Navy Health Clinic Charleston (NHCC) South Carolina: The NHCC is designated the Primary Care Manager (PCM) or primary healthcare facility for all CG personnel in and around the Charleston AOR. NHCC: Will serve as the PCM for CG enrolled personnel. All Active Duty permanent party health records are maintained at the NHCC. The Health Services Technicians (HS) assigned to Charleston will coordinate and monitor the fitness for duty of military members.
FLRS Satellite Office/FLRS Medical Office: Is located within the FLETC facility building 27. The FLRS is authorized to operate only as satellite office to the NHCC and is not an independent duty location. The FLRS satellite office is isolated from primary care and is to provide medical administration/readiness tracking, documentation and healthcare coordination. Providing direct healthcare is not authorized. All CG Reservist and MLEA “A” and “C” school student health records will be maintained at the FLRS satellite office. An over-the-counter medication program will also be maintained in accordance with COMDTINST M6000.1F Chapter 10.
FLETC Health Unit (STUDENTS ONLY): Is a small facility staffed and funded by DHS FLETC program. Only minor acute illnesses and injuries for students should be seen at this location. The FLETC contracted physician shall coordinate all duty status and follow on care with the Duty HS. The contracted physician shall not care for CG permanent party personnel. All CG FLETC permanent party shall have health records maintained at NHCC and be enrolled into the NHCC for primary care.
Civilian Emergency Departments (ED) and Urgent Care Centers (UC): Use of an ED should be reserved for true emergencies, meaning to preserve life, limb, or eyesight as perceived by the patient or medical professional. The HS will coordinate all referrals with the Navy PCM. It is the member’s responsibility to contact their PCM or the Tricare Nurse Advice Line (1-800-TRICARE) for prior authorization for UC visits. The member is responsible to report to the Duty HS after receiving services from an ED/UC for duty status and to ensure a 24 hour follow up appointment with the PCM is established. The Duty HS number is (843) 708-4317.