The Charette Health Center, Portsmouth (Portsmouth Naval Medical Center) provides a comprehensive range of emergency, outpatient and inpatient health care services to active duty Navy and Marine Corps personnel, their families and the many retired military members in the Hampton Roads area .
There are 7 Branch Health clinics and 3 TRICARE Prime clinics to meet the needs of service members and family members. Personnel should contact the health care facility nearest them to obtain information on the availability of services.
Branch Health Clinic, NAS Oceana: 757-953-3933
Branch Health Clinic, Dam Neck Annex: 757-953-9914
Admiral Joel T. Boone Branch Health Clinic, NAB Little Creek: 757-953-8351
Sewells Point Branch Health Clinic, Norfolk Naval Base: 757-953-9000
Branch Health Clinic, Norfolk Naval Shipyard: 757-953-6500
Branch Health Clinic, NSA Northwest Annex: 757-953-6250
Branch Health Clinic, Yorktown Naval Weapons Station: 757-953-8454
TRICARE Prime Clinic, Chesapeake: 757-953-6366
TRICARE Prime Clinic, Northwest: 757-953-6250
TRICARE Prime Clinic, Virginia Beach: 757-953-6708
All appointments are made through the TRICARE central phone number at 866-645-4584.
Charette Medical Center, Portsmouth has the only military emergency room on the Southside Hampton Roads. The branch health clinics are not equipped to handle life-threatening emergencies. All life-threatening emergencies should be taken to the Charette Health Care Center, Portsmouth, or the nearest civilian facility. On the peninsula side of Hampton Roads, for emergencies go to the nearest civilian hospital.
Active duty personnel need to remember that they must use military care facilities. If an emergency does arise and an active duty person must use a civilian hospital, TRICARE must be notified at once, or insurance coverage is not assured.
Active Duty Personnel receive dental care at one of the branch dental clinics in the area:
Naval Dental Clinic, Norfolk: 757-953-8526
Branch Dental Clinic, Boone Health Clinic Little Creek: 757-953-8334
Branch Dental Clinic, Health Clinic Naval Shipyard Norfolk:757-953-6509
Branch Dental Clinic, Health Clinic NAS Oceana: 757-953-3910
Branch Dental Clinic, Health Clinic Yorktown: 757-953-8454
The TRICARE Dental Program (TDP) is a comprehensive dental plan available to family members of active duty uniformed services personnel. There are many dentists in the Hampton Roads area who accept TDP. For information regarding participating dentists or other questions you may have call United Concordia, 800-866-8499 or visit their website.
If you use TRICARE Standard/Extra, Hampton Roads area has many excellent facilities to meet your health care needs. You will find several private hospitals, outpatient treatment facilities, medical practices and many specialty clinics. For more information regarding your choices, call Health Net, 877-874-2273, or visit their website.