Hawaii – Navy Community
Naval Health Clinic Hawaii (NHCH)
E Komo Mai (welcome) to Naval Health Clinic Hawaii (NHCH), where your health and readiness is our focus. NHCH boasts two large clinics, Makalapa at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam and Kaneohe Bay at Marine Corps Base Hawaii. Other smaller clinics are located at Camp H.M. Smith; Naval Communications and Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station, Pacific, Wahiawa; and Pacific Missile Range Facility, Barking Sands, Kauai. For additional information, visit www.med.navy.mil/sites/nhch.
How to Enroll for Medical Care at NHCH
Medical care at NHCH begins with active-duty members, family members and retired PRIME beneficiaries enrolling to NHCH for care by visiting www.tricare.mil. Beneficiaries can enroll in TRICARE or change their Primary Care Manager (PCM)/Military Treatment Facility. If you need personal assistance, please call the UnitedHealthcare Military & Veterans (TRICARE Regional Contractor for the West Region) toll-free call center at 877-988-9378. Enroll for Medical Care at NHCH: www.uhcmilitarywest.com.
“Your care — Your choice!” Eligible non-active duty beneficiaries may enroll into TRICARE Prime at any Hawaii Military Treatment Facility. For more information, call UnitedHealthcare Military & Veterans toll-free call center at 877-988-9378 or visit www.uhcmilitarywest.com.
For more information, call the NHCH Health Benefits Advisor at 808-473-1880, ext. 2282.
Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP): The Exceptional Family Member Program identifies and documents the special medical, mental health and/or educational needs of family members to ensure those needs are considered during the assignment process. Enrollment in EFMP is mandatory for all family members of active-duty service members with needs requiring specialized services. The NHCH EFMP Coordinator is at the Joint Patient Liaison Office, Tripler Army Medical Center, Wing B, Room 1B101; open 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. Telephone: 808-433-9644.
TRICARE Dental Program: TRICARE Dental Program information is available directly from MetLife at www.metlife.com or by calling 800-MET-LIFE (638-5433). The TRICARE Family Member Dental Plan is a dental insurance plan for family members of active-duty military to receive dental care with civilian dentists. All family member dental care is provided within the civilian community. To ensure your family members’ dental needs are met, we encourage active-duty military to enroll them into the TRICARE Family Member Dental Plan (TFMDP). This will avoid costly dental bills.
For more information, contact your Health Benefits Advisor Office, or the MetLife office at www.metlife.com or call 800-MET-LIFE (638-5433). Military retirees may call 888-838-8737 to enroll in TRICARE Retiree Dental Plan, or go to www.trdp.org.
Central Appointments/Emergency Services/General Information
Medical Central Appointments for Makalapa Clinic and Wahiawa and Kaneohe Bay BHCs
Telephone 808-473-0247, ext. 1
Hours: 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, closed weekends and federal holidays.
Medical Central Appointments for Camp Smith BHC
Telephone 808-477-2600, ext. 1
Hours: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays.
Make a Medical Appointment Using TRICARE Online: Log in or create an account at www.tricareonline.com and click on “Appointment Center” (available 24/7).
NHCH Online (powered by RelayHealth): To register or log in visit www.med.navy.mil/sites/nhch/MedicalHome.
Manage your health at your convenience – 24/7 by signing up for RelayHealth at www.relayhealth.com. This is a web-based service purchased by Navy Medicine to communicate with service members and families who are enrolled to NHCH for care. Imagine no more waiting on hold for appointments or medication refills; imagine maybe even saving yourself an office visit for your non-urgent needs. It’s safe, secure and confidential.
TRICARE Nurse Advice Line
The Nurse Advice Line provides Hawaii TRICARE beneficiaries with health care advice or same-day appointments for urgent health problems. The Nurse Advice Line is available 24/7. Registered nurses will ask a series of questions about the caller’s specific concerns to advise when and how to seek care for an urgent problem or give instruction on self-care at home. To access the Nurse Advice Line call toll free at 800-874-2273, select option 1 for medical advice.
Emergency Services: Dial 911 or report to Tripler Army Medical Center Emergency Room. For life-threatening emergencies, report to nearest Emergency Department.
What’s an Emergency? TRICARE defines an emergency as a medical, maternity or psychiatric condition that would lead a “prudent layperson” to believe that a serious medical condition exists, or that the absence of immediate medical attention would result in a threat to life, limb or sight, and requires immediate medical treatment or which has painful symptoms requiring immediate attention to relieve suffering. For emergencies, such as profuse bleeding, unconsciousness, chest pain and obviously broken bones, dial 911, or go to Tripler Army Medical Center or the nearest emergency department.
Flu Hotline 808-433-1FLU (1358)
Phone-in Refill Line 808-433-6962
Visit www.med.navy.mil/sites/nhch/Patients/Pages/pharmacy.aspx for information about ordering refills online.