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NEWS | Oct. 7, 2020

SAMHS COVID-19 operations for Columbus Day

By 59th Medical Wing Public Affairs 59th Medical Wing Public Affairs

The San Antonio Military Health System will continue COVID testing over Columbus Day.

The Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center drive-through testing site will be the only site open on Columbus Day, Oct. 12, from 8 a.m. to noon. The Brooke Army Medical Center and Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph COVID-19 Drive-thru sites will be closed Oct. 12. Normal hours of operation will resume thereafter.

Normal hours of operation for the San Antonio Military Health System COVID-19 drive-through screening and testing hours of operation are as follows:            

  • JBSA-Lackland, located on the ground floor (basement level) of the parking garage (follow the blue cones on Wilford Hall Loop), is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to noon.               
  • JBSA-Randolph, located at the JBSA-Randolph Clinic (check in at front doors), is open weekdays from noon to 4 p.m.           
  • BAMC, located in the first floor parking garage, is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to noon

The COVID-19 testing criteria for eligible beneficiaries is noted below:               

  • Members with COVID-19 symptoms             
  • Asymptomatic members with recent close contact exposure to someone with a positive COVID-19 test result           
  • Active duty members deploying or on temporary duty orders requiring testing            
  • Active duty and dependents PCSing overseas w/military orders directing them to obtain COVID-19 testing
  • Pre-operative or pre-chemotherapy patients
  • Patients directed to test by Public Health or a Medical Provider

For more guidance regarding COVID-19, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website, or ask your primary care manager.