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Health Clinics

Sasebo, Japan Branch Health Clinic 

 

Our Services

  • Dental Clinic
  • EDIS
  • Health Promotion & Wellness
  • Immunizations
  • Industrial Hygiene
  • Laboratory
  • Occupational Health
  • Optometry
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Primary Care Clinic
  • Quarterly visiting specialists
  • Radiology
  • Substance Abuse Rehabilitation

Available Services

The Branch Health Clinic provides family practice health care and dental care for routine clinical services. Although there are no full-time specialists billeted to Sasebo, certain specialties from USNH Yokosuka do provide services on a quarterly basis. Your Medical Home Port team can give you more information. 

Routine Health Care

Appointments are utilized for all routine health care needs. Please call 252-8872 for routine appointments. Some examples of routine health care include:

  • Physical Exams
  • Optometry
  • Well Baby Exams
  • Coughs, Colds, and Low Fevers
  • Sinus Pain
  • Ear aches
  • Non-allergic Insect Bites
  • Routine Procedures

Urgent Care

Emergency Care: Clinic personnel respond to medical emergencies on base, but it is not an emergency room. The clinic relies on Japanese hospitals for most emergency care and will transport patients to them immediately when needed. For urgent health care needs, a provider and nurse are on call 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Please call the clinic at 252-2551 and provide your symptoms to the hospital corpsman. The Nurse of the Day will return your call to determine the severity of your needs. The nurse will advise you of the course of action to ensure proper treatment. This may include coming to the clinic to see a provider, presenting the next working day for an appointment or calling for emergency transport to a Japanese hospital. All patients have a right to request to be seen by a provider for urgent issues.

Some examples of urgent care needs are

  • Broken limbs
  • Minor Cuts or Burns
  • Sustained Fever 104 or Higher (100.4 for Newborns)
  • Persistent Rash
  • Localized Allergic Reactions
  • Persistent Infections

Emergency Care

The clinic provides emergency response and transportation for the main base and Hario Village housing Annex. Japanese ambulances respond to all off base emergencies. Emergency care is obtained through the Japanese hospital system. If you have any of the following symptoms, call for emergency transport.

  • Chest Pain
  • Severe Abdominal Pain
  • Difficulty Breathing/Shortness of Breath
  • Deep Cuts or Bleeding That Will Not Stop
  • Severe Burns
  • Sudden Blurred Vision
  • Numbness in the Face, Arms, or Legs
  • Sudden Severe Headache
  • Coughing up or Vomiting Blood

Health Promotion & Wellness

Please visit our Health Promotion & Wellness page tab located at the top for information on classes, education, and services. 

Emergency Care

Clinic personnel respond to medical emergencies on base, but it is not an emergency room. The clinic relies on local Japanese facilities or the Naval Hospitial for most emergency care and will transport patients to them immediately when needed.

  • Call 911 or go immediately to an ER.
  • Enrolled in a TRICARE Prime plan?
  • Contact your primary care manager within 24 hours or the next business day after you receive emergency care.

Closed for Federal and Training Holidays.

All clinics will be closed on the following dates for federal and training holidays.

Federal Holidays (Observed): 
Monday. 12 October 2020
Wednesday, 11 November 2020
Thursday. 26 November 2020
Friday. 25 December 2020
Friday. 1 January 2021
Monday. 18 January 2021
Monday. 15 February 2021
Monday. 31 May 2021
Sunday. 4 July 2021
Monday, 6 September 2021

Health Promotion & Wellness

The mission of the Health and Wellness program is to promote health and fitness through awareness, programs and services offered to military personnel, family members, civilians and other eligible beneficiaries in the Community. 
Regularly offered classes, services, trainings, and presentations can be arranged virtually through the core facility, US Naval Hospital Yokosuka's Regional Health Promotion & Wellness Department or through your local HP Coordinator. 

We offer individual or group counseling and services on the topic of Tobacco Cessation, Weight Management, Nutrition Coaching, and the ShipShape Program. The HPW Program offers various Health & Wellness Activities throughout the year. Nicotine replacement therapy is also available through your Primary Caregiver. 

If you or your command or organization is interested in a having a presentation or training on any health and wellness related issues, please contact Sasebo's HPW Coordinator at:
DSN 252-2560.

Additional services and classes may be accessed virtually or in person at our Regional Wellness Center and Health Promotion Clinic in Yokosuka. 
 

You may  visit the Regional Wellness Center and Health Promotion Department's webpage for more information at:
https://yokosuka.tricare.mil/Health-Services/The-Wellness-Center-Health-Promotion

Email:
usn.yokosuka.navhospyokosukaja.mbx.nh-yokosuka-hp@mail.mil

Or call:
DSN: 315.243.9776
Local: 046.816.9776
International: 011.81.46.816.9776
 








 

Contact Us

Emergency:

On Base: 911
Off Base: 0956-50-0911

Medical Appointments:

DSN: 252-8872

Dental Appointments:

DSN: 252-3747/3886

Hours:

0730-1600 Mon-Tue, Thu-Fri
0730-1130 Wed

Dialing From Off Base/Cell Phone:

0956-50-XXXX (XXXX - Last 4 of DSN)

Health Promotion & Wellness:

DSN: 252-2547

Audiograms:

DSN: 252-2580

Occupational Health:

DSN: 252-2597

Preventive Medicine:

DSN: 252-2586

Mental Health:

DSN: 252-2538

Immunizations PHA/IMR:

DSN: 252-2553

Optometry:

DSN: 252-2542

EDIS

DSN: 252-8705

 

Laboratory

DSN: 252-2567

Pharmacy

DSN: 252-2564
 

Radiology

DSN: 252-2461

Physical Therapy

DSN: 252-2595

Operational Forces Medical Liason:

DSN: 252-2579

Officer In Charge

CDR Carol M. Ellsworth

PSC 476 Box 25
FPO AP 96322-0025
DSN: 315-252-2589
COMM: 011-81-956-50-2589

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