Naval Hospital Jacksonville, including its five branch health clinics in Florida and Georgia, will be the first Navy military medical treatment facility (MTF) to transition to the Defense Health Agency (DHA) on Oct. 1, 2018.

The change in administration will be transparent to patients — service members, family members, and retirees — with little or no immediate effect on their experience of care. For patients, their facility, physicians, and coverage will all remain the same. They will continue to receive the same exceptional level of care and service.

“Naval Hospital Jacksonville is honored to be selected as the first Navy facility to make this transition,” said Naval Hospital Jacksonville Commanding Officer Capt. Matthew Case. “It’s a testament to our track record as an innovator.”