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HEALTH CARE

Naval Health Clinic

Building 4389, 4389 Beaufort Road 252-466-0266
Appointments 252-466-0921
Optometry 252-466-0294
Pharmacy 252-466-0252/0254
Prescription refills 252-466-0570
12th Dental Clinic 252-466-0400
24/7 Nurse Advice Line 252-466-0921

www.med.navy.mil/sites/cpoint

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

Naval Health Clinic Cherry Point treats patients on an outpatient basis in the areas of orthopedics, podiatry, gynecology, internal medicine, military medicine, radiology, physical therapy, mental health, preventive medicine, aviation medicine and same-day surgery and through a Medical Home Port that includes family care and pediatrics.

Patients can get immunizations, visit a dentist with the 12th Dental Company or an optometrist, or have their prescriptions filled at the pharmacy. Obstetrics, emergency services and hospital care are handled by local community partners.

Prescription refills must be called in to the pharmacy at 252-466-0570 or made on the NHC Cherry Point website and can be picked up after three business days between 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Pharmacy hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Dental care is available to active-duty military only. Family members of active-duty personnel are encouraged to use the TRICARE Dental Program. Information about the TRICARE Dental Program can be obtained by calling 855-638-8371 or visiting www.tricare.mil/CoveredServices/Dental/TDP.aspx.

TRICARE

TRICARE is the health care program for active-duty and retired service members, their families and survivors. TRICARE provides health plans, prescriptions, dental plans and other special health programs to its beneficiaries. TRICARE’s mission is to enhance the Department of Defense and the nation’s security by providing health support for the full range of military operations and sustaining the health of all those entrusted to their care.

TRICARE offers a range of health care plans. TRICARE Prime is the mandatory health care option for active-duty service members. Family members of active-duty service members, retired service members and their families may also use this option. If you use TRICARE Prime, you are assigned a primary care manager at a military or network provider who delivers most of your care. If you need care your PCM cannot provide, you are referred to a specialist. Active-duty service members and their families pay nothing out of pocket for this option; however, there is less freedom to choose your own provider. On Jan. 1, 2018, TRICARE Standard and Extra were combined into a new plan, TRICARE Select. Select is a standardized co-pay plan available to family members of active-duty service members, retired service members and their families. Enrollment is not required — coverage is automatic as long as you are registered in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System. If you choose to use the Select option, simply schedule an appointment with any TRICARE-authorized provider. Referrals are not required, but you may need prior authorization from your regional contractor for some services.

TRICARE also offers plans for remote and overseas locations, reserve military members, young adults who are no longer covered under regular TRICARE coverage and other scenarios.

TRICARE coverage is completely portable so it moves with you when you relocate. Follow these simple steps to ensure you have no break in coverage when you move:

  • Do not cancel your TRICARE Prime enrollment option before you move.
  • Update your personal information in DEERS immediately when you arrive at your new location.
  • Select a new primary care manager.

If you’re already using TRICARE Select, moving is easy. When you arrive at your new location, update your personal information in DEERS. Then find TRICARE-authorized providers in your new area. Remember, you may have a new regional contractor and claims filing address.

TRICARE’s online tools can help you find and compare plans that you are qualified to use. Beginning in 2019, however, TRICARE will allow you to switch between plans only if you have a “qualifying life event” such as the birth of a baby or a move. For a complete description of the types of coverage programs and regions, visit www.tricare.mil. For more information about recent changes to TRICARE, visit https://tricare.mil/changes.

HOUSING

Military Housing Office

Building 298, E Street 252-466-2107
http://www.cherrypoint.marines.mil/Staff-Offices/Family-Housing-Office/
7:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Monday through Friday

The Military Housing Office and the Housing Referral Office at MCAS Cherry Point are ready to support you in the transition to your new home and community. Use the resources provided to become familiar with the housing options and support services available. When you arrive at MCAS Cherry Point, visit the MHO to receive valuable information, counseling and guidance prior to entering into a written lease or rental/sales contract for housing. Other than Havelock, the most popular areas to rent homes off-base are New Bern and Morehead City, each about a 20- to 30-minute commute from the air station.

Bachelor Housing

Building 3673, F Street 252-466-2699
http://www.cherrypoint.marines.mil/Staff-Offices/Bachelor-and-Transient-Housing/
7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

The Bachelor Housing Department provides billeting for permanent party single Marines, and service members not entitled to Bachelor Allowance for Housing, in 18 barracks buildings. Individual barracks are managed by unit barracks managers under the supervision and guidance of the bachelor housing office.

Family Housing

Building 298, E Street 844-754-5707
www.cp.atlanticmcc.com
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday

At MCAS Cherry Point, all military family housing is privatized. In addition to your option to purchase or rent housing in the local community, you may now choose to live in privatized housing by signing a tenant lease agreement with Atlantic Marine Corps Communities, which owns the family housing and is responsible for constructing, maintaining, repairing and managing the community. Five of the six communities are inside the air station’s gates; the sixth is outside.

For comprehensive information about homes and amenities available in the MCAS Cherry Point privatized housing community, go to the Atlantic Marine Corps Communities website, www.atlanticmcc.com, and click on “Havelock, NC.”

MAIL

Post Office
153 E St.
Havelock, NC 28532 252-466-2496
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday

Most MCAS Cherry Point Base postal needs of military personnel, civilian employees and their families are handled by the Main Base Office. The general delivery address for newcomers is:

Your full name
Your rank
MCAS Cherry Point Base Post Office
153 E St.
Havelock, NC 28532

Postal Service Center

Second Avenue 252-466-2496
www.cherrypoint.marines.mil/Staff-Offices/Consolidated-Post-Office

A Consolidated U.S. Post Office on MCAS Cherry Point is available for shipping, supplies and other basic USPS services. Go to the website for service hours.

PETS

Veterinary Services

Building 293, Fourth Avenue 252-466-2166/2409
http://cherrypoint.marines.mil/Staff-Offices/Veterinary
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday

Pets belonging to personnel residing on Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point must be licensed by the Veterinary Treatment Facility upon arrival, and current rabies tags must be visible on the pets at all times. Pets must also be registered with Animal Control on base and be microchipped. Only two domestic pets (cats/dogs) are allowed per home in base housing. The base bans full or mixed breeds of pit bulls, Rottweilers, wolf hybrids, or any canine breed with dominant traits of aggression that present unreasonable risks to those aboard the base.

Clinic services include wellness exams, annual physicals, minor appointments and vaccinations, heartworm testing, and all essential vaccinations and examinations for puppies and kittens beginning as early as 7 weeks old. Emergency cases should be handled by a full-service civilian veterinary hospital.

The clinic’s main concern is government-owned animals but it also is available to pets belonging to the air station’s active duty and retired service members and their dependent families.

RELIGIOUS GUIDANCE

MCAS Cherry Point Memorial Chapel

Building 100, E Street 252-466-4000
http://cherrypoint.marines.mil/Staff-Offices/Chapel

The MCAS Cherry Point military and civilian staff welcomes you to Memorial Chapel; our goal is to serve active-duty, family members and retired military personnel in close coordination with Second Marine Aircraft Wing chaplains. Worship opportunities, sacraments and programs include baptisms, child dedications, communion, religious education, marriage and confidential pastoral counseling.

Sunday Services:

  • Liturgical Protestant Service, 9 a.m., Fellowship Chapel
  • Contemporary General Protestant Worship Service, 11 a.m., Main Chapel
  • Children’s Church, 11 a.m., Chapel Kitchen, for children ages 3 through 10
  • There will be no Catholic Mass until further notice.


VEHICLE REGISTRATION

All motor vehicles on MCAS Cherry Point must be registered with the Vehicle Registration Section of the Provost Marshal’s Office; the Pass and ID Office, at the Main Gate in Building 251, is open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, except holidays. Temporary and one-day visitor passes are available 24/7.

To obtain a temporary pass, you must have:

  • Valid state operator’s license.
  • Valid state registration for the vehicle.
  • Proof of insurance.

To obtain a permanent decal, you must have:

  • Valid Armed Forces Identification Card.
  • Valid state operator’s license.
  • Valid state vehicle registration.
  • Valid insurance, with drivers listed on the policy.

If the vehicle is registered out of state, you will need an insurance declaration page showing proof of the minimum motor vehicle liability insurance required by the state of North Carolina: a bodily injury minimum of $30,000/$60,000, and property damage minimum of $25,000.

Services members under the age of 26 must present evidence of having completed the Drive For Life Certification Course offered at MCAS Cherry Point, at another Marine Corps base or online on Navy Knowledge Online or MarineNet.

To operate a motor vehicle on base, you will need the following at all times:

  • Valid Armed Forces Identification Card.
  • Valid state operator’s license.
  • Valid state vehicle registration.
  • Valid insurance, with drivers listed on the policy.
  • Drive For Life Certification for service members under 26.

Motorcycle operators must meet all automobile requirements, plus:

  • Have in their possession an endorsed motorcycle license from their home state or from the state of North Carolina.
  • Have in their possession an Attendance and Certificate of Completion/Motorcycle Safety Card from a Motorcycle Safety Foundation class, which is mandatory for all operators, regardless of age.

Aboard base, the maximum speed limit is 25 mph, and the maximum authorized speed in family housing is 20 mph, except where posted otherwise.

All vehicles entering or leaving the air station are subject to search. In general, North Carolina state traffic laws apply on base. See the Getting To & Around in Craven County section for more information.

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