Naval Health Clinic Charleston closed after power outage


JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The main clinic and dental clinic at Naval Health Clinic Charleston will be closed through Wednesday after Saturday's thunderstorms caused a power outage, Joint Base Charleston officials say.

Patients at the Naval Health Clinic and dental clinic who have appointments Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesdsay should call (843) 794-6221 to reschedule.

Pharmacy customers in need of emergency refills of medication can be seen at the Joint Base Charleston Air Base pharmacy.

Officials say maintenance crews continue to assess and repair this substantial disruption of power and phone service. Patients may call 1-800-343-0639 ext. 5 any time to hear the latest information regarding the power outage, appointments and the clinics' status.

"We implemented our normal emergency procedures when this event occurred," said Lieutenant Commander Rich Gilliard, Director for Administration for the clinic.

"Because we plan and practice for unfortunate circumstances such as this, we were able to quickly roll out a well-defined response plan to assure the safety of our patients. We regret the inconvenience this will cause to some of our patients and their families but can assure them that everything possible is being done to restore this massive outage."

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