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Frequently Asked Questions

1) Do I need a referral to be seen at the Women’s Health Clinic?

Yes, the WHC is specialty clinic, and as such patients need referrals to be seen in the clinic. Referrals for Urogynecology, REI, GYN, and OB are required and can be placed by a patient's primary care provider. 

However, patients who want to have their well-woman exam, which is also referred to as an annual checkup, can self-refer, which means they do not need a referral from a provider.


2) My primary care manager just put in a referral for me. Can I call right away to book my appointment?

No. Our reviewers need about 48 hours to review referrals. Patients should wait about two business days (48 hours) before calling to schedule an appointment.


3) When do I get my pregnancy profile?

Patients will receive a certificate (confirmation) of pregnancy during OB registration. However, the actual profile will be entered by the patient's provider during the new OB appointment, which is usually scheduled for between 10-12 weeks of pregnancy.


4) I just called and was told that my referral has expired. Why is that?

Referrals are only valid for 28 days from the day it was entered. It is the patient's responsibility to contact the clinic's call center as soon as possible to book an appointment.


5) I just transferred from another facility, and I’m pregnant. Do I need to bring my medical record to my first appointment?

A first appointment when transferring from another facility will usually be for an OB registration. Patients will need to their medical record.


6) I read somewhere that the clinic offers flu shots to its patients. Can my family members and I get vaccinated there during my next visit?

Though the clinic does offer influenza vaccine, it’s only for our pregnant patients. Family members and all other patients (Urogynecology, Gynecology, etc.) will need to go to the immunization clinic.


7) My provider just put in an order for me to have some labs drawn. What are the laboratory hours?

The laboratory is open on weekdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., and is closed on Sundays and federal holidays.

Please note that lab draws for glucose and Rhogam testing end at 3 p.m. In addition, an appointment with the lab is required for the three-hour glucose test. Call at (571) 231-4154 to schedule this test.


8) I’m planning to deliver at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital. This means that my OB care has to be at the Women’s Health Clinic, right?

Not in every case. Even though we are trying to accommodate our ever-growing population of patients, we also offer OB-GYN services at the following satellite clinics:
Patients who receive their care at these clinics will give birth at Fort Belvoir.

However, patients from Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling will need to transfer care to Fort Belvoir Community Hospital at 36 weeks gestation. Patients from Dumfries Health Center and Joint Base Andrews don’t need to transfer care, but should bring their charts or records with them when they come to the hospital to have their baby.


9) I’m being seen at one of the satellite clinics. Do I need an OB registration again when transferring my care at 36 weeks?

Patients who already have a physical paper chart might not need one. In other cases, patients will need a registration appointment. Patients should bring their medical record with them to OB registration.


Oaks Pavilion

HOURS
Monday-Wednesday, Fridays:
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Thursdays: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Weekends and Federal Holidays: Closed

The clinic is also closed for training during the afternoon on the third Thursday of each month.

PHONE
Clinic and Appointments: (571) 231-3442
Labor and Delivery Triage: (571) 231-4754
Mother Baby Unit: (571) 231-4733/4744
Mother Baby Delivery Room:
(571) 231-4733

TRICARE PRIME
TRICARE Prime patients can make primary care appointments via TRICARE Online.

LOCATION
Oaks Pavilion, Floor 1, Room O1.400

Oaks Pavilion

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