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Welcome to the Fort Belvoir Community Hospital News Room, an extension of the hospital's Public Affairs Office. Using this website, we aim to provide our beneficiaries in the National Capital Region and members of the news media accurate and timely information about hospital programs and initiatives. We are also committed to educating and informing our public about Fort Belvoir Community Hospital and its healthcare services, technology, staff, training, research, accomplishments, and contributions. The Media Relations and Community Relations sections of Public Affairs are essential to this mission.

Media Relations

External communication is responsible directly to the Public Affairs Officer on all aspects of public information as applicable to civilian media coverage of incidents, accidents, events, and activities. External communication responds to all media queries regarding incidents, accidents, events, and activities of the Fort Belvoir Community Hospital. The staff also serves as the releasing officer for all news releases, to include written and verbal releases to media. External communication includes news releases, news conferences, interviews, website content, social media sources, and other information vehicles intended to educate and inform the public.

During normal duty hours, media representatives can contact the staff at (571) 231-3129 / 3213. For urgent media queries after normal duty hours, contact the main hospital number at (571) 231-3224 and ask to speak to the on-call Public Affairs representative. All media must have approval and an escort prior to entering Fort Belvoir or Fort Belvoir Community Hospital to cover an event. Media interested in covering an event or other media opportunities should contact Media Relations at (571) 231-3129.

Community Relations

Community relations is responsible for all aspects of the command’s interaction with the surrounding or nearby communities. The community relations program includes developing understanding and support of the missions and functions at the Fort Belvoir Community Hospital. It also includes designing, fostering, and sustaining partnerships to improve the quality-of-life for service members, their families, and the surrounding community. To contact community relations please call (571) 231-1385.

 

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Article 5/16/2019 A change of address may mean new TRICARE health options

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Moving may change the TRICARE health care options available to you and your family. A change of address, such as moving to a new country, city, region, or ZIP+4 code is a TRICARE Qualifying Life Event (QLE). This QLE means you have 90 days from the date of your address change to enroll in or change your TRICARE Prime or TRICARE Select health plan based on your eligibility or plan availability in the new location. (U.S. Navy photo)

Infographic 6/6/2019 Acute Chronic Pain

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This infographic describes ways to retrain the brain's reaction to pain.

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Photo 3/10/2020 Coronavirus Guidance

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Department of Defense (DoD) officials are closely monitoring the outbreak of the respiratory illness COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus. DoD is coordinating with interagency partners to ensure accurate and timely information is available and encourage all appropriate measures are taken to limit the virus' spread.

Article 1/24/2020 Coronavirus: What providers, patients should know

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With news of the contagious and potentially deadly illness known as novel coronavirus grabbing headlines worldwide, military health officials say that an informed, common sense approach minimizes the chances of getting sick.

Photo 3/3/2020 Coronavirus: What You Need to Know

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With news of the contagious and potentially deadly illness known as novel coronavirus grabbing headlines worldwide, military health officials say that an informed, common sense approach minimizes the chances of getting sick.

Article 3/8/2020 COVID-19 Latest updates, March 8, 2020

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We want to thank you for your patience. We know that many of you have been calling, messaging and commenting regarding the concern of possibly coming in contact with a patient currently being treated here at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital.

Article 3/10/2020 COVID-19: Know what the terms mean

Soldiers stationed on U.S. Army Garrison Casey conduct pre-screening processes on individuals awaiting entry to the base, USAG-Casey, Dongducheon, Republic of Korea, Feb. 26, 2020. Additional screening measures of a verbal questionnaire and temperature check are in response to the heightened awareness of Coronavirus (COVID-19) following a surge in cases throughout the Republic of Korea and are meant to help control the spread of COVID-19 and to protect the force. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Amber I. Smith)
With cases of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, emerging across the globe, governments, organizations, and individuals are taking appropriate steps to protect themselves and others from spreading the respiratory disease that has already infected thousands.

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Article 1/30/2020 DHA stands up first four health care markets

By standardizing care and administrative functions within military medical facilities, DoD seeks to create a more medically ready force; one that provides safe, high-quality health care to service members, their families, and retirees and ensures the readiness of medical personnel who provide that care. (Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Jacob Sippel)
The Defense Health Agency is changing the way military hospitals and clinics are managed Jan. 30 when facilities in four regions within the United States will become the first military medical markets aligned by geographic location.

Article 2/4/2020 DoD releases guidance to protect forces from novel coronavirus

A dental assistant with the 319th Medical Group, demonstrates proper sanitary procedure by putting on a face mask at the medical treatment facility on Grand Forks Air Force Base, N.D. (U.S. Photo by Airman 1st Class Elora J. Martinez)
Acting Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness Matthew P. Donovan released a guidance letter for force health protection specifically relating to the novel coronavirus. In it, Donovan states that DoD will follow guidance by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention.

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Article 2/26/2020 Fairfax Health Center Relocation

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On March 4th, 2020, at 4 p.m. Fairfax Health Center, located at 10580 Arrowhead Drive, will close its doors in preparation for a move to the new Health Center location at 4375 Fair Lakes Court Fairfax, VA.

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Photo 10/31/2019 Flu Clinic

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Fort Belvoir Community Hospital Flu clinic will be open October 31, 2019.

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Article 2/27/2020 Got Feedback About TRICARE Publications? Take the Survey

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Do you love TRICARE newsletters, or are fact sheets answering your questions? TRICARE wants to hear your feedback. Your comments, suggestions, and questions help to create better content and improve your TRICARE benefit resources.

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Article 3/19/2020 Hospital Visitation Policy Updates

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To protect the health of our patients, staff and visitors, as we combat COVID-19, our Visitation Policy has changed effective March 18, 2020. Thank you for helping us protect the health of our community who we are honored to serve.

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Article 2/20/2020 Join Feb. 27 TRICARE Webinar on TRICARE For Life

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Do you have questions about TRICARE For Life (TFL)? Not sure if you’re eligible for TFL, or how TFL coverage works? Join the “What is TRICARE For Life?” webinar on Feb. 27, from 1 to 2 p.m. ET to get your TFL questions answered.

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Photo 3/23/2020 MHS Nurse Advice Line

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Got Health Questions? A Registered Nurse is Only a Call or Click Away. MHSNurseAdviceLine.com

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Article 3/12/2020 Tracking COVID-19: Know the Symptoms and How to Get Care

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Take action and stay informed about the new coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. Simple measures can protect you and your community. It’s also important to identify the symptoms of COVID-19 and know when to seek help.

Article 7/11/2019 Traveling Overseas? Know How to Get Care With TRICARE

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If you’re planning to travel overseas this summer, your TRICARE coverage goes with you. However, the rules vary based on your sponsor status, your location, and your health plan. Familiarize yourself with your plan’s rules and these tips so you know what to do if you have health issues while traveling overseas.

Article 3/27/2020 TRICARE Covers Certain Telemedicine Services in the U.S.

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TRICARE covers certain telemedicine services. You may be able to see a TRICARE-authorized provider without leaving your home. Using a computer or smartphone, you connect with your provider by secure video conferencing.

Article 2/20/2020 TRICARE Dental Coverage Options Keep Your Smile Healthy

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Let’s kickoff National Children’s Dental Health Month by looking at how you can keep your and your family’s smile healthy with TRICARE dental options. If you’re new to TRICARE dental or need a refresher, there are three dental options. These options are separate from TRICARE health care options

Article 12/12/2019 TRICARE Expands Care With New Policy Changes

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TRICARE recently expanded coverage for beneficiaries who meet certain criteria. Coverage now includes: concurrent pediatric hospice and curative care, portable continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine, and platelet rich plasma injections.

Article 3/27/2020 TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery Brings Your Prescriptions to Your Door

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When practicing social distancing, you may want an alternative to having to travel to the pharmacy. Now is a good time to ensure you have adequate medication on hand to cut down on leaving the house. The TRICARE Pharmacy Program gives you three ways to get up to a 90-day supply of your covered prescriptions, including delivery right to your door.

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Article 1/15/2020 What You Need to Know if You’re New to TRICARE

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If you’re newly enrolled in TRICARE health or dental coverage, you’re in good company. You now have access to a global network of military and civilian providers. Learning about your health care coverage now will help you maximize your benefit and take command of your health in 2020.

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Last Updated 2/24/2020