Naval Hospital Bremerton
1 Boone Rd, Bremerton, WA 98312
Naval Hospital Bremerton is a full service community hospital located In Kitsap County, Washington and is part of a network of US Navy installations in the area. The hospital is equipped to handle a wide array of medicine including emergency care, basic and primary care, surgical operations and obstetrical and prenatal care. Though fully equipped for all manner of medicine, Naval Hospital Bremerton is not a large facility. The hospital regularly maintains on 36 beds, however it has the capacity to expand to 72 beds in times of great need. Despite its relatively small size, Naval Hospital Bremerton is responsible for serving multiple Navy installations in the area, including Naval Base Kitsap and Naval Base Bremerton.
The primary role of Naval Base Bremerton is to provide preventative, primary and emergency medical care to US Navy service members and their family in the area. While the hospital itself provides exceptional medical care, the facility prides itself on being able to provide top notch medical services anytime and anywhere. Military medicine requires that all members of the medical staff maintain at all times the ability to jump into action, and as a result the staff of Naval Hospital Bremerton maintains a constant state of readiness and take every opportunity at home and abroad to expand its care and research capabilities.
In order to meet US Navy standards of care and professionalism, Naval Hospital Bremerton is governed by a system of core principles. Chief among these is the expectation of exceptional care of all patients, regardless of rank and position. The entire staff of the installation is expected to work as a unit to improvise, adapt and overcome in all situations to ensure mission completion. Additionally, the institution is expected to take every situation as an opportunity to expand the goodwill of the United States Navy at home and across all corners of the globe.
Services at Naval Hospital Bremerton range across the entire field of medicine. Since the facility serves as a medical hub for multiple US Navy installations, is must maintain a wide range of services to accommodate all needs of sailors and their families. Family medicine is one of the largest fields practiced at the hospital, with all the accompanying services being offered. Ear nose and throat (ENT), dental, pediatrics, obstetrics & gynecology and a surgical center can all be found as part of the family medicine program within the hospital. Also included is a unique substance abuse rehabilitation program (SARP), orthopedics and rehabilitation and a full service pharmacy.
Despite its small size, Naval Hospital Bremerton is one of the most active medical facilities in the United States Military. An average day at Naval Hospital Bremerton can see over 1400 visits, including 2 births, 200 dental visits, 10 surgeries and 65 emergency department visits.
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FOR THE CHILDREN
In Washington, students must be 5 years old on or before Aug. 31 to enroll in kindergarten. But state law doesn’t require that students enroll in school until they’re 8, so parents can keep them at home or in child-care programs for an additional year — or more.
In 2010, Washington along with the majority of other states, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Defense Education Activity adopted Common Core State Standards that provide a consistent set of educational expectations for students, regardless of ZIP code. When a family moves, a student’s education is often disrupted because the student may be forced to repeat material or learn at a different level at the new school. With common standards across states, this disruption will be reduced — of particular interest to military families. For more information, visit www.corestandards.org
Kitsap County School District
If your child is preparing to attend college, this information on scholarships may be helpful.
FOR THE SERVICE MEMBER
Current service members can attend college in their off-duty time and have their military branch pay the tuition.
Learn about the Military Tuition Assistance Program.
Use the Tuition Assistance (TA) DECIDE tool to help you make the best use of your tuition assistance dollars.
If you were or are in the military, you may be eligible for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits. If you are a spouse or dependent, you may be eligible too.
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When moving to a new location, it is important to know who to call when you have an emergency or you need help. Below are some organizations you will find useful.
Under the site’s “Child Care 101” tab you’ll find information related to locating quality child care, the types of child care available to you and how to evaluate the child care providers you visit.
There’s also a special section for the military child on the website covering topics such as military fee assistance, payments and provider services.
Kitsap County Department of Human Resources 360-337-7185
Helps families live safe, healthy and successful lives. It fulfills this mission by providing children, youth, families and adults care, services and treatment to thrive in their homes and communities.
Kitsap County Children Services 360-394-4093
Strives to create communities where children grow up safe from abuse, neglect and dependency, where adults are protected from domestic violence and where parents can be strengthened in their capacity to keep their family safe.
Kitsap County Animal Services 360-692-6977
Handles pet adoptions, pet licensing, lost and found animals, and more.
Kitsap County Dept of Public Health 206-296-4765
Highway Patrol 360-473-0300
Base Operator (360) 396-6111
Family Advocacy Program (360) 315-3045
ID/CAC Card Processing (360) 396-4665
Information and Referral (360) 396-4115
Legal Services and JAG (360) 396-6003
Currently there are 2,206 units available, mostly on base. Sixty-six units are located at other locations, ranging from 5 to 35 miles from either the Bremerton or Bangor bases. Call the Navy Family Housing Office, at 360-396-4399, for availability.
1.6 miles from Base
Manette is a very desirable neighborhoods in the Bremerton. It’s close to the water and walking distance to business district. Downtown Bremerton and Manette have great restaruants, bars and shops.
2.5 miles from Base
This off base neighborhood offers beautiful views of the Kitsap Lake and the Olympic Mountains. There’s options for walking and biking and there are many local restaurants nearby.
In Bremerton, the summers are short, warm, dry, and partly cloudy and the winters are very cold, wet, and mostly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 36°F to 78°F and is rarely below 27°F or above 88°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Bremerton for warm-weather activities is from mid July to late August.
In Bremerton, WA, the overall cost of living index is 120, which is 4% higher than the Washington average and 20% higher than the U.S. average.
As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of Bremerton, WA, the city’s goods and services are 27% higher than the Washington average and 35% higher than the U.S. average.
A one hour ferry ride – or thirty minute fast ferry ride – from downtown Seattle, Bremerton is truly a beautiful City where guests enjoy the downtown Harborside area. It includes Kitsap Conference Center, two hotels, fine dining, coffee shops, cafes and the Port of Bremerton Marina with 220 permanent slips and 100 for visiting boaters. We invite you to enjoy a stroll through the Arts District, Puget Sound Navy Museum, USS Turner Joy, Boardwalk, Harborside Fountain Park and PSNS Memorial Plaza all located near the ferry terminal. Take a short walk across the Manette Bridge for more cafes and shopping. A few blocks north of downtown is Evergreen Rotary Park featuring the 9/11 Memorial and accessible playground. Gold Mountain Golf Course includes two 18 hole championship courses and disc golf is available at NAD Park. Our diversity has rewarded Bremerton with a thriving artistic and cultural community.
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