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About Us

Our strength lies in a union of research, teaching and excellent patient care.

Navy Medicine West (NMW) is Navy Medicine's health care system in the Western Pacific providing medical care to more than 675,000 beneficiaries. Primary, specialty and hospital-based care services are provided at all NMW Military Treatment Facilities (MTF).

The region headquarters is located at Naval Base San Diego,  with MTFs and dental centers on the Northern and Southern West coast, in Hawaii, Japan and Guam.


History of Navy Regions:

In August 2005, Navy Medicine implemented a realignment effort to better direct the collective shore-based assets of Navy Medicine to maintain readiness and deliver the highest quality care in the most cost effective manner. This effort resulted in the standing up of four Echelon 3 (flag level) commands — Navy Medicine West, Navy Medicine East, Navy Medicine National Capital Area and Navy Medicine Support Command. Subordinate commands under Navy Medicine West include all Navy MTFs and Navy Dental Centers on the West coast, in Hawaii, Japan and Guam.

RDML Bruce L. Gillingham
Medical Corps
United States Navy

Chief of Staff: 
CAPT William J. Leonard
Dental Corps
United States Navy

Command Master Chief:
Hosea Smith, Jr.
United States Navy

Monday - Friday
07:30- 16:00


(619) 767-6573
DSN: 577-6573

After Hours:
Command Duty Officer
(619) 607-1004

HIPAA Complaint Officer:

Navy Medicine West
4170 Norman Scott Road
Suite 5, San Diego, CA 92136-5521R

Naval Inspector General:
Navy IG Toll free: 
(800) 522-3451
Fax:  (202) 433-2613