Medical & Dental
MEDICAL AND DENTAL SERVICES
Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) operates a group of clinics located at area military installations.
Through these clinics, routine, emergency and ambulatory care is provided to active duty personnel of all San Diego-based ship and shore commands. The NMCSD appointment center can be reached at 619-532-8225 to make, cancel or reschedule appointments. It is available 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekends and holidays. The NMCSD emergency room is open 24-hours a day for bona fide emergencies only.
Aboard Miramar, all active-duty personnel are first seen at the Branch Medical Clinic, Building 2496. Sick call appointments must be made by calling 858-577-4656. Patients must check out their medical record from their respective command or unit prior to an appointment. Military sick call hours are 7:30 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7:30 to 11 a.m. Friday. Family members and retirees can been seen for pharmacy, optometry, health promotion classes and Acute Care Area services. All specialty care is referred to NMCSD.
No appointment is necessary for urgent attention at the Acute Care Area, which is also located in Building 2496. Hours are 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and 8 a.m. to noon holiday weekends.
After working hours, emergency care can be obtained by dialing 99-911 or by visiting the NMCSD emergency room. For non-emergency care, the Active Duty Primary Care Manager can be reached at 800-453-0491.
BRANCH MEDICAL CLINICS
Branch Medical Clinics are on all San Diego area Naval and Marine Corps installations. A full range of general outpatient health care services is provided to active-duty patients. Non-active-duty patients are seen on emergency basis only, except for prenatal-midwife programs at the Naval Station San Diego and Naval Amphibious Base Coronado clinics.
Naval Air Station North Island
Located in Building 601. Hours of operation for routine services are 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Twenty-four-hour emergency ambulance service is available.
Naval Amphibious Base Coronado
Located in Building 506. Hours of operation for sick call and routine appointments are 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Twenty-four-hour emergency ambulance service is available.
Active Duty Prenatal Clinic……. 619-437-2376
Marine Corps Recruit Depot
Located in Building 596. Sick call hours of operation and routine appointments are 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7 to 11 a.m. Friday. Twenty-four-hour emergency ambulance service is available.
Sick Call…………………………….. 619-524-4063
Naval Station San Diego
Located in Building 3300. Hours of operation for sick call and routine appointments are 7:30 to 11 a.m. and 12:30 to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 7:30 to 11 a.m. Friday. Twenty-four-hour emergency ambulance service is available.
The Miramar Dental Clinic primarily provides care for active duty military personnel, although family members and retirees may also receive emergency treatment for relief of acute pain and infection. The clinic’s hours of operation are from 7 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and from 7 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday and Friday. Appointments can be scheduled by calling 858-577-7856. Dental sick call is available on a walk-in basis 7 to 9 a.m. and 1 to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Access to care through TRICARE, the military health care program, is dependent upon the patient’s selected program status. TRICARE Prime enrollees have higher priority for appointments in military treatment facilities than non-enrollees. The order of priority for access to health care services in military treatment facilities is:
Active-duty personnel family members enrolled in Prime
Retirees, their family members and survivors of sponsors who died on active duty enrolled in Prime
Active-duty personnel family members not enrolled in Prime
All other beneficiaries
Active-duty members are automatically enrolled in Prime and are assigned a primary care manager, usually their ship or shore station sick call or clinic.
Family members of active-duty personnel are not enrolled in Prime automatically, and, although they pay no enrollment fee, they must elect to enroll. At the time of enrollment, family members choose their primary care manager where they will receive non-emergency health care. Retirees, their family members and survivors of sponsors who died while on active duty who are enrolled in Prime will also choose a primary care manager that is their entry point for non-emergency health care.
All other eligible beneficiaries who are not enrolled in Prime may access the system by calling a TRICARE Health Care Finder at 888-874-9378. The Health Care Finder will determine the first available appointment for that patient. Primary care walk-in patients will also be directed to a Health Care Finder to access the first available appointment. Call the TRICARE Service Center at 888-874-9378 for more information about Prime.