Naval Medical Center

Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, proudly serving those who serve us so well.

The Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Virginia is the oldest continuously operating hospital. It has been serving the the military and their families since 1830.

This state of the art medical center is nationally acclaimed and it offers premier research and teaching programs designed to prepare new doctors, nurses and hospital corpsmen for the future. It is a patient driven TRICARE facility and is entrusted with the health readiness of the United States armed forces.

Location

620 John Paul Jones Circle, Portsmouth, VA 23708

Located on historic Hospital Point, the main campus of Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP), is home to 5,000 men and women who live and work by the Navy’s core values of honor, courage and commitment. Providing healthcare services to the brave men and women of all our armed forces, their dependents and retirees is a daunting task that can only be achieved by a staff committed to the ideals and expectations associated with the command’s hallmark of First and Finest.

Naval Medical Center Portsmouth is geographically located in the Southeastern corner of the Commonwealth of Virginia. The area collectively known as “Hampton Roads” and is commonly referred to as such by the residents of the area. Hampton Roads generally includes the cities of Newport News, Hampton, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, and Suffolk, and is populated by over 1.5 million people. The region is homeport to the majority of the 186 ships, 1,300 aircraft and 118,000 Sailors and Marines assigned to the Atlantic Fleet.

Naval Medical Center Portsmouth is one of many regional commands that constitute the largest military concentration in the world.

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The History of Naval Medical Center Portsmouth
Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, Is the Oldest Continuously Running Hospital in the Navy. 4,300 Officers, Sailors and Civilians Work in Locations from Yorktown to Chesapeake to Deliver Health Care to the 420,000 Active Duty Members, Family Members and Retirees Living in Hampton Roads. These Men and Women Carry on a Tradition of Caring and Service to Their Country That Dates Back to Revolutionary Times.

The Site of this Ceremony Is the Approximate Site of the Circa-1776 Fort Nelson. Built in the Mid-1770’s as a Colonial Defense, the Fort Was Captured on May 9, 1779 by British Naval Commander Sir George Collier, Who Describes the Battle for Us:

“It Was Agreed Between the Commodore and the General, That a Joint Attack upon the Fort, by Sea and Land, Should Be Made Early in the Morning; . . . To Batter it from the River, and the Troops to Storm it at the Same Time. The Troops Soon Took Possession of the Rebels’ Works, Which Were Found of Astonishing Strength Towards the River; The Parapet Was Fourteen Feet High and Fifteen Feet Thick, Surrounded with Strong Timber . . . The Town of Portsmouth, Within Half a Mile of the Fort, Was Taken Possession of at the Same Time.”

Mission
First to support the national interest of the United States through Force Health Protection by guaranteeing patient-centered quality healthcare, maximizing war fighter and family readiness, and excelling in medical education and innovative research.

Vision
First and Finest! The first choice of patients and staff, the first to support the war fighter and the nation. The finest in quality healthcare, education and research.

Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Virginia has proudly served the military and their families since 1830, making it the Navy’s oldest continuously operating hospital. Nationally acclaimed, this state of the art medical center with ten branch clinics offers premier research and teaching programs designed to prepare new doctors, nurses and hospital corpsmen for the future. This patient driven TRICARE facility is entrusted with the health readiness of the United States armed forces. Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, proudly serving those who serve us so well.

Located on historic Hospital Point, the main campus of Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP) is home to 5,000 men and women who live and work by the Navy’s core values of honor, courage and commitment. Providing healthcare services to the brave men and women of all our armed forces, their dependents and retirees is a daunting task that can only be achieved by a staff committed to the ideals and expectations associated with the command’s hallmark of First and Finest.

Naval Medical Center Portsmouth is geographically located in the Southeastern corner of the Commonwealth of Virginia. The area collectively known as “Hampton Roads” and is commonly referred to as such by the residents of the area. Hampton Roads generally includes the cities of Newport News, Hampton, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, and Suffolk, and is populated by over 1.5 million people. The region is home port to the majority of the 186 ships, 1,300 aircraft and 118,000 Sailors and Marines assigned to the Atlantic Fleet. Naval Medical Center Portsmouth is one of many regional commands that constitute the largest military concentration in the world.

Directory Information
Phone:
757-953-5008

Location:
Charette Health Care Center, Building 2, 2nd Floor

Availability of Services:
Serves as the information desk for the command. Assists visitors and patients with directions to various areas within the hospital compound.

Provide patients and visitors with Wheelchair Service to and from the parking garage and upon discharge from the wards.

Operates Patient Transport Vehicles on the first and second deck of the main hospital, providing transportation to and from appointments for visitors that are unable to ambulate great distances.

Assist out of town visitors with local hotel lodging at military rates (seasonal availability and at the discretion of the hotel).