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Clinic to address health effects of Red Hill leak set to open for military residents

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Petty Officer 2nd Class MarQueon/Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet
AIEA, Hawaii (Feb. 16, 2022) A Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command contractor pours a water sample to conduct real-time monitoring at Red Hill Well. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Mar’Queon A. D. Tramble)

A clinic to address long-term health effects related to the 2021 Red Hill fuel spill is set to open in January.

Appointments for the Defense Health Agency Region Indo-Pacific Red Hill Clinic opened Tuesday for those in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System, the military said.

The clinic will be staffed with primary care physicians and can provide expedited specialist referrals.

During the November 2021 fuel spill, those on the Navy's water system reported a variety of health issues including skin rashes and gastrointestinal problems. Some have reported long-term effects.

The military said appointments for Jan. 3 and onward can be made through the TRICARE Nurse Advice Line at 800-874-2273. The clinic will operate out of Naval Health Clinic Hawaiʻi’s Branch Health Clinic – Makalapa on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.

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