FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Brooke Army Medical Center opened its newest addition, the Fort Sam Houston Primary Care Clinic, during a ribbon cutting ceremony Oct 21.

The 2005 Base Realignment and Closure program transfers all inpatient and related specialty care from Wilford Hall Medical Center and the new clinic was needed to relieve and absorb the existing outpatient care from the post's existing medical facilities.

The clinic is located at 3100 Schofield Road, Building 1179, on the corner of Garden Avenue and Schofield Road across the street from the Fort Sam Houston fire station. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

"I am truly honored, proud and excited to introduce you to BAMC's newest addition," said Brig. Gen. Joseph Caravalho Jr., BAMC and Southern Regional Medical Center commander.

The state-of-the-art clinic provides outpatient services in family medicine, adolescent medicine, behavioral health, occupational therapy and physical therapy, as well as offering laboratory, radiology and pharmacy services.

Also offered are medical services for active duty military personnel, their Families and military retirees, as well as additional people coming to Fort Sam Houston as part of other BRAC actions.

The 132,000-square-foot clinic will house approximately 300 health care professionals and staff members who relocated from BAMC and the TRICARE service center to offer assistance and information on the military beneficiary care program to patients.