We will be an innovative leader in healthcare while ensuring optimal warrior readiness and family wellness. We provide healthcare services, ensuring readiness and operational support through health promotion and evidence-based patient-centered care.
We provide medical and dental services such as aviation medicine, medical home port, dental, behavioral health, optometry, and occupational health as well as their supporting services.
We will consistently and relentlessly provide safe, high-quality medical care while maintaining 100% command and personal readiness 100% of the time. We strive to aggressively maintain a climate of operational excellence.
We will achieve maximum force readiness by aiming to be manned, trained, and equipped to provide and maintain safe, high quality healthcare.
We have over 300 dedicated military, civilian, and contract staff standing by to meet your healthcare needs!
Friday 28 November
On Friday, 28 November, Naval Health Clinic Patuxent River will have access for urgent medical and dental services until 1600. Pharmacy, Laboratory, and Radiology will close at 1200. Naval Health Clinic Patuxent River will resume normal operations on Monday, 1 December.
During Naval Health Clinic Patuxent River (NHCPR) clinic hours, call the clinic directly (301-342-1506) to speak to a nurse who will evaluate your symptoms. After normal clinic hours and on weekends, patients requiring medical care are authorized to seek urgent care in the civilian network after consulting with the Tricare Nurse Advice Line (NAL). The Tricare NAL is available at 1800-TRICARE (1-800-874-2273). The NAL will provide triage and referral to appropriate level of care to include consultation with on call provider, referral to urgent care, or emergency room.
Naval Health Clinic Patuxent River Influenza Vaccine
Active Duty Personnel: vaccination is mandatory. The Preventive Medicine Department will start vaccinating on 09OCT14. The vaccine will be available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 0800-1130 and 1230-1500.
Eligible Beneficiaries: Vaccinations will be available for all eligible beneficiaries' daily Beginning on 09OCT14 in the Immunization Clinic. The hours are 0730-1600.
TRICARE beneficiaries enrolled out in town can receive influenza vaccination from their Primary Care Provider.
My Provider Gave Me a Referral, Now What?
You came to Patuxent River Naval Health Clinic and received a referral for specialty care from your provider. Now what happens?
Specialty Referrals can be sent to either a Military Treatment Facility (MTF) or to a civilian provider. If you request or your provider recommends a MTF, your referral will be reviewed by the MTF specialty clinic.
Urgent Care - What, When, Where, and How
What is "urgent care?" Urgent care services are medically necessary services which are required for illness or injury that would not result in further disability or death if not treated immediately, but require professional attention and have the potential to develop such a threat if treatment is delayed longer than 24 hours. [more...]
TRICARE Beneficiary Town Hall Meeting
CAPT Michael Vernere, Naval Health Clinic Patuxent River
Commanding Officer, is hosting a Town Hall meeting Tuesday, July
1, 2014, for all TRICARE beneficiaries to solicit your feedback
on patient access to care, quality of care and patient safety.
All TRICARE beneficiaries are encouraged to attend. There is no
requirement to RSVP. The town hall meeting begins at 3 p.m. and
will be held in Building 1489, Room 102. Questions, call the NHC
Quarterdeck at 301-342-1418.
Patient and Family Advisory Council to Replace Health Care Consumers Council
The Naval Health Clinic Patuxent River is
constructing a Patient and Family Advisory Council. The Mission
of the Council is to discover and deliver the needs of our
patients in order to enhance service excellence through teamwork
and collaboration. [more...]
NHCPR is Proud to Announce the Birth of a Lactation Suite!
Service for Wounded Warriors, Families & Caregivers
HRO Claims Process for Federal Civilian Employees Serviced by HRO Pax River
Employees who are injured on the job must immediately report every job-related injury or illness to their supervisor. Download the Supervisor's checklist and the Injured Employee checklist to assist you with your report.
Employees should report to the Occupational Medicine Clinic, Bldg 436. Employees do not have to be treated at the Clinic but can elect to be treated by a physician of their choice (usually located within 25 miles of residence/work). Supervisors must issue a Medical Referral (OPNAV 5100/9) (formerly called Dispensary Permit) to the employee to be treated at the Occupational Medicine Clinic. This form is also available on the HRO web page. If our physician is not available, employees can go to an Urgent Care Facility, i.e., Breton Medical for treatment. Employees are urged to contact the Occupational Medicine Clinic at 301-342-1496 for an appointment. Employees who sustain an on-the-job injury of such severity that requires immediate medical attention (severe lacerations, possible fractures and head/neck injuries) should be transported to the closest civilian emergency medical facility.
For further guidance employees/supervisors can contact Ms. Debbie Owen at 301-342-6867 or Ms. Karen Delucca 732-323-4357.
Service for Wounded Warriors, Families & Caregivers
The DoD announced today that the Military OneSource service has established a Wounded Warrior Resource Center telephone number and e-mail address for service members and their families, if they have concerns or other difficulties during their recovery process. Service members and their family members can now call (800) 342-9647 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org 24/7 to request support. Assistance provided by the resource center will not replace the specialized wounded warrior programs established by each of the military services, but it will offer another avenue of assistance for military facilities, health care services, and/or benefits information. For more information, go to http://www.defenselink.mil/releases/release.aspx?releaseid=12190
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Operational Forces Medical Liaison Services
Operational Forces Medical Liaison Services The primary mission of this facility is to provide quality healthcare for the men and women of the uniformed services. In order to accomplish this mission, the special needs of the Fleet and Operational Forces must be met. The Operational Forces Medical Liaison program assists active duty personnel assigned to the Patuxent River Naval Air Station with medical issues to ensure a fully fit and medically ready active duty population. The Operational Forces Medical Liaison Services Medical Department customer survey form and the Operational Forces Medical Liaison Service Individual Sailor or Marine customer service form are two tools we are using to assess command effectiveness. Please fill out one or both of the surveys and submit to our Customer Services Office in the main clinic to let us know how we are doing and how we can serve you better.
The point of contact is LT Gabe Gizaw at the quarterdeck, 301-342-1418; e-mail: email@example.com. Thank you for your feedback.
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Last Updated: 8/8/2013