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MHS GENESIS is now LIVE at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth and its Clinics


Health Promotion

Hours of Operation: 0700-1530 Monday - Friday

Description of Services: Educational classes are open to all with the exception of Shipshape by referral (Active Duty Only). Class dates and times are subject to change. Please call number below for updated information. All Classes are taught in the Navy Education Service Center Bldg. 531. Classes offered include:

Healthy Heart

(4 week session)

  • Active duty, Dependents, Retires, Beneficiaries 18 years or older
  • Education for Hypertension
  • Education for Hyperlipidemia
  • Charting a Healthy Heart Course (Get Smart as You Shop, Commissary smart shopping tips)
  • Weight Management
  • Stress Management and Exercise for Change

Nutrition Basics

  • Nutrition Active Duty, Dependents, Retirees, Beneficiaries 18 years and older
  • How to choose your foods wisely
  • Choose My Plate

Tobacco Cessation Workshop

Offered monthly, 4th Wednesday of each month

  • Workshop: Medication Review
  • Tips & Strategies to overcome Tobacco dependence
  • How to develop and improve Coping skills (Stress management)
  • Oral complication caused by tobacco use
  • Other resources and tools:
  • 1-800-QUITNOW (1-800-784-8669)
  • http:
  • cost savings calculator


(8 Session Program for Active Duty only) CFL referrals. Ship Shape programs participants must obtain Command referral according to BUMED guidelines:

  • Forms may be downloaded from the following websites:
    - NMCP Wellness ShipShape website
    - Navy and Marine Corps Public Health website
    - Prims website

Right Weigh

(4 sessions)

  • Dependents, Retirees, Beneficiaries 18 years or older
  • How to Choose your foods wisely
  • Learn how to Move (Exercise)
  • New skills and strategies for improved eating behaviors (Stress management)
  • Understanding how to improve your numbers (B.P. cholesterol, weight)

To register for classes call 1-866-MIL-HLTH

Don't forget to keep your family's information up-to-date in DEERS.