Naval Medical Center - San Diego (NMCSD)


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34800 Bob Wilson Drive
San Diego, CA 92134
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A Tradition of Care: Adjacent to Balboa Park, Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) is the most technologically advanced Navy medical treatment facility. Nicknamed Balboa, the Pride of Navy Medicine, the hospital has played a vital role in the history of San Diego for more than 80 years. From the original tent dispensary established in 1917, to the high-tech, ultra modern facility of the 1990s, 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.

Simply the Best - Ashore and Aboard: There are almost half a million people in San Diego County eligible to receive care at the Naval Medical Center. This care is provided by a military and civilian staff of more then 6,000. To augment that staff and to expand the scope of services available to its patient population, Naval Medical Center San Diego has taken the lead in introducing many innovative partnership and resource sharing programs with civilian providers. 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.

Research & Teaching: A leader in the medical field, the hospital is also a major teaching and research center. As Navy medicine's most active teaching hospital, graduate medical education programs are conducted in anesthesiology, dermatology, emergency medicine, general surgery, internal medicine, obstetrics-gynecology, ophthalmology, otolaryngology, orthopedics, pathology, pediatrics, psychiatry, psychology, radiology, urology, general practice dentistry, oral and maxillofacial surgery, nurse anesthesia, and hospital pharmacy. Fellowships are offered in adolescent medicine, cardiology, critical care, computerized tomography and imaging, dermatology, gastroenterology, hematology-oncology, infectious disease, nephrology, and pulmonary disease. Naval Medical Center San Diego is affiliated with the University of California San Diego, Children's Hospital and Health Center, Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation, La Jolla and many prestigious institutions throughout the United States where Navy trainees perform rotations as integral parts of their residency of fellowship programs. Naval Medical Center San Diego operates a network of clinics located at area military installations. Through these clinics, ambulatory care is provided to the active duty population. Nine other clinics are located throughout San Diego and are available to our family members and retirees.


Our Vision
Be the nation's premier Military Medical Center, providing world-class care anytime.

Our Mission
Prepare to deploy in support of operational forces Deliver quality health services hape the future of military medicine through education, training, and research.

Guiding Principles
We Believe: Staff are our most important resource. Patients are our focus. Success is judged by those we serve. Service, professionalism, respect, teamwork, safety and compassion are valued. Building a healthy force, preventing casualties, and casualty care are the cornerstones of our practice. Quality healthcare is centered on families and communities. Structured and disciplined resource decisions lead to sound business practices. Communication, coordination, and cooperation are critical to our success. Continuous improvement is essential to quality healthcare and patient safety.


  • Staff: Promote staff satisfaction at all levels. Reduce administrative hurdles and provide the information and training for peak staff performance.
  • Information Flow: Easy and accurate information flow for timely decision making. The right information to the right people at the right time.
  • Healthcare Business: We will become an efficient and effective Healthcare business.
  • Readiness: Ensure the highest personal, professional and organizational readiness to meet all operational and homeland security requirements. We will be more than ready.
  • Access: Optimal access to quality services. Give staff and patients easy access to services they need.
  • Population Health: Become a population-based healthcare delivery system in partnership with our beneficiaries. Keep our patients healthy and feeling good about themselves.

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