Getting Settled

Getting Settled

Harrison County Gulfport Our Military Getting Settled



Naval Branch Health Clinic Gulfport

5501 Marvin Shields Blvd. 228-871-2810

Appointments 228-871-4033
Dental 228-871-2605
Deployment Health and Readiness Team 228-822-5715
Health Benefits Adviser 228-822-5725
On-base Emergency – 24/7 228-871-2333
Pharmacy 228-822-5783
Pharmacy Refills 888-513-4164

Provider appointments: 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
Ancillary services: 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

Dental care services are available to active-duty military only. Family members of active-duty personnel are encouraged to use the TRICARE Dental Program. Information about the TRICARE Dental Program can be obtained by calling 844-653-4061 or visiting


TRICARE is the health care program for active duty and retirees of the uniformed services, their families and survivors. TRICARE’s primary objectives are to optimize the delivery of health care services in the military’s direct care system for all military health system beneficiaries and attain the highest level of patient satisfaction through the delivery of a world-class health care benefit.

TRICARE coverage is completely portable so it moves with you when you relocate. The TRICARE Prime options include TRICARE Prime and TRICARE Prime Remote in the United States, and TRICARE Prime Overseas and TRICARE Global Remote Overseas in regions outside of the United States.

Follow these simple steps to ensure you have no break in coverage when you move:

  • Do not cancel your TRICARE Prime enrollment option before you move.
  • Update your personal information in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System immediately when you arrive at your new location.
  • Select a new primary care manager when moving within the same region, or submit a new Prime enrollment form within 30 days if you’re moving to a new region.

Where you are moving will determine which Prime option you will enroll in. If you move to a new Prime service area, transfer your enrollment by submitting a TRICARE Prime enrollment and primary care manager change form to your regional contractor. Be sure to include all family members who wish to use Prime on the form.

TRICARE Standard and Extra are available to family members only. Active-duty service members are required to enroll in one of the Prime options. TRICARE Standard and Extra are available throughout the United States, and enrollment is not required. Any active-duty family member who is registered in DEERS may use these programs by seeing any network or non-network provider that is authorized by TRICARE.

If you’re already using TRICARE Standard and Extra, moving is easy. When you arrive at your new location, update your personal information in DEERS immediately. Then find TRICARE-authorized providers in your new area.

Here are a few things to remember about using TRICARE Standard and Extra in a new region:

  • In the U.S., visit your new regional contractor’s website for a list of providers. Remember, if you see network providers, you’ll be using the Extra option and pay lower copayments.
  • If you move to a new region, you’ll have a new claims address for submitting your TRICARE claims.
  • Learn your new region’s prior authorization requirements as these requirements may differ by region.

For a complete description of the different types of coverage programs and regions, visit


Housing Service Center

3502 E. Eighth St.
Family Housing 228-871-2586
Unaccompanied Personnel Housing 228-871-2505
7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday

The Housing Service Center is ready to support you in the transition to your new home and community. Use the resources provided to become familiar with the housing options and support services available to you. When you arrive at NCBC Gulfport, visit the Housing Service Center to receive invaluable information, counseling and guidance prior to entering into a written lease or a rental or sales contract for housing.

Unaccompanied Housing

Unaccompanied housing is located near the center of the base on Sixth Street, allowing immediate access to the main dining facility, chapel, gym and fitness center. It’s just a short walk away from the Navy Exchange, commissary, McDonald’s and the MWR Liberty Center.

To get started, contact the Housing Service Center for personalized support.

NCBC Gulfport Homes

3502 E. Eighth St.
Building 452 228-863-0424

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (open until 7 p.m. Wednesday), 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday

At NCBC Gulfport, military family housing is privatized. In addition to your option to purchase and rent housing in the local community, you may now choose to live in privatized housing by signing a tenant lease agreement with Balfour Beatty Communities, which owns the family housing and is responsible for maintaining, repairing, constructing and managing the community.

For comprehensive information about homes and amenities available in the NCBC Gulfport privatized housing community, visit the NCBC Gulfport Family Housing website.


Post Office

Building 393
5301 Bainbridge Ave. 228-871-2259
7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday


Only two pets are permitted for those who reside in base housing. No pit bulls or exotic pets are allowed (snakes, farm animals, ferrets, etc.). Pets must be registered within five days after initial occupancy and annually at the housing office with proof of vaccination (rabies). Gulfport does not have an on-base veterinary service. Service members are encouraged to visit local area veterinarians for animal care. Limited services are available through the Veterinary Treatment Center at nearby Keesler Air Force Base.


Seabee Memorial Chapel

Building 366 228-871-2454

The mission of the chapel is to ready sailors and Marines and their families — demonstrating spiritual, moral and ethical maturity — and to support them by the innovative delivery of religious ministry and compassionate pastoral care. Programs include prevention and relationship enhancement, grief counseling, premarriage counseling, Critical Incident Stress Management and Debriefing Counseling, religious education and other spiritual counseling. A chaplain is available 24/7; to reach the duty chaplain call the quarterdeck at 228-871-2555.

  • Sunday service, 10:30 a.m.
  • Sunday school, 9:15 a.m.
  • Catholic Mass, 9 a.m. Sunday, 11:15 a.m. Monday, Tuesday and Friday, and 6 p.m. Thursday

Confession and baptism are available by appointment. Call the chapel for more information.


There is no longer a requirement to register your vehicle with NCBC Gulfport. All privately owned vehicles on base must be insured, and a current license plate is required. Mississippi state traffic laws apply on base; see the Getting To & Around Harrison County chapter on Page 27 for more information. All vehicles entering or leaving base are subject to search.

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