Allergy and Immunology
The Allergy/Immunology clinic provides evaluation and treatment of seasonal allergies (hay fever), asthma, eczema, hives, food allergy, drug allergy, stinging insect allergy and immune deficiency.
- Allergy skin and blood testing
- Allergy immunotherapy (allergy shots)
- Pulmonary function testing
- Food challenges
- Drug challenges
- Allergy shots for established patients
- Immunizations for patients who do not have a primary care provider; with written, off-post, prescriptions
Who Can Be Seen Here
- Active Duty Military
- TRICARE Prime
- Retirees with TRICARE Prime
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. I would like an evaluation with an allergist. How do I make an appointment?
A. You will need a referral from your primary care provider to the Allergy Clinic in order to make an appointment. Once your provider has placed the referral, you may call the central appointment line at 719-524-2273 in 2-3 days to schedule your visit.
Q. What do I need to do to prepare for my appointment?
A. Some allergy testing requires patients stop their antihistamines for seven days. Examples of antihistamines are Claritin (loratidine), Zyrtec (cetirizine), Allegra (fexofenadine), and Benadryl (diphenhydramine). Some nose sprays, eye drops, and cold medicines also contain antihistamines. Please continue all other medications, including asthma inhalers. We will still be able to have a productive appointment if you are unable to stop your antihistamines. Please call with questions.
Q. How long will my appointment last?
A. Most initial appointments are about one to two hours, but some can last three to four hours. Most follow up appointments are 40 minutes.
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