Chapter 2: How to Receive Healthcare in Hawaii
Updated On: 5/29/2013 10:05:59 AM
Registering for Healthcare
When active-duty military members arrive in Hawaii, their personnel office will ensure that they in-process through their service’s Military Treatment Facility (MTF) and learn about their Tricare Healthcare System options.
Tricare Prime, the military’s managed care option, is available at Tripler Army Medical Center, U.S. Army Health Clinic-Schofield Barracks, Marine Corps Base Kaneohe Clinic, the Navy’s Makalapa Clinic, the Coast Guard’s Sand Island Clinic and the Air Force’s Hickam Clinic.
Each MTF conducts orientation sessions at their enrollment sites to explain Tricare Prime. Spouses are encouraged to attend the orientation with active-duty service members. You and your family are assigned a Primary Care Manager (PCM) at a clinic who will manage your health care.
For more information about Tricare in the Pacific, please call (888) TRIWEST, (874-9378) or visit your nearest Tricare Service Center.
24/7 Customer Service
Military OneSource is a website on which you can find a variety of links to other websites useful for military members and their families about all aspects of military life. It also has a link to counseling services are designed to provide service help with short-term issues such as adjustment to situational stressors, stress management, decision making, communication, grief, blended-family issues and parenting-skills issues.
DEERS – Defense Enrollment
Eligibility Reporting System
Shafter Flats, Bldg. 1507
Shafter Flats Army
Reserve Center 438-1600, ext. 3195
Hickam AFB (Air Force) 449-8620
MCB Hawaii (Kaneohe Bay)
(Marine Corps) 257-8861
Naval Station Pearl Harbor (Navy) 471-2405
Schofield Barracks (Army) 655-4104
Tripler AMC (Army) 433-9166
Website address provides locations where DEERS enrollment can be initiated or changed, www.dmdc.osd.mil/rsl/owa/home.
Soldiers are enrolled in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) when they enter active duty. For family members to be enrolled, however, their military sponsors must verify their family relationships by presenting legal documents (marriage certificates, birth certificates or adoption papers, etc.) to their local military personnel office. If this is not done, family members may be denied health benefits other than emergency care. Newly born infants should be enrolled in DEERS as soon as possible after birth.
Military Personnel Information
Internal Medicine Clinic 433-2778, ext. 1
3rd Floor, H Wing, next to Emergency Department entrance
Hours: M-F, 7-8 a.m. (Sick Call Hours),
8 a.m.-6 p.m.
To schedule an appointment, please call
433-2778, ext. 1.
Family Medicine Clinic 433-3300
1st Floor, D Wing, Room 1D350
Hours: Weekdays, 7:15-7:45 a.m.
To receive medical care at Tripler, reserve and TDY Soldiers should have orders in hand. If the TDY or reserve service member’s assignment exceeds 30 days, the service member should report to Tripler’s Managed Care Office to be assigned to a clinic/Primary Care Manager (PCM).
Active-duty Soldiers requiring sick call or same-day care will now be booked into an appointment slot by calling Central Appointments at 433-2778, and selecting option 1, starting at 6:30 a.m., of the day they wish to be seen.
If there are no same-day appointments available, Soldiers should call 433-9237 to speak with a triage nurse for immediate assistance.
If you have a medical concern that needs to be addressed after hours, call the physician exchange line at 433-9798.
Military Liaison Offices
1st Floor, B-Wing, across from Dining Facility
Hours: Weekdays, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Dial Hawaii area code “808” if calling from outside Hawaii
Air Force 433-6775
Marine Corps 433-6614
Patients who are members of the Armed Services other than the Army may obtain assistance through their respective liaison offices. read more...