EpiPen(R) and Epinephrine 0.3mg Injectors have been extended once again, to assist during the current short supply. Click here for more information.

Due to operational commitments, the Primary Care Medical Homeport Clinics at Naval Health Clinic New England Newport and Naval Branch Health Clinic Groton are no longer accepting new enrollments of non-active duty beneficiaries at this time. The command is working with our network partners to ensure the provision of safe, high-quality care for our valued patients. Ancillary services such as radiology, laboratory, and pharmacy will continue to be fully available at current capabilities for all eligible beneficiaries. We appreciate your understanding and remain committed to providing quality health care that is deserving of your trust.

During this period of transition, we are committed to ensuring our beneficiaries receive safe, quality care and receive answers to all beneficiary questions. We have provided information that will assist those who may have questions or need additional assistance with benefits. Please see below contact information for assistance. If you need assistance with finding a Primary Care Manager please visit Humana Military at https://www.humanamilitary.com/beneficiary/enrollment-and-claims/ OR Contact Humana Military at (1-800-444-5445) If you need assistance with enrolling a newborn patient: Once the child is born, parents can make an appointment with a network PCM for the 2 day follow up and 2 week follow up. They can find a list of network PCMs by either calling Humana Military (1-800-444-5445) or going to their website at https://www.humanamilitary.com/ ***The child still has to be registered into DEERS within 90 days*** After registration in DEERS and during those 90 days, parents can officially enroll into a plan and PCM they choose (PRIME vs Select). If you need assistance with general inquiries on benefits, Tricare Prime, or Tricare for Retirees please visit the Humana Military website at https://www.humanamilitary.com/ Humana Military (1-800-444-5445), Monday - Friday 8am to 6pm Other options to contact Humana include: Secure messaging available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week Online chat, Monday - Friday 8am to 6pm

Update for Flu Vaccine: The immunization clinics at NHCNE Newport, NBHC Groton and NBHC Portsmouth have flu vaccine available for their beneficiary population. Everyone 6 months and older can get vaccinated, including those who are pregnant. Flu HD for 65 years and over is available as well. Please check with your clinic to determine your eligibility for receiving a flu shot if you have any questions. No appointments are needed. NBHC Saratoga Springs has flu vaccine for the Active Duty population only.

Civilian staff who have influenza vaccine as a condition of employment should come to the clinic during normal business hours to receive their seasonal influenza vaccine.

The NHCNE immunizations clinics are currently out of the "new" shingles vaccine SHINGRIX at all NHCNE sites. This vaccine is for the prevention of the shingles disease in patients over 50 years of age. Manufacturer production is unable to keep up with the extremely high demand for this product. We have no clear date of when this shortage will end. All NHCNE sites are still able to order the Zostavax vaccine, which is for the prevention of shingles in patients age 60 and older. You can speak with your Health Care Provider or the Immunizations nurse to understand your options with these vaccines. We will keep you updated on this shortage via Tricare Online secure messaging, the NHCNE website and the NHCNE Facebook page.

NHCNE Newport chiropractic services has relocated to the 2
nd deck of the Dewert clinic next to the Optometry department.

NHCNE/NBHC Medical Treatment Facilities do not provide Emergency Care. TRICARE defines an emergency as a medical, maternity, or psychiatric emergency that would lead a "prudent layperson" (someone with average knowledge of health and medicine) to believe that a serious medical condition existed, or the absence of medical attention would result in a threat to his/her life, limb, or sight and requires immediate medical treatment, or which has painful symptoms requiring immediate attention to relieve suffering.

All TRICARE beneficiaries, in the event of a life-, limb-, or eyesight-threatening emergency, should call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room for care. Emergency Care does not require an authorization.

If enrolled to prime within a NHCNE MTF and it is an urgent situation or professional advice after normal business hours is required, please call the 24/7 Tricare Nurse Advice Line at 1-800-TRICARE (874-2273) and select option 1 to speak with a registered nurse. The Tricare Nurse Advice Line can provide you with professional advice, or a referral to a network urgent care or emergency room if appropriate. If you are out of area, contact Humana Military within 24 hours at 1-800-444-5445 to notify your PCM of an emergency admission or ER visit to coordinate continued care and ensure proper claims processing.