Naval Branch Health Clinic (NBHC) Rancho Bernardo is poised to continue the hospital's legacy of providing top-notch care to our nation's heroes and those who stand by them.
“This new clinic takes that world-class quality and brings it right into our patient's backyard. World-class quality healthcare with a state-of-the-art facility and convenience that is second to none,” said Capt. (Dr.) Joe Aquilina, Director of Branch Clinics. “This is a great service to all the active duty, their families and retired service members who entrust us with their healthcare needs. It's a real honor to serve these patients and I think putting so much into customer service and convenience really shows this commitment to our patients.”
NBHC Rancho Bernardo is staffed by a patient and family-centered Medical Home Port team that delivers primary care, immunizations, pharmacy, phlebotomy, case management and health and wellness services in a “one stop shop” environment to 4,800 eligible beneficiaries.
The Rancho Bernardo Clinic will assist in lightening the load on neighboring Branch Health Clinic Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, allowing for more personalized patient care, according to NMCSD's Facilities Department Project Officer, Lt. Cmdr. Richard J. Taulli.
The clinic opened its doors to patients April 22. Its 11 staff members treat an average of 20 patients daily, according to Aquilina.
"The team has done a great job coming together and really getting our processes in place. Our providers love the new facility and our patients really appreciate being able to keep their current provider and see them in this brand-new clinic, which is close to their home or work,” he said.
The clinic has 13 examination rooms, a treatment room, two screening rooms, a laboratory, pharmacy, a space for mammography, a work pod for the clinic’s staff, as well as administrative and supply spaces in a 9,200-square-foot facility.
“This location brings the high quality NMCSD patient care to North [San Diego] County,” added NBHC Rancho Bernardo Department Head, Cmdr. Elizabeth Engelman. “We can now offer services in multiple locations that best serve our patient populations.”
Planning for the new clinic began in 2009; construction commenced in December 2012 and was completed in March 2013.
“I am very pleased with the results; the facility is very attractive, and raises the standard of care for our patients. The effort and support of all involved was truly above par, above and beyond in every case,” said Taulli. “I am extremely proud to have been part of this team, and grateful to be entrusted with such an important task for the hospital, its beneficiaries, and San Diego.”
NMCSD also recently opened Branch Health Clinic Eastlake and is scheduled to celebrate the grand re-opening of the newly-renovated Branch Health Clinic Naval Training Center May 31.
NBHC Rancho Bernardo is located at 11770 Bernardo Plaza Court, San Diego, CA 92128. The clinic's hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. To schedule an appointment or for additional information, please contact (858) 673-2300.
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