Mugu primary care moves to Hueneme

Starting Dec. 17, active duty military members being seen at the Naval Branch Health Clinic (NBHC) at Point Mugu will be transitioned to receive care at NBHC Port Hueneme.

This change affects approximately 200 Sailors. Those receiving health care provided by squadron flight surgeons or aerospace medical technicians will not be affected.

Military members who are not part of squadrons will still receive high-level primary care; they will just receive it at Port Hueneme.

“This change enables us to shift staffing and strengthen our service lines and better serve Naval Base Ventura County and all eligible beneficiaries,” said Lt. Cmdr. Gary Grothe, NBHC Port Hueneme’s officer in charge.

Military health care is moving to a medical home port model of care, which groups caregivers into teams that offer holistic primary care services for the entire family. NBHC Port Hueneme made the move this summer.

Sick call services and walk-in appointments are not available through the medical home port model. You must make an appointment with your team by calling 805-982-6320 for the blue team or 805-982-6342 for the green team.

“The quality of care with the implementation of medical home port standards has proven effective, as seen in our clinic’s patient satisfaction ratings, which have averaged 9.7 out of 10 for the past six months,” Grothe said.

The Point Mugu location will continue to offer telephone refill pickups in the pharmacy, as well as scheduled active duty dental, optometry and audiology services.

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