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SAMHS updates COVID-19 testing

By 59th Medical Wing Public Affairs | 59th Medical Wing Public Affairs | July 28, 2020

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas —

In order to sustain COVID-19 testing capability, San Antonio Military Health System will no longer test asymptomatic personnel at its drive-thru screening and testing sites.

Testing for symptomatic active duty and military beneficiaries will continue to be conducted. Officials are continually assessing this evolving situation and any updates/changes will be passed on.

As a reminder, the COVID-19 drive-thru screening and testing hours of operation are as follows:

- Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland's site, located on the ground floor of the parking garage (follow the blue cones on Wilford Hall Loop), is open from 8 a.m. to noon Monday to Saturday and closed on Sunday.

- JBSA-Randolph’s site, located behind the Randolph Clinic, is open from 8 a.m. to p.m. Monday through Friday and closed Saturday and Sunday.

-- Brooke Army Medical Center's site, located in the first-floor parking garage, is open Sunday to Friday from 8 a.m. to noon, and closed on Saturday.

If you are seeking general information about COVID-19 or determining if you need to be screened or tested, call the SAMHS COVID-19 Nurse Info Line at 210-581-2266 Option 6, weekdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

The Info Line is for information only. If you have COVID-19 related symptoms, call CAMO at 210-916-9900 to schedule a virtual appointment with your PCM.  After hours, beneficiaries should call the MHS Nurse Advice Line at 1-800-TRICARE (874-2273), Option 1.

As a reminder, if you are feeling sick or having any symptoms, put safety first for yourself and those around you. Stay home and call before coming in to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19.

Continue to do your part to slow the spread of this virus: wear a face covering, wash your hands regularly, and socially distance from others, both at work and in your community. That is the best way to preserve the health of our patients and staff.

SAMHS will continue to take proactive steps, working alongside its military and community partners, to both contain the spread and mitigate the impact of the virus.