Family Medicine (FAM) FAQs

Clinic Parking Pass

Health Alert

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

UFHC Access to Care

Building A, Room A1034
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 0715-1200 and 1245-1600, Wednesday 0830-1200 and 1245-1600. We will be closed from 1200-1430 on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Wednesdays of the month. 


Please be advised that the University Family Health
Center will be closed for all walk in services and appointments on the
following dates and times as we will be holding MS 2021 in
processing/readiness lines.  Please alert your family members that if
they are trying to get in for an acute appointment to please leave a
message on the voicemail with a audible telephone number.  We will
have some acute  appointment  availability in the AM of 2 August.  We
will  make every attempt to accommodate the needs of those who need
acute appointments in the PM of 3 and 8 August.  We will be placing
call back phone calls  to schedule appointments between 1100-1145hrs
on 3 and 8 August 

Closing schedule:
2 August 2017 1200-1600hrs
3 August 2017  0730-1245hrs
8 August 2017 0730-1245hrs


Appointment Scheduling: (301) 295-3630

UFHC Fax Number: (301) 295-1294

After-hours medical advice: Call the On-Call provider at (301)312-7241, if there is no answer call the Nurse Advice Line: 1 (800) 874-2273; Option 1.

UFHC Inclement Weather Policy

Flu Information

MCHAT Screening

Self Referral Colon Cancer Screening for patients greater than 50 years old.

Self Referral Mammography

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Quitting smoking is just a phone call away. Visit The Great American Smokeout for more information.

To increase access to care, the Department of Defense is launching an Urgent Care Pilot Program for TRICARE Prime beneficiaries. This program allows Prime enrollees two visits to a network or TRICARE authorized provider without a referral or prior authorization.

More information about Urgent Care Pilot Program.



Frequently Asked Questions

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.