Primary care is a health service you get from a primary care provider or primary care manager (or PCM) during a doctor’s visit. Our Primary Care offers the following services:
Primary care also includes medically necessary diagnostic laboratory and X-ray procedures and tests. Primary care is used to treat adults and children, including infants and newborns.
The following procedures are available in Family Medicine on a walk-in, first-come, first-served basis Monday-Friday 8-11:30 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. All other services are by appointment only.
- Screenings/Testing: Urinary Tract Infections (UTI), Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD), Pregnancy, and Sore Throat
- Ear Irrigations
- Blood Pressure Checks
- Injections: Depo Provera, Vitamin B-12, and Other Prescribed Injections
Your medical record must have a written order for an injection from a military health care provider. Please report to the pharmacy before your visit to pick up the injection order label. Clinic staff will pick up the actual medication at the pharmacy. You will be asked to stay in the clinic for 20 minutes following any injection.
School & Sports Physical Exams / Other Forms
If a patient has had a complete physical exam in the last year that is documented in the medical record, school/sports physical forms may be left with our clinical staff for completion. All forms must have the patient information sections completed and be accompanied by the medical record and immunization/shot record. The provider will transcribe information from the previous exams onto the new forms and sign the physical forms as having been previously completed and currently reviewed.
Other forms will be reviewed and filled out if sufficient information is available from the medical record. Any forms submitted may take up to five business days to complete. If the provider has any concerns, the patient will be asked to schedule an appointment.
If you have an urgent medical condition and wish to speak to a Primary Care Manager after hours, call 301-677-8800 or call the TRICARE Nurse Advice Line 1-800-TRICARE (874-2273), Option 1.
If you arrive more than 10 minutes past the time of your scheduled appointment, our staff will do their best to work you into the schedule. Otherwise, you will be rescheduled for another day.