020, screening and testing more than 76,000 individuals over the past 24 months. The decision to close the drive-thru site was based on a steady decline in need and to allow the staff to return to supporting primary care within BAMC.
“The staff worked exceptionally hard, especially during the start of the pandemic, setting up locations, equipment and supplies,” said U.S. Army Col. Elizabeth Stanley, BAMC preventive medicine chief. “They stood firm throughout the several surges during the pandemic even when exposed to extreme weather conditions and hundreds of cars lined up in front of them.”