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Appointments & Referrals

Appointments can be made via phone or online.

  • PHONE:

    • To make an appointment at Branch Health Clinic Makalapa, Branch Health Clinic Kaneohe Bay, or Branch Medical Clinic Wahiawa (Active Duty Only) call 1-888-683-2778.
    • To make an appointment at Branch Health Clinic Camp Smith or Shipyard Clinic, call the clinic directly:
      • BHC Camp Smith: 808-477-2600 ext. 2
      • Shipyard Clinic: 808-474-0625 ext. 1359/1352
  • ONLINE: 

    • MHS GENESIS Patient Portal: Through the patient portal, you can make appointments, request prescription renewals, send secure messages to your provider, and view health records.


  • Active Duty Service Members must obtain a referral from their PCM for all services except emergency care. Failure to obtain proper referral will result in denied claims and financial obligation
  • All other TRICARE Prime, non-active duty member, do not require a referral for Urgent Care or outpatient behavioral health services.
  • Specialty Referrals
    • Once a specialty referral is written, it will go through the Military Medical Facility process or Right of First Refusal (ROFR).You should receive a call from the Military Medical Facility within 3 business days. If you do not, please make sure you follow up by calling 1-888-MTF-APPT (683-2778).
    • If the referral is redirected to the network, you should receive an authorization from Health Net Federal Services through their secure portal within 10 business days. To check the status of your authorization, please go to and create a profile to download the authorization letter.
  • Please ensure your address and phone numbers are correct in DEERS. Update your information here.
  • Hawaii Referral Center: (808) 433-2262
More information about referrals and authorizations visit

Call Center Appointment Line

1-888-MTF-APPT (683-2778)

To make an appointment at BHC Camp Smith or Shipyard Clinic, contact the clinic directly. Otherwise, call the Appointment Line or go online to MHS GENESIS Patient Portal.


Don't forget to keep your family's information up-to-date in DEERS.