The United States Naval Hospital Beaufort is a full service Navy medical facility located in South Carolina. The medical facility also manages two satellite clinks at the nearby Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort and the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in Parris Island, South Carolina. The main facility of the Naval Hospital Beaufort network is located in Port Royal, South Carolina. The medical facility is also charged with serving the needs of the Laurel Bay housing complex, which is one of the main housing areas for Marine Corps personal stationed at MCAS Beaufort and MCRD Parris Island.
Commissioned in April of 1949, Naval Hospital Beaufort is one of the few military hospitals that stands as its own complex. Almost all military hospitals are part of a larger base complex and exist to serve those stationed at the base. Naval Hospital Beaufort is the opposite, and stands alone while serving multiple installations. The hospital provides basic and advanced medical care to over 35,000 Marines, sailors and their families in the area. These services include, but are not limited to; preventative care, general and family medicine, emergency care, surgery and inpatient services.