The mission of the Health Services Division, Health, Safety and WorkLife (HSWL) Department, Base Portsmouth is to provide quality health care for
active duty personnel to maintain fitness for duty. We will also
provide authorized health care services for family members and retirees to
the maximum extent permitted by law and resources.
As part of an ongoing trend in
Coast Guard healthcare, we are now operating under an all-appointment based system
of patient management. Instead of seeing patients that walk in that
day in a group at a certain time (sick call); the clinic reserves a number
of same day acute appointments for patients who are ill that day.
Please call in the morning for one of these appointments. Patients are
NOW REQUIRED to call (instead of walk in) 483-8596 and obtain
time to report. The telephone appointment lines open at 0700.
This system has been demonstrated to decrease waiting time and improve
customer service. AT NO TIME
WILL AN URGENTLY ILL OR URGENTLY INJURED PATIENT BE REFUSED TREATMENT.
Dental examinations are required ANNUALLY for Coast Guard Active Duty.
Dental exams are now scheduled by appointment only.
Please call the appointment desk at
Immunizations are administered on a walk-in basis Monday through Friday from
0730-1100 and 1230-1500, except Wednesday afternoons when the clinic is
closed for professional staff training. Patients will be required to
stay in the clinic for 15 minutes after receiving any immunization to ensure
they do not have a reaction to the shot.
Patients can check their current
immunization status on CG Central.
Active Duty or Reserve by appointment only. We provide a full range of
required and routine physical examinations.
The PHA has replaced routine 3 & 5 year (Triennial &
Quinquennial) physical examination. Every CG member will receive a PHA
annually during the member's birth month. If the member will not be
available during their month, the PHA may be performed up to 2 months prior
to their birth month.
Required every 2 years after the initial designation in aviation or LSO until age 48. Call for
Required for all aviation personnel age 50 or older.
Required annually after being initially enrolled into the program.
Required within 12 months prior to original appointment as an officer.
Required within 12 months of separation to separation.
Gynecology services are available by appointment. Call 757-483-8596 to
schedule an appointment.
Pharmacy services are available Monday - Friday 0730-1130 and 1300-1530,
Wednesday 0730-1130. Prescriptions from other Military Treatment Facilities or civilian providers
are welcome for items we stock.
Must be requested ahead of time by calling 757-638-2490 and
following the prompts.
If this clinic is not the custodian of your health record, you must bring
your record with you to ensure continuity of care and permit proper
documentation of health care services. In
accordance with COMDTINST M6000.1 (Series); Active Duty members are not
permitted at any time to maintain their own health records.
The clinic maintains a duty section that may render urgent care to active
duty personnel only. For other after hours care, patients should go to
the nearest Military Treatment Facility, or for emergencies go to the
nearest emergency room. All active duty patients need to follow up
with the clinic if they received after hour's urgent or emergency care.