Birth Certificates & DEERS Update
Before leaving the hospital, you will complete a birth certificate application with Admissions. Admissions will electronically file it with the Bureau of Vital Statistics, Duval County Health Department (see address below). Addmissions provides information and an order form for you to request an original (certified) certificate of live birth from Vital Statistics, Duval County Health Department.
For more information, contact Admissions at (904) 542-7811.
Duval County Health Department
900 University Boulevard North
Jacksonville, Fla. 32211
To update your personnel record and enroll your child in DEERS at Personnel Support Detachment, you must obtain an original, certified certificate of live birth from the Health Department. It is critical to register your newborn in DEERS immediately in order to establish TRICARE eligibility for essential early health care. Children not registered in DEERS within 365 days after birth or adoption will lose all TRICARE eligibility.
For more information contact DEERS at (800) 533-9552.