Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton

Military hospital in the Camp Pendleton

200 Mercy Cir, Oceanside, CA 92055


Naval Hospital Pendleton is among the ramified network of medical facilities operated and owned by the United States Navy in the United States of America. The US Navy is probably the military field with the largest such network in the country. There are multiple clinics and centers spread around each particular state. This one is located in San Diego, in the southern part of California. It is similar to most other US Navy medical centers. A few of them have the ability and financial capacity to operate without responding in front of more important commands. On the other hand, most centers are actually tenants or work to support a particular base or installation. Naval Hospital Pendleton is one of them. It is actually located about 15 kilometers away from the camp entrance. In other words, it is a tenant. The military base it supports is among the largest and most important facilities on the American West Coast, especially due to its strategical position.

Naval Hospital Pendleton can brag with some of the finest professionals in this field. Its mission is not strictly military. Its primary objective is to provide unconditional support and professional services to anyone in need. Of course, its location mostly recommends it for the military troops on site. At the same time, their families are also among the priorities. With all these, the medical personnel will never refuse someone coming from outside the camp. Although its purpose is military and it is located inside a military base, the hospital is actually open for anyone.

The hospital is more complete than many other civilian facilities in the country. Its capacity implies around 120 patients at the same time. The personnel is highly trained in any type of operation, whether it implies surgical or nonsurgical services. The local pharmacy allows the patients to get all the medications they need at some affordable prices. Other than that, it is often said that preventing is always better than curing, especially in the medical world. This is exactly what the experts at Naval Hospital Pendleton try to do. They conduct various lessons, courses and seminars for those who want to find out more about enjoying a healthy lifestyle without too many medical problems.

The camp has a population of approximately 37,000 active duty Marines and Sailors, with approximately 27% of family members living on base and 73% living off base.



All Navy Personnel assigned to Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton should report to the officer of the day at the quarterdeck, Bldg. H-100, Naval Hospital, during and after working hours. All other Navy personnel will report to Bldg. 1223 for further assignment aboard Camp Pendleton should report to the appropriate Navy Personnel Office (i.e., 1st MLG, Division, etc.). For more information, call (760) 725-1078 for after hours call (760) 293-1492.


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To be enrolled in a California school, children should be five years old by September 1st to be eligible for kindergarten. The law also required school districts to develop a transitional kindergarten program for children who will no longer be age-eligible. Check with the school for requirements.

In 2010, California along with the majority of other states, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Defense Education Activity adopted Common Core State Standards that provide a consistent set of educational expectations for students, regardless of ZIP code. When a family moves, a student’s education is often disrupted because the student may be forced to repeat material or learn at a different level at the new school. With common standards across states, this disruption will be reduced — of particular interest to military families. For more information, visit

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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.

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​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.

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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.

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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.

California Department of Human Resources 916-324-0455
Helps families live safe, healthy and successful lives. It fulfills this mission by providing children, youth, families and adults care, services and treatment to thrive in their homes and communities.

San Diego Children Services 619-528-4000
Strives to create communities where children grow up safe from abuse, neglect and dependency, where adults are protected from domestic violence and where parents can be strengthened in their capacity to keep their family safe.

San Diego Animal Services 619-767-2675
Handles pet adoptions, pet licensing, lost and found animals, and more.

San Diego Dept of Public Health 619-229-5400

Highway Patrol 619-220-5492

Base Operator 760-725-4111​


Chaplain 760-725-49554


Dental Headquarters 760-725-1200


EFMP Family Support 760-725-5363


Housing Services Office 760-725-5995


ID/CAC Card Processing 760-725-2442


Legal Services and JAG 760-725-6558


Suicide Prevention Hotline 800-273-8255


Camp Pendleton is located in North San Diego County, in Southern California. The base is adjacent to the City of Oceanside, a military town, by the Main Gate in the South. The City of Fallbrook borders our base to the East, right outside the Fallbrook Naval Weapons Station Gate. The City of San Clemente borders the base at the most northern part, the San Onofre area. The size of Camp Pendleton is comparable to the size of the State of Rhode Island.

Mira Costa Estates

12.3 miles from base

Mira Costa Estates is an amazing neighborhood and is within 1 mile of a great elementary school. It is located close to nearby shopping centers, mall, restaurants, and it has quick access to the highway and the front gate of Camp Pendleton. Also, there is no HOA.

Palisades Pointe

14.6 miles from base

Great neighborhood for families and retired. Steps away from Tamarack Beach ocean views. Neighbors are friendly but not obtrusive. Several walkers out of all ages. Very clean and well maintained.

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In Oceanside, the summers are warm, arid, and clear and the winters are long, cool, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 45°F to 76°F and is rarely below 38°F or above 83°F.

Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Oceanside for warm-weather activities is from early June to early October.

The cost of living index in Oceanside, CA is 135, which is 3% lower than the average in California and compared to the national average it is 35% higher than.

If you look at everyday goods and services they can be a good indicator in a certain city of the general costs of goods there. In Oceanside, CA goods and services come in at 6% lower than the average in California and are 3% higher than compared to the nationwide average.

Two of California’s finest recreational beaches are at the northern and southern ends of Camp Pendleton’s coastline. Del Mar Beach Resort, at the southern end, and San Onofre Beach, at the northern end, offer a variety of activities.

Cabanas, picnic tables and barbecue grills are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Arrangements for private parties, unit events and special occasions may be made through the beach office. Also available is a snack bar, sundry store and equipment checkout (surf boards, body boards, beach chairs, children’s beach toys and volleyballs).

The Skeet and Trap Range is in the 25 Area (Vado Del Rio). It features four ranges: two skeet ranges for either American or International Skeet and two trap ranges. One range is regularly used for five-stand sporting clays. Sixteen yards, doubles, wobble and handicap trap are shot regularly. Firearms can be checked out for use on the range. Ammunition may be purchased and instruction is available at no cost. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. It is open for active duty and retired military, their families, authorized DOD personnel and authorized guests. Hearing and eye protection are required for all participants and can be provided.

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