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559th Medical Group

The 559th Medical Group delivers primary and operational health care services at seven geographically separated facilities to a diverse population of 150,000 people from the 130-plus units at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. Operating at seven facilities across JBSA, the group provides care to active-duty military members, dependents and civilians, as well as basic military trainees, technical training students, and students from around the world studying at the Defense Language Institute English Language Center and Inter-American Air Forces Academy.

The 559th MDG is home to the largest optometry and public health flight in the Department of Defense; the DOD's first military training consultation service; the first athletic trainer embedded clinic - known as the Versatile Injury Prevention and Embedded Reconditioning clinic in the Air Force; and one of only three en-route patient staging systems in the continental U.S. Recording approximately 185,000 patient encounters each year, the group provides a variety of services including primary health care, optometry, preventive health, public health, bioenvironmental engineering, acute rehabilitation, and aeromedical services.  

New Reid Clinic to service Air Force basic, tech training

With an expected completion date of May 2018, the 59th Medical Wing’s new Reid Clinic will enhance health caredelivery for the 80,000 patients on Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. 

The $35.2 million project will reflect the 559th Medical Group’s mission of optimizing trainee readiness and patient-centered care through collaborative health delivery, education, training, and research. Construction on the two-story, 80,000 square-foot, state of the art facility is set to begin in December.

The current 52,000 square-foot facility has served as the gateway for medical care at basic training for 49 years. All enlisted Airmen have spent time in the building, which is named after Senior Master Sgt. David Reid, who died in a C-130 Hercules aircraft crash in 1985.

The new Reid Clinic will be built across from its current location on Hughes Avenue. Construction for the facility is founded on evidence-based design (EBD) principles. EBD uses a scientific method – presents a hypothesis, tests it in various ways, reports the results – to determine ways in which individual elements of the building environment affect people and performance. The new clinic’s design and construction will: 

• create a patient-centered environment;
• improve the quality and safety of health care;
• create a positive work environment design for maximum standardization, future flexibility and growth;
• incorporate green, environmentally friendly aspects and minimize the energy consumption footprint;
• and reduce facility life-cycle costs.

For more information about the project, click HERE.