Chapter 14: Public Health Command Region-Pacific
Updated On: 5/29/2013 10:20:17 AM
We provide scientific expertise and preventive medicine services in the areas of field preventive medicine; Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive (CBRNE); health physics; industrial hygiene; environmental and occupational health; entomology; health promotion and wellness; epidemiology and disease surveillance; and laboratory sciences. We deliver regionally focused support to Pacific combatant commanders, major commands, major subordinate commands and medical treatment facilities.
Contact DSN (315) 263-8428
The laboratory is accredited to ISO 17025 Standard by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA).
Analysis of Drinking Water†
Analysis of Wastewater
Analysis of Hazardous (Known) Waste
Analysis of Ambient Air and Air Emissions†
Analysis of Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs)
Analysis in support of Spill Response and Underground Storage Tanks†
Quality Assurance Assessments
Laboratory Performance Evaluation
Biological warfare agent detection using
R.A.P.I.D. and ECL technology
†Analytical Services supported by the Department of Laboratory Sciences, USAPHC, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland.
Disease Surveillance Laboratory
Contact DSN (315) 263-2748
Vector-borne disease influenza surveillance
Real-time and traditional PCR and ELISA testing
Health Physics/CBRNE Programs
Contact DSN (315) 263-4300
Medical and Industrial X-Ray Evaluations
Medical Radiation Safety Program Reviews
Industrial Radiation Program Reviews
Medical Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and High Explosive (CBRNE) Training and Assessments
Radiation Safety Training
Industrial Hygiene Program
Contact DSN (315) 263-8497
Certification of Biological Safety Cabinets
Industrial Hygiene Worksite Safety and Health Hazard Evaluations
Installation Industrial Hygiene Program Review
Work Site Air Hazard Controls Evaluations
Occupational Noise and Air Contaminates Studies
Occupational Safety and Health Worksite Training
Field Preventive Medicine Program
Contact DSN (315) 263-5111
Field Preventive Medicine Unit Training
Deployment Occupational and Environmental Health Surveillance (DOEHS) Operational Support and Training
Medical Entomology Program
Contact DSN (315) 263-8531
Pest/Pesticide Management, Consultations, and Assessments
Pesticide Applicator Training
Mosquito, Tick, Rodent and Insect
RT-PCR, PCR Diagnostic and ELISA Technology for Detection of Pathogens
from Arthropods—Malaria, JEV and Dengue
Education in Entomology and Other Related Topics
Contact DSN (315) 263-8551
Water System Vulnerability Assessments
Potable Water System Performance Evaluation
Wastewater Treatment System Evaluations
Hazardous Waste Management and Spill Prevention Plans
Environmental Compliance Officer Training
Pollution Prevention Opportunity Assessments
The U.S. Army Veterinary Corps operates four veterinary medical facilities on Oahu that provide services for pets owned by qualified patrons (DEERS enrollment):
Fort Shafter 433-2271
Schofield Barracks 655-5889/5893
Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam 449-6481
Fort Shafter: Weekdays, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Schofield Barracks: Weekdays, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Evening Clinic: third Wed., 4-7 p.m.
Joint Base Pearl
Harbor-Hickam: Weekdays, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
MCBH: Weekdays, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
All clinics are closed after noon on the last day of the month for inventory.
All clinics are also closed on federal holidays and weekends.
Pets are seen by appointment. Appointment times vary depending on the facility, but most sites offer appointments Mon.-Fri., with occasional evening and weekend appointments offered. Services offered include routine sick-call appointments and well-patient exams with a focus on prevention-medicine and wellness services such as vaccination, fecal testing, heartworm and infectious disease screening, health certificates and microchipping. Most facilities offer laboratory testing and radiology services.
Facilities offer routine surgical (spay, neuter, mass removal) and dental services on a space-available basis.
All services and products are associated with a fee to the pet owner that is due at the time services are provided. Fees are generally significantly lower than those charged by civilian veterinary practices. Due to the limited extent of services and no emergency services, it is recommended that all pet owners have civilian veterinary care options established.
How to Contact PHCR-Pacific:
Department of the Army
UNIT 45006 (MCHB-AJ)
APO AP 96343-5006
228-8920 Kanagawa Ken, Zama Shi
Camp Zama, Japan, Bldg. 715
DSN (315) 263-8447; Fax (315) 263-5295
Commercial: 81-46-407-8447 (International)
Post Operator: 046-251-1520 or 1788
DSN 31-263-8447 (within Japan)