Resources – MCRD San Diego

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MCRD San Diego

First Recruit Training Battalion, Headquarters and Service Battalion, Recruit Training Regiment Headquarters, Second Recruit Training Battalion, Support Battalion, Third Recruit Training Battalion, Weapons & Field Training Battalion
4025 Tripoli Avenue, San Diego, CA 92140


TRICARE Information and news
For a full list of community health centers, visit the Health Center Program at​​
Check the US News Health directory online at to find the best doctor for your family.

The American Dental Association provides a list of dentists near you on their website


To be enrolled in the San Diego Unified school district, a child must be 5 years old on or before September 1. Check with the school for other requirements.


There are no DoD schools serving MCRD San Diego. Children attend the local public schools in their community. The School Liaison Office, 619-524-8032/8104 (DSN) 312-524-8032/8104, helps parents in making their child’s educational transition a smooth one in and out of San Diego by providing information on local schools and boundaries, assistance with school choice, and access to other educational resources.


San Diego Unified School District
California Content Standards


If your child is preparing to attend college, this information on scholarships may be helpful. 


Current service members can attend college in their off-duty time and have their military branch pay the tuition.


Learn about the Military Tuition Assistance Program.

Use the Tuition Assistance (TA) DECIDE tool to help you make the best use of your tuition assistance dollars.
​If you were or are in the military, you may be eligible for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits. If you are a spouse or dependent, you may be eligible too.
Online course options: edX – Founded by Harvard University and MIT, offers high-quality courses from the world’s best universities and institutions to learners everywhere.  Whether you are interested in computer science, languages, engineering, psychology, writing, electronics, biology, or marketing.  Enroll today!


When moving to a new location, it is important to know who to call when you have an emergency or you need help. Below are some organizations you will find useful.


Family Forces Counseling
Family Forces has been providing outpatient counseling services for the military community in the San Diego region and surrounding areas for over a decade. They are dedicated to helping those who serve and their families. They understand the unique stressors that the military lifestyle presents and they are here to help you through those challenges. All Tricare members are welcome, whether they are active duty, retirees, reservists or dependents.


Child Care Aware
Under the site’s “Child Care 101” tab you’ll find information related to locating quality child care, the types of child care available to you and how to evaluate the child care providers you visit.


There’s also a special section for the military child on the website covering topics such as military fee assistance, payments and provider services.


Military Children and Teens Resource Guide


San Diego County Department of Human Resources (619) 236-2191
We are committed to provide and retain a skilled, adaptable, and diverse workforce for County departments so they may deliver superior services to the residents and visitors of the County of San Diego.


Child and Family Services (877) 792-KIDS(5437)
Child Welfare Services (CWS) is committed to excellence in the delivery of culturally competent, family-centered and child-focused protective services. In addition to these services, CWS administers the following: Polinsky Children’s Center, a 24-hour facility for the temporary emergency shelter of children; San Pasqual Academy, a first-in-the-nation residential education campus for adolescent foster youth; foster care eligibility and licensing; group home placement services for foster youth with emotional and behavioral issues; services to emancipating foster youth; adoptive home assessments and placements; and critical support services to regional operations.


San Diego Health and Human Services (858) 694-3900


San Diego Humane Society (619) 299-7012
San Diego Humane Society is a non-profit animal welfare organization committed to ending animal homelessness. We have been saving animal lives and serving the community for 138 years and we’re proud to be the safety net for 90% of our region’s lost, abused and neglected animals. We also provide care for 12,000 injured and orphaned animals each year with the goal rehabilitating and returning them to their natural habitat. San Diego is home to more than 320 animal species, each uniquely contributing to the beautiful environment that we call home.


California State Highway Patrol (760) 255-5900
Our motto is “Safety, Service, and Security.” We take a pro-active stance against crime, trying not only to protect our public, but by showing the public how to protect themselves. We promote safe driving for all ages, we have programs designed to teach kids about the dangers of drugs and alcohol, and we provide support to victims of crimes.