Naval Hospital Jacksonville
Hospital in NAS Jacksonville
2080 Child St, Jacksonville, FL 32214
Naval Hospital Jacksonville is located within the boundaries of the Jacksonville Naval Air Station in Duval County, Jacksonville. The medical facility sits directly on the banks of the St. Johns River in the northeastern corner of Florida. The hospital exists are part of the internal infrastructure of the much larger Naval Air Station that it serves. Naval Hospital Jacksonville sees and treats and astounding 400,000 sailors, marines and dependents annually, with 10,000 of them being admitted to the hospital for further treatment. Patient care of such a massive scale makes Naval Hospital one of the busiest medical facilities in the United States.
Naval Hospital Jacksonville serves a single main purpose, to provide the highest level of care and treatment to all members of the armed services in need. The hospital is equipped to handle any sort of medical procedure and emergency both onsite and in the field. Navy doctors and corpsman operate a full medical program that is capable of treating all sailors and marines stationed in the surrounding area, civilian and Department of Defense employees, retired service members and dependents of active duty personnel. The men and women of Naval Hospital Jacksonville.
Naval Hospital Jacksonville provides an almost all encompassing range of services. The hospital is currently the fourth largest medical facility operated by the United States Navy, and arguably the most important. Naval Hospital Jacksonville’s services extend outside of the Naval Air Station to five satellite branch clinics throughout Florida and Georgia as well.
The facility is equipped to handle all facets of medicine from basic preventative care to trauma and intricate surgical procedures. Services at Naval Hospital Jacksonville include family care, dental, gynecology and obstetrics, mental health care, trauma and surgical services, oncology care and prenatal care. Naval Hospital Jacksonville is also part of the TRICARE Network, the primary insurance provider for active duty and retired military and Department of Defense personnel. This means that it regularly accepts patients who have recently separated from service or are medically retired.
Since its founding in 1941, Naval Hospital Jacksonville has been under strict charge of the department of defense to “treat the heroes of the United States” both at home and abroad. This not only requires the staff of the hospital to treat sailors and marines at the Naval Air Station, but deploy doctors, nurses and corpsman with active duty Navy and Marine Corps Fleet units in support ongoing operations.
2,500 Navy and civilian medical staff, handles an estimated 2,000 patients daily, including several births.
Call DEERS at 800-538-9552 to update your address
Go to TRICARE HBA or TSC to transfer your enrollment and get a PCM
Go to Outpatient Medical Records at Naval Hospital to register, update address/telephone, turn in records and submit health insurance information or any additional information
Once assigned, call your PCM for an initial visit. If your PCM is at Naval Hospital Jacksonville call Central Appointments at 800-529-4677 or 904-542-4677.
If you are moving with school-age children, see the Florida Department of Health or Georgia Department of Education website for requirement.
TRICARE Information and News
For a full list of community health centers, visit the Health Center Program at https://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/.
Check the US News Health directory online at https://health.usnews.com/doctors/search to find the best doctor for your family.
The American Dental Association provides a list of dentists near you on their website https://findadentist.ada.org/.
FOR THE CHILDREN
To be enrolled in an Florida school, a child must be at least 5 years old by September 1st of the school year. The compulsory school age in Florida is age 6. Early entry rules and age exemptions to attend kindergarten are not specified in Florida statute.
CPLAMS is an online toolbox of information, vetted resources, and interactive tools that helps educators effectively implement teaching standards. It is the State of Florida’s official source for standards information and course description.
For Educational resources for learning and the core standards in Florida, go to www.floridastudents.org
For attendance and enrollment information, go to https://www.fldoe.org/how-do-i/attendance-enrollment.stml
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.
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. https://www.jaxhumane.org/
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.
Florida Department of Human Services 866-762-2237
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.
Duval Child and Family Services 866-762-2237
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.
Jacksonville Humane Society 904-725-8766
Handles pet adoptions, pet licensing, lost and found animals, and more.
Duval County Health Department 904-253-1620
Highway Patrol 904-695-4000
Base Operator 904-270-5401
Housing Services Office 904-270-5730
ID/CAC Card Processing 904-270-5585
Medical Appointments 904-542-3500
Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-8255
Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville, is a multi-mission base hosting more than 100 tenant commands. Located in Duval County, along the west bank of the St. John’s River in northeast Florida, it is a 20-minute ride to the heart of the City of Jacksonville. The Jacksonville metropolitan area consists of Duval, Clay, Nassau and St. Johns counties.
6.9 miles from base
Beautiful subdivision area with a great school district. The neighborhood is well kept and allows for safe social interaction. A quiet cul-de-sac with a lake side view.
Fleming Island Plantation
9.7 miles from base
A great planned community with homeowners association, events, and a YMCA within the community. There are options for outdoor activities, and easy access to a nearby lake.
The summers are warm and winters have mild temperatures, while fall and spring stay cool.
The coolest month is January, with rain generally occurs during the summer afternoons with an annual average of about 50 inches. Humidity levels are relatively high, but natural breezes from the Atlantic provide cool relief.
Summer high: the July low is 75 degrees; average high is around 92 degrees
Winter low: the January low is 46 degrees; average high is 66 degrees.
The cost of living index in Jacksonville, FL is 93 which is 7% lower than the Florida average and 7% lower than that for the entire country.
Goods and services that are a necessity regardless of location and provide an accurate general sense of the cost of living in one city versus another. The cost of retail goods and services in Jacksonville, FL are 1% lower than the average for Florida and 2% lower than the rest of the country.
Jacksonville is known as Florida’s First Coast. It is rich in history with a wide range of entertainment offering something for everyone.
The base is at the mouth of the St. Johns River and the Atlantic Ocean near the small fishing village of Mayport, Florida, and near Atlantic Beach, Florida. The warm climate here makes it ideal for outdoor recreation year-round, including boating, camping, fishing and watersports. Although Jacksonville has nearly 1 million residents, including 225,000 with Navy affiliation, the population is spread over a large geographic area, providing ample residential areas.
For a list of all of the great things to do in the area, go to www.ozarkalchamber.com
If you are looking for fun things to do with the kids, this site provides a long list of options, www.familydaysout.com
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