News & Gallery

Black and white image looking towards the front of Fort Belvoir Community Hospital from the outside of Meadows Garage

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) 231-3213. 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) 231-3213.

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) 231-3213.



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

People packing boxes as though they are moving.
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

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




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)
DHA stands up first four health care markets. 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.


Photo 10/31/2019 Flu Clinic

Flu Clinic graphic illustration of germs. We've been preparing for flu season. Are you prepared?
Fort Belvoir Community Hospital Flu clinic will be open October 31, 2019.




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

man typing on laptop
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.








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

Jet airliner flying toward the camera with clouds behind it.
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 2/20/2020 TRICARE Dental Coverage Options Keep Your Smile Healthy

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

Service member hugs civilian
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 1/15/2020 What You Need to Know if You’re New to TRICARE

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.



Last Updated 9/26/2019