Naval Hospital Beaufort
The United States Naval Hospital Beaufort is a full service Navy medical facility located in South Carolina. The medical facility also manages two satellite clinks at the nearby Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort and the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in Parris Island, South Carolina. The main facility of the Naval Hospital Beaufort network is located in Port Royal, South Carolina. The medical facility is also charged with serving the needs of the Laurel Bay housing complex, which is one of the main housing areas for Marine Corps personal stationed at MCAS Beaufort and MCRD Parris Island.
Their mission is to be a committed partner in the delivery of quality and compassionate patient and family centered health care while maintaining operational readiness.
Commissioned in April of 1949, Naval Hospital Beaufort is one of the few military hospitals that stands as its own complex. Almost all military hospitals are part of a larger base complex and exist to serve those stationed at the base. Naval Hospital Beaufort is the opposite, and stands alone while serving multiple installations. The hospital provides basic and advanced medical care to over 35,000 Marines, sailors and their families in the area. These services include, but are not limited to; preventative care, general and family medicine, emergency care, surgery and inpatient services.
Arriving at Beaufort
One of the first things military personnel must attend to upon their arrival at the Air Station is checking in. New arrivals must take their original orders to their command to be endorsed before visiting the Installation Personnel Administration Center (IPAC), Building 807.
If checking in after working hours or on the weekend, check in with the Air Station Officer of the Day (OOD) in Building 601, MCAS Headquarters, duty desk.
Personnel checking in must also attend the Welcome Aboard Brief which is facilitated by the Information & Referral Program. The Welcome Aboard Brief provides installation information, maps, program directories and more. Please note that personnel in the grades of E-1 through E-6, WO-1 and O-1 through O-2 must attend the mandatory Welcome Aboard Brief (Settling In Services) in accordance with MCO 1754.10A. Spouses are welcome and encouraged to attend. MCCS South Carolina provides use of the Lending Locker where personnel can borrow household items to include air mattresses, tables and chairs, kitchen items, and more. The Information & Referral Office is located in Building 807 (IPAC), Room 100 and can be contacted at 843-228-7351.
Naval Hospital Beaufort provides general medical, surgical and urgent care services to all active duty Navy and Marine Corps personnel, as well as retired military personnel and all military dependents residing in the Beaufort area, a total population of approximately 35,000 beneficiaries.