Installation Info: Zip Code: 29405, Area Code: 843, DSN: 563
In a region surrounded by magnificent gardens, beautiful architecture and rich heritage and history, the Charleston Naval Hospital serves military personnel, their families and retirees in a three-county area in coastal South Carolina. Located in North Charleston, the facility is committed to providing health-care services including primary care, health promotion, disease prevention, and curative care. The main hospital and its satellite clinic located on the Charleston Naval Weapons Station are committed to exceeding customer expectations by building an integrated ambulatory system. Through process improvement strategies and a focus on best practices, the facility is truly committed to the best possible care to local Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps and Navy personnel.
On-base amenities are very limited. Recreational services at Charleston NWS include a library, auto hobby center, theater, pools, gym, camping, fishing and stables.
The city incorporated in 1783 and soon became famous for its rich farmland, which was a major source of indigo and rice. This region was also known for its production of brick and tile, many of which were used in some of Charleston's historic buildings and homes. Infamous for its leading role in the Civil War, Charleston later saw a significant decline in its economy after a major fire and earthquake nearly brought the city to its knees. The 20th century, however, saw a rejuvenation of Charleston, thanks in part to an increasing military presence. Charleston Naval Hospital has been in existence since 1972. Having been recognized for its preservation efforts, Charleston is now known as "one of the nation's most beautiful and historically significant cities." Besides the historical and architectural sightseeing opportunities, the region's semi-tropical climate is an outdoor enthusiast's dream come true. Many recreational opportunities exist in this area from water-related activities to golf (more than 20 courses in the region alone) to the Charleston River Dogs baseball team of the Class A South Atlantic League, to mention a few.