Important NumbersBangor Clinic360-315-4391Family Medicine360-475-4379NHB General Info360-475-4000Health Promotion360-475-4541Internal Medicine360-475-4206Marketing Dept360-475-4408Pediatric Clinic360-475-4216TRICARE RegionalAppointment Center1-800-404-4506TriWest1-888-874-9378To be added to theemail distribution listof this monthlynewsletter, pleasecall Kendra Scroggsat 360-475-4408
OPERATIONAL FORCES MEDICAL LIAISON OFFICE HERE TO SERVE
The Operational Forces Medical Liaison Office (also known as the Fleet Liaison) exists toprovide a single point of contact for responsive two-way access and communication betweenoperational units and shore based medical treatment facilities. Establishing a close workingrelationship with the OFMLO will enhance each senior medical department representative’sability to ensure optimum medical readiness for their crew. The OFMLO can:* coordinate requests for assistance from homeported/deployed/transient operational units* provide orientation to services available and furnish points of contact* provide information concerning admission and disposition of Operating Forcespersonnel, (including medical boards and limited duty status)* notify local operational units of all non-elective admissions* coordinate processing of specialty consultations and appointment notificationPlease get to know your OFMLO. You can contact the Naval Hospital Bremerton OFMLO at360-475-4313/4616. The Fleet Liaison office is manned 24 hours 365 days a year. The duty cellphone numbers are (360) 536-5812/3159.
ENROLLMENT OPEN AT NAVAL HOSPITAL BREMERTON
Due to increased capacity, NHB has re-opened enrollment in all primary care clinics. Formembers PCS'ing into the area, enrollment to the hospital will be mandatory. Letters invitingback Active Duty Family Members who have been enrolled into the civilian network in the pastyear have gone out, as well as letters inviting back retirees previously enrolled to NHB as ActiveDuty or Active Duty Family Members. NHB's transition to Medical Home Ports has made thispossible. Letters of invite are dependent upon available capacity in Medical Home ports.
FROM THE NAVAL HOSPITAL BREMERTON EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS OFFICE
Don't let Black Friday be a recurring event in your neighborhood!!! As it was said in the movie,"Prepare for the Ice Age!!!" Snow, Rain and Wind are coming this winter and as you prepare forthe holidays, also ensure you've prepared your emergency preparedness supplies in your car,home and family. There are plenty of specials on backup power, safe indoor heating and batteryoperated light sources. The time and investment you make now will make those power outagesduring the winter a bit more endurable. Check your local Department of EmergencyManagement web site for other helpful hints or tips to prepare for this winter.
STRESS MANAGEMENT AND SUICIDE AWARENESS
Stress in life is inevitable and not always bad. Stress can provide the opportunity to learn a newskill, increase productivity and performance or compel you to take action. However, unmanagedstress can be disastrous and lead to suicidal feelings. Stress and suicide are closely related withsuicide often being referred to as “the dark side of stress.” Help is available. To assist someonewho is going through a stressful situation and may be considering suicide, the Navy wantsSailors and their families to ACT.
A = ASK
– Ask the person if they are depressed or thinking about suicide. Don’t beafraid. Research reveals that persons who are contemplating suicide want to talk to someone.
C = CARE
– Listen, offer hope, don’t judge. Let them know you CARE.
T = TREAT
– Take action! Get them TREATment as soon as possible. Follow up withthem to continue letting them know you care.If you or someone you care about is at risk for suicide, immediately contact your chain ofcommand, your chaplains or Naval Hospital Bremerton.
Caring, for Life