NAS JRB New Orleans Community
Naval Branch Health Clinic Belle Chasse
As part of 10 branch health clinics assigned to Navy Hospital Pensacola, Fla., the New Orleans area has two medical facilities. One is located at the East bank of the Naval Support Activity East Bank with limited service (will close September 2011) and the other at NAS JRB New Orleans. Members assigned to the clinics provide outpatient, wellness and dental services for more than 30,000 beneficiaries stationed in the greater New Orleans area. A large number of our beneficiaries, including selected reservists, receive health care benefits at the NAS JRB clinic site. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., except for closure on Thursday afternoons. The clinic is closed on weekends and federal holidays.
The primary care managers provide comprehensive care and preventive medical services. The aviation medicine division supports local squadrons and provides physical examinations for a diverse number of military programs. The health benefits advisor facilitates referral information as the referrals are processed by Naval Hospital Pensacola and the civilian network partner, Humana. Selected reserve providers, including flight surgeons, augment the Navy Operational Support Center full-time-support medical staff on twice-monthly drill weekends to provide physical health assessments and physical examinations.
The Branch Dental Clinic at NAS JRB New Orleans is available for general dentistry, prosthetics, hygiene and technician dental cleanings. Hours of operations are Monday through Friday, 7 to 11:30 a.m. and noon to 3:30 p.m.