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Naval Medical Center 

Navy Medical Center
34800 Bob Wilson Dr, San Diego, CA 92134


Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) is the Pride of Navy Medicine. It has played an important role in the history of San Diego for over 80 years. The hospital started in 1917 as a tent dispensary and is now a high-tech, ultra modern facility. The mission has remained constant to provide the finest medical care in a family-centered care environment to the operational forces, their families, and to those who served their country in the past.


Naval Medical Center San Diego is first and foremost a military command. The center has five medical mobilization teams including the hospital ship USNS Mercy whose personnel are drawn from the hospital staff. These teams deploy to the Western Pacific and Southeast Asia at various times during the year. It is the center’s mission to insure Sailors and Marines onboard those ships have access to quality medical care, if needed.


Throughout its proud history, Naval Medical Center San Diego has established itself as a leader in the field of medicine. That reputation for excellence continues today as the staff propels NMCSD into the 21st century.

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Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) is located at 34800 Bob Wilson Drive, San Diego, CA. NMCSD is the largest military medical facility in the world, providing medical and pharmacy services to active duty, retirees, and Page 2 dependents. Emergency Room (ER) services are available at NMCSD 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Base Population

There are approximately 250,000 people in San Diego County eligible to receive care at NMCSD, with nearly 100,000 enrolled. This care is provided by more than 6,200 military and civilian staff.