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Naval Medical Center Portsmouth

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About Naval Medical Center Portsmouth

Blanketing southeastern Virginia where the Chesapeake Bay meets the Atlantic, Hampton Roads is divided between the "Southside'': Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Smithfield, Suffolk and Virginia Beach; and the "Peninsula": Gloucester, Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson, Williamsburg, James City County and York County.

Naval Medical Center Portsmouth is situated in southeastern quadrant of Hampton Roads in Portsmouth, Virginia. The Navy is proud to claim it as the oldest continuous operating hospital in the Navy. Naval Medical Center Portsmouth is home to 4300 officers, sailors, and civilians who work at various locations from Yorktown to Chesapeake. These dedicated personnel provide medical care to approximately 420,000 active duty, civilian, and retired personnel. 

Nestled between the Elizabeth River on the east and the Chesapeake Bay on the north, Portsmouth has a small town atmosphere, yet is just 15 minutes from Norfolk International Airport, and 30 minutes from Virginia Beach.

In addition to Navy installations, Hampton Roads is home to Army and Air Force installations such as Fort Eustis, Fort Langley, Fort Story, Camp Peary, and Langley Air Force Base.

Helpful links for additional information regarding Naval Medical Center Portsmouth:

Naval Medical Center Portsmouth Facebook Page
Naval Medical Center Portsmouth Website
Newly reporting staff members
Links to commonly used military sites
Local Area Information
Fleet and Family Readiness


A haven for history buffs, Portsmouth is replete with old town charm. 300 years old with a rich naval legacy, the town has an attractive blend of old and new. Modern conveniences are intertwined with historic nautical attractions.

An urban wildlife refuge is also part of the diverse findings within Portsmouth; be sure to visit Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve. Nature lovers embrace this 142-acre paradise. It  is home to white-tailed deer, red foxes, river otters, and hundreds of varieties of migratory and resident birds. And Golfers will enjoy the six area golf courses, all within easy reach.

Nature, history and beautiful surroundings ' It's no wonder so many people have dropped anchor in Portsmouth.

Explore what each school in the Portsmouth area has to offer:

  • Comprehensive information regarding Virginia's schools is available on the Department of Education website
  • If you wish to view a particular school's report card, the information is available here.
  • Click here for great information for military families who will have children attending a school in Virginia

Civilian Employers
With an unemployment rate of 6.1%, Hampton Roads offers a wide variety of employment opportunities. Many employers will post career opportunities on,, and the Virginia Employment Commission website. Major employers and the cities in which they are located are listed below:

Amerigroup Corporation (Virginia Beach)
Atlantic Dominion Distributors (Virginia Beach)
BAE Systems (Norfolk)
Bank of America (Norfolk)
Bon Secours Health System (Norfolk)
Chesapeake Regional Medical Center (Chesapeake)
Dollar Tree Stores (Chesapeake)
Dominion Enterprises (Chesapeake)
Eastern Virginia Medical School (Norfolk)
FHC Health Systems (Norfolk)
GEICO Direct (Virginia Beach)
Hall Automotive Group (Virginia Beach)
Measurement Specialties Incorporated (Hampton)
NASA Langley Research Center (Hampton)
Newport News Shipbuilding (Newport News)
Old Dominion University (Norfolk)
Portfolio Recovery Associates (Norfolk)
QVC (Chesapeake & Suffolk)
Riverside Health System (Williamsburg/Newport News)
STIHL Inc. (Virginia Beach)
Tenneco Corporation (Chesapeake)
Virginia Beach Public Schools (Virginia Beach)

Click here for a more complete listing of Hampton Roads Employers

You will find many options available if you are traveling through the Hampton Roads Region. From a robust interstate system, to passenger trains and light rail, we have it all. For additional information on travel options throughout the region:

There are many exciting things to see and do near Naval Station Norfolk. They include:

  • Old Towne Portsmouth 
  • Naval Shipyard Museum
  • Children's Museum of Virginia
  • Virginia Sports Hall of Fame
  • Beaches at Virginia Beach and Norfolk
  • Virginia Zoo
  • Chrysler Hall
  • Norfolk Scope
  • Spirit of  Norfolk River Cruises
  • Norfolk Botanical Gardens
  • Norfolk Tides and Norfolk Admirals Professional Sports Teams

Click here to explore current events in the Hampton Roads area.

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