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Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED)
7700 Arlington Blvd. Suite  5113
Falls Church, VA 22042-5113 

In June 2012, BUMED relocated to the Defense Health Headquarters (DHHQ).
For a complete listing of BUMED mailing addresses, click
Hours of Operations: Monday – Friday, 7:00am – 4:30pm
Main Number: (703) 681-9025 (DSN 761)
After hours, please call the Command Duty Officer: (202) 714-0131.

Note: The Bureau of Medicine and Surgery is not a hospital but the
headquarters for Navy Medicine. BUMED does not have access to
patient records or patient information.
If you need to contact a specific medical treatment facility or hospital,
please go to the Facilities & Commands page to find links to the website
of all Navy hospitals. 



Media inquiries and questions relating to Navy Medicine news and/or requests for interviews, please contact the BUMED Public Affairs Office: (703) 681-9038 (DSN 761) or


For Legislative Affairs questions, please contact: (703) 681-9044 (DSN 761)


Questions or concerns about the Navy Medicine public website should be directed to: (703) 681-9030 or email: (Please note - The BUMED Webmaster is for only. For websites in the form of '' or '', please contact the respective program office or command for that website.)

Are you interested in joining Navy Medicine? Click HERE to locate your closest Navy recruiter.


Enlisted personnel: To request a retirement letter, please click here.


For questions relating to physical exam waivers, please call: 703-681-9557.



For all other questions, please call the main number: (703) 681-9025.

PLEASE NOTE: The Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) does not have access to patient records or patient information. This includes active duty, retirees and dependents. BUMED also cannot provide medical advice on patient care or treatment.

Please direct any questions regarding patient care or medical procedures to your closest military treatment facility and/or health care provider.

** Please do not send any patient information, medical records or social security numbers via email.

** Please direct medical questions related to entering or discharging from the military to your local recruiting office/processing center or personal support detachment/medical treatment facility.

Privacy Advisory: We will not obtain personally identifying information about you when you visit this site unless you choose to provide such information to us. If you choose to send e-mail to the site webmaster, any contact information that you provide will be solely used to respond to your request and not stored. Please do not send any patient information or medical records.
Technical Support:
If you are BUMED personnel and have issues related to email or CAC card, please contact the NAVMISSA Consolidated Call Center at:
(732) 962-7735 / DSN 420-0321 or
Hours of operation are 24/7 excluding federal holidays.