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Installation Overview --Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Washington


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Installation Overview --Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Washington

Naval Hospital Oak Harbor medical team

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Naval Hospital Oak Harbor (NHOH) is a small hospital with ambulatory care facilities designed and staffed to support active duty and reserve service members based at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. Family members and retired military families are seen as staff and facilities allow. Occupational Health support is provided for civil service workers. This hospital is part of the TRICARE program.

Naval Hospital Oak Harbor is staffed by approximately 350 personnel and supports a total population of approximately 40,000 beneficiaries. Clinical services include: Aviation Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Family Practice, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Optometry, Orthopedics, Pediatrics, Primary Care, Psychiatry, and Surgery with the supporting services of the Laboratory, Nursing, Aviation Physiology Training, Pharmacy, Preventive and Occupational medicine, Radiology and Social Service. Various administrative services are also available.

The Dental Clinic provides dental care to the installation's active duty community. Routine dental care for family members and retired service members is not available. The TRICARE Family Member Dental Plan (TFMDP) is administered by United Concordia Companies, Inc (UCCI). See Related Subject Family Member Dental Plan for specific information.

The Exceptional Family Member Program Coordinator is located in the Patient Administration Department. For information about the program and registration, contact the EFM Coordinator.

Emergencies will be seen any time, night or day, in the Emergent Room (ER). For ambulance service off base, including all housing areas, call 911.

Urgent same day care is available in most outpatient clinics. Non-urgent problems will be seen by appointment in the appropriate clinics. Some of the specialty clinics only see patients on referral from one of the general care clinics.

For appointments as far in advance as possible, please call the TRICARE Regional Appointment Center (TRAC) or the appropriate clinic as early as possible it you must cancel your appointment. This ensures maximum access to care for all beneficiaries.

Most hospital clinics, including the Pharmacy and Laboratory, close the first Wednesday afternoon of each month for training. The Dental Clinic, Primary Care Clinic (PCC), and Emergency Room remain open and unaffected by this training stand down. Clinic services are closed on federal holidays.

As an additional benefit, all personnel are encouraged to take advantage of the no-cost medical information available through the TRICARE Health Care Information Line (24 hours).

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