| Comprehensive Combat and Complex Casualty Care (C5)

SAN DIEGO (Nov. 12, 2010) Marine Sgt. Julian Torres takes a break from physical therapy to play with his son while his wife sits nearby at Naval Medical Center San Diego's Comprehensive Combat and Complex Casualty Care (C5) facility. (U.S. Navy photo by Michael T. Wiener/Released)


Welcome to C5


C5 is a program of care that manages severely wounded, ill or injured patients from medical evacuation through inpatient care, outpatient rehabilitation, and eventual return to active duty or transition from the military. To date, our staff has cared for more than 1,200 medevac patients, more than 400 of whom were injured in combat. Program components include:

  • Trauma Service--coordinates overall inpatient clinical management of injured service member
  • Orthopedic, reconstructive plastic surgery, and wound care
  • Amputee care, prosthetics, and rehabilitation
  • Physical, occupational, and recreational therapy
  • Mental health assessments and care
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) care
  • Pastoral care and counseling
  • Family support and career transition services

Please explore our site and contact us if you have any questions left unsanswered. We look forward to serving you in your recovery.