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Our Military Legacy
The US Family Health Plan has a long history of service to members of the seven uniformed services and their families.
In the late 1700s, Congress established the Marine Hospital Service for seamen. Hospitals were located throughout the country, including Baltimore, Md. In the 1950s, the Baltimore Marine Hospital became the Baltimore U.S. Public Health Service Hospital and served both military and civilian populations. In the early 1980s, legislation allowed the transfer of the Public Health hospital to Wyman Park Health System. Later in that decade, Johns Hopkins acquired Wyman Park, which subsequently (along with six other Public Health Hospitals) received designation as a Uniformed Services Treatment Facility (USTF) from the Department of Defense.
In 1993, the Department of Defense converted all seven USTFs in the country, including Wyman Park, to a military managed care plan known as the Uniformed Services Family Health Plan. A few years later, the US Family Health Plan (USFHP) became a designated provider for TRICARE Prime.
Through all the years and all the changes, Wyman Park Medical Center has remained our capstone and continues to serve in that role. Today, we have hundreds of locations throughout the region to serve our members.
The Johns Hopkins US Family Health Plan is proud of its heritage and long history of service to the military and continues its commitment to medical excellence.