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United States Navy
Naval Branch Health Clinic, Groton
1 Wahoo Avenue
Groton, CT 06349
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.
The primary care center provides comprehensive health care to all active-duty families. In order to establish a physician-patient relationship, registered families or individuals are assigned to health care teams identified by colors (green, gold, blue, purple and white). These teams are comprised of nurses, nurse practitioners, general medical officers, internists, pediatricians and family physicians. Location: Naval Branch Health Clinic is located at 1 Wahoo Ave., Groton, CT 06349. To make Appointments: Medical: (888) 628-9633. Dental: (860) 694-3736. https://www.tricare.mil/Plans/HealthPlans
NOTE: If you have a fever, remain outside and please call 860-694-4123, and we’ll come out to you.
Location: Naval Branch Health Clinic is located at 1 Wahoo Ave., Groton, CT 06349.
To make Appointments:
Appointment Call Center - All medical appointments are now scheduled through the NMRTC NE, by calling 888-628-9633. You may also use the Appointment Call Center to cancel or reschedule appointments or leave a message for your provider. Clinic Hours: Monday - Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Closed on Sunday and all Federal Holidays
TRICARE Nurse Advice Line: Phone: 1-800-874-2273 (Option 1)
The dental clinic is in building 575, next to NMRTU Groton building 449. Routine and specialty dental services are available for active-duty personnel. Overseas Suitability Screening appointments are also available for active-duty family members. Call 860-694-3736/3738/2870 for an appointment. In the event of a dental emergency after normal business hours, patients may reach the on-call dental staff by contacting the Chief of the Day who can be reached by calling the NMRTU Groton quarter-deck at 860-694-4123 NBDC:https://www.med.navy.mil/sites/nhcne/NHCNE/services/dental/dental.htm
Location: Naval Branch Dental Clinic is located at 1 Wahoo Ave., Groton, CT 06349. Call 860-694-3738. The dental< clinic is in building 575, next to NMRTU Groton building 449. Routine and specialty dental services.
Groton, CT Address: 1 Wahoo Drive Groton, CT 06349
Newport, RI Address: 1173 Whipple St. Naval Station Newport, RI 02841
To make Appointments: Dental Main: 860-694-3738/3736, RX Refill: 877-211-1126
Family members: The TRICARE Dental Program is a comprehensive dental plan available to family members of active-duty uniformed services personnel. There are many dentists in the Groton-New London area who accept TDP. For information regarding participating dentists or other questions, you may call United Concordia at 800-866-8499 or visit their website.
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.
If you use TRICARE Standard/Extra, call 800-TRICARE, option 1, to talk to a nurse who can answer health-related questions, help you find a doctor and schedule appointments. The Groton-New London area has many excellent facilities to meet your health care needs. You will find several private hospitals, outpatient treatment facilities, medical practices and many specialty clinics.
For more information regarding your choices, call Health Net at 877-874-2273, or visit their website- https://www.tricare.mil/Plans/HealthPlans
TRICARE offers several different health plans; however, plan availability depends on who you are and where you live.
For more information regarding your choices, call Health Net at 877-874-2273, or visit their website.
DMDC/DEERS Support Office (DSO)
New Spouses: When you marry an active duty or retired service member, you become entitled to military benefits, including TRICARE.
Your Health Plan Options You may be eligible for the following health plans:
*Active duty spouses can also enroll in one of these Prime options with their active duty sponsors:
TRICARE covers most inpatient and outpatient care that is medically necessary To be medically necessary means it is appropriate, reasonable, and adequate for your condition... TRICARE provides a robust pharmacy benefit. You can enroll in one of TRICARE's dental plans:
TRICARE Dental Program (if your sponsor is on active duty or in the Guard/Reserves)
You may be eligible for dental coverage through the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP).
Out-of-Pocket Costs, Your health care costs are based on your sponsor's status (active duty or retired) and which health plan option you are using.
Coverage for Children Biological, adopted and step-children are covered by TRICARE.
What if I already have health insurance? TRICARE pays after your other health plan in most cases. Compare TRICARE to your health plan and decide which best meets your needs.
Family Members of National Guard or Reserve Members
Your TRICARE coverage is based on your sponsor's coverage and military status:
For you to be eligible for any TRICARE benefits, your sponsor must register you in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS).
Your Health Plan Options Sponsor on Military Duty for Less than 30 Days TRICARE Reserve Select (when your sponsor is qualified and purchases the plan)
Sponsor is activated: You may qualify for one of the following health plan options:
Some of these health plan options require you to enroll by submitting an enrollment application.
Sponsor is deactivated: When your sponsor leaves active duty, he or she may qualify for transitional coverage through the Transitional Assistance Management Program followed by TRICARE Reserve Select (if he or she requalifies).
Biological, adopted and step-children are covered by TRICARE.
Giving birth or adopting
Coverage for college students
When children become adults
At age 21, your child may qualify for TRICARE Young Adult if they:
There are premiums for TRICARE Young Adult. If your child doesn't qualify to purchase TRICARE Young Adult, they can purchase the Continued Health Care Benefit Program.
What kind of certificate is needed?
If the child is ...
Then you need:
Born in the United States
An original or certified-copy of the birth certificate or certificate of live birth signed by the attending physician or other hospital representative
A Consular Report of Birth Abroad of a Citizen of the United States of America
A record of adoption or a letter of placement of the child into the home by a recognized placement/adoption agency or the court before the final adoption
Once you're registered in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) a database of information on uniformed services members (sponsors), U.S.-sponsored foreign military, DoD and uniformed services civilians, other personnel as directed by the DoD, and their family members. You need to register in DEERS to get TRICARE. you'll be issued a uniformed services identification (ID) card.
ID Cards for Children
Adult Children Using TRICARE Young Adult
ID Cards for Beneficiaries Age 75 and Over: Family members and survivors of deceased personnel age 75 and over, can get a permanent ID card. If you are age 75 or older and have a valid ID card, get a new permanent ID card within 90 days of your card's expiration date.
Naval Branch Health Clinic Groton
The Naval Branch Health Clinic Groton provides a comprehensive outpatient and inpatient health care services to active-duty Navy personnel, their families and the many retired military members in the Groton New London area (approximately 28,500 active-duty, retired and dependent military members are eligible to use this facility and its clinics).
The primary care center provides comprehensive health care to all active-duty families. In order to establish a physician-patient relationship, registered families or individuals are assigned to health care teams identified by colors (green, gold, blue, purple and white). These teams are comprised of nurses, nurse practitioners, general medical officers, internists, pediatricians and family physicians. NBHC:https://www.med.navy.mil/sites/nhcne/NHCNE/locations/grct/grct.htm
Appointment Call Center - All medical appointments are now scheduled through the NMRTC NE, by calling 888-NAVYMED (628-9633). You may also use the Appointment Call Center to cancel or reschedule appointments or leave a message for your provider.
Clinic Hours: Monday - Friday: 7:30am - 4:00pm. Closed on Sunday and all Federal Holidays
Audiology Phone: (860) 694-3870
Case Management coordinates care for deployment help for military personnel and their families.
Chiropractic Appointments are available for active duty members only on Mon/Wed/Fri.
Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)serves active duty families with health & education needs.
Health Promotions / Wellness. Please stop by, call, or make an appointment.
Immunizations Patients seen on Walk-in basis. Phone: (860) 694-4811
Laboratory Phone: (860) 694-2426. All Lab samples are collected on a walk-in basis—no appointment required. Results are released to the ordering provider, but patients may also review them via the TRICARE online health portal.
Medical Records Phone: (860) 694-4812 – No appointments – Call with Inquiry or Walk-in.
Occupational Health Phone: (860) 694-2493
Optometry: (860) 694- 4861- call to schedule an appointment.