Women's Health & Pregnancy
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
OB/GYN Changes In Response To The COVID-19 Pandemic:
In accordance with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the nation’s leading public health institute, Madigan is taking proactive steps to reduce the risk of exposure for our patients and staff to the COVID-19 virus. In addition to preventive measures taken throughout the hospital, Madigan’s OB/GYN clinic has reduced in-person appointments and as an alternative will utilize telephone appointments for many of our patients.
Labs: We are also now doing all pregnancy related labs in our clinic. Our patients can view lab results in the MHS GENESIS Patient Portal. Patients should report the clinic front desk to check in for lab work rather than going to Madigan’s main lab. Please note, glucose labs specifically, can be conducted no later than 2:00p.m.
Effective FEB 1, 2021 - OB/GYN Changes To Provide Improved Care:
All active duty and dependent patients seeking Obstetrics (pregnancies) or Gynecology (Well-Woman exams, PAP smears, contraception) care will need to contact their Primary Care Manager for a referral. Having a referral helps us improve access to care and ensure patient needs are met in a timely manner either at Madigan OBGYN or with our network providers. Active duty patients remain the highest priority for care at Madigan OBGYN, and will be deferred to the network in extenuating circumstances.
For response about your pregnancy concern:
- Patients who have already been referred to the clinic can typically get a response within 3 business days about pregnancy or gynecologic concerns by Secure Messaging Madigan’s OB Clinic within the MHS GENESIS Patient Portal at "JBLM Madigan_OB/GYN Messages". For OB patients who need a same day appointment, virtual appointments are offered every morning with a nurse practitioner. These can be booked by calling Puget Sound Military Appointment Center: at 1-800-404-4506. In addition, patients can all the MHS Nurse Advice Line at 1-800-874-2273 at any time 24/7 to talk with a nurse.
Non-pregnancy related medical concerns:
OB patients who have non-pregnancy related needs (earaches
, sprained ankle, etc.) should contact their PCM, or utilize an off-base Urgent Care Center for their acute non-obstetric appointment needs.
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The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is located on Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Tacoma, Wash., in Madigan Army Medical Center. From I-5, take exit 122 (Berkley Street). After entering the gate, go to the 2nd traffic light and turn right onto Beaumont Avenue into the Medical Mall parking “purple” lot. Enter the main entrance to the Medical Mall and take the escalator down to the ground floor. OB/GYN is at the bottom of the escalator to your right.
Limited entry points: We want Madigan’s OB/GYN patients to be aware, the following entrances are the only points of access to enter the facility at this time: The Main Hospital Tower entrance at the flag pole is accessible 7 days-a-week from 6:00a.m. – 7:00p.m., the Main Medical Mall entrance (near the Main Outpatient Pharmacy) is accessible Monday-Friday, 6:00a.m. – 7:00p.m., and the Southwest entrance is open 24/7. Please note, patients seeking emergency medical treatment in Madigan’s Emergency room can still directly access our emergency room.
The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB/GYN) at Madigan is dedicated to giving the best possible care to our patients. We provide a complete range of women’s healthcare from initial menses to beginning of motherhood and continued on through menopause and after.
Our vision is to be the nation’s premier women’s healthcare provider, through a culture of teamwork revolving around patient centered care that results in the safest patient care, and exceptional clinical outcomes through innovation, education and research. We lead improvements in women’s health through a team of highly skilled and compassionate staff and inspiring trust through innovative programs promoting healthy lifestyles and supporting patient education.
Behavioral Health Consultation is also available to all patients who receive care from the OB, GYN or REI clinics by provider referral.