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Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center
59th MDW services, hours reduced May 22 for Memorial Day
May 8, 2020
— Medical treatment facilities at Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland and JBSA-Randolph will have limited services available May 22...
#RiseUp Mental Health, Resiliency at JBSA
May 4, 2020
— Members of the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center Mental Health Clinic and 737th Training Group Military Training Consult Service mental health team spent My 4 motivating others with words of encouragement for base personnel and community members as part of a mental health and resiliency effort during the COVID-19 pandemic at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland...
Watch: Wilford Hall begins in-house COVID-19 testing
April 21, 2020
— Airmen from the 59th Medical Wing have stepped up to the fight against COVID-19 by beginning testing samples taken from patients suspected of having coronavirus...
Curbside pharmacy services garner praise from beneficiaries
April 13, 2020
— To help stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the San Antonio Military Health System has implemented curbside drop-off and pick-up pharmacy services at many of its locations...
59th MDW leverages telehealth to keep patients, staff safe
April 9, 2020
— While San Antonio is under a “Stay Home, Work Safe” order, members of the 59th Medical Wing at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland have found new ways to continue providing high-reliability care through virtual appointments while keeping patients and staff safe...
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. ...
59th Medical Wing adjusts pharmacy hours, prescription services
March 23, 2020
— The 59th Medical Wing is continuing to make several precautionary adjustments to services to mitigate the spread of infectious diseases and ensure healthcare professionals and resources are poised to support an increased need for acute patient care...
WHASC opens drive-thru screening, testing
March 20, 2020
— The 59th Medical Wing has implemented a COVID-19 drive-thru screening process at Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland to help identify people with COVID-19 indicators before they enter the hospital, reducing the health risk to our beneficiaries, visitors, staff and family members. ...
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...
Wilford Hall implements temporary entry/exit point procedures
March 15, 2020
— Beginning March 16, 2020, leaders at Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center will begin implementing three entry and exit control points to ensure the continued health and safety of staff, volunteers and beneficiaries...
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...
Honorary commanders visit 433rd Medical Group facilities
October 15, 2019
— The 433rd Medical Group hosted 13 honorary commanders at its new administration building and joint medical and dental clinics at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Oct. 5...
59th Medical Wing: 'We're your family here'
September 13, 2019
— Retired U.S. Army Capt. Katie Blanchard estimates she has undergone nearly 200 surgeries since she was burned in a workplace violence incident three years ago...
WHASC Family Health Center to complete restructure by Oct 1
September 5, 2019
— The Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland is in the final stages of its Family Health Clinic restructure, which formed two separate units of focused care: active duty beneficiaries and all other beneficiaries. The restructure began April 1, 2019 and is anticipated to be complete by Oct. 1, 2019. ...
59th MDW commander reflects on past year, way forward
July 15, 2019
— Sitting in his conference room, Maj. Gen. John DeGoes, 59th Medical Wing commander, is surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows and the clean, modern lines of Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. It’s a much different view, he reflects, than the one he saw sitting in the auditorium of the old WHASC, which he affectionately names “Big Willy,” as an internal medicine student entering his residency 30 years ago...
59th Medical Wing doctor serves American heroes for more than 20 years
April 25, 2019
— The span of military care covers all ages focusing on exceptional patient care. Dr. Robert Kruger, geriatric internal medicine physician, has made a career out of ensuring geriatric patients at Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center have an optimal experience during their visit...
Former 59th MDW dermatology resident provides wounded warriors unique treatment at MacDill Air Force Base
March 15, 2019
— The wounded-warrior-focused scar clinic at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, offers a variety of unique treatments for those who suffer from scarring as a result of blast injuries, burns, amputations, and other surgeries...
Project ECHO: Using telehealth to maintain a ready medical force
March 13, 2019
— The Air Force Medical Service uses telehealth to make it easier for primary care providers to consult with specialists, creating additional learning opportunities for medical Airmen and improving patient care. ...
Weapon grade vision from laser precision
January 28, 2019
— Surgeons at the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center's Joint Warfighter Refractive Surgery Center performed the center’s 50,000th refractive surgery Jan. 15, 2019...
WHASC Pharmacy to receive upgrade; longer than normal wait times expected
January 18, 2019
— Beneficiaries may experience a longer than normal wait time at the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center pharmacy until mid-February while refill center undergoes an upgrade. The pharmacy is currently experiencing peak times between 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 5 p.m. In order to reduce wait times, beneficiaries are encouraged to call in refills in advance or use alternative pharmacy locations...