Important alerts and updates from our facility.
COVID-19 Vaccine Updates
For COVID-19 vaccine updates at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, call our COVID-19 Vaccine Information Line at (301) 295-CVAX (2829) or visit our COVID-19 Vaccine page.
Pediatric Pharmacy Closure
Posted 25 MAY 2022: Starting June 6, the Pediatric Pharmacy will be closed until further notice as we work to rebalance our staffing operations. During this closure, pediatric prescriptions can be processed and picked-up at either the America Pharmacy or the Arrowhead Pharmacy. If you have any questions please call the Pharmacy Call Center at 301-295-2123. Thank you for your understanding, and we apologize for any inconvenience. For more information about our pharmacy services, please visit our pharmacy web page.
Notice Regarding Baby Formula
Updated 20 MAY 2022: The Defense Health Agency is always concerned about the health, wellness and safety of all our beneficiaries. Currently during this infant formula shortage our military pediatricians are discussing with parents the best recommendations to fulfill their baby’s health and nutrition needs. And while TRICARE covers formulas and vitamins for infants with metabolic disorders, TRICARE does not cover regular baby formula for otherwise-healthy infants. TRICARE also does not directly ship baby formula to beneficiaries. Parents with children who have a medical need for specialized formula should work with their pediatrician, Primary Care Manager (PCM) or specialist to identify medically appropriate and safe feeding alternatives in the case that the formula they need is unavailable. Learn more>>
NEW Pharmacy Optimization!
Posted 30 MARCH 2022: To reduce wait-times in our pharmacies, we’re adjusting operations to better spread pharmacy services across all four locations.
Starting June 6, we will end same-day refills at all pharmacy locations. Additionally, all NEW prescriptions will only be processed at the Arrowhead Pharmacy or the America Pharmacy. Due to this change, all REFILL prescriptions will only be available for pick-up at the Drive-Thru Pick-Up or the Navy Exchange. Learn more>>
The CSA is Moving!
Beginning Monday, 28 March 2022, our Centralized Screening Area (CSA) will move to the Arrowhead Zone to co-locate with the COVID Vaccine Site on the first floor of Building 9. New hours of operation for the CSA will be Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Testing remains available for symptomatic patients on a walk-in basis. For more details about the CSA, click here>>
Posted 09 March 2022: Masks are required to enter Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) and are expected to be worn at all times, even if you are fully vaccinated or boosted, and regardless of installation or county guidance. Learn more>>
Distribution of At-Home COVID-19 Tests
Effective 07 March 22: COVID-19 at-home rapid antigen test kits are available for pick up at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center to eligible TRICARE beneficiaries. Learn more>>
WRNMMC Shuttle Services End February 28, 2022
Posted 11 FEB 2022: WRNMMC shuttle services will permanently conclude on February 28, 2022, due to low patient ridership. Patient parking areas that are close to outpatient clinics and pharmacies continue to be available, including America Garage, Arrowhead Garage and 85T Parking Lot. Learn more>>
Deployment of WRNMMC Providers
UPDATED 07 FEB 2022: In response to spiking COVID-19 cases across the country, the Pentagon is mobilizing 1,000 service members to assist in locations where hospitals are overwhelmed due to staffing shortages. The mobilizations will likely last until the end of April, and a number of mobilized personnel are coming from our staff. Learn more about how these deployments may affect you.>>
Designated Patient Entrances
Effective 16 August 21: Due to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations, we are adjusting our entrances to the main medical center complex (Buildings 1-10, and 19) for the health and safety of our staff and beneficiaries. Learn more>>
CPAP, BiPAP, and Ventilator Recall Notification
On June 14, 2021, Philips Respironics initiated a voluntary recall for specific continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), bi-level positive airway pressure (BiPAP), and mechanical ventilator devices due to potential health risks associated with deterioration of internal sound abatement foam. Click for more information
Permanent Building and Hallway Closures
As of September 21, 2020, permanent building and hallway closures may significantly change the way you get around the medical center. Learn more>>
Brown Drive Closure
A portion of Brown Drive closing indefinitely beginning Monday, 13 April 2020. Learn more>>