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Gyeongsangnam-Do South Korea 51698
Contact information for key programs and services at this installation.
Health care services provided by the Defense Department are available to you and your family at your installation. We know that finding the right health care is important, especially in special circumstances such as emergency or during recent move. Here, you’ll find information and options about the services you have regarding healthcare.
Call commercial 011-82-55-540-5415 or DSN: 315-763-5415.
Naval Medical Readiness Training Unit Clinic Chinhae is a satellite clinic of the U.S. Naval Hospital Yokosuka, Japan. It provides outpatient medical care (adult, pediatric and women's health services) to the active-duty personnel, their dependents, retirees, civilian contractors and Americans working abroad in Korea.
Inpatient care is provided at one of four accredited local Korean hospitals. Obstetric care is provided at the clinic, partnering with host nation hospitals and 121 Brian Allgood Community Hospital. Referrals for specialty care are done at the 121st Army Hospital in Seoul, Gyeongsang National University Hospital in Changwon and Samsung Medical Center in Masan.
There is no dentist or pharmacist stationed in Chinhae. Active-duty members may receive dental care at Camp Walker Dental Clinic in Daegu. Dental resources are available through local Korean dental offices affiliated with the TRICARE dental program, United Concordia. Laboratory services are available once a week and delivered to Camp Walker Army Clinic in Daegu. Chronic medications are refilled once a week with the assistance of Camp Walker pharmacy.
When you move, TRICARE moves with you. No matter where you go in the world, TRICARE is there before, during and when you get to your next duty station.
There are steps you need to take to make sure changes to your TRICARE coverage go smoothly. Understand that when you move, you may have to use a different TRICARE option. Visit TRICARE Moving to learn more.
Before you move, you should take care of any routine medical needs, including immunizations, and fill your prescriptions so you have enough while traveling. If you need care during your move, visit TRICARE Getting Care When Traveling to learn what to do.
Filling prescriptions while traveling
You should refill prescriptions before traveling. But if you run out of a prescription drug while traveling, visit TRICARE Filling Prescriptions When Traveling.
Getting dental care while traveling
Getting dental care while traveling depends on your location and whether you are a service member or family member.
With permanent change of station orders, ask for a copy of your medical and dental records from your military treatment facility and the dental treatment facility. Do this at least one month before your PCS date. The MTF should also transfer a copy of your record and any family records to your new duty station or you may be able to hand carry them to your new duty station.
If you want someone else to be able to get medical or dental information on you or your family while you are moving, you need to complete a DD Form 2870, "Authorization for Disclosure of Medical or Dental Information."
For more information on getting copies of medical records, visit TRICARE Request Copies of Medical Records.
Call commercial 011-82-0503-363-5415 or DSN: 315-763-5415.
Naval Medical Readiness Training Unit Clinic Chinhae is a satellite clinic of the U.S. Naval Hospital Yokosuka, Japan. It provides outpatient medical care (adult, pediatric and women’s health services) to the active-duty personnel, their dependents, retirees, civilian employees, contractors and other Department of Defense personnel working in Korea.
The clinic has x-ray capability, some point of care laboratory testing, a small pharmacy, and immunizations. Care that exceeds the clinic’s capabilities is coordinated through either Camp Walker or a host nation hospital.
The family physician at Chinhae can provide prenatal care for routine pregnancies. Ultrasounds and labs will be coordinated through a Korean hospital. Care will be transferred to a Korean hospital not later than 36 weeks for the final appointments and delivery. Obstetric care is managed by local Korean obstetrics/gynecology at Samsung Medical Center in Changwon. Complicated pregnancies may require referral/TAD earlier than 36 weeks. Care is generally not available through Brian D. Allgood Army Community Hospital at Camp Humphreys.
Medical screening for overseas duty is required for both active-duty personnel and dependents prior to transfer. The physician at Chinhae will screen all in-bound personnel and provide a suitability recommendation to the Overseas Screening Committee at NMRTC Yokosuka. Conditions requiring continuing specialist care may be determined to be incompatible with this isolated location.
Exceptions to the published guidelines are rarely approved and there is generally a very restrictive policy on overseas suitability given the clinic's limited capabilities and isolated location. GS employees and contractors and their families are not required to be screened. The physician at Chinhae can do a courtesy screening if requested with the understanding that any specialty care will be obtained through the Korean medical system.
There is no dentist stationed in Chinhae. Active duty members can be seen at the dental clinic on Camp Walker. For dependents there are several local dentists who in the United Concordia plan.
Please come with two pairs of eyeglasses or adequate contact lenses, gas mask inserts (command requirement) and a written prescription for your eyeglasses in case you need to replace them while in Korea. There is an optometry clinic with glasses fabrication capability at Camp Walker which can make appointments for routine optometry care, including diabetic eye screenings. They provide two days of on-site full-scope optometry with same or next day fabrication of glasses and inserts two to three times per year at Branch Health Clinic Chinhae.
Mental health needs are one of the most difficult medical needs to meet in Korea. The closest facility with a mental health clinic is Camp Walker which is about a 90 minute drive. BHC Chinhae does have VTC capability to do virtual appointments with Camp Walker and other military facility. Currently there is no capacity for mental health to see dependents. Acute suicidal ideation or other MH emergencies will be transferred to BDAACH for admission and stabilization.
Chinhae’s Fleet and Family Support Center provides the following:
You do not need a referral from your command, Tri-Care, or your primary care physician to receive counseling at FFSC. At Navy Region Korea, we have two Fleet & Family Support Offices that offer counseling services. They are located in Chinhae and Busan and are staffed with highly qualified and fully credentialed clinicians. Every clinician holds a master or doctorate degree in Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, or Psychology. During your first appointment, you and your clinician will talk about your concerns and decide on the best way to handle them as a team. They can also assist in obtaining referrals for other clinical services on the Korean Peninsula, such as Behavioral Health and Psychiatry, as well as provide information about other FFSP and Department of Navy programs you may benefit from.
Fleet & Family Support Program clinicians are trained in dealing with a wide range of concerns such as:
Military children are incredibly resilient. However, children sometimes have difficulty coping with the stress of a parent's deployment, divorce, moving or other significant changes or experiences they encounter. Our licensed, credentialed clinicians can assist children and families in dealing with a wide range of child-related concerns such as:
Parents and therapists can work together to define issues and discover solutions. Family counseling is an opportunity for the whole family and the clinician to work together utilizing the family's strengths to find creative solutions to problems. These services may benefit parents of children of all ages but are especially useful for children that may be too young to participate in counseling. Finally, counselors are available to consult with staff, commands, and parent groups.
Active Duty Service Members
Service Member Beneficiaries
Activated Reservists and FTS
*Eligibility for services is verified via government-issued photo identification. Some may be subject to service on a space-available basis dependent on eligibility and/or waiting lists at your local site.
Please contact your local TRICARE representative for information on TRICARE Pacific and Dental Plans, which cover dependents within Korea. BDAACH has a TRICARE office at 737-1487; BHC Chinhae at 763-5415 also can provide guidance on benefits.
The 106th Medical veterinary clinic is located in Camp Walker but makes visits to Chinhae base every 3-4 months for routine care and immunizations. Vet visits are coordinated through the medical clinic. Off-base vet clinics can also be found around the Chinhae area.