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NS Newport Health



Richard D. Dewert Medical Clinic

Building 23
43 Smith Road
Newport, RI 02841-1002

Information Desk Phone: 401-841-3771

Hours: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Scheduled Med Home appointments are from 7:40 a.m. to 4 p.m. On Saturdays, only the pharmacy is open from 8 a.m. to noon. The clinic is closed on Sundays and holidays.

Website: www.med.navy.mil/sites/nhcne/nhcne/index.htm
Facebook: www.facebook.com/NHCNE
Twitter: @NHCNENewport

Naval Health Clinic New England (NHCNE), Newport, is a comprehensive health care facility at the south end of the naval complex. It provides a full range of outpatient services for naval shore activities and fleet units of the operating forces, family members of armed services personnel and other authorized beneficiaries. NHCNE, Newport, has no emergency care capability. For emergency care, patients should call 911 for an ambulance or report to the nearest civilian hospital. The NS Newport Fire Department provides ambulance services on Naval Station property. Inpatient care is provided by Newport Hospital hospitalists and Navy physicians through a resource-sharing agreement with Newport Hospital, the local civilian hospital on Aquidneck Island. Clinical staff and services are located in a Comprehensive Health Care Facility, the Richard D. Dewert Medical Clinic, Building 23, which opened in 1997.

Personnel new to commands in the Narragansett Bay region should present themselves to NHCNE, Newport, within the first few days of arrival. Active duty members must enroll in TRICARE Prime. Enrollment is not automatic. Family members of active duty personnel may be enrolled in TRICARE Prime without an enrollment fee. Enroll online at www.tricare.mil or call 877-874-2273. Once enrollment is complete, personnel select a PCM, to oversee their medicalcare.

All questions about services available and access may be directed to the Health Benefits Advisor.

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Phone: 888-628-9633 (888-NAVY-MED)

The Naval Health Clinic New England Appointment Call Center offers a quick and easy way to schedule appointments and personalized, efficient and streamlined service from specially trained appointment agents. Access to a PCM is also offered 24/7, including weekends and holidays, by calling the above number.


Appointments: By referral or self-referral
Phone: 401-841-4475

Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday (except holidays).

The Behavioral Health Clinic conducts psychological evaluation and treatment for active-duty personnel.


1173 Whipple St.

Phone: 401-841-2541/2542

Hours: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and Friday (except holidays), 7 a.m. to noon Thursday

The Dental Clinic provides dental care to shore-based Navy and Marine Corps personnel and other authorized beneficiaries in the Narragansett Bay area. The clinic is located across the street from the Commissary Store. Dental specialties available include restorative dentistry, periodontics, oral surgery, prosthodontics and endodontics. Treatment and routine dental examinations for active duty personnel are provided by appointment. Dental emergencies will be treated at any time. To expedite treatment after hours, patients should contact the clinic to let the duty section know when they expect to arrive. All active duty Navy and Marine Corps personnel are enrolled in a dental review program when they check in with the dental clinic. They will be notified through their chain of command when they are due for their annual dental examinations.


Phone: 401-841-6847

Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday (except holidays). Closed for lunch from noon to 1 p.m.


Phone: 401-841-6189

Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday (except holidays)

The advisors are available to patients regarding TRICARE, TRICARE for Life and Medicare.


Phone: 401-841-7452

Hours: 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Friday.

The Immunization Clinic provides routine immunizations for all eligible TRICARE Prime and TRICARE for Life beneficiaries (infancy to elderly) across all patient categories (active duty, retirees and family members). Allergy shots are not provided nor given by this clinic.

Booster vaccinations for school and college can be given without a prescription if immunization records are available and brought in at the time of the visit.

If you are being seen by an outside physician, you will need a prescription from your provider for the immunization.

Immunization records and any available health records are required when you come in for immunizations.

PPDs are not placed on Thursdays since the results need to be evaluated two to three days later.


Phone: 401-841-6186

Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday.

Individual Medical Readiness (IMR) provides Annual Health Assessments to all active duty Sailors and Marines. It is a birth month screening of risk factors and behaviors/lifestyle. IMR staff ensure age and risk-related medical screening is performed, as well as counseling on those and other lifestyle topics, and completion of readiness elements. The Medical Readiness Reporting System team is responsible for all medical record tracking and recording for all active duty personnel throughout Naval Station Newport. The Deployment Health Clinic (DHC) provides Post Deployment Health Assessments to all military personnel returning from deployment. DHC identifies any behavioral issues that can affect the member’s well-being. Physical Exams staff schedule pre-commissioning, aviation, separation, retirement, routine and Special Forces physicals. They also ensure that all preliminaries and paper work are complete prior to the patient’s visit with the provider.


Phone: 401-841-6170

Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday (except holidays)


Phone: 401-841-4553/2011/4170

Hours: 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday (except holidays)

Sick Call Hours: 6:30 to 9 a.m. Monday through Friday (except holidays) with walk-ins up to 4 p.m. Appointments not required at King Hall.

Acute Care/Sick Call for certain schools and active duty non-enrollees (not enrolled to NHCNE due to assignment at NSNewport of less than 180 days). Acute/Follow-up care is 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Personnel need to be in uniform or regulation Navy PT gear.


Phone: 401-841-6780/6783

Hours: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (except holidays)

Phlebotomy/Blood Collection Service: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday

Mail-Outs: Tests not performed in this laboratory are referred to other military treatment facilities or contracted civilian reference laboratories for testing.

The Laboratory Department provides extensive support services covering Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and is accredited by the College of American Pathologists. Contact the Laboratory Department with any questions regarding specimen handling or laboratory policies.


Phone: 401-841-3839

Hours: 8 a.m.to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday (except holidays)

Call ahead for an appointment.

Occupational Medicine provides surveillance and certification exams for occupational hazards, pre-employment exams and return to work clearance. They also provide treatment of work-related illness and injury, worksite consultations and review of limited duty assignments.


Appointments: By referral only

Phone: 401-841-3180/6767

Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday (except holidays)

The Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Clinic provides diagnosis, management, and treatment of disease, injury, and disorders of the face, mouth and supportive structures.


Phone: 401-841-6847

Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday (except holidays). Closed for lunch from noon to 1 p.m.


Phone: 401-841-3409/6026

Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday (except holidays)

Patient Administration provides outpatient services to eligible beneficiaries, including Limited Duty Boards/TDRLs (401-841-6297), Medical Boards (401-841-6297), MEDEVAC Services/Patient Tracking (401-841-6026), Medical Records Maintenance (401-841-3409), Overseas Screening and Exceptional Family Member Program (401-841-6847) and Reserve Liaison (401-841-6815).


Phone: 401-841-2224

Information Automated Refill System: 877-211-1126

Hours: All services, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday (except holidays), 8 a.m. to noon Saturday

Patients are reminded that the pharmacy does not stock all medications.

You may call the pharmacy to see if your medicine is stocked or a list is available online at: www.med.navy.mil/sites/nhcne/nhcne/Services/Pharmacy/Formulary.htm.

Refill prescriptions are processed via an automated phone-in system or the internet. Refills will be available for pick-up at the pharmacy after two business days. Retirees and dependents may see what their co-pay would be for medications at a civilian pharmacy by searching: www.express-scripts.com/tricareformulary.


Phone: 401-841-6776

Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday (except holidays)

The Preventive Medicine Team provides environmental health surveys, food safety inspections, communicable disease investigations, travel medicine evaluations, and support any educational classes needed for MRSA, HIV/STD, Lyme disease, West Nile or any other Public Health information classes.


Phone: 401-841-6840/6841

Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (except holidays)


Appointments: Not required

Phone: 401-841-6189

Hours: 7:30 a.m.to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday (except holidays)

Patients who have received a referral for specialty care are directed to the Referral Management office for referral processing and instructions regarding obtaining the specialty care.


Phone: 401-841-6777

Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday (except holidays)

Health Promotion provides counseling and teaching on various health topics including diabetes and dietetic counseling. The Health Promotion staff attends multiple health fairs and will eagerly conduct lectures throughout Naval Station Newport area commands and in the community, upon request.

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