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Labor and Delivery - Northwest Beginnings


Due to current staffing issues, Naval Health Clinic Oak Harbor’s (NHCOH) Northwest Beginnings labor and delivery unit is referring all pregnant patients in labor, or who need to be assessed for labor, to local civilian hospitals for their care and treatment.

The health and safety of our patients is our topmost priority and we are working closely with our health care partners in the community to ensure a smooth transition, which includes the ability for our providers to perform deliveries at local hospitals, for all of our patients affected by this change. Our Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB/GYN) clinic remains open for all prenatal appointments, which will continue as scheduled.

Patients with questions or concerns regarding their care may call the OB/GYN clinic during normal operating hours, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at 360-257-9761. After hours and on weekends, patients should contact our Northwest Beginnings Triage Advice Line at 360-257-9111 with any questions or before arriving at NHCOH for unscheduled care.

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to ensure the best care possible for our families, whether that’s at our clinic or with one of local hospital partners.



24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

  Located past the OB/GYN clinic.
  (360) 257-9777 - Special Delivery Unit (Labor and Delivery)
(360) 257-9727 - Nursery
(360) 257-9761 - OB/GYN Clinic
(360) 257-9436 - Lactation Consultant / Childbirth Education
(360) 257-9435 - Fax
Scope of Care:
  The Special Delivery Unit (SDU) is an inpatient ward that provides outpatient triage/monitoring and inpatient labor and delivery services for low risk obstetric patients.  Staff composition includes military and civilian Registered Nurse's (RN), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN), and Hospital Corpsman (HM). 


Other services within Special Delivery Unit Nursing services include Antepartum Monitoring, Lactation services, Childbirth Education classes, and the Well Baby Clinic.

SDU encourages "family centered care." For more information on visiting hours you may call the charge nurse at (360) 257-9777.   


 Certified Nurse Midwives Delivering Care  No
 24/7 Anesthesia Service  On Call
 Rooming in with infants postpartum  Yes
 Lactation Support (24/7- RNs)  Consultants - M-F
 Visiting Restrictions  None
 Private Postpartum Rooms  Yes
 Base access for non-military  Yes - prior to delivery w/ paperwork
 Teaching Hospital  No
 Wi-Fi available  Yes
 Group Pre-natal Care (centering)  No
 Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC) Supported  No
 Maternal-Fetal Medicine On-site  No
 Neonatal Intensive Care Nursery On-site  No

Helpful Links:
Women Infants and Children (WIC) - 360-257-8049 
Childbirth Education - Click here for more detailed information.
Lactation Services - Click here for more detailed information.
  Labor and Delivery's Online Interactive Customer Evaluation (ICE) - Patients are invited to take our online Customer Services Survey every time you visit our facility, especially if you see a difference in the care you receive, whether positive or negative. This is the only way that we have of getting feedback from our Birthing mothers to try and make a positive and lasting impression of our facility and most importantly your healthcare treatment.
  Uniform Business Office - Questions Concerning Insurance
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