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      Heat Index Advisory

      The summer season brings notice to the heat index. Please ensure you hydrate often and utilize te heat index to ensure you stay safe.

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      PHA Go

      Effective July 5, 2017, pre-screening for PHA will be conducted online, instead of in person. This can be done with or without CAC access.
      The PHA program will be standardized across the Military Services. This standardized process will assess the medical readiness of Service members, initiate preventive services as warranted, assess currency of individual medical readiness (IMR) requirements, and identify if Service members are within the time frame for completion of required deployment.


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      13th Annual National Drug Take Back Day

      Saturday, April 29th from 1000-1400 is the 13th annual National Drug Take Back Day, which aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs.

      Education will also be provided to inform the general public about medications and their potential for abuse. You can bring your expired and unwanted medications to several locations in the community.

      Locations can be found near you by entering your zip-code into the following website: You can also call: 1-800-882-9539 for more information.  

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      Memorial Day Notice

      In observance of the Memorial Day weekend, the Pharmacy will  be closed through the weekend and also on Monday, May 29th. The Pharmacy will resume normal working hours on Tuesday, May 30th  


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      Holocaust Remembrance Day Event

      NHCPR Diversity Committee will observe Holocaust Remembrance Day/Days of Remembrance on 28 April @ 1200 noon at the Lincoln Community Center, 21967 Cuddihy Road, Patuxent River, MD 20670. 


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      FDA EpiPen Recall Notice

      The FDA has issued a voluntary recall of Epi-Pen and Epi-Pen Jr.If you have unused pens that have one of the numbers above, you can bring them to any MTF pharmacy and swap them out for a new set.


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      2016 Military Health System Awards

      NHC Patuxent River Awarded prestigious Patient Engagement Award during the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States (AMSUS) ceremony held December 1st in Washington D.C. Pictured below Executive Officer CAPT Karin Warner, Nicole Quinn, and Dr. Paul Ciminera accept the award on the behalf of the command.


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      Active Shooter Practical Exercise

      Naval Health Clinic Patuxent River will conduct an Active Shooter practical exercise on Wednesday, 7 December 2016. The clinic (Building 1370) will be closed between 0730 and 1030 for the drill while operating as a training environment. Other Naval Health Clinic activities (specifically the Pharmacy and Physical Therapy) not located in Building 1370 will be operating normally.

      This drill will involve simulated armed attackers firing a limited number of blank shots inside the clinic. Naval Air Station Patuxent River Naval Security Force and local law enforcement will respond to the training incident and the Naval Health Clinic Patuxent River staff will either evacuate or shelter in place as appropriate to the exercise scenario.

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      Influenza Season

      With influenza (flu) season upon us once again, Naval Health Clinic Patuxent River (NHCPR) is determined to make 2016/17 the year that we achieve our highest rate of installation seasonal flu vaccinations.

      Who can get vaccinated?
      Those eligible for vaccination are: active duty personnel, their beneficiaries, retirees, and civilian employees who require vaccination as part of their employment on base (e.g. CDC, and Health Clinic workers). Women who are pregnant and people who are immunocompromised (e.g. diabetic) may still receive the flu vaccine. We are currently able to serve populations 6 months of age and older. We are not offering Intranasal Flu this year, as it was not recommended for administration.

      With influenza (flu) season upon us once again, Naval Health Clinic Patuxent River (NHCPR) is determined to make 2016/17 the year that we achieve our highest rate of installation seasonal flu vaccinations.

      Where and when to get your flu shot?
      The NHCPR immunization clinic is open on a walk-in basis during the following times:
      Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 0730-1630
      Wednesday from 0930-1630

      Feel free to call or stop by the NHCPR immunization clinic, to have any questions or concerns answered. Our phone number is (301)757-2142.

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      NHCPR RelayHealth

      • Have a non-urgent question for the doctor and unsure how to get it answered easily?
      • Want a medication renewal and hoping to avoid a trip?
      • Sign up for Relay Health to securely email the care teams at NHC Patuxent River.

      RelayHealth Registration

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      NHCPR Smartphone App

      Easy access to clinic and branch clinic phone numbers, customer service, RelayHealth, Tricare Online, and even driving directions. Be kept up-to-date with clinic and pharmacy news through push notifications.

      Search for 'NHCPR' on your preferred app store, scan the appropriate QR code on this flyer or use one of the links below:

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      Ebola Virus Disease Information

      The Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center has published two documents about Ebola Virus Disease(EVD). Click each link to learn more about EVD.

      Ebola Virus Disease Info Sheet (PDF) - Updated: 8 Oct 2014

      Ebola Virus Disease Trifold (PDF) - Updated: 8 Oct 2014

    • 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.

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      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.


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      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.


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      NHCPR is Proud to Announce the Birth of a Lactation Suite!

      The Lactation Suite, otherwise known as a “Mother’s Time Out” room provides a quiet place where mothers can breastfeed their baby in private surrounded by all of the comforts of home.  New mothers and their babies are welcome to attend. For more information  concerning lactation support available at Naval Health Clinic Patuxent River, please contact LCDR Jill Maldarelli-Drey NC USN at 301-342-7427.

    General Information

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      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. 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.

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      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 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

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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 LCDR Sadie Henry at the quarterdeck, 301-342-1418; e-mail: Thank you for your feedback.

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