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United States Marine Corps
Naval Hospital, Beaufort
1 Pinckney Boulevard
Beaufort, SC 29902
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.
There are branch medical, 843-228-3793, and dental, 843-228-3500, clinics aboard MCRD Parris Island. The Beaufort Naval Hospital (843-228-5600 / (DSN) 312-335-5600) is located on Ribaut Road, approximately halfway between MCAS Beaufort and MCRD Parris Island.
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.
Medical CareThe Naval Hospital is located on Ribaut Road on the Beaufort River and approximately halfway between Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort and Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island. The small-to-medium sized hospital provides care for all active duty and retired members located in southeastern South Carolina and northeastern Georgia.
Specialists available at the hospital are:
All eligible patients with medical problems not covered by the specialties within the hospital are either referred to an appropriate military hospital or receive treatment elsewhere which is covered by the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services (CHAMPUS).
When referral for civilian care is initiated, service members will be specifically advised concerning the health benefits available and expected costs by the Managed Care Department located on the first floor of the hospital in Room 109. They can be reached at 843-228-5506.
TRICARE Enrollment -- All family members are required to enroll in the TRICARE system through the CHAMPUS office at the Beaufort Naval Hospital.
EFMP --The Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) office is located in Building 911, Parris Island and Bldg. 807 at MCAS Beaufort.
The Naval Hospital has one physician on duty to treat emergency cases. The Emergency Department personnel use a "triage" system to identify those individuals with serious life-threatening illness/injury requiring immediate attention and those individuals whose condition is not serious and could await physician evaluation.
Parris Island Branch Dental Clinic is located at Bldg. 674 and is for active duty personnel. You may contacted the Dental Clinic at 843-228-3500.