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Pregnancy Questions
 

 

 

DO YOU THINK YOU MAY BE PREGNANT?

Women who suspect that they are pregnant must seek confirmation of their pregnancy from their primary care manager (PCM).

An appointment is not required for pregnancy confirmation. You can have this completed on a walk-in basis by presenting to the Blue Team or Gold Team front desks during clinic hours. If you are an active duty servicewoman you will need to present to the Military Medicine department. 

Once your pregnancy is confirmed, your PCM will place a referral for you to see an obstetrical (OB) provider.  Because Naval Health Clinic Charleston (NHCC) does not have OB providers your prenatal care will be delivered by a provider within the TRICARE network.

An appointment will be scheduled for you to meet with the NHCC OB Liaison. The OB Liaison will provide information on the referral process, pediatric care and DEERS enrollment for your newborn, as well as basic prenatal education and community resources.

Please contact the OB Liaison at (843) 794-6657 with any questions.

DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR OB REFERRAL?

Your referral will be authorized within 3-4 business days.  To view your referral information, including assigned OB provider and authorization number, please log on to the Humana website at www.humana-military.com.

If you have problems logging in or finding your referral authorization, please call the NHCC Referral Management Center at (843) 794-6232/6233/6234 for assistance.

You can change the OB provider listed on your referral by calling Tricare South at 1-800-444-5445.

DO YOU NEED MEDICAL ATTENTION BUT HAVE NOT ESTABLISHED CARE WITH AN OB PROVIDER?

TRICARE beneficiaries can call the TRICARE Nurse Advice Line (NAL) 24/7 to receive health advice.

The NAL is a team of Registered Nurses who answer urgent healthcare questions. They will recommed if it's  ok to wait for care, or if you should
seek urgent or emergency care. The NAL can also schedule appointments
with your PCM at Naval Health Clinic Charleston.

To access the NAL dial 1-800-TRICARE  (874-2273) and select option 1.