MCAS Cherry Point Community
TRICARE is the Department of Defense’s worldwide healthcare program available to eligible beneficiaries from any of the seven uniformed services: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Commissioned Corps of the United States Public Health Service, and the Commissioned Corps of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Eligibility for TRICARE is determined by information in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System. It is important for sponsors to keep DEERS records up to date. Depending on your beneficiary category and location, you may be eligible for different program options. If you are an active duty service member or a National Guard and Reserve member called to active duty for more than 30 consecutive days, you must enroll in TRICARE Prime or TRICARE Prime Remote.
Enrollment into TRICARE Prime, a managed care option, offers the most affordable and comprehensive coverage. TRICARE Prime is available in TRICARE Prime service areas which are normally located near a Military Training Facility and where regional contractors have established TRICARE Prime networks. Active duty family members, retired service members and their family members, survivors, certain former spouses, and other eligible beneficiaries may choose to remain covered by TRICARE Standard and TRICARE Extra, which has higher out-of-pocket costs than TRICARE Prime, but allows you to manage your own health care. Your options may change when you move or when you become entitled to Medicare Part A.
For more information, visit www.tricare.mil or contact your local TRICARE Service Center or the military treatment facility Beneficiary Counseling and Assistance Coordinator. Both services are located inside Naval Health Clinic Cherry Point.
Dental care for active duty personnel is provided by the 12th Dental Company, 2D Dental Battalion, 2D MLG. The 12th Dental Company is located on the second deck of the Naval Health Clinic. It provides comprehensive dental and emergency care for all active duty beneficiaries. Call 466-0400 for information about regular hours and after-hours urgent dental care.
Marine Corps Garrison Medical Care
In 2012, the Naval Health Clinic and 2d MAW launched Marine Centered Medical Home (MCMH), a comprehensive, team-based model of healthcare delivery military healthcare system at MCAS Cherry Point. The MCMH team ensures medical care is all-inclusive and integrated with all other primary and specialty care areas provided within the Military Healthcare System. Services provided in MCMH includes, but is not limited to primary care, readiness, prevention, wellness, behavioral health, case management and disease management. This clinic, formally known as 2d Marine Aircraft Wing Medical, is located on the second deck of Naval Health Clinic Cherry Point and serves the Marine Corps Air Station and 2d MAW active duty population. Active duty personnel can contact 466-0355 (station) or 466-3956 (2d MAW) to schedule medical appointments.