Maxwell clinic adjusts primary care hours

42nd Med Group Patient Hours Change

Beginning Aug. 1, 2017, the 42nd Medical Group hours will be changing. The change is intended to increase timely access to primary care and is a result of patient surveys conducted in December and January. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Tammie Ramsouer)

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. --

Patient care hours at the Maxwell primary care clinic are expanding to 4:40 p.m., beginning in August.

These new hours are intended to increase timely access to primary care and are a direct result of access to care patient surveys conducted in December and January.

Prmary care appointments will now be available from 7:30 AM to 4:40 PM, Monday through Friday. This includes the Family Health and Pediatric Clinics. 

The Medical Group is planning similar expansion of hours in Flight Medicine and Trainee Health. Ancillary services (pharmacy, laboratory and radiology) will also be adjusted to accommodate the new patient care hours.  

“Adjusting clinic hours is part of our commitment to provide timely access to care for all our patients,” said Col. Beatrice Dolihite, 42nd Medical Group Commander. “We value feedback from our patients, and are actively engaged in increasing access to care and enhancing our mission to provide medically ready Airmen.”

Changes to Maxwell clinic hours can be viewed on the 42d Medical Group Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/42MDG/.  You can also download the Air Force Medical Service mobile app for your smart phone, which will show your local clinic hours. Visit your smartphone’s app store and search for “AFMS” to download.

Patients can book an appointment online using the TRICARE Online Patient Portal or by calling the clinic at 334-953-3368.