The 21,200-square-foot Troop Medical Clinic at Eglin AFB serves the 7th Special Forces Group and is designed and constructed to facilitate an easy patient experience.
The clinic provides primary care, behavioral health care, physical therapy, dentistry as well as a complement of ancillary services including laboratory, radiology and pharmacy.
Military Healthcare Now and for the Future
The 21,000-square-foot facility replaced an interim 3,000-square-foot facility at Eglin AFB to serve the 7th Special Forces Group and Army Medical Department active duty personnel that relocated from Ft. Bragg, NC.
Primary care at the new Troop Medical Clinic is divided into the exam, treatment, and staff zones. Zones are sequenced to optimize low patient turnaround time. The large mechanical and electrical rooms are located on the back side of the building, away from the patient entry and encounter space. This allows personnel to perform routine maintenance with little impact to the day-to-day operations of the clinic.
Building expansion and flexibility are also important parts of the clinic’s design. Troop Medical Clinic is constructed to accommodate both current and future missions of the 7th Special Forces Group. The floor plan is organized in a grid to accommodate future need, including a steel column-and-beam structural system that can be easily expanded on both sides of the facility.
Troop Medical Clinic is unique because the 7th Special Forces Group is an Army installation on Air Force property. Therefore, BL Harbert was responsible for satisfying the varied and sometimes conflicting desires of the different client groups. To overcome this challenge, our team worked closely with the project stakeholders to make sure all criteria were satisfied and both clients were pleased.