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Mental health during COVID-19: 'You're not in this alone'
December 2, 2020
— Since the beginning of this year many have experienced an intense amount of change. There is no question of the emotional toll the COVID-19 pandemic has placed on people. As important as washing your hands, socially distancing, and wearing a mask is, your mental health is also important...
Thanksgiving closures For San Antonio Military Health System facilities
November 23, 2020
— Thanksgiving closures For San Antonio Military Health System facilities...
SAMHS accepting volunteers for COVID-19 vaccine trial
November 18, 2020
— A kick-off event to commemorate the San Antonio Military Health System beginning Phase 3 of the AstraZeneca vaccine trial as part of Operation Warp Speed was held Nov. 18 at Brooke Army Medical Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston...
BAMC receives national recognition for surgical quality
November 16, 2020
— The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program has recognized Brooke Army Medical Center for achieving meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care for two years running, ranking the hospital among the top 10 percent of participating hospitals for surgical care...
San Antonio Military Health System seeks volunteers for COVID-19 vaccine trial
November 3, 2020
— Two San Antonio Military Health System facilities are seeking volunteers from among the military beneficiary population to participate in a COVID-19 vaccine trial...
SAMHS adjusting COVID-19 testing for Labor Day weekend
September 1, 2020
— The San Antonio Military Health System is adjusting its COVID-19 drive-thru screening and testing hours of operation for the Labor Day weekend...
SAMHS COVID-19 Nurse Info Line discontinued
August 25, 2020
— The SAMHS COVID-19 Nurse Info Line has been discontinued as of 5 p.m. Aug. 27...
SAMHS releases Labor Day operating hours
August 24, 2020
— The San Antonio Military Health System has released its Labor Day weekend operating hours for Sept. 4-7...
San Antonio Military Health System resumes elective surgeries
August 21, 2020
— With safety at the forefront, elective surgeries are set to resume across the San Antonio Military Health System next week...
Masks with valves or vents not permitted in SAMHS facilities
August 19, 2020
— For safety purposes, effective Aug. 24, masks with filter valves or vents will no longer be permitted for wear in all San Antonio Military Health System facilities, to include Brooke Army Medical Center, Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center and all outlying clinics...
Back to school immunizations: What you need to know
August 11, 2020
— Whether children physically attend classes or participate in online learning this fall, getting their scheduled immunizations remains an important part of back-to-school planning...
SAMHS updates COVID-19 testing
July 28, 2020
— 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...
San Antonio Military Health System expands COVID-19 critical care capabilities
July 14, 2020
— The San Antonio Military Health System is expanding its ability to care for critically injured and ill community members to help ease the COVID-19 burden on the local healthcare system...
Cloth face coverings required in SAMHS medical facilities
April 18, 2020
— Effective Monday, April 27, all personnel, patients and visitors to the San Antonio Military Health System will be required to wear a cloth face covering while in common areas of a San Antonio military medical facility regardless of social distancing. ...
COVID-19 test results may take longer
April 6, 2020
— Due to the influx of COVID-19 tests being run, results are taking longer than originally anticipated. While most results are returning within 7-8 business days, some are taking up to 10 business days. Please be assured that tests are being processed, and you will be called as soon as the test result is received, whether positive or negative. ...
SAMHS consolidates emergency services to BAMC, WHASC continues to offer urgent care
April 2, 2020
— To best support Brooke Army Medical Center emergency operations, the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center Family Emergency Center will scale down its services and temporarily serve as an Urgent Care Center beginning 6 a.m. April 3...
SAMHS stands up COVID-19 advice line
March 24, 2020
— San Antonio Military Health System medical professionals are standing by to answer beneficiaries' COVID-19 concerns/symptoms...
San Antonio Military Health System adjusts services, offers options to continue care
March 19, 2020
— The San Antonio Military Health System is making several precautionary adjustments to services to help mitigate the spread of infectious diseases and ensure healthcare professionals and resources are poised to support an increased need for acute patient care...
SAMHS takes precautionary measures to minimize COVID-19 risk
March 15, 2020
— As a precautionary measure, the San Antonio Military Health System, or SAMHS, will be placing triage tents outside of Brooke Army Medical Center, Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, Randolph Clinic and Reid Clinic to safely screen patients, if needed, for potential infectious respiratory conditions, such as COVID-19, while minimizing the risk to others...
Military health officials begin screening Air Force basic trainees for COVID-19
March 12, 2020
— San Antonio Military Health System officials have begun screening recruits entering Air Force Basic Military Training to prevent COVID-19 transmission...