Naval Hospital Pensacola
Hospital in NAS Pensacola
6000 US-98, Pensacola, FL 32512
Naval Hospital Pensacola is one of the oldest medical facilities in the United States of America, with over 175 years of continuous history. The hospital is almost as old as the state it is located in – Florida. These days, the facility is one of the most modern military installations and one of the traditional ones with the highest reputation. The hospital history and beginnings are highly connected with the president of those times – John Quincy Adams. He is responsible for assigning a professional to find a good spot for a clinic, as well as setting up the first surgeon on site.
The primary mission of Naval Hospital Pensacola is to support the nearby settlement Pensacola Air Station. The hospital is open to both the civilian families, contractors or workers and military personnel. At the same time, it also supports all the reserve or retired troops living in the area. The hospital has the capacity to deal with more than 100 patients at the same time, plus a few extra facilities out of it.
Naval Hospital Pensacola mostly concentrates on general medicine, but it can support an impressive array of operations and fields, including surgical operations too.
The funds for the hospital were authorized in 1811. However, the actual money were given out in 1834 due to constant delays and a bureaucratic system. The construction began at the initiative of a Navy doctor, who rented a house with two floors. He used to pay $30 on a monthly basis. He established his little office in it. The costs of the actual construction raised to $12,000. It was not such a huge amount of money. The facility was located in the immediate proximity of a Navy military base. Since it was not inside the base boundaries, the authorities raised a new brick wall to protect the patients. Back then, the malaria and other diseases transmitted by mosquitoes were very popular. Most experts believed these species could not fly higher than 2.5 meters, therefore the size of the wall was a little over that value.
There are about 2,000 medical specialists employed on site, not to mention about the few hundred volunteers who join in to help and learn.
NAS Pensacola is home to five general hospitals, numerous medical treatment centers, and specialized clinics staffed with excellent physicians using the most modern medical technology. There are also nursing care centers for the elderly or patients suffering from Alzheimer’s and other disorders requiring 24-hour attention. Facilities aboard NAS Pensacola include:
Fleet Naval Hospital Pensacola 850-505-6472
Branch Health Clinic 850-452-8970
Branch Dental Clinic 850-452-8970 ext.106/107
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 to get care during your move, visit Getting Care When Traveling to learn what to do.
Filling prescriptions while traveling
You should get all prescriptions refilled before traveling. But if you run out of a prescription drug while traveling, visit Filling Prescriptions When Traveling.
With permanent change of station orders, ask for a copy of your medical and dental records from your military treatment facility, or MTF, records section and the dental treatment facility, or DTF. Do this at least one month before your permanent change of station 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 Request Copies of Medical Records.
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.
Online course options: edX – Founded by Harvard University and MIT, offers high-quality courses from the world’s best universities and institutions to learners everywhere. Whether you are interested in computer science, languages, engineering, psychology, writing, electronics, biology, or marketing. Enroll today!
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.
Escambia 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.
Pensacola Humane Society 850-432-4250
Handles pet adoptions, pet licensing, lost and found animals, and more.
Escambia County Health Department 850-595-6500
Highway Patrol 850-484-5000
Dental Headquarters 850-452-5600
ID/CAC Card Processing 850-452-3617
Legal Services and JAG 850-452-3100
Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-8255
The Florida Panhandle Metro Housing Office oversees housing. Call us at 850-452-5168, DSN 312-459-5168. Privatized housing is managed by Balfour Beatty. There are 871 housing units which require full forfeiture of basic allowance for housing (BAH).
2.6 miles from base
Very diverse neighborhood with several homes for sale, and 30% of them are for rent. It’s quiet and friendly, and it’s close to a front and back gate.
The Estates at Emerald Shores
3.3 miles from base
A great neighborhood close to the beach. It’s five minutes from the back gate to the neighborhood. It has a very safe environment.
In Pensacola, the summers are long, hot, and oppressive; the winters are short, cold, and windy; and it is wet and partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 45°F to 89°F and is rarely below 31°F or above 94°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best times of year to visit Pensacola for warm-weather activities are from early April to mid May and from late September to early November.
Residents in Pensacola, FL enjoy a cost of living index of 95. This index is 5% lower than the Florida average, and 5% lower than the national average.
The general cost of living for any given area can be estimated by looking at the cost of everyday goods in that area. For those living in Pensacola, FL, the average cost of goods and services is 2% lower than it is in Florida, and it is 3% lower than the national average.
No description of the area can begin without first mentioning Pensacola’s two most obvious and notable features — its emerald-green waters and its miles and miles of white-sand beaches that resemble pure cane sugar. Best of all, both are free. Santa Rosa Island is one long, spectacular beach the whole family will love and want to return to again and again.
For those who enjoy being out on the water, Pensacola offers the ability to participate in a wide range of water-based activities which include surfing, paddle boarding, fishing, diving, snorkeling and swimming.
For history buffs, the forts of Gulf Islands National Seashore span almost 150 years, from the Spanish colonial Bateria De San Antonio (1797) to the WWII-era Battery 234. This reflects the historic value of the anchorages at Pensacola Bay, Florida and Ship Island, Mississippi. Most striking among these are the American Third System forts: Fort Pickens, Fort Massachusetts, Fort Barrancas and the Advanced Redoubt, all which saw action during the Civil War.
Don’t forget to visit the Pensacola Lighthouse, established in 1859, just down the street from the aviation museum. The Pensacola Lighthouse is the oldest and tallest light station on the U.S. Gulf Coast. You can climb the Pensacola Lighthouse’s 177 cast iron steps and visit its museum. The fully restored Keepers’ Quarters — built in 1869 — is home to the Richard C. Callaway museum, which houses numerous exhibits on local history and the lighthouse itself. For more information, visit www.pensacolalighthouse.org.
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