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

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)

Article 3/1/2019 American Red Cross Month

Each year since World War II, every president has designated March as Red Cross Month, recognizing the services provided to people across the country and around the world. At Naval Hospital Jacksonville, American Red Cross volunteers contribute about 650 volunteer hours each month, and over 7,500 hours annually.


Article 12/20/2018 Back Pain

Patients with back pain can now directly book an appointment with Naval Hospital Jacksonville’s Physical Therapy Clinic without seeing their primary care manager, if they meet certain criteria.

Article 4/24/2020 Be Cyber Aware: COVID-19 Myths vs. Facts

While your attention is focused on staying safe and healthy at this time, don’t take your eye off cybersecurity measures. Whether you’re working from home or browsing social media sites, you’re a target for scammers taking advantage of the COVID-19 national health emergency.

Article 11/3/2017 Be Tobacco-Free: The Time is Now

More people in the U.S. are addicted to nicotine than any other drug, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death in the U.S. More than 480,000 users die annually from tobacco, and another 41,000 die from secondhand smoke.


Article 8/30/2019 Change of Charge (BHC Jax)

Cmdr. Denise Boggs-Wilkerson assumed the officer-in-charge duties of Naval Branch Health Clinic Jacksonville from Cmdr. Robert Staten on Aug. 30, during a ceremony at the clinic.


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

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.


Article 6/25/2020 Expeditionary Medical Facility - M change of charge

Capt. Kevin Brown turned over leadership of Expeditionary Medical Facility (EMF) - M to Capt. David Barrows, during a change of charge ceremony on June 25 at Naval Hospital Jacksonville.


Article 6/26/2020 Family Medicine Residency Program Graduation

Naval Hospital Jacksonville’s award-winning Family Medicine Residency Program, now in its 49th year of continuous accreditation, graduated 25 physicians (13 interns and 12 residents) at a ceremony on June 26 at the hospital.


Article 4/16/2020 Get Familiar with Your Emergency and Urgent Care Options

During the COVID-19 crisis, you may have more questions than usual about where to seek care or even the level of care you need. Now is the time to learn the difference between emergency and urgent care, and the rules for your TRICARE health plan. That way, you can get the appropriate treatment you need.

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

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.

Article 3/27/2019 Great 100 Nurses

Four Naval Hospital Jacksonville nurses have been selected for The Great 100 Nurses of Northeast Florida’s “Great 100” award. The award recognizes nurses who have demonstrated outstanding contributions to the patients and families for whom they care, the profession as a whole, and the community in which they live.


Article 6/12/2019 Health Promotions and Wellness Award

Naval Hospital Jacksonville ─ its hospital and five naval branch health clinics (NBHCs), Navy Operational Support Center (NOSC) Jacksonville, Operational Health Support Unit Jacksonville Headquarters, and 17 of Operational Health Support Unit Jacksonville’s detachments have earned the Navy Surgeon General's Health Promotion and Wellness Blue H Award for 2018.

Article 6/10/2019 Hepatitis B vaccine birth dose rate

Naval Hospital Jacksonville has been recognized by the Immunization Action Coalition for achieving one of the highest reported rates in Florida for its work to protect newborns from hepatitis B virus infection.

Article 4/16/2020 How to Help: Delay Routine and Elective Medical and Dental Procedures

To keep up with self-distancing practices due to COVID-19, you should strongly consider rescheduling certain medical and dental appointments. Your health care provider may have already contacted you to reschedule your appointment. Be sure to check on the availability of telehealth and teledentistry appointments as an option to address your health care.


Article 5/8/2019 Jacksonville nurse throws out first pitch at MLB game

Navy Cmdr. Coby Croft threw out the ceremonial first pitch Monday, May 6, before the game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Arizona Diamondbacks. Croft, the associate director of nursing at Naval Hospital Jacksonville, was invited to throw out the pitch as part of National Nurses Week, which runs from May 6-12.

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

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 11/27/2018 Meritorious Outcomes

The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) has recognized Naval Hospital Jacksonville as one of 83 ACS NSQIP participating hospitals that have achieved meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care in 2017. As a participant in ACS NSQIP, Naval Hospital Jacksonville is required to track the outcomes of inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures and collect data that assesses patient safety and can be used to direct improvement in the quality of surgical care.


Article 12/26/2018 Naval Hospital Jacksonville Sailors return from Deployment

About 25 Naval Hospital Jacksonville staff returned the week before Christmas, from an 11-week medical support mission. The sailors were deployed aboard the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), as part of U.S. Southern Command’s Enduring Promise initiative.

Article 6/28/2019 NH Jax Family Medicine Residency Graduation

Naval Hospital Jacksonville’s award-winning Family Medicine Residency Program, now in its 48th year of continuous accreditation, graduated 23 physicians (13 interns and 10 residents) at a ceremony June 28 aboard Naval Air Station Jacksonville.

Article 2/22/2019 NMRTC Jacksonville's Expeditionary Medical Facility

Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command (NMRTC) Jacksonville’s Expeditionary Medical Facility (EMF) Mike earned Tier 1 readiness capability certification, after completing a two-week training evolution on Feb. 13 at Naval Expeditionary Medical Training Institute in Camp Pendleton, California.

Article 6/17/2019 NMRTC Jax staff deploy aboard USNS Comfort

Twenty-five staff from Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Jacksonville (co-located with Naval Hospital Jacksonville) are deploying aboard the U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20). Comfort is on a five-month mission to South America, Central America, and the Caribbean, starting in mid-June.



Article 10/10/2018 Partners with Private-sector Hospitals

Naval Hospital Jacksonville has developed innovative partnerships with private-sector health systems to maintain clinicians’ advanced life-saving skills and to continue to provide warfighters with state-of-the-art medical care.

Article 11/21/2018 Pediatrician of the Year

The American Academy of Pediatrics’ Uniformed Services Chapter West announced Lt. Cmdr. Christopher Love, a Naval Hospital Jacksonville pediatrician, as its 2018 Pediatrician of the Year on Nov. 4, during its 2018 AAP National Conference and Exhibition.

Article 4/2/2020 Possible Military Pharmacy Changes Due to COVID-19

Do you use a military pharmacy? If so, there may be temporary limitations that result in a decrease in service or closure at your pharmacy due to COVID-19. To maintain patient and personnel safety, you may have to temporarily switch your prescription to TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery or to a TRICARE retail network pharmacy.


Article 3/10/2020 Red Cross Month

Each year since World War II, the president of the United States proclaims March as Red Cross Month, recognizing the services provided to people across the country and around the world.


Article 12/19/2018 Specialty Referral Office

It’s now easier for Naval Hospital Jacksonville patients to schedule specialty referral appointments onsite, before leaving the hospital. So, if you see your primary care manager and they refer you to a specialty clinic at our hospital, you can more easily book your specialty appointment before you leave the hospital.

Article 4/2/2020 Staying Mentally Fit During Social Distancing

Are you experiencing cabin fever? If so, you’re not alone. Sudden lifestyle changes and extended time at home is a reality for many during the COVID-19 outbreak.


Article 9/18/2019 The Joint Commission

Naval Hospital Jacksonville (its hospital and five branch health clinics) has again earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Hospital Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a health care organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care.

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

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 9/13/2018 Transition to Defense Health Agency

Naval Hospital Jacksonville, including its five branch health clinics in Florida and Georgia, will be the first Navy military medical treatment facility (MTF) to transition to the Defense Health Agency (DHA) on Oct. 1, 2018.

Article 4/17/2019 Trauma Training Program

Sixteen hospital corpsmen from across the Navy graduated from Navy Medicine’s Hospital Corpsman Trauma Training program on March 29 at Naval Hospital Jacksonville. This is the first evolution at NH Jacksonville, and the Navy’s second site to host the program.

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

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.

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

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

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 4/2/2020 TRICARE Extends Temporary Telehealth Support for Applied Behavior Analysis Services

TRICARE is taking new steps to support family members in the Autism Care Demonstration (ACD). From March 31 to May 31, TRICARE will temporarily cover telehealth support for applied behavior analysis (ABA) parent or caregiver guidance services. This is to help support ACD beneficiaries during social distancing and the COVID-19 respons

Article 4/24/2020 TRICARE Offers Telehealth Services for Mental Health Care

The Military Health System is working to provide you with health options while you practice social distancing to combat the coronavirus pandemic. TRICARE covers telehealth services to include otherwise-covered mental health services.

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

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.


Article 4/24/2020 With TRICARE, Help From a Nurse is Just a Call Away

With TRICARE and the Military Health System (MHS) Nurse Advice Line, you can. Whether you’re dealing with an ankle sprain or a sore throat, you can use the MHS Nurse Advice Line and get health advice from a registered nurse anytime, at no cost, from the comfort of your home.

Article 12/18/2018 World War II WAVES

Elizabeth Thomson Imsande, a member of the World War II Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service (WAVES), visited Naval Hospital Jacksonville on Dec. 18.


Last Updated 3/10/2020