Naval Support Activity Bahrain

Naval Support Activity Bahrain
Manama, BH

Established: 1971
Base Type: Navy


Naval Support Activity Bahrain (or NSA Bahrain) is a United States Navy base, situated in the Kingdom of Bahrain and is home to U.S. Naval Forces Central Command and United States Fifth Fleet.

Occupying the original territory of the British Royal Navy base known as HMS Jufair, USN presence was established on-site during World War II. Transferred to the U.S. government in 1971, NSA Bahrain today provides support through logistical, supply and protection as well as a Navy Exchange facility and Morale, Welfare and Recreation programs to both United States Armed Forces and coalition assets. It is the primary base in the region for the naval and marine activities in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and formerly Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), to include when the latter was changed to Operation New Dawn (OND) until the end of the Iraq War.

The commander of Navy Region Europe, Africa, Southwest Asia is responsible for NSA Bahrain and Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti. Navy Region Europe, Africa, Southwest Asia is responsible to Navy Installations Command, though it has close coordination with Naval Forces Central Command.

The first presence of the British Royal Navy in the Persian Gulf came about from the need to control pirates raiding the British Empire ships east of Suez, especially the East India Company routes to India. In the early 1820s the rulers of Bahrain, Salman and Abdullah Al Khalifa, signed an agreement to try and limit piracy in the area. This was strengthened in 1835 through an agreement signed specifically with the Royal Navy, which addressed the need to stop pirates operating in the area and limit the slave trade. In 1902 the first oil was discovered in the area, but commercial extraction did not begin until 1925 when Frank Holmes was given the first license, with the first oil not exported from Bahrain until 1932.


All active duty military personnel are required to have an official passport prior to arrival in Bahrain. Official (No-Fee) passports will be issued through your Personnel Support Detachment (PSD). Do not delay, it is critical that you have an official passport plan early. Passport applications can take as long as two months. The Kingdom of Bahrain requires a visa for all personnel entering the country. All service members and DOD Civilians should ensure they have a “no fee” passport in their possession prior to the move.

Quick Reference

Chaplain Office: (318) 439-4303
Duty Chaplain:  011 973 3947 9681

Child and Youth Programs
Child and Youth Programs, (318) 439-9092
Bldg. 267, Quality of Life Building

Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)
DSN (318) 439-4260
COM 011 973 1785 4260.

Fleet and Family Support Center
FFSC 011 973 1785 4046,
DSN (318) 439-4046

NSA Bahrain Navy College Office
DSN (318) 439-9447/3194
COM  011 973 1785 9447/3194

Navy Housing Office
011 973 1785 4104,
DSN (318) 439-4104

Navy Family Ombudsman Program
Coordinator at (C) 011 973 1785 4046
DSN (318) 439-4046.

Training and Readiness
Installation Training Coordinator
DSN: (318) 439-6756
COM:  011 973 1785 6756

Base Surroundings

Al Fateh Grand Mosque
Manama, Bahrain
011 973 1772 7773

Qal’at al-Bahrain
Karbabad, Bahrain
011 973 1756 7172

Bab Al Bahrain
Manama 304, Bahrain
011 973 1729 8777

Bahrain National Museum
Shaikh Hamad Causeway,
Manama, Bahrain
011 973 1729 8777

Al Areen Wildlife Park
Sakir، Zallaq, Bahrain
011 973 1784 5480

Medical Care

U.S. Naval Branch Health Clinic Bahrain
PSC 851 BOX 340
FPO AE 09831-0004

Regular Clinic Hours
SUN – THURS: 0730 – 1600

Active Duty Walk-in Clinic
SUN – THURS 0700 – 2000
FRI&SAT 0700 -1100

Tricare Nurse Advice Line: 8000-0453
NBHC OOD 3941-9651

Central Appointments: (318) 439-4260
Dental: (318) 439-4211
MHP  : (318) 439-6110/4260

On Base: 439-4911
Off Base: 999

We are the most forward deployed clinic of U.S. Naval Hospital Sigonella, Italy.  We are responsible for providing care to Naval Support Activity Bahrain, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, Commander Fifth Fleet, and 91 tenant commands.  We also provide primary care delivery to more than 3,800 beneficiaries ashore and provide medical support to more than 12,000 fleet Sailor, Marines, and other DoD personnel operating in the Central Command theatre.  All inpatient care is provided by local, host nation facilities and must be coordinated by the TRICARE/ Health Benefits Office.

Tricare Numbers
Nurse Advice Hotline TRICARE- (800) 874-2273 Opt 1
Primary Care Appointments- (800) 600-9332
TRICARE for Life- (866) 773-0404

Tricare partners with United Healthcare Military & Veterans as its regional contractor in the Western United States to provide health care services and support to beneficiaries.


Tricare Home Page allows access to Enroll in or Purchase a Plan, File or Check a Claim, View Referrals, Find a Health Care Provider, Change Your Primary Care Manager, Compare Plans, Manage Prescriptions and much more.

Nurse Advice Line TRICARE: (800) 874-2273 Opt 1.

The Nurse Advice Line is available to all TRICARE beneficiaries in the U.S., except those enrolled in US Family Health Plan. You can call the Nurse Advice Line 24/7, at no cost to you, to talk to a registered nurse who can: Answer your urgent care questions.


Learn more about TRICARE- Watch an overview video & take free public TRICARE courses online.


You can make Primary Care appointments, check lab results and even order your pharmacy refills using TOL, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Contact: (800) 600-9332

Contact- (866) 773-0404

TRICARE for Life is your Medicare-wraparound coverage for TRICARE-eligible beneficiaries who have Medicare Part A and B. TRICARE for Life beneficiaries can receive care at military hospitals and clinics, but only on a space-available basis.

TRICARE Pharmacy Program:

The TRICARE Pharmacy Program provides the prescription drugs you need, when you need them, in a safe, easy, and affordable way.

Customer Service Community Directory:

The directory helps you connect with a Beneficiary Counseling and Assistance Coordinator (BCAC), Debt Collection Assistance Officer (DCAO), or other member of the customer service community. If you have questions or issues specific to a single clinic or hospital, contact someone listed for that facility.

You may contact any customer service community representative for general TRICARE issues.

Must be registered in the DEERS program to be eligible for TRICARE
Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System:

Base Listings

The numbers for Fairchild Air Force Base have low accuracy due to its unique utilization. Entire companies are rotated through on a regular basis, so large portions of the phone directory are subject to change without notice. Please contact the base operator at (509) 247-1212 if you experience any difficulty reaching your desired contact.

NameLevel NamePhone
Veterinary Services Army Forces, US Central Command (011) 973-17854295
Immigration Services Citizenship (011) 973-17854678
Family Support Exceptional Family Member Program (011) 973-17854046
Transportation Office Household Goods (011) 973-17854265
DoD-EA School Naval Support Activity Bahrain (011) 973-17727828
Deployment Support Naval Support Activity Bahrain (011) 973-17854046
Personnel Support Detachment Naval Support Activity Bahrain (011) 973-17854071
Fleet and Family Support Center Naval Support Activity Bahrain (011) 973-17854046
Loan Closet Naval Support Activity Bahrain (011) 973-17854046
Medical Clinic Naval Support Activity Bahrain (011) 973-17854260
Navy Federal Credit Union Naval Support Activity Bahrain (011) 973-17854313
Finance Office Naval Support Activity Bahrain (011) 973-17854502
Liberty Center Naval Support Activity Bahrain (011) 973-17859218
Library Naval Support Activity Bahrain (011) 973-17854062
VA Facilities Naval Support Activity Bahrain (011) 973-17854692
Navy Gateway Inns and Suites Naval Support Activity Bahrain (011) 973-17852100
Exchange Naval Support Activity Bahrain (011) 973-17856885
Family Employment Readiness Program Naval Support Activity Bahrain (011) 973-17854046
School-Age Care Naval Support Activity Bahrain (011) 973-39403780
Child Development Center Naval Support Activity Bahrain (011) 973-17859092
Teen Center Naval Support Activity Bahrain (011) 973-17854901
Beauty Salon Naval Support Activity Bahrain (011) 973-17854229
ID/CAC Card Processing Naval Support Activity Bahrain (011) 973-17854029
Legal Services Office Naval Support Activity Bahrain (011) 973-17854237
Visitor Control Center Naval Support Activity Bahrain (011) 973-17853140
Navy College Naval Support Activity Bahrain (011) 973-17859447
Leisure Travel Office Naval Support Activity Bahrain (011) 973-17854777
Relief Society Navy Marine Corps (011) 973-17852914