Naval Health Clinic New England

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Richard D. Dewert Medical Clinic
Building 23
43 Smith Road
Newport, RI 02841-1002

Information Desk Telephone: 401-841-3771

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Naval Health Clinic New England (NHCNE), Newport, is a comprehensive health care facility at the south end of the naval complex. It provides a full range of outpatient services for naval shore activities and fleet units of the operating forces, family members of armed services personnel and other authorized beneficiaries. NHCNE, Newport, has no emergency care capability. For emergency care, patients should call 911 for an ambulance or report to the nearest civilian hospital. The NAVSTA Newport Fire Department provides ambulance services on Naval Station property. Inpatient care is provided by Newport Hospital hospitalists and Navy physicians through a resource-sharing agreement with Newport Hospital, the local civilian hospital on Aquidneck Island. Clinical staff and services are located in a Comprehensive Health Care Facility, the Richard D. Dewert Medical Clinic, Building 23, which opened in 1997.

Personnel new to commands in the Narragansett Bay region should present themselves to NHCNE, Newport, within the first few days of arrival. Active duty members must enroll in TRICARE Prime. Enrollment is not automatic. Family members of active duty personnel may be enrolled in TRICARE Prime without an enrollment fee. Enroll online at www.tricare.mil or call 877-874-2273. Once enrollment is complete, personnel select a PCM, to oversee their medical care.

All questions about services available and access may be directed to the Health Benefits Advisor. 

APPOINTMENT CALL CENTER

 

Phone: 888-628-9633 (888-NAVY-MED)

 

The Naval Health Clinic New England Appointment Call Center offers a quick and easy way to schedule appointments and personalized, efficient and streamlined service from specially trained appointment agents. Access to a PCM is also offered 24/7, including weekends and holidays, by calling the above number.

 

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

 

Appointments: By referral or self-referral

 

Phone: 401-841-4475

 

Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday (except holidays)

 

The Behavioral Health Clinic conducts psychological evaluation and treatment for active- duty personnel.

 

DENTAL

 

1173 Whipple St.

 

Phone: 401-841-2541/2542

 

Hours: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, Friday (except holidays), 7 a.m. to noon Thursday

 

The Dental Clinic provides dental care to shore-based Navy and Marine Corps personnel and other authorized beneficiaries in the Narragansett Bay area. The clinic is located across the street from the Commissary Store. Dental specialties available include restorative dentistry, periodontics, oral surgery, prosthodontics and endodontics. Treatment and routine dental examinations for active duty personnel are provided by appointment. Dental emergencies will be treated at any time. To expedite treatment after hours, patients should contact the clinic to let the duty section know when they expect to arrive. All active duty Navy and Marine Corps personnel are enrolled in a dental review program when they check in with the dental clinic. They will be notified through their chain of command when they are due for their annual dental examinations.

 

EXCEPTIONAL FAMILY MEMBER PROGRAM

 

Phone: 401-841-6847

 

Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday (except holidays)

 

HEALTH BENEFITS ADVISOR

 

Phone: 401-841-6189

 

Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday (except holidays)

 

The advisors are available to patients regarding TRICARE, TRICARE for Life and Medicare.

 

IMMUNIZATIONS

 

Phone: 401-841-7452

 

Hours: 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Friday

 

The Immunization Clinic provides routine immunizations for all eligible TRICARE Prime and TRICARE for Life beneficiaries (infancy to elderly) across all patient categories (Active Duty, retirees, and family members). Allergy shots are not provided nor given by this clinic.

 

Booster vaccinations for school and college can be given without a prescription if immunization records are available and brought in at the time of the visit.

 

If you are being seen by an outside physician, you will need a prescription from your provider for the immunization.

 

Immunization records and any available health records are required when you come in for immunizations.

 

PPDs are not placed on Thursdays since the results need to be evaluated two to three days later.

 

INDIVIDUAL MEDICAL READINESS/MEDICAL READINESS REPORTING SYSTEM/DEPLOYMENT HEALTH CLINIC/ PHYSICAL EXAMS

 

Phone: 401-841-6186

 

Hours: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday

 

Individual Medical Readiness (IMR) provides Annual Health Assessments (PHA) to all active duty Sailors and Marines. It is a birth month screening of risk factors and behaviors/lifestyle. IMR staff ensure age- and risk-related medical screening is performed, as well as counseling on those and other lifestyle topics, and completion of readiness elements. The Medical Readiness Reporting System team is responsible for all medical record tracking and recording for all active duty personnel throughout Naval Station Newport. The Deployment Health Clinic (DHC) provides Post Deployment Health Assessments to all military personnel returning from deployment. DHC identifies any behavioral issues that can affect the member’s well-being. Physical Exams staff schedule precommissioning, aviation, separation, retirement, routine and Special Forces physicals. They also ensure that all preliminaries and paper work are complete prior to the patient’s visit with the provider.

 

INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE

 

Phone: 401-841-6170

 

Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday (except holidays)

 

KING HALL (FOR CERTAIN SCHOOLS)

 

Phone: 401-841-4553/2011/4170

 

Hours: 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday (except holidays)

 

Sick Call Hours: 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Monday through Friday (except holidays) with
walk-ins up to 4 p.m.

 

LABORATORY

 

Phone: 401-841-6780/6783

 

Hours: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (except holidays), 8 a.m. to noon Saturday

 

Phlebotomy/Blood Collection Service: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to noon Saturday

 

Mail-Outs: Tests not performed in this laboratory are referred to other military treatment facilities or contracted civilian reference laboratories for testing.

 

The Laboratory Department provides extensive support services covering Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and is accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP). Contact the Laboratory Department with any questions regarding specimen handling or laboratory policies.

 

OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE

 

Phone: 401-841-3839

 

Hours: 8 a.m.to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday (except holidays)

 

Call ahead for an appointment.

 

Occupational Medicine provides surveillance and certification exams for occupational hazards, pre-employment exams and return to work clearance. They also provide treatment of work-related illness and injury, worksite consultations and review of limited duty assignments.

 

ORAL SURGERY

 

Appointments: By referral only

 

Phone: 401-841-3180/6767

 

Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday (except holidays)

 

The Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Clinic provides diagnosis, management, and treatment of disease, injury, and disorders of the face, mouth and supportive structures.

 

OVERSEAS SCREENING (ACTIVE DUTY)

 

Phone: 401-841-6847

 

Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday (except holidays)

 

PATIENT ADMINISTRATION

 

Phone: 401-841-3409/6299

 

Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday (except holidays)

 

Patient Administration provides outpatient services to eligible beneficiaries, including Limited Duty Boards/TDRLs (401-841-6297), Medical Boards (401-841-6297), MEDEVAC Services/Patient Tracking (401-841-6026), Medical Records Maintenance (401-841-3409), Overseas Screening and Exceptional Family Member Program (401-841-6847) and Reserve Liaison (401-841-6283).

 

PHARMACY

 

Phone: 401-841-2224/3714

 

Information Automated Refill System: 877-211-1126

 

Hours: All services, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday (except holidays), 8 a.m. to noon Saturday

 

Patients are reminded that the pharmacy does not stock all medications. You may call the pharmacy to see if your medicine is stocked or a list is available online at www.med.navy.mil/sites/nhcne/nhcne/Services/Pharmacy/Formulary.htm. Refill prescriptions are processed via an automated phone-in system or the internet. Refills will be available for pick-up at the pharmacy after two business days. Retirees and dependents may see what their co-pay would be for medications at a civilian pharmacy by searching: www.express-scripts.com/tricareformulary.

 

PREVENTIVE MEDICINE

 

Phone: 401-841-6776

 

Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday (except holidays)

 

The Preventive Medicine Team provides environmental health surveys, food safety inspections, communicable disease investigations, travel medicine evaluations, and support any educational classes needed for MRSA, HIV/STD, Lyme disease, West Nile or any other Public Health information classes.

 

RADIOLOGY

 

Phone: 401-841-6840/6841

 

Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (except holidays), 8 a.m. to noon Saturday

 

REFERRAL MANAGEMENT

 

Appointments: Not required

 

Phone: 401-841-6189

 

Hours: 7:30 a.m.to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday (except holidays)

 

Patients who have received a referral for specialty care are directed to the Referral Management office for referral processing and instructions regarding obtaining the specialty care.

 

SICK CALL/ACUTE CARE
(ACTIVE DUTY)

 

NHCNE

 

Appointments required at NHCNE: 888-628-9633

 

Hours: 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Friday (except on holidays)

 

Acute Care/Sick Call for active duty enrolled to NHCNE. Appointments must be scheduled with a PCM at Medical Home Port by calling 888-628-9633.

 

King Hall

 

Appointments not required at King Hall

 

Phone: 401-841-4553

 

Hours: 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. daily (except on holidays) with walk-ins up to 4 p.m.

 

Acute Care/Sick Call for certain schools and active duty non-enrollees (not enrolled to NHCNE due to assignment at NAVSTA of less than 180 days). Acute/Follow-up care is 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Personnel need to be in uniform or regulation Navy PT gear.

 

Naval War College

 

Appointments preferred

 

Phone: 401-841-7489

 

Hours: 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. (except on holidays)

 

If enrolled to a Primary Care Provider at NHCNE, please contact the Call Center at 888-628-9633 to schedule an appointment.

 

WELLNESS CLINIC/
HEALTH PROMOTION

 

Phone: 401-841-6777

 

Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday (except holidays)

 

Health Promotion provides counseling and teaching on various health topics including diabetes and dietetic counseling. The Health Promotion staff attends multiple health fairs and will eagerly conduct lectures throughout Naval Station Newport area commands and in the community, upon request.

 

 

VETERINARY CLINIC 

 

The U.S. Army Newport Veterinary Clinic, in Building 1255 Whipple Street next to Leisure Bay, is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, and Friday, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. one Saturday a month. from Pets are seen by appointment only. Call 401-841-3994 to schedule an appointment or for information.

Only active-duty military personnel, their dependents, Reservists, members of the National Guard and retired military personnel are authorized to use the Veterinary Clinic. The Newport Veterinary Clinic offers wellness exams, minor sick call exams, routine vaccinations, pet supplies, including flea and tick prevention, and Health Certificate preparation and exams.

 

 

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