About Us

Welcome Aboard!

A Tradition of Care

Located on Florida Drive, 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 Abroad

There are almost a quarter of 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.



• Prepare to deploy in support of operational forces
• Deliver quality health services
• Shape the future of military medicine through education, training and research


Be the nations premier Military Medical Center, providing world-class care; anytime, anywhere!


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.

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, dermatophathology, 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. 

Reporting Aboard

If you need a ride from the San Diego Lindbergh Field Airport to Naval Medical Center San Diego, go to the USO counter in the west terminal. They can arrange a ride from the airport to the hospital for you at a minimal cost.


(619) 296-3192 - Open from 9am to 11pm

Command Sponsor Coordinator: 

(619) 532-9239


(619) 532-6400

Military HRD:

(619) 532-6500

Civilian HRD:

(619) 532-9396

Command Address

34800 Bob Wilson Drive
San Diego, CA 92134-5000

Military Personnel

Upon arrival, report to the Quarter Deck (QD) Building 1, 1st floor entrance by the flag pole to have your orders stamped. Quarter Deck is manned 24/7 for check-ins. Then proceed to Human Resources Department (HRD) Receipts and Transfers section to start your travel reporting aboard process. If you report after normal working hours, then report to HRD next working day at 0700. HRD is located in Bldg 2, Ground Level.
Please accompany sponsor around the command for location assistance and ease of check-in process.

New Check-in Parking

City Lot

Located at: 2115 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101
After parking, enter the base through the walk-in pedestrian gate by the Emergency Room entrance (best to have sponsor meet you at the lot for directions)

Building 26 (BEQ) Parking Garage

Enter base from Main Entrance. At first stop sign continue straight. At second stop sign turn left, then right at the third stop sign. Garage will be on your left.

O Lot

Is located behind SWMI Bldg. 14. Enter base from Main Entrance. At first stop sign continue straight. At second stop sign turn left, then left at the third stop sign. Stop and show CAC to guard shack, then continue down the hill on a gravel road to the parking lot spaces.



Navy Lodge San Diego


Lincoln Housing Link:


Pacific Beacon Enlisted Base Housing link:



San Diego Utilities & Services

SBC (Telephone): (800) 310-2355
San Diego Gas & Electric: (800) 411-7343
Otay Water: (619) 670-2241

Pacific Waste Service

• San Diego (619) 561-7080
• Alpine (619) 561-7080
• South Bay (619) 561-7080

COX Cable: (800) 234-6660
Time Warner Cable: (858) 695-3220
Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV): (800) 777- 0133
San Diego Transit: (619) 233-3004

Lending Lockers:

Naval Base San Diego (619) 556-7404
Naval Base Coronado (619) 545-6071

Medical Information

• Tricare Service Center: (800) 242-6788
• Chula Vista, 644 Naples St, (619) 585-5555
• San Diego, 808 Balboa Ave, (858) 569-6664
• Naval Base Coronado, (619) 545-4319
• NAB (Active Duty), 619-437-3050
• Naval Training Center (NTC), (619) 524-4947
• Naval Station (Active Duty), (619) 556-8101
• Naval Medical Center, San Diego, (619) 532- 6400; Appointments (619) 532-8225

Child Development


Phone: (619) 556-8491
Toll Free: (877) 235-6002
E-mail: ccrr@mwrsw.com
Navy Family Homecare Program: (619) 556-7391

Military Childcare Resource link:


Navy Child and Youth Programs

YMCA Child Care Resource
Phone: (800) 481-2151
Website: http://www.militaryonesource.com

EFMP Link:


New Parent Support Link:


School Information

SD County Office of Education (858) 292-3500
Borrego Springs (760) 767-5357
Carlsbad (760) 331-5000
Chula Vista (619) 425-9600
Coronado Unified (619) 522-8918 / 8900
Oceanside (760) 757-2560
Poway (858) 748-0010
Ramona (760) 787-2000
San Diego Unified (619) 725-8000
San Marcos (760) 744-4776
Sweetwater (619) 691-5555
Vista (760) 726-2170

Military School Liaison Officer-Tabs for different school based off districts:



SchoolQuest is designed for military families and is a safe, secure online resource. It is organized so that you can access information that the MCEC has gathered to help you make decisions on future schools for your children.

For Check-Ins

All three items must be completed before signing in with the TAD office:

  1. Programs & Policies - Travel Card

  2. Statement of Understanding (SOU)

  3. Defense Travel System (DTS) Self-Registration Form

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