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HEALTH CARE

Naval Hospital Bremerton

One Boone Road, Bremerton 360-475-4000
Appointments 800-404-4506
Branch Health Clinic Bangor 360-315-4391
Branch Health Clinic Everett 425-304-4060

Branch Health Clinic

Puget Sound Naval Shipyard 360-476-2508
Nurse Advice Line 800-874-2273, Option 1
Pharmacy 360-475-4425

www.med.navy.mil/sites/nhbrem 

Naval Hospital Bremerton is an accredited, community-based acute care and obstetrical hospital. The facility has 25 inpatient beds and several ambulatory, acute and specialty clinics, including branch clinics at Bangor, Everett and the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. The hospital provides care to more than 60,000 eligible military families in the region.

The hospital and its clinics provide multiple medical services, including a birth center, dentistry, emergency medicine, family medicine, internal medicine, mental health, optometry, ophthalmology, pediatrics, radiology, substance abuse rehabilitation, urgent care and more. Visit the hospital online for more information.

Dental care services are dedicated to the oral care of military service members. Family members of active-duty personnel are encouraged to use the TRICARE Dental Program. Program information is available by visiting www.tricare.mil/CoveredServices/Dental/TDP.

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 provider. On Jan. 1, 2018, TRICARE Standard and Extra were combined into a new plan, TRICARE Select. Select is a standardized fee-for-service plan available to family members of active-duty service members, retired service members and their families. After you enroll in TRICARE Select, you may 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. You will pay a copay or cost share based on the type of care and provider you see. Costs for Select vary, but you will pay an annual deductible as well as a percentage of covered services. Non-network providers may charge up to 15 percent more than the TRICARE allowable charge; you are responsible for these extra charges. 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 are 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

Housing Service Center

2720 Ohio St., Bangor
800-876-7022
https://kitsap.navylifepnw.com/housing 

The Naval Base Kitsap Housing Service Center is ready to help you transition to your new home and community. Use its resources to become familiar with available housing options and support services. When you arrive at Naval Base Kitsap, visit the center for valuable information, counseling and guidance before signing any lease or sales contract for housing.

Unaccompanied Housing

Bangor and Keyport 360-930-6830
Bremerton 360-824-3337
Naval Hospital Bremerton 360-475-4334
https://kitsap.navylifepnw.com/housing/unaccompanied-housing 

Unaccompanied Housing is available at Bangor, Bremerton, Keyport and Naval Hospital Bremerton. Unaccompanied housing provides safe, clean, secure and comfortable accommodations. Amenities include TV lounges, laundry facilities and game rooms. For more information on check-in procedures for each location, visit the Unaccompanied Housing website.

Family Housing

2720 Ohio St., Bangor
800-876-7022
www.northwestmilitaryhousing.com 

At Naval Base Kitsap, military family housing is privatized. In addition to your option to purchase and rent housing in the local community, you may choose to live in privatized housing by signing a tenant lease agreement with Hunt Military Communities, which owns the family housing and is responsible for constructing, maintaining, repairing and managing the community.

For comprehensive information about homes and amenities in the Kitsap privatized housing community, visit the Pacific Northwest Communities website.

MAIL

Postal Services

2650 Ohio St., Bangor
360-396-6141

Building 502, Bremerton
800-275-8777

www.usps.com 

A full-service post office is available at Bangor. A postal kiosk can be found inside Bremerton’s recreation center.

PETS

Veterinary Clinic

1004 Tautog Circle, Bangor
360-396-7900
www.fb.com/NBK-Bangor-Veterinary-Treatment-Facility-1776657109287173 

The vet clinic at Bangor provides veterinary service for pets of military families. Services available include dental cleanings, health certificates, sick call appointments, spay and neuter surgeries, vaccinations, wellness exams and other small procedures. Due to limited resources, most veterinary emergency cases are best served through a full-service civilian veterinary hospital; see the Military Buyer’s Guide tab to connect with local veterinarians.

All pets living on base must be registered with the clinic upon arrival. On-base housing may limit the number and breed of pets that can live in on-base housing. Contact Pacific Northwest Communities for more information.

RELIGIOUS GUIDANCE

2900 Ohio St., Bangor
306-396-6005

90 Olding Road, Bremerton
360-476-7445

www.fb.com/nbkchapels 

The Bangor and Jackson Park chapels provide for the spiritual and religious needs of military personnel and their family members. Pastoral counseling, spiritual direction, religious studies and worship are some of the key elements of the chaplain’s ministry. Additionally, advocacy may be provided with or to a member’s military chain of command. Specific services may include marriage preparation and enrichment, weddings, invocations and benedictions.

VEHICLE REGISTRATION

All personnel assigned to Puget Sound activities must register their privately owned vehicles at a Naval Base Kitsap Pass and ID office. All vehicles and motorcycles must have proof of insurance in the vehicle or with the operator. The insurance coverage must meet Washington state insurance requirements. Operators must also have in their possession a valid state driver’s license. Washington state traffic laws apply on base; see the Getting To & Around Kitsap County chapter on Page 22 for more information. All vehicles entering or leaving base are subject to search.

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