Winder Family Medicine Clinic

Winder Family Medicine Clinic

Physical Address

9119 Mil Park Ave.
Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA 98433

Business Hours

Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Closed on Federal Holidays and Selected Training Holidays

Contact Information

Front Desk: (253) 477-0800
MHS GENESIS Patient Portal: MHS GENESIS Patient Portal
TRICARE Regional Appointment Line: (800) 404-4506

Directions

From the Madigan Army Medical Center Gate (Interstate 5, Exit 122) continue on Jackson Ave. through three traffic lights and turn left at the fourth traffic light onto Transmission Line Road. Turn right on Mil Park Avenue. The Winder Family Medical Clinic is the second building on right.

From the Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Lewis Main Gate (Interstate 5, Exit 120) turn left at the first light onto Colorado Avenue. Continue until the next traffic light, and turn left onto Jackson Avenue. At the second traffic light, turn right onto Transmission Line Road. Turn right on Mil Park Avenue. The Winder Family Medical Clinic is the second building on right.

About

Madigan’s Patient Centered Medical Home Primary Care Clinics are Army Medical Homes with an interdisciplinary approach to delivering evidence-based, comprehensive primary care– coordinating care delivered outside of the primary care setting and proactively engaging patients as partners in health.

The Army Medical Home is designed around one core principle: putting patients first. The Army Medical Home is Army Medicine’s gateway to influence the “life space” where patients make decisions on the key determinants of health and wellness–sleep, activity, and nutrition (that is, the Performance Triad).

Each patient will partner with a team of healthcare providers – physicians, nurses, behavioral health, clinical pharmacists, physical therapy and case management professionals to develop a comprehensive, personal healthcare plan. This team will form a partnership with you to provide improved access, coordinate needed services, answer your questions, and ensure that you get the care you need. Your Medical Home team will remain the same as long as they continue to work within your medical home. This will improve your continuity of care and allow you to develop a closer partnership with your team. The Army Medical Home model has been shown to improve patients’ overall health, resulting in fewer emergency and urgent care visits, decreased hospital admissions, shorter inpatient stays and fewer inpatient readmissions among other positive results.

To transition from a “healthcare system” to a System for Health, moving away from episodic care to a standardized, long-term model that achieves optimal health outcomes. The Army Medical Home model will facilitate the transformation to a System for Health and be the primary care means for providing patient-centered comprehensive care to patients. The desired end state is for all patients to receive coordinated, comprehensive care guided by the Army Medical Home. Key to this coordination is improved communication using face-to-face and technological methods such as TRICARE Online, MHS GENESIS Patient Portal and the Nurse Advise Line, strengthened by a firm patient-provider relationship.

Primary Services

  • Audiology Testing (Active Duty Only)
  • Aviation Medicine
  • Behavioral Health
  • Immunizations
  • Laboratory
  • Optometry (Active Duty Only)
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical Therapy (Active Duty Only)

Adult Walk-in Services

  • Active Duty Sick Call 6:30 a.m. M-F
  • Blood Pressure Checks
  • Diabetic Supplies
    Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Height and Weight Check
  • Immunizations*
    Mondays and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m and 1:15 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Laboratory – Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    Closed Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. for Administrative time.
  • Pharmacy
    Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
  • Pregnancy Testing
    Monday & Thursday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Tuesday & Wednesday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Friday, 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Suture Check and Removal/Dressing Change
  • Throat Cultures

*Well child immunizations require a well-child examination appointment before immunization
*Please bring yellow shot record for ALL immunizations

Who can be seen at this location

Joint Base Lewis-McChord active duty servicemembers, TRICARE Prime-enrolled family members, and eligible retirees.

History

The Winder Family Medical Clinic is named after Sgt. 1st Class Nathan L. Winder, a Special Forces medic assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Lewis, Washington, who died from wounds sustained while conducting combat operations in Iraq, assisting another U.S. Army element as a member of a U.S. Special Forces Quick Reaction Force.

On June 26, 2007 his unit responded to a call for help by a military police unit under heavy attack in the city of Diwaniyah. As his Quick Reaction Force linked up with the military police unit under fire, it was discovered the insurgents were producing effective fire from a window in a two-story house hundreds of yards from their position. Sgt. 1st Class Winder remained in the gunner’s box of his vehicle as members of the Quick Reaction Force maneuvered towards the objective. Small arms fire took the life of Sgt. 1st Class Winder as he continued his fire support.

Sgt. 1st Class Winder was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, and the Combat Infantryman’s Badge.

On July 27, 2011, a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony was held opening the brand new multi-million dollar, state-of-the art family medical clinic with Winder’s widow, Mechelle in attendance. As part of the dedication of the new clinic honoring Sgt. 1st Class Winder, the ceremony also included the rededication of the Col. Kenneth P. Fulton Dental Clinic that is part of the new facility. Dr. Fulton was a pioneer in military dentistry. He died in 1977.

The Winder Family Medical & Fulton Dental Clinics encompasses 45,000 square feet of space comprising of 39 primary care exam and 28 dental treatment rooms.

The new clinics’ building has been certified by the Leadership Energy and Environmental Design as a "Gold" standard building, and is the first Army Medicine facility to achieve that rating.

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