Naval Medical Center Portsmouth

COVID-19 Information

Vaccine  |  Testing 

COVID-19 Vaccine

The CDC recommends everyone 6 months and older get an updated COVID-19 vaccine to protect against the potentially serious outcomes of COVID-19 illness.

FDA-approved or authorized COVID-19 vaccines are currently available to all U.S. citizens and residents. Visit the CDC website for more information.

Concerns about the vaccine?

Speak with a Vaccine Expert. You may contact the DHA-Immunization Healthcare Support Center at 1-877-GET-VACC (1-877-438-8222) option 1 or Defense Switched Network (DSN) 761-4245, option 1, if you have questions about the vaccines or about an adverse event following vaccination.

Questions? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions.

Visit the CDC Website for up to date COVID-19 information.

COVID-19 Testing


If you are experiencing any of the following severe
symptoms, please report to the nearest
Emergency Room or dial 911:

• Difficulty breathing
• Shortness of breath
• Chest pain

Emergency Rooms are intended for TRUE MEDICAL
EMERGENCIES. Please do NOT report to the Emergency Room
for mild to moderate respiratory symptoms or routine COVID
testing (i.e. mild symptoms, positive contacts, or travel).

If you are experiencing symptoms of mild to moderate
respiratory symptoms, we recommend the following:

• Self-test
• Stay home
• Drink fluids to ensure appropriate hydration
• Manage mild symptoms with over-the-counter medications

If your symptoms do not improve or require professional medical
evaluation, please contact your
Primary Care Manager (PCM) at 1-866-645-4584 or the
Nurse Advice Line (NAL) at 1-800-874-2273, and select option #1.

COVID Testing for Official Travel and Operational Units

Appointments are no longer required for testing. Please walk in to any one of our testing locations.

  • NMCP Immunizations Clinic, Bldg. 2, 2nd floor

    • Monday - Friday, 8 - 10 a.m.

  • Norfolk Branch Health Clinic - front desk

    • Monday - Friday, 8 - 10 a.m.

*Updated 16 May 2024
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