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Gyeongsangnam-Do South Korea 51698
Contact information for key programs and services at this installation.
If you need emergency assistance, you can expect to get help from your installation, your branch of service resources. There are programs to support you in a variety of situations, including victim assistance, emergencies en route and service-specific relief societies. Below, you’ll find types of assistance, contact information, and detailed procedures and guidance to help you through any tough circumstances that you or your family may face.
Emergency care is provided at Samsung Medical Center in Masan/Changwon 158 Paryong-ro Masanhoewon-gu, Changwon-si, Changwon-si 055-233-8315 (20 minutes away from Chinhae base) and Gyeongsang National University Hospital in Changwon 11 Samjeongja-ro Seongsan-gu, Changwon-si 055-214-1000 (15 minutes away from Chinhae base).
Emergency care for personnel stationed in Busan is at St. Mary's Hospital Zenith Square 25-14 Yongho-ro 232 belopn-gil Nam-gu Busan 051-933-7114 (5 minutes away from ROKN Bunker), at Ellium Hospital 794 Haeun-daero Haeundae-gu Busan 051-791-1006 (5 minutes away from Centum area) in Busan.
For any issues or concerns, please contact BHC Chinhae at DSN: 315-763-5415 or ISOS at 080-429-0880.
The American Red Cross and the Navy/Marine Corps Relief Society are available for emergency aid. They can help with emergency communication, contacting people who will need to know where you are and what is happening and provide you with referrals to other agencies.
The Navy Marine Corps Relief Society can be reached by contacting a representative on any Navy or Marine Corps installation or any other military branch installation.
All the military services and the American Red Cross have reciprocal agreements with the Navy/Marine Corps Relief Society to help people in emergency situations.
Emergencies do occur to people while in transit. Before you depart your current installation ensure you have all your important documents with you. Be sure they don't end up packed with the household goods. Examples of important documents are orders, passports and medical records.
Write down telephone numbers for your relatives, your sponsor and your new duty station's Command Duty Officer. They will be invaluable in case of an emergency while traveling. Also ensure you not only have contact information in your cell phone but also written down just in case something happens to your phone.
The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society or other service equivalent such as the Air Force Aid or Army Emergency Relief can provide interest free loans or grants to help with emergency needs such as emergency transportation, medical/dental bills, food, rent, disaster relief assistance, child care expenses and essential vehicle repairs.
Please ask your command for the current Command Financial Specialist.
Noncombatant Evacuation Operations
Due to the precarious nature of relations between North and South Korea U.S. citizens residing here must be prepared to evacuate on short notice during a crisis. The United States Forces Korea holds a readiness drill twice a year known as Courageous Channel or Noncombatant Evacuation Operation. Participation is mandatory for all military dependents and civilian employees.