Family Medicine (FAM) FAQs

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FAM Contact Info

Uniformed Services University
Department of Family Medicine
4301 Jones Bridge Road, A1038
Bethesda, Maryland 20814-4799

Chair: CAPT Jeffrey Quinlan, (301) 295-9464 
Alternate Number (301) 295-3632
Fax (301) 295-3100

Health Clinic FAQs

What should you do if you cannot find a parking space?

There are clinic designated parking spots in the garage. During the current construction (as of 12/21/15), they are accessible via the East Entrance to the garage. If they are full and there are no spaces remaining in the parking garage, please do not spend valuable appointment time looking. Go to the security desk to inform them that you have an appointment and they will find you a place to park.

How do I get a walk-in appointment?

UFHC does not have walk-in appointments. All patient appointments are scheduled. Please call the clinic to obtain a same day/ acute appointment. The clinic schedule ensures that there are several acute appointments available each day for unexpected illnesses. Note: If you walk-in for an appointment, you will be given the next available appointment time, which could be several hours later.

How do I renew my medications?

To refill your prescription you can call, come by the clinic to place a request or contact your provider via secure messaging (Relay Health). We will fill your prescription within 72 hours (3 business days). If your prescription is expired, you will need a new prescription. You can come in or call the clinic for renewal of your medications also. The staff will let you know if you need an appointment or whether this can be handled without being seen.

What are my Prescription Options?

Sign up and manage Home Delivery of Medications

WRNMMC Pharmacy and Formulary Information

What do I do if there are no acute appointments remaining in the clinic and my child needs to be seen for an acute illness?

We will make all attempts to accommodate sick children. If we are unable to see the child today you can call TRICARE to find an urgent care facility in your area that accepts TRICARE.  Urgent care visits require a referral from our clinic (your PCM) to avoid paying for them (and can be entered retroactively).  Emergency room visits do NOT require a referral at any time. 

What options do we have for medical care when the clinic is closed?

  • The TRICARE Nurse Advice line is available 24/7 for questions and concerns.  Please call 1-877-874-2273 and select Option 1.
  • Our doctors are available after-hours (nights, weekends and holidays) at 301-312-7241. You can call the on-call doctor for advice/treatment during these times.  This number is not monitored during clinic hours.
  • Go to urgent care after calling TRICARE. Notify UFHC after visit.

How can I quit smoking/chewing tobacco?

TRICARE can help!

Please click here to learn about your options.