Important alerts and updates from our facility.
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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.
NSA Bethesda Advisory
8 SEPT 21: Throughout the month of September, security drills may take place that impact traffic in and around the installation. Signs and staff will be clearly identifiable in areas where drills are taking place. Please be patient, maintain awareness, and follow all directions from installation police.
Designated Patient Entrances
Due to new Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations, we will be adjusting our entrances to the main medical center complex (Buildings 1-10, and 19) for the health and safety of our staff and beneficiaries. Effective Monday, August 16, the following entrances will be designated as patient entrances:
- Building 19 (America Zone)
- Building 5 (America Garage entrance)
- Building 9, 2nd Floor Skywalk (Arrowhead Zone)
These entrances will be staffed during business hours by hospital personnel who will conduct verbal COVID-19 screenings. Patients will also be pre-screened via the appointment reminder call system. All other entrances will be designated as staff entrances and screenings will be self-conducted. Additional changes may be implemented depending on COVID-19 prevalence in the area and / or new guidance from OSHA or DHA.
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
To accommodate increased construction traffic tied to the Medical Center Addition and Alteration project at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, adjustments to NSA Bethesda gate hours will take effect Monday, June 28, 2021. Click here for details.
Important Message About CDC Guidance Released May 13, 2021
Updated 29 July 2021: Your safety is our top priority! Please be advised that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated the guidance for fully vaccinated people. Please note that masks are still required at WRNMMC, regardless of vaccination status. View our current guidance at walterreed.tricare.mil/Getting-Care/Visitor-Guidelines
New CSA Hours
Effective 8 March 2021: The hours of operation for the Centralized Screening Area (CSA) for COVID-19 testing are 7am-3pm.
As of September 21, 2020, permanent building and hallway closures may significantly change the way you get around the medical center.
A portion of Brown Drive closing indefinitely beginning Monday, 13 April 2020.