Portsmouth Naval Medical Center
Portsmouth Naval Medical Center Relocation Information
Naval Medical Center Portsmouth by Navy Medicine
Welcome to Portsmouth Naval Medical Center!
Portsmouth Naval Medical Center is located in the metropolitan area of Hampton Roads, Virginia, just southwest of Naval Station Norfolk on historical Hospital Point in Portsmouth, VA. Portsmouth is the U.S. Navy’s oldest, continuously operating hospital since 1830. The state of the art medical center includes 10 branch and TRICARE Prime clinics located throughout the Hampton Roads area.
The military presence in Hampton Roads is the largest concentration of military personnel outside the Pentagon. The presence of the Army, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard make this area a true joint forces atmosphere. Portsmouth provides healthcare services to military, family members, and military retirees, with nearly 180,000 beneficiaries.
The Hampton Roads area includes the cities of Newport News, Hampton, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, and Suffolk, and is populated with more than 1.5 million people. Driving will typically include crossing water via the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel System (HRBT), where traffic is frequently an issue. Be sure to factor in extra time for commutes and travel.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Portsmouth
1) What is Portsmouth known for?
With a spectacular waterfront, Portsmouth is considered an "ancient seaport with a hip vibe." You'll find homes that are centuries old, along with eclectic and locally owned restaurants and shops. Portsmouth was founded in 1752, and lovers of history, nature, and architecture will enjoy Olde Towne Portsmouth.
2) How far is Portsmouth from Norfolk?
The Downtown Tunnel connects Portsmouth to Norfolk, and is about a 10-minute drive from Portsmouth Naval Medical Center, depending on traffic.
3) What's nearby?
The Children's Museum, Planetarium, and numerous coffee shops and restaurants are located in Portsmouth.
4) Is there military housing at Portsmouth Naval Medical Center?
Military housing is privatized at Portsmouth. See below for contact information and to learn more about availability.
Historic Homes in Portsmouth, Virginia
Portsmouth Naval Medical Center is located at 620 John Paul Jones Circle, Portsmouth, VA 23708, Olde Town Portsmouth on the Elizabeth River between the Downtown and Midtown Tunnels, just north of the Norfolk Naval Shipyard. Popular nearby cities to live in include Portsmouth, Suffolk, and Chesapeake, Virginia.
Military Bases in the Hampton Roads Area
Navy Gateway Inns & Suites
Norfolk Naval Shipyard (757) 394-9165
Naval Station Norfolk (757) 489-2656
Base Housing Information:
Military housing at Portsmouth is privatized through Liberty Military Housing.
New Gosport District Office
313 Green Point Lane
Portsmouth, VA 23702
Stanley Court District Office
16 Debra Lane
Portsmouth, VA 23702
Portsmouth Naval Medical Center Off-Base Housing
Many popular neighborhoods are in the surrounding areas of Norfolk, Suffolk, Chesapeake, and Virginia Beach, but be mindful of commute times and traffic backing up on the area's many bridges and tunnels. That 10-minute drive could turn into an hour or more during rush hour!
Area Weather and Climate
If you enjoy four distinct seasons, you’re in luck with an assignment to the Hampton Roads area! Hot and humid during the summer months, the area also may get snowfall during winter, so keep your winter gear handy. Outdoor lovers will enjoy the area's many parks, nature trails, and beaches.
Nearby Virginia Beach
Portsmouth Area Schools
It’s no secret that Virginia takes pride in ranking high on the list of the best schools in the nation. Each individual city and county administers its own K-12 program. See below for area counties
Map via Hampton Roads Chamber.
Homeschoolers should follow the guidelines from the Virginia Department of Education handbook. There are many groups for home educators, including the VirginiaHomeschoolers organization.
For more information about schooling options, including a list of area school districts, download MilitaryByOwner's free Military Family Guide to Hampton Roads.
Support for Military and Families
There are numerous higher education opportunities in the area and a strong job market for spouses. Key industries in Hampton Roads include financial and corporate services, maritime, manufacturing, and much more. If you're looking for resume assistance and info on local job openings, stop by the Portsmouth Fleet and Family Support Center.
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More Area Info
620 John Paul Jones Circle