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Installation Overview --Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, South Carolina


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Installation Overview --Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, South Carolina

Naval Hospital, Beaufort

Photo courtesy U.S. Marine Corps

Naval Hospital, Beaufort consists of the hospital and two Branch Medical Clinics – one at Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD), Parris Island and the other at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS), Beaufort.

Naval Hospital, Beaufort is one of the few military medical facilities which is a complete military compound in itself, rather than a tenant of a larger command. Located within the grounds of the Naval Hospital, Beaufort are 53 family housing single-story units, two Bachelor Enlisted Quarters, able to accommodate 190 residents, a Navy Exchange Retail store, Gas Station and Mini Mart with package store. This command also has its own complete Public Works facility. Recreational facilities include two softball fields, swimming pool, lighted tennis and basketball courts, outdoor fitness course, a gym, fishing pier and a children’s play ground.

Naval Hospital, Beaufort provides general medical, surgical, and emergency services to all Active Duty Navy and Marine Corps personnel, as well as Retired military personnel and all military dependents residing in the Beaufort area, a total population of approximately 35,000 beneficiaries.

All eligible patients with medical problems not covered by the specialties within the hospital are referred to either an appropriate military hospital, or receive treatment elsewhere which is covered by the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services (TRICARE).

When referral for civilian care is initiated, family members will be specifically advised concerning the health benefits available and expected costs by the Coordinated Care Department located on the first floor of the hospital. Their phone number is 843-228-5506.

The Naval Hospital has one physician on duty to treat emergency cases. The Emergency Department personnel use a "triage" system to identify those individuals with serious life-threatening illness/injury requiring immediate attention and those individuals whose condition is not serious and could await physician evaluation.

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