You should immediately begin the process of overseas screening for you and your family as soon as you have orders in hand.
The overseas screening process is designed to identify personnel or family members who have medical conditions or illnesses that cannot be treated be the U.S. Navy Hospital (USNH) Naples due to the lack of medical specialists. For example, service members with conditions such as cancer, autism, chronic mental illness, cardiac insufficiency, rheumatology, advanced pulmonary disease and neurological disorders cannot obtain specialty care as USNH Naples. The facility is small and does not offer these services. Additionally, medications for some conditions may not be available at the hospital pharmacy. Please check medication availability with the pharmacy at 011-39-081-811-6225 prior to your transfer. The overseas screening process, if done properly, identifies personnel and family members who would be at increased risk if they were assigned to Naples.
Overseas screening is required of active duty service members and their families. Civilians, contractors and Department of Defense personnel seeking employment in Naples are highly encouraged to have an overseas screening. This will ensure any specialty care you may require will be available to you.
This typically consists of medical examinations, inoculations and an interview with a command representative. Additionally, if you or one of your family members has a change in your medical condition after completion of the overseas screening, notify your command at once.
You should contact your respective medical facility to begin the overseas immunization series far enough in advance so a last minute rush is avoided. Having to get several shots at once can be painful, especially for children.
An “International Certificate of Vaccination” (PHS Form 731) is required and will be issued before leaving the United States once you have completed the required shots; booster shots are given as required at the U.S. Navy Hospital Naples, Italy. PHS Form 731 is a “Yellow Card” that all immunization clinics should carry. All active-duty service members and their dependents are encouraged to have an updated version of the Yellow Card.
At times, personnel find themselves in need of specialized care that can only be obtained in the Italian community. If you suspect you may need special care, contact the USNH Naples Patient Administration Department at DSN 314-629-6215 or Commercial 011-39-081-811-6215 to inquire if the service is provided and if insurance is accepted.