Health Services

Women’s Health and Pregnancy

Women's Health refers to comprehensive women’s health care as well as health issues that are unique to women, including:

  • Pregnancy

  • Menopause

  • Conditions of the Female Organs

Be sure to get early and regular prenatal care to ensure you have a healthy pregnancy. You should also get recommended breast cancer, cervical cancer, and bone density screenings.
Our goal is to ensure the health and readiness of all women at every stage of life.

About Us

Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP) and two branch clinics (Sewell’s Point, and Dam Neck) provide gynecological and obstetrical care to active duty (AD) members and TRICARE Prime beneficiaries.

In addition to OBGYN services, NMCP also offers sub-specialty services which include:

  • Urogynecology
  • ​Gynecologic Oncology
  • Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
  • Maternal Fetal Medicine
  • Fetal Assessment Center

All of our facilities are designed to meet the healthcare needs of women and their families and use the latest guidelines from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) to guide our standards of care.

Specialty services REQUIRE a referral from you primary care physician (PCM) in order to schedule appointments.

Mammography Service Changes (8 Aug. 2022)

In our efforts to provide the best, world-class, medical care for our beneficiaries, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP) is consolidating our mammography services within the Tidewater/Branch Health/TRICARE Prime Clinic system. 
Effective immediately, mammograms are provided at the following locations:
  • Naval Medical Center Portsmouth
  • Boone Branch Health Clinic, Little Creek-Fort Story
  • TRICARE Prime Clinic (TPC) Chesapeake
  • TRICARE Prime Clinic (TPC) Virginia Beach
  • McDonald Army Health Center, Fort Eustis
  • Langley Air Force Base Hospital
If you have an existing appointment at Branch Health Clinic Norfolk, you will be contacted to reschedule your appointment for one of the several locations listed above.  As a reminder, TRICARE Prime Clinics in Chesapeake and Virginia Beach will continue to provide Saturday hours, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Please continue to schedule your mammogram appointments through the Hampton Roads Appointment Center at 1-866-645-4584.
For more information about Breast Health and Mammograms Please visit our Breast Health page at 

Birth Control and Contraception Information

Walk-in Contraception Clinics

Other Information

Think you’re pregnant?

Congratulations! NMCP is committed to providing you and your family with emotional and educational support as you move along your pregnancy journey.

Whether or not this is your first baby, each pregnancy and labor can bring its own set of joys and challenges. Our clinics are staffed with registered nurses, OB/GYN doctors, Certified Nurse Midwives (CNM), and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioners (WHNP) who are ready to answer your questions and deliver patient-centered care to help you have the healthiest pregnancy possible.

If an active duty or beneficiary spouse believes she is pregnant, obstetrical care can start without a PCM referral. Patients will need to obtain and complete a New OB Intake Packet to initiate their care for the pregnancy. You have the option to either print one or pick one up in person from one of the four OB clinics.

New OB Intake Packet

Due to capacity, NMCP and the branch clinics are deferring dependent daughters for obstetric care at this time. Please contact your PCM for a deferral to the civilian network to prevent delays.  

When submitting the packet, please note active duty members are assigned to the clinic closest to their duty station, while dependent spouses are assigned to the clinic nearest their home address.

Please ensure that packets are submitted to the correct clinic. Packets sent to an incorrect location will need to be re-routed by clinic staff which may create delays in your OB care.

Once the packet is received, a nurse from the clinic will contact you when you are approximately 8-10 weeks pregnant (based on your LMP) to review your information and schedule your first appointment.

Please note that the first appointment is booked between the 11th and 13th week of pregnancy. Concerns prior to your first appointment should be followed up with your PCM or the Emergency Room (if urgent).

By Appointment Only

The OB clinic is NOT a walk-in clinic. Appointments are required for all patients. Additionally, staff are not allowed to triage patients over the phone.

Please contact the Nurse Advice Line for non-urgent questions at 1-800-874-2273, or report to the Emergency Department for evaluation. As a general rule: If you are concerned, we are concerned - so get checked out!
Packets can be submitted IN PERSON or by specific routes listed below:
Portsmouth Naval Hospital: (includes AD from the Naval Shipyard & NW Annex)
Fax: 757-953-4947
Dam Neck Base: (includes AD from Dam Neck and NAS Oceana)
Fax: 757-953-9887
Norfolk Base - Sewell’s Point Clinic: (includes AD at Norfolk Base)
Fax: 757-953-9035

If you have any additional questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the clinic during the week at 757-953-4300 from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Clinic training takes place every Thursday morning so phones are only open from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on those days.

Additional Resources

Purple Book

Patients interested in more information regarding their pregnancy, can request a FREE copy of the book, Pregnancy and Childbirth: A Goal Oriented Guide to Prenatal Care. Just ask for “The Purple Book” at any of our four OB clinics.

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Contact Us


Hampton Roads Appointment Center
NMCP Women's Health Clinic


Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday


Women's Health Clinic
Building 2, 4th Floor, 4CD
Uro-Gynecology Clinic
Building 2, 2nd Floor, 2I

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Women's Health Services

Services Provided

  • General Gynecology
  • Gynecology-Oncology
  • Uro-Gynecology
  • Colposcopy
  • Obstetrics
  • Maternal Fetal Medicine
  • Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility
Don't forget to keep your family's information up-to-date in DEERS.