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Find answers to some of your most frequently asked questions about addressing women's health concerns while at Belvoir Hospital.
Yes, the WHC is specialty clinic, and as such patients need referrals to be seen in the clinic. Referrals for Urogynecology, REI, GYN, and OB are required and can be placed by a patient's primary care provider.
However, patients who want to have their well-woman exam, which is also referred to as an annual checkup, can self-refer, which means they do not need a referral from a provider.
No. Our reviewers need about 48 hours to review referrals. Patients should wait about two business days (48 hours) before calling to schedule an appointment.
Patients will receive a certificate (confirmation) of pregnancy during OB registration. However, the actual profile will be entered by the patient's provider during the new OB appointment, which is usually scheduled for between 10-12 weeks of pregnancy.
Referrals are only valid for 28 days from the day it was entered. It is the patient's responsibility to contact the clinic's call center as soon as possible to book an appointment.
A first appointment when transferring from another facility will usually be for an OB registration. Patients will need to their medical record.
Though the clinic does offer influenza vaccine, it’s only for our pregnant patients. Family members and all other patients (Urogynecology, Gynecology, etc.) will need to go to the immunization clinic.
The laboratory is open on weekdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., and is closed on Sundays and federal holidays.
Please note that lab draws for glucose and Rhogam testing end at 3 p.m. In addition, an appointment with the lab is required for the three-hour glucose test. Call at (571) 231-4154 to schedule this test.
Not in every case. Even though we are trying to accommodate our ever-growing population of patients, we also offer OB-GYN services at the following satellite clinics:
Patients who receive their care at these clinics will give birth at Fort Belvoir.
However, patients from Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling will need to transfer care to Fort Belvoir Community Hospital at 36 weeks gestation. Patients from Dumfries Health Center and Joint Base Andrews don’t need to transfer care, but should bring their charts or records with them when they come to the hospital to have their baby.
Patients who already have a physical paper chart might not need one. In other cases, patients will need a registration appointment. Patients should bring their medical record with them to OB registration.