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Health Promotion and Wellness

Goal:

To improve and sustain military readiness by increasing awareness, providing education, and intervention to promote healthy lifestyle for Sailors, DOD personnel, and other beneficiaries of Naval Medical Center Portsmouth

Objectives:

To provide resources to promote improvement and maintenance of health, fitness, and quality of life through a collaborative effort with specialty services and departments based on community needs assessment and interest of beneficiaries.


Health Promotion and Wellness services provided include:

NUTRITION / WEIGHT MANAGEMENT

Individual counseling sessions are available. Designed to provide a basic understanding of nutrition and includes the importance of healthy food choices, reading food labels, and lifestyle changes in relation to good health. Call (757) 953-9247 or (757) 953-1927 to schedule an appointment.

SHIPSHAPE

8 – Week Program. This 8 week program has an open enrollment so you may join at any time. Registration paperwork is required for enrollment in this program. Program reinforces fitness, fun and healthy lifestyle changes. Topics include: Nutrition, Fitness, Stress Management, and Long Term Success! Call (757) 953-9247 or (757) 953-1925 for information on enrollment and program schedule.

TOBACCO CESSATION

Group and Individual Counseling sessions are available. Program provides all the tools necessary to successfully become tobacco free. Medications to help with tobacco cessation are available. We offer Chantix, Zyban, and Nicotine Replacement Therapy. Call (757) 953-1927 or (757) 953-1934 to schedule an appointment.

CHOLESTEROL EDUCATION

Education teaches what you can do to increase your “good” cholesterol, lower your “bad” cholesterol, how to take your medications, the importance of follow up appointments and how to protect your heart against disease.

HYPERTENSION EDUCATION

Education teaches the things that you can do to control your high blood pressure, taking your medications correctly, the importance of follow up appointments and preventing damage from uncontrolled high blood pressure.

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Contact Information

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Contact Information:

(757) 953-9248 - Department Head
(757) 953-9247, (757) 953-1925 - Nutrition
(757) 953-1927, (757) 953-1934 - Tobacco Cessation

Location:

Building 3, 1st Floor, Room 1.3-141

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday 0730-1600

Services Offered

Nutrition/Weight Management Counseling
ShipShape Program (8 week Program)
Tobacco Cessation Counseling (Individual/Group)
Right Weigh Program
Stepwell Walking Program
ICE