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Religious Services

The chaplains of Tri-Command extend an invitation for you to participate in the religious services and activities provided for you and your family. In addition to Protestant and Catholic services, other denominational services are provided when possible. Our schedule for worship services is:

PARRIS ISLAND

Permanent Personnel Worship
Catholic

Weekday Mass – 11:30 a.m. – Depot Chapel
Sunday Mass – 9:30 a.m. – Depot Chapel

For more information, call 843-228-3601.

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION

Protestant

Saturday Worship – 5 p.m. – Laurel Bay Youth Center
Lutheran Holy Communion
8:30 a.m. Sundays – MCAS Chapel
Sunday Worship – 11 a.m. – MCAS Chapel
Sunday School – 9:45 a.m. – MCAS Chapel Fellowship Hall
Bible Study – 5 p.m. Wednesday – MCAS Chapel Fellowship Hall
Women-to-Women Bible Study – 6 p.m. Thursday – 487 Laurel Bay Blvd.

Catholic

Mass Sunday – 9:30 a.m.
CCD Sunday – 10:30 a.m.
RCIA Sunday – 6 p.m.

For more information, call 843-228-7775.

Naval Hospital
For further information, call the chaplain’s office at 843-228-5417.

Public Affairs Offices

MARINE CORPS RECRUIT DEPOT/MARINE CORPS AIR STATION

The Public Affairs Offices maintain a close liaison with news media in the surrounding communities. The Air Station produces Tri-Command’s only military-produced newspaper, The Jet Stream. Classified ads are run free of charge for active-duty, Reserve and retired military and their families, and Department of Defense and Federal employees when they visit either office. The deadline for classified ads is noon Friday prior to the next publication. When Monday is a holiday, the deadline is at noon the prior Thursday. The Public Affairs Office at the Air Station is in Building 596 and can be reached by calling 843-228-7225.

PARRIS ISLAND

The Public Affairs Office on Parris Island is the conduit between the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, the Eastern Recruiting Region and the general public, including civilian news media. Public Affairs Marines gather and publish news, photos, videos and information for the general public on the base’s official website, Facebook site and other social media platforms such as Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram.

The Public Affairs Office also runs the Douglas Visitors’ Center for the thousands of annual Parris Island visitors. Its pleasant, hospitable surroundings provide a relaxed atmosphere for families and friends to meet with graduating recruits. The center is in Building 283, directly across from the Post Office, and can be reached by calling 843-228-3650.

The Public Affairs Office on Parris Island is in Building 283, second floor, directly above the Douglas Visitors’ Center and can be reached by calling 843-228-2705.

Legal Assistance

Legal Services Support Team (LSST) Parris Island houses all legal activities for Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island and the Eastern Recruiting Region. It also provides military justice, defense and legal assistance to Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort. The different sections of the LSST provide a variety of legal services to the commands, service members and, in some cases, family members and retirees.

The main LSST office is in Building 293 on Samoa Street.

The legal assistance section, which provides legal services to Parris Island, the Eastern Recruiting Region, and MCAS Beaufort, provides legal advice on all matters related to the Servicemembers’ Civil Relief Act, landlord/tenant issues, rental leases, family law, powers of attorney, estate planning and wills, adoptions, immigration and a full range of other legal issues faced by individual service members, retirees and their dependents.

During tax season, the tax center, in the legal assistance building, provides free tax preparation for armed forces service members, Reservists, family members, retirees and military dependent survivors. Tax questions outside the tax season should be referred to legal assistance.

The legal assistance section and tax center are in Building 911 on Cuba Street.

Those who are ready to meet with an attorney can schedule an appointment by calling 843-228-2559.

Document notarization, affidavits of domicile for the DMV, and most powers of attorney do not require an appointment and can be done at any time during regular business hours.

Legal Assistance – Front Desk

8 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday

Closed Saturday, Sunday and federal holidays

Appointments

8 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. Monday and Wednesday

1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday

Walk-ins

The number of walk-ins accepted is limited and spaces will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open at 7:30 a.m., and assistance is available from 8 to 11 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday.

Financial Assistance

The Marine Corps Exchange will cash checks up to $100 for all authorized patrons. Checks may also be made out up to $100 over the amount of purchase.

PARRIS ISLAND

Parris Island Armed Services Bank (FSNB Branch) in Building 292, Boulevard De France (located with the U.S. Post Office), is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding federal holidays. There are four no-charge ATMs centrally located on Parris Island. These ATMs are available during normal store operational hours; they are in the Main Exchange, the Commissary, Douglas Visitors’ Center and in the bank’s lobby, where there is a 24-hour-accessible ATM. Teller-loans are available at 800-749-4583. Visa check card issue/replacement can be obtained on location during normal business hours. An after-hours night depository is available in the porch area in front of the bank. For more information, go to the bank website at www.fsnb.com or email fsnb@fsnb.com. To reach the bank, call 843-525-1161 or 843-228-3818.

NAVY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION

The Navy Federal Credit Union operates two member service centers in the area.

The Parris Island branch is in Building 202, Boulevard De France, and is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Call 888-842-6328 for more information.

Mortgage processing is also available at this location (843-525-5075), along with two ATMs that can be accessed 24 hours a day. The second branch, which is at Naval Hospital Beaufort, Building 21, next to the mini-mart, is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (843-524-1624). Additional ATMs are in the Cross Creek Shopping Center, 304 Robert Smalls Parkway; on the grounds of the naval hospital; and on Lady’s Island. For information on membership eligibility or any of Navy Federal’s products or services, stop by either branch or log on to www.navyfcu.org.

MCAS BEAUFORT FEDERAL CREDIT UNION

The main office of the MCAS Beaufort Federal Credit Union is on Highway 21, near MCAS. Other branches are at 1345 Ribaut Road, Port Royal, and 100 Midtown Drive, Port Royal. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. ATMs are in the Air Station Exchange Complex and at the Laurel Bay Annex. The Credit Union’s main office telephone number is 843-846-2266.

Finance Office

PARRIS ISLAND

The Finance Office, in Building 10, is open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The office provides travel claim settlements, advances, pay account adjustments and special payments. Newly arrived Marines should submit their travel claims within three working days. For more information, call 843-228-2667.

NAVAL HOSPITAL BEAUFORT

Navy personnel with questions about pay should call the Personnel Support Activity Detachment at 843-228-5364/5605 for travel. The office is in Building 7, near the Naval Hospital.

Education Centers

MCCS Lifelong Learning Education Centers aboard Parris Island and the Air Station provide education and learning support for active-duty members, family members and civilians. These opportunities include basic skills through postgraduate study delivered through traditional and distance-learning programs. Materials and equipment to support the educational, informational, professional and recreational interests and needs of our military family are available through a vast network of resources. For more information, call or stop in at your Lifelong Learning Education Center.

Depot Library

Building 283 843-228-1672
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday
Closed Saturday
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday

MCAS Beaufort Library

Building 596 843-228-7682/6131
8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday
8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday
Noon to 5 p.m. Saturday
Closed Sunday

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society

The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society is a nonprofit volunteer service organization that can provide interest-free financial assistance to meet basic living expenses or emergency needs of active-duty and retired Navy and Marine Corps personnel and their eligible family members. Offices also provide budget counseling services and budgeting classes specifically for prospective parents.

There are two full-service offices in the Tri-Command area:

MCAS, Beaufort: In Building 719, in front of Subway and next to the gymnasium. Hours are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding federal holidays. For an appointment or additional information, call 843-228-7357 or 843-522-1161.

MCRD, Parris Island: In Building 286 on Panama Street, next to the Depot Chapel. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding federal holidays. For an appointment or additional information, call 843-228-3512.

Clothing Sales

Clothing sales stocks new and used items of male and female uniform clothing and is operated by Marine Corps Community Services. The outlet, in the MCRD Main Exchange, is open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 843-228-1591. The Air Station’s Main Exchange complex specializes in military clothing sales, as well as a wide variety of related items. Their hours of operation are 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For more information, call 843-228-7769.

 

Commissary

The commissary on Parris Island carries a full line of produce, frozen foods, bakery items and pharmaceuticals and has a health foods section. The store is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday; and is closed Monday. For more information, call 843-228-2383.

 

American Red Cross

The American Red Cross of the Lowcountry, Tri-Command branch office, is on Parris Island, Building 854 (Religious Ministry Building), and serves the entire Tri-Command. The office phone number is 843-228-3589. Office hours depend on base activities. For emergency communications, call 877-272-7337. For classes such as CPR and first aid, call 800-RED-CROSS (733-2767) or go online to www.redcross.org. Those who want to donate blood, call 800-RED-CROSS or go online to www.redcrossblood.org.

 

Postal Services

U.S. post offices are in the exchange complex at the air station, and in Building 292 on Parris Island.

 

Thrift Shop

The Thrift Shop at Parris Island is in Building 903 and is sponsored by the Staff NCO Wives’ Club. For more information or information on membership in the SNCO Wives’ Club, call 843-522-1372.

Veterinary Services

The veterinary clinic is in Building 517A at the end of Alaska Boulevard, on Parris Island. Limited outpatient services including physical examinations, vaccinations, dewormings and treatment of infectious diseases are offered by appointment only. The clinic is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Scheduled after-hours walk-in clinics will be announced periodically.

All pets must be registered within seven days of assignment to base housing. Registration requires proof of rabies vaccination within the previous 12 months. If your animal’s rabies vaccination is more than 12 months old, an appointment can be made to update its vaccine. Dogs also require proof of heartworm preventive medication use. Rules on care and supervision of pets are contained in Air Station Order 10510.1A as well as Depot Order 5510.13C and must be strictly adhered to. No more than two pets are allowed per family residing in base housing. For more information, call 843-228-3317.

Parris Island Museum

The Parris Island Museum is in the War Memorial Building, Building 111, and is devoted to the history of Parris Island, the Beaufort/Port Royal area and the Marine Corps. The museum also contains a library for reference work and a small theater that shows films about Parris Island and the Marine Corps.

The museum tour begins in the rotunda, which holds displays reflecting the development of Parris Island as a military installation and for recruit training.

To the right of this impressive setting is an exhibit on Marine Corps uniforms, a theater and a gift shop.

At the other end of the first floor is an exhibit on local military history. Of special interest are the artifacts recovered from Santa Elena, the onetime capital of Spanish Florida, which was located on Parris Island from 1566 to 1578.

The museum’s offices, library, additional rotunda cases and small arms displays are on the second deck. An exhibit hall is also dedicated to the history of the Marine Corps during the 20th and 21st centuries.

There is no charge to visit. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. seven days a week, and from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday of graduation weeks. It is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s. For more information, call 843-228-2951.

MCCS-SC Business Operations

For current information visit us at:

www.mccs-sc.com

Barbershops

MCRD…………………………….. 843-228-3550

7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday

MCAS……………………………… 843-228-6130

6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday

Engraving Shop

MCRD…………………………….. 843-228-1501

7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday

Dry Cleaners

MCRD…………………………….. 843-228-1520

7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday;

Closed Sunday and holidays

MCAS……………………………… 843-228-6107

7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday

Closed Sunday and holidays

Eateries/Food Court

MCRD

Food Court

(In the Main Exchange)……… 843-228-1687

6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday

8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Traditions…………………………. 843-228-1500

Lunch Buffet 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday through Friday

Brunch 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday

Steak Night 5 to 10 p.m. Wednesday

Sand Trap Grill and Cafe

(At the Golf Course)…………… 843-228-4578

7 a.m. to 2 p.m. seven days a week

Java Cafe

(In the Douglas Visitors’ Center)…… 843-228-4685

Open only on graduation weeks:

7:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday

6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday

6 a.m. to noon Friday

MCAS……………………………… 843-228-7895

Food Court

7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday

Closed Saturday, Sunday and holidays

MCAS O’Club

(Building 554)…………………… 843-228-7600

The Officers’ Club welcomes all ranks for lunch, special dinners and events.

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. lunch with buffet Monday through Friday

MCAS Marine Corps Exchange

MCAS……………………………… 843-228-7772

6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Friday

8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday

8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday

MCRD Marine Corps Exchange

MCRD…………………………….. 843-228-1538

Western Union

Customer Service/Special Orders

6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday

7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday

Naval Hospital Exchange……. 843-228-5483

9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

Closed holidays

Hair Salon

4th Battalion…………………….. 843-228-2368

Noon to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday

Optical Shop

Naval Hospital………………….. 843-228-5485

9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

Seven Day Stores

MCAS Marine Mart…………… 843-228-6142

6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Friday

8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday

8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday

Laurel Bay………………………… 843-228-7678

7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday

8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Subway Sandwich Shop

MCRD…………………………….. 843-228-3672

6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday

9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday

10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday

MCAS……………………………… 843-525-3130

6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday

9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday

10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday

Naval Hospital………………….. 843-525-6643

7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday

Tailor Shop

MCAS……………………………… 843-228-6385

8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday

Closed Saturday, Sunday and holidays

MCCS-SC Recreation

Bowling Centers

MCRD…………………………….. 843-228-1551

4 to 9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday

11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday

11 a.m. to midnight Friday

1 p.m. to midnight Saturday

1 to 6 p.m. Sunday

MCAS……………………………… 843-228-7106

11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday

Closed Tuesday and Wednesday

11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday

11 a.m. to midnight Friday

1 p.m. to midnight Saturday

1 to 6 p.m. Sunday

Child Development Center

MCRD…………………………….. 843-228-3514

5 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday

8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday

Hourly Care

7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday

MCAS……………………………… 843-228-7290

5 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday

8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday

Hourly Care

7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday

Laurel Bay………………………… 843-846-1160

5 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday

Elliott’s Beach Picnic Area

MCRD

Reservations………………………. 843-228-1587

Fish Ponds

MCAS

Open daily sunset to sunrise

Obtain licenses at the station’s Main Exchange.

Golf Course

MCRD…………………………….. 843-228-2240

18-hole, par-72 course driving range

Call for hours of operation.

Driving Range

MCAS……………………………… 843-228-7472

Golf Driving Range open daily, sunrise to dusk.

7 a.m. to about an hour before sunset

Information, Tickets and Travel (ITT)

MCRD

ITT…………………………………. 843-228-1540

All Points Travel……………….. 843-228-3557

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday

Closed Saturday and Sunday

Libraries

MCRD…………………………….. 843-228-1672

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday

Closed Saturday

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday

MCAS…………………….. 843-228-7682/6131

8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday

8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday

Closed Sunday

Movie Theaters

MCRD…………………………….. 843-228-1525

Call for showtimes or visit our website at www.mccssc.com.

MCAS……………………………… 843-228-7183

Call for showtimes or visit our website at www.mccssc.com.

Outdoor Recreation/MCAS

Gear Issue………………………… 843-228-7472

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday

Rentals of boats, campers, camping gear, fishing gear, cookers and coolers.

Call for seasonal hours of operation or visit our website at www.mccssc.com.

Semper Fit Center

MCRD…………………………….. 843-228-1579

4 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday

Noon to 4 p.m. Sunday

Closed/TBD holidays

MCAS……………………………… 843-228-7192

Athletics/Fitness……………….. 843-228-7092

4 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday

Closed/TBD holidays

Shady Point Picnic Area

MCAS……………………………… 843-228-7472

Open daily; reservations are required.

Skills Development Center

For each center’s hours of operation, call or visit our website at www.mccssc.com.

MCRD…………………………….. 843-228-1599

Auto Skills Development Center

Noon to 8 p.m. Monday, Thursday and Friday

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Closed Tuesday and Wednesday

MCAS……………………………… 843-228-7586

Auto Skills Development Center

11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday

10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday

9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Closed Monday and Tuesday

Youth Sports Office/Semper Fit

MCCS Parris

Island Sports Center…………….. 843-228-1587

8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday

Check out softball, volleyball, croquet and badminton sets, basketballs, soccer balls and horseshoes.

Adult Sports/Intramurals……… 843-228-1542

Swimming Pools

For pool hours of operation call or visit our website at www.mccssc.com.

MCRD…………………………….. 843-228-1506

Laurel Bay………………………… 843-228-7524

Naval Hospital………………….. 843-228-5609

MCCS-SC Dining

Community Center

The Parris Island Community Center is available to lease for special events and parties. For reservations, call 843-228-1587.

Log Cabin

The Log Cabin, on Albergotti Creek aboard the Air Station, is available to lease for special events and parties. For reservations, call 843-522-1663.

Parris Island Lyceum

The Parris Island Lyceum is available to lease for special events and parties. For reservations, call 843-228-1500.

Traditions

Traditions overlooks the beautiful waters of the Beaufort River and Port Royal Sound. Steak Night is from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Happy Hour from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday and Brunch from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday. Lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, ** with Thursday being for permanent personnel only. The club is also available to lease for special events and parties. For reservations, call 843-228-1500.

 **These times/events are subject to change.

MCAS Officers’ Club

The Officers’ Club overlooks the Historic Intracoastal Waterway and offers one of the best marsh views in Beaufort. The club is open for lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. Private meeting spaces are available for groups from 20 to 300, and a full catering menu is available for weddings or special events. Call 843-228-1559/6508 for details and availability.

MCCS-SC Family Team Building

Marine Corps Family Team Building (MCFTB) provides professional and personal growth programming to support today’s military family. Classes aim to prepare our Marines, Sailors and their families to successfully navigate the unique challenges of the military lifestyle. MCFTB also supports the unit commander with resources to assist the Unit, Personal & Family Readiness Program (UPFRP). MCFTB encompasses four programs, including: L.I.N.K.S. (Lifestyle, Insights, Networking, Knowledge, and Skills); Family Readiness Program Training; Readiness and Deployment Support; and LifeSkills. The desired outcome of MCFTB is to reinforce the pillars of Marine total fitness, sustaining a constant state of personal and family readiness for a lifetime, and ultimately enhancing unit mission readiness.

MCFTB

MCAS……………………………… 843-228-6141

8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

Closed Saturday and Sunday

MCRD…………………………….. 843-228-1662

8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

Closed Saturday and Sunday

MCCS-SC Personal Services

Marine and Family Programs

Parris Island/Marine Corps Air Station

The Community Service Centers at Parris Island and MCAS Beaufort are staffed with highly trained professionals who are ready to serve you — single and married Marines, family members, Reservists, military retirees and civilian employees. Among the services offered are: personal financial management; disaster and crisis assistance; individual, marriage and family counseling; exceptional family counseling; exceptional family member program; information and referral; retirees’ activities; relocation assistance; career counseling, training and employment assistance for military spouses; and new parent support and family advocacy programs. Services aboard Parris Island are in Building 17 and may be reached by dialing 843-228-2044 or 800-826-7503. Hours of operation are 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, with evening appointments by special arrangements. The Air Station office in Building 807 can be reached by dialing 843-228-6126. Hours of operation are 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Education Centers

Lifelong Learning Education Centers include education counseling, traditional and distance learning programs, tuition assistance, apprenticeships, a military academic skills program, SMART transcripts, DANTES and classification testing, and proctoring.

MCRD……………………. 843-228-2152/2086

Building 923

7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

MCAS……………………………… 843-228-7484

Building 596

7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

Career Resource Management Center

The Career Resource Management Centers at Parris Island and the Air Station provide important services related to transition and employment. This office administers the Transition Assistance Program (TAP) and Family Member Employment Assistance Programs (FMEAP). The Parris Island Center is in Building 923. Interested personnel are encouraged to call 843-228-2761/3377 for information. The Air Station Center in Building 807 can be reached at 843-228-7701.

Family Advocacy Program

The Family Advocacy Program (FAP) provides counseling, education and training to help individuals and families eliminate violence in their lives. Prevention of domestic violence begins with each individual. FAP can provide the information and resources to increase awareness of the extent of domestic violence and help protect everyone in the family. The FAP has a victim advocate at both Recruit Depot Parris Island and Marine Corps Air Station to assist anyone who believes they are victims of abuse or to report suspected abuse. Classes are available to assist with stress and anger management, spouse and child abuse awareness, and parenting skills.

New Parent Support Program (NPSP)

1617 Laurel Bay Blvd.

Beaufort, SC 29906……………. 843-466-0082

The New Parent Support Program is a professional team of social workers and nurses who provide supportive and caring services to military families. Our trained home visitors have extensive knowledge of the issues encountered by today’s parents. These home visitors are sensitive to the unique challenges facing military families. The NPSP helps families cope with stress, isolation, post-deployment reunions, and the everyday demands of parenthood through a variety of programs including Baby Boot Camp (prenatal classes), home visits, support groups and parenting classes.

MCCS-SC Child, Youth and Teen Programs

We believe it is our responsibility to prepare an environment with a variety of exciting learning experiences and to observe, oversee and nurture each child’s progress through these experiences. We further believe that approaching children in a positive, consistent and warm manner is highly effective. Our program provides opportunities for each child to experience successes, which contributes to a growing sense of self-worth and personal joy in learning.

Child Development Centers (CDC)

MCAS……………………………… 843-228-7290

Parris Island……………………… 843-228-3514

Laurel Bay………………………… 843-846-1160

Child care for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years. Fees are based on total family income.

Part-Day Enrichment Program

MCAS……………………………… 843-228-7290

Parris Island……………………… 843-228-3514

Enrichment program for ages 3 to 5 years. Fees are based on total family income.

Family Child Care (FCC)…….. 843-228-3685

The Child Development Program monitors certified in-home child care. Rates are determined by the Family Child Care provider.

Resource and Referral…………. 843-228-3685

Special functions child care; babysitter training  and referral; resource and referral information.

School Age Care/Open Recreation

The Parris Island and Laurel Bay Youth Centers provide quality care and structured positive youth development activities for children ages 5 to 18 years. Our goal is to provide a safe and fun environment where children, youth and teens can come and interact socially and receive care and support while parents are performing their daily missions. Boys & Girls Clubs programs are designed to address five core program areas: Education and Career Development, Health and Fitness, Sports and Recreation, Character and Leadership Development, and The Arts. Activities include field trips for all ages, swimming, bowling, teen dances, arcade and video games, and much more. Programming is divided according the following categories: School Age Care (SAC) for ages 5 to 12, and Teen Programs for ages 13 to 18. The Youth Center is an affiliate of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

Call for more information:

Parris Island Youth Center…… 843-228-1669

Laurel Bay Youth Center…….. 843-228-7640

Medical Services

Medical care is available at the following locations:

  1. Naval Hospital Beaufort (active-duty

personnel, their family members and

retirees)

  1. Branch Health Clinic MCAS

Beaufort (active-duty personnel)

  1. Branch Health Clinic MCRD Parris

Island (active-duty personnel and recruits)

Branch Health Clinics (BHC) are staffed to provide primary medical care, with referral to the Naval Hospital for specialty care as required. At MCRD, sick call for active-duty personnel is held daily by appointment by calling 843-228-4237. At MCAS, sick call for active-duty personnel is held Monday through Friday by calling 843-228-7424 6:30 to 9:40 a.m. Monday and 6:30 to 8:40 a.m. Tuesday through Friday. In addition to calling, service members and spouses can speak with their provider through secure messaging on RelayHealth. Sign up at www.relayhealth.com.

Questions concerning access to care for families and retirees should be directed to Health Care Business Operations, 843-228-5506.

Dental Services

Dental operates three clinical facilities: Branch Health Clinic (BHC) MCRD Parris Island, BHC MCAS Beaufort, and Naval Hospital Beaufort.  The dental services at MCRD and MCAS BHCs provide comprehensive dental care to all active-duty and recruit personnel.  Naval Hospital Beaufort provides oral surgery services.  BHC MCRD Parris Island (Building 674) provides after-hours emergency care for eligible beneficiaries experiencing a dental emergency. Members will generally be referred to their civilian practitioner for definitive care. Naval Hospital Beaufort Oral Surgery hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Dental Services at BHC MCAS Beaufort

Dental Services at BHC MCAS provides comprehensive dental health care to all active-duty personnel. Initial exams and appointments can be arranged by calling 843-228-7512.

Dental Services at BHC MCAS

6:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Dental Services at BHC MCRD

6:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Contact Information:

BHC MCRD Parris Island……… 843-228-3500

MCRD Parris Island

After-Hours Emergency……. 843-321-2349

MCAS Beaufort…………………… 843-228-7512

Naval Hospital Beaufort…………………………………………. 843-228-5475

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