Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island Community
Naval Hospital Beaufort
Naval Hospital Beaufort is located just off Ribaut Road, on the Beaufort River. It is approximately halfway between the Marine Corps Air Station and Parris Island. The naval command consists of the naval hospital, a naval support facility, and two branch health clinics, one at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, and the other at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort.
Located on the grounds of the Naval Hospital are 53 family housing units, two Bachelor Enlisted Quarters able to accommodate 190 residents, a Navy Exchange retail store, optical shop, vending machine courts, gas station and a mini-mart. This command also has a complete Public Works facility. Recreational facilities include: softball fields, swimming pool, lighted tennis and basketball courts, outdoor fitness court, fishing pier, children’s playground, and a picnic area with sheltered barbecue sites.
Naval Hospital Beaufort administers
TRICARE, the Department of Defense’s managed health care program for active duty members, military families and retirees. One of the key features to TRICARE is TRICARE Prime, the Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) style plan that allows Beaufort’s Prime enrollees the advantage of having all of their health care needs coordinated by a team of professional health care providers 24 hours a day at NHB.
The Naval Hospital provides outpatient
care to TRICARE Prime enrolled beneficiaries on an appointment basis and, in most cases, TRICARE for Life and TRICARE Standard patients as well. To enroll or for more information on the TRICARE Program, visit the TRICARE Services Center located on the first floor of the hospital or call (800) 444-5445.
Emergency and Urgent Medical Care
In an emergency, 911 should be called for ambulance service. The Naval Hospital Beaufort Emergency Room is open 24 hours a day. The Urgent Care Clinic is open only on federal holidays,
9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Check-in for Urgent Care is at the Emergency Room front desk. The direct phone number for Urgent Care is 228-5424/5400.