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Welcome aboard!

Congratulations on your orders to Naval Health Clinic Charleston!


We are the Gold Standard in delivering patient-centered health care. We have the unique responsibility and privilege of providing superior health care for our warriors, veterans and their family members. Our commitment to providing state-of-the-art health care remains unwavering. We have an outstanding team and medical facility and it's due to the extraordinary talents and fortitude of our dedicated employees like you!   


Command Sponsor


Naval Health Clinic Charleston assigns a sponsor to every person in receipt of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) Orders. The sponsors will be actively involved with the program providing guidance and/ or information to assure a smooth transition into this command, during pre-arrival, arrival, and post-arrival.


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Welcome Aboard Package is available here.


If you are Active Duty coming from a previous duty station, use NSIPS to fill out the Gain Questionnaire.  Include information regarding marital status, children, pets, etc. to be best matched with a sponsor. 


Our Command Sponsor Program Coordinator,  can be contacted at DSN 843-794-6227 /  843-794-6357 or


Upon arrival, report to the Mate-of-the-Day (MOD) at the Information Desk to endorse your orders. Proceed to the Human Resources Department (HRD) on the 2nd deck, near the main ladder well.  If you report to the MOD after normal working hours (1630), still come to the Information Desk to get your orders endorsed, but do not report to HRD until the next working day at 0730. 


The Basics:

Enroll Family Members in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS).
All service members and their dependents must be enrolled in DEERS to receive medical benefits. Check the website for information.


Obtain a military identification card from the ID card facility.
All service members and family members, including children ages 10 and older, need their own ID cards. Your card will allow you access to military bases, exchanges, and commissaries, and will make you eligible to receive a medical card. You will need your marriage license, birth certificate, photo identification, and Department of Defense Form 1172 (application form) to apply for an ID card. The nearest ID/CAC Card Processing office to Naval Health Clinic Charleston is in BLDG 206 within the NNPTC Circle.

Update Serviceman’s Group Life Insurance (SGLI) policy. This is the time a service member to update his or her record of emergency data sheet (DD Form 93).

Meet your Command Ombudsman.
The Naval Health Clinic Charleston Ombudsman is Katharine Gonzalez. 
Katharine can be reached at from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and at (843) 714-1707 for emergencies. Please email to schedule an appointment or to update your spouse’s contact information.

Develop your own Family Preparedness Plan.
It is important to be prepared in advanced of any disaster – either natural or man made. Information may be found at the Operation Prepare website  All sailors and their families should update their information in the Navy Family Accountability and Assessment System  to ensure that someone from the Navy can contact you after an emergency.    

Meet your Command Fitness Leader.
The Naval Health Clinic Charleston Command Fitness Leader, LT Anthony Waite, can be reached at  (843) 794-6142 or Anthony. For information about the Navy Operational Fitness and Fueling System (NOFFS), which provides the Navy with "best in class" physical fitness and nutrition information for Sailors, visit