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Schriever’s medical clinic begins “new normal” operations

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. --

The 21st Medical Squadron’s medical clinic located at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, is performing new measures to mitigate risk for Airmen coming in for appointments. 

As part of the new procedures, Airman must wear a mask, answer screening questions at the front door and get a temperature check prior to entering the building. The clinic has also staggered appointment times based on patient symptoms and categories of illness.

“The new normal consists of the clinic being divided into separate times when we see patients based upon their presentation,” said Capt. Megan Maxwell, 21st MDS Medical Operations Flight commander.  “This is to protect both patients and staff members from cross-contaminating shared waiting areas.”

The Clinic’s Schedule:

- The Well Clinic is open from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. During this time, primary care managers see healthy patients for routine care. Examples of routine appointments are physicals and musculoskeletal related issues.

- Walk-in services are available from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Examples of walk-in services: HIV testing, pregnancy testing, immunizations, suture and staple removal. Urinary tract infection testing is available as a walk-in from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

- The Sick Clinic is open from noon to 4:30 p.m. During this time, PCMs see patients for acute face-to-face care. The clinic may call the patient prior to the appointment depending on the reason for the appointment to complete additional screening.

Additionally, the clinic offers appointments over the phone and virtually through video via GoogleDuo.  Examples of these types of appointments are COVID-19 questions, lab results follow-up, referral requests and profiles. If a member is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, they should call the appointment line as soon as possible. Symptoms include: Fever and chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing and fatigue.

“Patients need to call the appointment line in order to be appropriately screened and to determine if COVID-19 testing is required,” Maxwell said. “If testing is required, patients will be booked into an appointment at Peterson Air Force Base. To protect patients and staff members, please do not come to the Schriever Clinic without a scheduled appointment.”

The clinic’s over-the-counter medicine program has been suspended until further notice. The Pharmacy and Radiology hours are 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

To schedule an appointment, call 719-524-CARE (719-524-2273). 

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