Medical Services

The Academy Clinic provides primary medical and dental care for all cadets. The Clinic responds to acute illness and injury around the clock and maintains the following facilities:

  • Outpatient Department
  • Dental Clinic
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical Therapy Department
  • Ancillary Services such as Radiology
  • Lab

Immunizations: Please get all your shots up to date, fax your completed Immunization Record Form as soon as possible to 860-701-6475, and then mail it to arrive by June 1st.

Dental: Have a thorough exam and complete recommended treatment, including extraction of wisdom teeth, by June 1st to allow full recovery. If you have significant dental history such as cleft palate repair, orthognathic surgery, or oral facial trauma, submit these records. Finally, submit dental xrays taken after January 1st on a CD, with your name and exposure date marked, along with your Immunization Record Form.

Contact Lenses: During your first week at the Academy you will have to use glasses until a vision exam is given. Bring two pairs of glasses when you report, for backup, plus a supply of contact lenses.


Once sworn in, your primary insurance will be Tricare, through the Coast Guard. If you have private insurance, it will serve as a secondary form of coverage. Please note the following important points:

  • Only the Academy Clinic can make referral appointments for you. Cadets cannot obtain non-emergency medical care at home or elsewhere without prior authorization.
  • If you are currently covered by Tricare as a dependent, your coverage status will be updated to reflect your active duty status. If you leave the Academy before commissioning, parents can reinstate your previous status as an eligible dependent.
  • Keeping private insurance coverage for the duration of your enrollment is recommended, so you do not experience a lapse in coverage should you depart the Academy for any reason prior to graduation.