The pediatricians and pediatric specialists at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth are dedicated to the care of children, adolescents and young adults. In addition to General Pediatrics, our Faculty includes physicians and professional staff in 29 separate pediatric medical and surgical specialties. They have been trained at some of the nation’s best medical schools including the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Walter Reed, Stanford, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Baylor, University of Virginia, to name a few. All of our pediatric Faculty are board-certified/eligible, active in research and passionate about training the next generation of military pediatricians. The pediatric training program is one of the best in the country with our graduates achieving 100% board certification and scores always well above the national average.
You should expect and we aim to provide nothing but an exceptional visit. If you have any ideas to improve our program, I want to know about it. Please contact me with your thoughts and suggestions to improve YOUR Department of Pediatrics.
-Chairman of Pediatrics
In January 2012, the Naval Medical Center Portsmouth Pediatric Clinic implemented Navy Medicine’s new model of primary care services known as "Medical Home Port." As with civilian models commonly known as Patient-Centered Medical Home, patients can expect enhanced continuity of care, increased access to care, and online appointing via www.tricareonline.com.
The hallmark of Medical Home is enhanced continuity of care with a focus on prevention. Therefore, patients will be assigned to a specific team (Green or Red) that will include their Primary Care Manager (PCM), 2-3 other credentialed providers, a Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse and several Hospital Corpsman or Medical Assistants. If your PCM is not available, you may be scheduled with another provider on your team to enhance continuity of care. To reach us directly, please call 953-7716, or sign up for our FREE secure email service at https://app.tolsecuremessaging.com/
Pediatric Specialty Services
Welcome to the Subspecialty Clinic at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP). Our specialists provide a wide range of care for infants, children, and adolescents. We coordinate with your primary care provider, other subspecialists within and outside of NMCP, and with the family to provide the best care for your child. This partnership is the keystone of our philosophy of care.
For TRICARE Prime from Military Treatment Facilities:
Your primary care provider will submit the referral to Health Net Federal Services (HNFS). You will call the Hampton Roads appointment Center within 48 hours to schedule your appointment. It you are appointed to the network you will receive a letter within 10 working days with information related to your appointment.
For TRICARE Prime from Civilian Offices:
Your primary care provider will submit the referral to HNFS. Call HNFS at 1-877-TRICARE within 4 working days for information related to your appointment. Everyone must call within 28 days or the referral will be closed out.
For TRICARE Standard:
Your primary care provider will submit the referral through HNFS. You will receive a letter in approximately 10 days with information on how to schedule your appointment. You can call HNFS at 1-877-TRICARE to check the status of your referral.