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Frequently Asked Questions:

How does a service member become enrolled in Navy Wounded Warrior – Safe Harbor?
Sailors and Coast Guardsmen may self-refer to the program or be referred by a family member, their command leadership or their medical team. For questions on enrollment eligibility, call Navy Wounded Warrior – Safe Harbor’s toll-free line, 855-NAVY WWP (628-9997), or e-mail navywoundedwarrior@navy.mil.
How many service members are enrolled in Navy Wounded Warrior – Safe Harbor?
Currently, more than 4,000 Sailors and Coast Guardsmen are enrolled in the program..
What do you mean by non-medical care? What does that include?

Non-medical support includes pay and personnel issues; Invitational Travel Orders; lodging and housing adaptation; child and youth care; transportation needs; legal and guardianship issues; education and training benefits; commissary and exchange access; respite care; traumatic brain injury/post-traumatic stress support services; and more.

Regional non-medical care providers work with a wounded warrior and their medical team to develop a Comprehensive Recovery Plan, which is designed to address the individual’s specific recovery, rehabilitation and reintegration goals. In addition, Navy Wounded Warrior – Safe Harbor provides transition support; enrollment does not conclude when a service member is discharged from a medical treatment facility.

What is Navy Wounded Warrior – Safe Harbor?
Navy Wounded Warrior – Safe Harbor provides Sailors and Coast Guardsmen, as well as their families, with non-medical care while they are recovering from serious illness or injury. Regional non-medical care providers tailor support to each enrolled service member’s recovery, rehabilitation and reintegration needs. The program allows service members and their families to focus on recovery without distractions.
Where is Navy Wounded Warrior – Safe Harbor located?
The program is headquartered in Washington, D.C. Regional non-medical care providers are located at major Navy medical treatment facilities throughout the U.S., as well as at two VA Polytrauma Centers and the San Antonio Military Medical Center.
Who is eligible for enrollment in Navy Wounded Warrior – Safe Harbor?
The Navy defines a “wounded warrior” as a Sailor or Coast Guardsman who has a serious illness or injury requiring long-term care that may result in a Medical Evaluation Board/Physical Evaluation Board (MEB/PEB) to determine fitness for duty. Support is not limited to combat injuries; Navy Wounded Warrior – Safe Harbor also assists those battling serious illnesses or who are injured in accidents.

 

 

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