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

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.

- 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. 

- BUMED is not a hospital but the headquarters for Navy Medicine.

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

- If you need to contact a specific Navy medical treatment facility or hospital, please go to the Facilities & Commands page to find links to the website of all Navy hospitals and commands.

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

Technical Support
If you are BUMED personnel and have issues related to email or CAC card, please contact the Global Support Center at:
(703) 681-9010 or​
 . Hours of operation are 24/7 excluding federal holidays.


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


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.

If you would like to conduct business such as contracting, proposals or product information please visit the Navy Medical Logistics Command website for information.

For Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, please click here for details on how and where to submit requests.

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.)

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.