SAN DIEGO - Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) is in the process of changing the names of three existing outpatient clinics as well as adding two new NMCSD outpatient clinics in the San Diego metropolitan area with grand openings scheduled for February 2013.
The new names are Branch Health Clinic (BHC) Chula Vista (formerly TRICARE Outpatient Clinic (TOC) Chula Vista), BHC Kearny Mesa (formerly TOC Claremont Mesa) and Branch Medical Annex East County (formerly TOC East County) are being renamed to help eliminate patient confusion and align with the NMCSD enterprise. BHC Kearny Mesa reflects the actual location of the clinic.
In addition, Medical Home Port is coming to your neighborhood, with the opening of two new outpatient clinics early next year. Branch Medical Annex Rancho Bernardo and Branch Medical Annex Eastlake will improve access to care for approximate 4,800 enrolled beneficiaries in NMCSD's Northern and Southern patient catchment areas, , resulting in a close, convenient location that reduces travel time and saves on the cost of fuel.
Beneficiaries that are currently seen at BHC Kearny Mesa and BHC Chula Vista have the opportunity to move their health care services to BHC Rancho Bernardo in the North or BHC Eastlake in the South if desired.
Twenty new staff to include four providers, two nurses, 10 medical assistants and three administrative clerks will augment the new clinics.
Both clinics will offer Medical Home Port teams, a health care model that assigns a patient to a medical team, coupled with NMCSD online, which is a secure messaging service that allows communication between provider and patients via email. This program allows beneficiaries to use email communication to reduce driving and parking time, reduce frequency of office visit for non-urgent needs, allowing patients to schedule appointments online, request lab results, renew medications and access health information . In addition to primary care both clinics will provide phlebotomy, pharmacy and mammography services, which will be available during normal clinic hours. Health and wellness classes and behavioral health services will also available.
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