Health Services

Health Promotions

Scope Of Care:

The mission of the Health Promotion Department is to improve and sustain military readiness, delay premature onset of disease and disability, increase productivity, and ultimately reduce health care costs. Health promotion efforts are directed at individual health, fitness, and improvement in quality of life for military personnel, family members, retirees, and other government employees.

Health education programs and awareness campaigns are designed to achieve optimal wellness by preventing avoidable illness and injury through early identification, early intervention, and sustained healthcare access. The focus of health education programs include: hypertension, tobacco use, inadequate physical fitness, excess weight or poor nutrition, irresponsible sexual practices, stress management, and avoidance of musculoskeletal injury.

Beneficiaries can be referred to the Health Promotion Department by their health care provider or can self-refer. For more information on services offered or to register for classes contact the Health Promotions Department at 257-9892.

* Need help finding resource materials like posters, pamphlets, or flyers for your command?
* Need help with your next health-related GMT?
* Need a speaker for your next safety stand down?
Contact the Naval Health Clinic Oak Harbor Health Promotion Office at (360) 257-9892

Links of Interest: **

  • Own Your Limits - Own Your Limits Serve Honorably. Drink Responsibly. re·spon·si·ble drink·ing (noun) 1. Knowing your alcohol limits and sticking to them. Not just legal limits - but personal limits too. 2. Having control over how much alcohol you drink to protect yourself and those around you. “What does responsible drinking mean to me?” “Why choose to drink responsibly?” Check Your Drinking webpage offers interactive tools and an anonymous quiz, also check out the tips on how to celebrate responsibly.
  • NAAP - Navy Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program
  • NMCPHC - Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center is committed to providing you with the tools you need to fight these harmful additions. We have the educational materials and resources to help you understand the negative effects of binge drinking and misuse or abuse of over-the-counter and prescription medications so that you can overcome alcohol and drug abuse and live a healthy life.
  • National Institute of Drug Abuse
  • WA State DUI Laws

  • TMA/TRICARE Benefits - Healthy Living
  • Military One Source - Your physical and emotional well-being and the quality of your connections with others have an enormous impact on your life. That’s why Military OneSource offers resources to help you keep yourself and your relationships healthy and strong.
  • Mayo Clinic - Our mission is to empower people to manage their health. We accomplish this by providing useful and up-to-date information and tools that reflect the expertise and standard of excellence of Mayo Clinic.
  • WebMD - WebMD provides valuable health information, tools for managing your health, and support to those who seek information. You can trust that the content is timely and credible.
  • CDC Healthy Living - Your online source for credible health information.
  • My Life Check - Live Better with Life's Simple 7. The American Heart Association’s 'My Life Check' will provide your personal heart score and a custom plan with seven simple steps you need to live better.
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH) Health Information Center - Look up a disease or a condition using the A to Z Index or select a topic area.
  • ShipShape - approved weight management program, coordinated by the local Navy Medical Treatment Facilities (MTFs). The program was developed and made available at the local MTF level to increase accessibility of a weight management program for Active Duty Sailors and Marines needing assistance in maintaining Physical Readiness Standards.
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons - Educating the general public about ways to prevent injury and promote health is one of the missions of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS).
  • STOP Sports Injuries - To help keep kids in the game for life, STOP Sports Injuries targets the sports that have the highest rates of overuse and trauma injuries. Check out our helpful tip sheets to learn about how to stay safe when playing sports.
  • Crews Into Shape - The Crews Into Shape challenge is sponsored annually by the Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center (NMCPHC). The goal is to spark and guide workplace-focused, team-oriented, physical activity, and improved fruit and vegetable intake among the whole DoD family.
  • American Council on Exercise

  • Navy Physical Readiness Homepage - Provides information, assistance, and valuable web links in support of physical fitness. The Navy Physical Readiness Program sets the foundation to instill a Culture of Fitness and assists Sailors in developing their ability to complete tasks that support the command mission and Navy operational readiness. Specific objectives include: Establish Navy standards for maintaining optimal health, physical, and mental stamina. Focus on Wellness of Sailors and their families by providing the skills and tools for fitness and nutrition.

  • NMCPHC - Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center Health Promotion and Wellness Department promotes healthy relationships and prevention of undesired outcomes among Sailors and Marines. We offer practical tools, educational resources, and prevention strategies that can help you remain sexually and reproductively healthy.
  • Planned Parenthood of Marysville
    10210 State Avenue
    Marysville, WA 98271
    Phone: (800) 769-0045
  • Planned Parenthood of Mount Vernon
    1805 E. Division Street
    Mount Vernon, WA 98274
    Phone: (360) 848-1744
  • Planned Parenthood Federation of America
  • Access Matters- Access Matters (formerly Family Planning Council) innovates, empowers, and works to equalize access to sexual and reproductive health care for teens and adults in need. Through our unique abilities to engage and empower even the hardest-to-reach populations, we are closing the gap between those with access to sexual and reproductive health and those without...for over 40 years we've been trailblazers.
  • It's Your (Sex) Life - Sex can be one of life’s most fulfilling experiences. But whether or not you’re sexually active, there is information you should have to help you set your own boundaries and make your own choices about sexual activity. These days, what you don’t know can hurt you, so you’ll want to get the facts – and fast. Whether or not you’re currently having sex, you may have lots of questions about how to protect yourself and your partner. Fortunately, IYSL has some answers. Here you will find reliable information about decision making, how to talking openly with your partner, how to prevent unintended pregnancy, and how to stay healthy by using protection and getting tested regularly for HIV and other STDs
  • Take Charge of Your Sexual Health - What you need to know about preventive services. This guide informs men and women of all ages about sexual health. It focuses on the preventive services that can help protect and improve your sexual health. The guide explains these recommended services and helps you find and talk with a health care provider.
  • National Library of Medicine’s on-line Sexually Transmitted Disease - This tutorial is a self-paced sound and slide program that covers STD symptoms and prevention.
  • GLMA -GLMA's mission is to ensure equality in healthcare for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals and healthcare providers.
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health Topics.

  • Military Crisis Line - Serving those who serve our country. This free support is confidential, available every day, 24/7 and serves Veterans, Service Members, National Guard and Reserves, their family members and friends. How to connect with a responder: Call 1-800-273-8255 and press 1, Text 838255, Chat. Support for deaf and hard of hearing at 1-800-799-7889.
  • Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center Stress Management Resources - Hassles, irritants, stressors, life events and change are all part of the challenges of daily life. A health promotion approach is utilized to address the prevention, management and early intervention for stress management and also to promote positive mental and psychological health.
  • Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center's - Relaxation Techniques and Exercises

  • There are many approaches available to help you quit smoking or chewing; chose the method that works best for you. Pick up the phone for telephone support, get online, or register for the next tobacco cessation workshop. Do it for yourself and for everyone who cares about you.
  • Tips to Help You Quit
    • Determine why you want to quit. Post a picture of someone special as a reminder, remember they're pulling for you.
    • Set a quit date. To make sure you stay motivated, make it soon.
    • Find support in friends and family, online, in a cessation group, or with your doctor for when things get tough.
    • Stick with it. Withdrawal symptoms and cravings will pass if you can resist the urge to use tobacco. Remind yourself why you want to quit and the benefits you'll get from doing so.
    • Prepare for challenges. Practice what you'll say when someone offers you a cigarette or dip. No sweat, right? You face much bigger challenges every day.
  • Ways To Quit
    • By Phone:
      Washington’s Tobacco Quit Line – The professional cessation specialists provide free one-to-one counseling and customized quitting plans over the phone. Identify local resources and answers questions about tobacco cessation benefits. For smokers of cigarettes & pipes and people who chew tobacco.

      English 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669)
      Spanish 1-855-335-3569
      TTY 1-877-777-6534
    • On-Line: Comprehensive Listing of On-Line Cessation Resources for Cigarettes and Smokeless Tobacco.
      YouCanQuit2 - The YouCanQuit2 program offers an interactive, web-based tobacco cessation program for military personnel and their family members. Live, real-time encouragement from trained tobacco cessation coaches via the 24/7 “chat” feature is available.
      Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center - Tobacco is a dangerous addiction that's expensive, deadly and has a serious impact on readiness. To help you win the battle, NMCPHC offers you effective resources to end tobacco use and learn about the harmful effects of secondhand smoke.
      Smokefree Women - Smokefree Women helps you or someone you care about quit smoking by providing quitting advice, tips and support specific to women’s needs, including expecting mothers.
      National Alliance for Tobacco Cessation - Make a Change with BecomeAnEX. Quitting tobacco means taking control of your life and making the change you want to make. Create a smart, custom plan for your tobacco-free life. You control your quit plan and decide what works for you. - is intended to help you or someone you care about quit smoking and allows you to choose the help that best fits your needs.
    • Take a Free Workshop:
      • Naval HealthClinic Oak Harbor Tobacco Cessation Clinic -This interactive session addresses the physical, psychological, and social causes of nicotine dependence. Discussion includes health consequences, the benefits of quitting, and the pharmaceutical options that are available at Naval Health Clinic Oak Harbor. We will assist you in developing your quit plan, identifying your support systems, and assist you determining healthy alternatives to tobacco use.
      • Active duty military personnel, family members, retirees, government, and contracted employees are authorized to enroll. Medications may be prescribed to military personnel, retirees, and eligible family members.
      • Workshops are scheduled every Tuesday 1300-1400, check in with Health Promotion, BLDG 2527, Room 2034 . Individual sessions are also available. For further information or to register for the next workshop, contact Health Promotion at (360) 257-9892
    • Talk with your Primary Care Provider:
      Make an appointment with your Primary Care Provider to discuss your quit plan. Contact PSMAC at 1-800-404-4506 to make an appointment.
    • Smart Phone Apps:
      Quit Smoking - Ready to Quit? Washington State offers residents free access to a unique cessation program delivered via a smartphone app.
      Quit Vaping - – Are you looking for help to quit vaping? Learn different ways to deal with the urge to vape that will make quitting easier. Free to Washington state residents.
      QuitGuide - QuitGuide is a free app that helps you understand your smoking patterns and build the skills needed to become and stay smoke free. Use the app to track your cravings by time of day and location, and get motivational messages for each craving you track.

  • Real Warriors - Reaching out is a sign of strength! When it comes to invisible wounds, you don't have to go it alone. Our website features articles on topics like preparing for deployments, stress, anger, sleep, benefits, finances and more. The site also features videos of service members sharing their inspirational stories.
  • Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center's (NMCPHC) - Wounded, Ill, and Injured website. NMCPHC works to enhance the readiness, resilience, and recovery of Wounded, Ill, and Injured Sailors and their families by offering tailored informational tools and materials for healthy living. It includes resources that address traumatic brain injury (TBI), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), fitness, nutrition, stress management, tobacco cessation, as well as an extensive list of additional resources available to support them in their recovery efforts
  • National Resource Directory - NRD provides access to services and resources at the national, state and local levels to support recovery, rehabilitation and community reintegration. Visitors can find information on a variety of topics that supply an abundance of vetted resources.
  • ** The appearance of external hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by the United States Department of Defense, the United States Department of the Navy, and Naval Health Clinic Oak Harbor of the linked web sites, or the information, products, or services contained therein. For other than authorized activities such as military exchanges and Morale, Welfare, and Recreation sites, the United States Department of Defense, the United States Department of the Navy and Naval Health Clinic Oak Harbor does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at these locations. These links are provided consistent with the stated purpose of this Department of Defense web site.

Contact Health Promotions


Health Promotion Coordinator: (360) 257-9892
Health Promotion Assistant: (360) 257-9648


Monday - Friday 0730-1600 *
* Closed on weekends and all federal holidays


The Health Promotion Department is located in BLDG 2527, 2nd floor, Room 2034.
Don't forget to keep your family's information up-to-date in DEERS.