Twentynine PalmsCommunity


Health Care
Robert E. Bush Naval Hospital
Building 1145 community resources.pdf
Robert E. Bush Naval Hospital, commissioned on July 9, 1993, is a state-of-the-art, 160,000 square-foot facility. The architectural firm that designed the hospital was awarded the Secretary of Defense’s “Excellence in Design” award for a medical facility in 1994. The hospital is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JCAHO).

The hospital has 22 beds with room to expand to 36. The hospital has an Emergency Medical Department, four operating rooms, a seven-bed “Desert Beginnings” Labor Delivery Recovery and Postpartum (LDRP) Unit, and a 15-bed Multi-Service Ward (MSW) for inpatient care. Modern full-service pharmacy, laboratory, radiology departments and a physical therapy clinic are also available to beneficiaries.

Medical services available at the hospital include audiology, nutrition clinic, family medicine/internal medicine/acute care clinic, pediatrics, immunization clinic, obstetrics/gynecology, general surgery, orthopedics, optometry and behavioral health services.

Specialty support and referrals for major inpatient and outpatient care not available locally are often provided by one of the local network hospitals such as, Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs, Loma Linda University Medical Center and Naval Medical Center San Diego. Medical support in some complex cases may not be readily available. Family members and retirees may be referred to civilian sources of care, using benefits covered under one of the TRICARE programs.

TRICARE Prime patients enrolled at Robert E. Bush Naval Hospital have priority for access to care. For enrollment into TRICARE, contact the hospital Health Benefits Advisor (HBA) at (760) 830-2903. The HBA will provide education and counseling for all TRICARE beneficiaries. Additionally, the HBA functions as the Debt Collection Assistance Officer (DCAO) to help beneficiaries solve medical billing questions. For further information on TRICARE, call (888) 874-9378 or visit www.tricare. For information on the TRICARE Service Centers, visit the HSSC website at:

Dental Care
Building 1591
(760) 830-7054
Clinic hours: Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
The 23rd Dental Company provides comprehensive routine and emergency dental care including restorative, periodontal, prosthodontic, endodontic and surgical services as well as 24/7 emergency care. For more information, call (760) 830-7052.

Religious Ministries
Building 1551
(760) 830-6304
The MCAGCC Religious Ministries (RM) offers a wide variety of religious opportunities for the entire Combat Center Community. Nurturing faith, encouraging spiritual enrichment and offering hope in a loving community remains the RM’s No. 1 commitment.

RM seeks to achieve this vision through a comprehensive and varied program of worship services, educational classes and fellowship opportunities. Child care services are provided in the Religious Ministries Center for infants through 4 year olds for some RM events, special services and religious studies.

Religious educational opportunities abound, which include Roman Catholic CCD/Faith Formations and several Christian Bible studies. Classes are available for toddlers to adults. Regular and special music events fill the schedule. Youth gather in specially tailored programs. Additional programs include singles groups, PREP, CREDO, Christian Women’s Fellowship, Military Conference of Catholic Women, Cyrus Young Adults and other specialized groups.

(760) 830-6325
Hours: Sunday, noon to 6 p.m.; closed Monday; Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The Defense Commissary Agency operates a worldwide chain of commissaries providing groceries to military personnel, retirees and their families in a safe and secure shopping environment. Authorized patrons purchase items at cost plus a 5-percent surcharge, which covers the costs of building new commissaries and modernizing existing ones. Shoppers save an average of 30 percent or more on their purchases compared with commercial prices.

Credit Union
Building 1515
(800) 736-4500
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more than 50 years Pacific Marine Credit Union has provided financial services to military personnel and their families.

Building 1515
(760) 830-3077
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. With more than 50 years of service to the military community Fort Sill National Bank boasts products tailored specifically for service members and their families.

Post Office
Building 1435
Hours: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The zip code for units aboard the Combat Center is 92278; housing residents’ zip code is 92277.

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