MCAS Cherry Point Community

MCAS Cherry Point
Naval Health Clinic Cherry Point

Naval Health Clinic Cherry Point

The Naval Health Clinic was originally Halyburton Naval Hospital, named in memory of Pharmacist Mate Second Class William D. Halyburton, a North Carolina native who served with 2d Battalion, 5th Marines as a hospital corpsman during World War II. Petty Officer Halyburton was mortally wounded while rendering care to fallen Marines. In honor of his gallant efforts, he was awarded the Medal of Honor.

The hospital was downsized to an outpatient clinic by the Base Closure and Realignment Commision in 2007. The clinic is a 201,805-square-foot state-of-the-art facility. It provides medical support to MCAS Cherry Point, the 2d Marine Aircraft Wing, Fleet Readiness Center East and other tenant organizations. Our primary patient populations are active duty family members, military retirees and their families. In total, the clinic serves a population of about 33,000 beneficiaries. The clinic is accredited by The Joint Commission and is also a member of the American Hospital Association.


Patient Care Services
Services available include Military Medicine, Primary Care (Medical Home Port including Family Medicine and Pediatrics), Internal Medicine, Women’s Health and various Specialty Care services. The Naval Health Clinic also offers same-day surgery capabilities for minor general surgery, gynecology and orthopedic procedures. Additionally the NHCCP is proud to offer wellness appointments to address nutrition, diabetes management, asthma, and cancer prevention screenings for breast, colon and cervical cancer. The Clinic also offers services for active duty patients in mental health, chiropractics, physical therapy, occupational therapy, optometry and podiatry. There are no inpatient services. Patients who require a higher level of care are referred to Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune, N.C., Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, V.A., or local civilian hospitals.

Active duty air station personnel can schedule appointments Monday through Friday by contacting 466-0355
Retirees and family members can schedule appointments Monday through Friday by contacting 466-0921
Additionally, a nurse advice line is available 24/7 by calling 466-0921 or (866) 450-3230
The Naval Health Clinic does not have an emergency room or emergency services. Base EMS is available through the Fire Department by dialing 911. Patients requiring emergent care will be transported off base to the nearest emergency room. 
On occasion when Medical Home Port or active duty sick call is not available after hours and on weekends, patients may be seen at a local civilian urgent care facility with an authorized referral from the Naval Health Clinic. If treated at a civilian urgent care facility, patients must call 466-0912 the next business day to obtain a retroactive referral.


Medical Home Port 
Medical Home Port (MHP) offers primary care to active duty family members, retired military and their families residing in eastern North Carolina. Each patient enrolled to the Naval Health Clinic is assigned to a primary care team. MHP is a holistic and proactive approach to addressing the patient’s needs.


Health Promotions & Wellness Division 
The HP&W division offers a wide variety of programs for awareness, promotion and education on living a healthier lifestyle. Classes include Weight Management Nutrition (for active duty), Leaner Living (for dependents), Diabetes Self Management, Carbohydrate Counting, HIV Awareness, Bullying Prevention, Stress Reduction, Tobacco Awareness and Cessation, and the Navy-directed Ship Shape Course and Crews Into Shape.

Along with the formal courses provided each month, one-on-one counseling is routinely available for asthma care and prevention, diabetes, cancer screening and tobacco cessation.

The Naval Health Clinic personnel also provide instruction in injury prevention with physical fitness, running shoe clinics, sexually transmitted infection awareness briefs and depression screening.

The command works in conjunction with the Semper Fit Health Promotion Department of Marine Corps Community Services to ensure the base and community populations are informed of health promotion awareness briefs and other events such as Health and Fitness Fairs. To attain further information on these training opportunities, please call HP&W at 466-0277 or Semper Fit at 466-6467.


Occupational Health
The Occupational Health Clinic, Building 3907, provides DoD employees with a wide range of services, mostly related to the environment. In particular, the clinic monitors personnel who work in hazardous areas or with hazardous materials, and treats occupational-related injuries. Another function is the Preventive Medicine Program which encompasses everything from immunizations to monitoring communicable diseases to sanitary inspections of food service facilities aboard the base. There is also an audiology clinic to provide hearing evaluations. The Industrial Hygiene division is charged with the mission of protecting employees from occupational injury and occupational exposure to hazardous substances. This program is conducted through enforcement of regulations and regular inspections at hazardous work areas. The Industrial Hygiene division is located on the first floor of the Naval Health Clinic.

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