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Naval Hospital Oak Harbor > Services > Preventive Medicine

Preventive Medicine

Hours:
 

Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. walk in clinic or call us to schedule an appointment outside these times.

Location:
  Located on Saratoga Road in trailer R-53 across from the Naval Hospital.
Phone:
 

(360) 257-5950
(360) 257-5336
(360) 914-7384 Duty Phone

Scope of Care:
 

We provide preventive medicine and Environmental Health services to eligible beneficiaries including active duty, reservists, retirees, and dependents. These services include communicable disease investigation and control, medical event/disease reporting, water and ice testing, and food service/habitability/childcare inspections.

Seasonal Influenza Vaccines: We provide flu vaccines to active duty, reservists, and coordinate the Beneficiary Flu Clinics each year for our eligible beneficiaries.

Active Duty personnel and activated Reservists who need Anthrax or Smallpox vaccine should schedule an appointment by calling the Preventive Medicine Clinic at: (360) 257-5950 / 5336 as soon as possible prior to overseas deployment.  Anthrax and Smallpox vaccines are currently given on Wednesday afternoons at 12:00 p.m. in the Deployment Health Clinic.  Please ensure you have called ahead to make an appointment.

For Temporary Food Events on Base the following requirements must be met: Everyone who handles food (preparing or serving) must have:

  • Food Handler’s Health Card (requires completion of health questionnaire to ensure food handler does not have a communicable disease that could pose a food safety risk).

The organization hosting the Temporary Food Event must have:

Contact Preventive Medicine at 257-5950 to arrange for menu specific just in time training. The menu should be established ahead of time. Please allow at least one week prior to the event to arrange for training.

For temporary events out in town: Please refer to the Island County Health Department website at: Island County Health Department or call 240-5554 or 679-7350.

Clinic Information:
  We typically operate on a walk-in basis, although certain patients are booked appointments.
Hot Topics in Preventive Medicine:
 

SEASONAL FLU VACCINE UPDATE:

We are starting to receive our flu vaccine shipments and we are distributing the early doses in accordance with Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Department of Defense (DoD) guidance.  Our first priorities are Deploying service members, Medically high risk patients (as determined by their Primary Care Manager), Healthcare staff, and Emergency essential employees.

We will be scheduling Active Duty Flu Vaccine Clinics at each of the commands. Squadrons should work with their Flight Surgeons or Aviation Corpsmen to coordinate their Flu Vaccine Clinics. Shore Commands will be scheduled through Preventive Medicine.

Preventive Medicine will also be coordinating Beneficiary Flu Vaccine Clinics at the hospital in the near future.  Please check back for updates.  These Clinics will be widely advertised as more of our vaccine order arrives.

For additional information on flu, please refer to the following websites:
Washington State Department of Health - website
Island County Public Health - website
Center's for Disease Control and Prevention - website
Flu.Gov - website
  Public Health, Seattle, and King County - Always at your service
  Pandemic Flu.Gov - Questions Concerning Pandemic Flu
For Seasonal Influenza Flyers and Brochures to post on your refrigerator:
Everyday Preventive Actions - That can help fight germs, like the flu brochure.
"Take 3" Actions - To fight the flu brochure.
Inactivated Influenza Vaccine 2010-2011 - What you should know brochure.
Live, Intranasal Influenza Vaccine 2010-2011 - What you need to know brochure.
Flu & You  - Two page brochure with lots of handy information.
Environmental Health Issues:
  Department of Health Marine Biotoxin - Lethal levels of marine biotoxins lead to large recreational shellfish closures:  Recreational shellfish harvesters are advised to check the Department of Health's Marine Biotoxin web site or call the agencies biotoxin hotline, 1-800-562-5632, before harvesting shellfish anywhere in this state.
West Nile Virus - in Washington state
Other Helpful Links:
 

Preventive Medicine Clinics Online Interactive Customer Evaluation (ICE) - Patients are invited to take our online Customer Services Survey every time you visit our facility, especially if you see a difference in the care you receive, whether positive or negative. This is the only way that we have of getting feedback from our beneficiaries to try and make a positive and lasting impression of our facility and most importantly your healthcare treatment.

  Uniform Business Office - Questions Concerning Insurance
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