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April 2, 2024

Unlock Your Health Through the MHS Nurse Advice Line

Need health care guidance? TRICARE has a service called the Military Health System Nurse Advice Line that can help.

March 18, 2024

Unlock Your Health by Understanding the Referral Process

Sometimes, you may need care that your PCM can’t provide. This is when your PCM will give you a referral. Having a referral can reduce your out-of-pocket expenses. Referrals can also help reduce the time you need to wait to get specialty care.

March 6, 2024

Unlock Your Health: 3 Tips For Managing Your DEERS Record

When was the last time you checked to see if your information in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) is up to date? If it’s been a while, take time to log in to DEERS and review your information.

Feb. 6, 2023

New electronic health record coming to Naval Health Clinic Patuxent River

MHS GENESIS, the new electronic health record for the Military Health System, is coming to Naval Health Clinic Patuxent River on March 25. The new system will improve access, safety and quality of care for active duty services members, retirees and their families. However, patients should prepare for some short-term growing pains during implementation, said Capt. Jeremy Hawker, the clinic’s commanding officer. They will include longer wait times initially and a temporary reduction in available appointments – by up to 65% from approximately March 18-May 21. Additional appointments will be added if the transition goes smoothly, as planned.

Feb. 2, 2023

Navy Surgeon General makes inaugural visit to Naval Health Clinic Patuxent River

Surgeon General of the U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Bruce Gillingham visited Naval Health Clinic Patuxent River on Jan. 31 for the first time in the clinic’s history.

Jan. 6, 2023

COVID-19 testing, vaccination options available at Naval Health Clinic Pax River as base returns to HPCON Bravo

With Naval Air Station Patuxent River back in Health Protection Condition (HPCON) Bravo, its health clinic is reminding patients of available testing, vaccine and booster options.

Nov. 25, 2022

Get your at-home COVID tests for the holiday season

Get your at-home COVID test kits to prepare for gathering with friends and family this holiday season!

Nov. 22, 2022

Improvements underway at Naval Health Clinic Patuxent River

Improvements are underway at Naval Health Clinic Patuxent River, with the goal of providing better, more convenient care to patients. They include new hours, a Walk-In Contraceptive Clinic and electronic medical records.

Oct. 20, 2022

COMING SOON: New clinic and pharmacy hours

Naval Health Clinic Patuxent River and its pharmacy will be changing hours, effective Oct. 28 and 31, respectively.

Oct. 13, 2022

NMRTC Pax River celebrates U.S. Navy's 247th birthday

Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Patuxent River celebrated the U.S. Navy's 247th birthday with a cake-cutting ceremony at the Naval Health Clinic Patuxent River Quarterdeck on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022.

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