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John Marciano - Public Affairs Officer
Operational Infectious Diseases:
EA/Admin Group:

Administration (619-553-8400)
EA (619-553-8428)

Mailing Address
Naval Health Research Center
Gate 4, Patterson Rd at McClelland Rd
Barracks Bldg. ____ Room ____
San Diego, CA 92152


Naval Health Research Center (NHRC) is strategically located on Naval Base Point Loma (NBPL), San Diego, California. Our headquarters can be accessed through both the main security gate or the gate off of Catalina Blvd. Below are specific directions for your reference.

Physical Address

Naval Health Research Center
140 Sylvester Road
San Diego, CA 92106-3521


According to security regulations, all visitors aboard naval installations must either be escorted by designated personnel or request unescorted access from the NBPL Pass and ID Office at least 7 working days prior to the date of access.

For questions, please contact the NHRC sponsor who will be bringing you onboard. Otherwise, please visit Naval Base Point Loma’s website for more information on how to visit the base unescorted.

Questions can be also be directed to the NBPL Pass and ID Office at (619) 553-0938.

Welcome Aboard!


Congratulations on your assignment to the Naval Health Research Center! As the Commanding Officer, it gives me great pleasure to have you join one of the military's top medical research facilities and welcome you aboard. You are joining a cutting-edge organization and an exemplary group of people.
It is part of my mission to provide you with a working environment that will afford you the opportunity to excel and realize your full potential as a member of our team. The Naval Health Research Center is focused on enhancing operational readiness through research, development, testing, and evaluation of products to enhance the health, safety, and performance of our military forces. Please feel free to peruse our website for more information about NHRC. I look forward to seeing you in the near future!

E. Welsh                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Commanding Officer

If you received orders to Naval Health Research Center, San Diego, a welcome aboard package will be sent to you. In the meantime, here are several resources available to you.

Naval Base Point Loma
Plan My Move
Military OneSource
Lincoln Military Housing
Military Youth on the Move
Naval Health Research Center on Facebook
Naval Health Research Center on Twitter
Navy Region Southwest Community Support Programs on Facebook

Sponsorship Program Coordinators may be reached at: 
Primary: (619) 553-7740
Email: NHRC Command Sponsorship Program Coordinator


Military Personnel Reporting to NHRC 
Your sponsor will contact you with directions on how and where to report your first day. Contact Administration at (619) 553-7740 to reach the Command Sponsor Coordinator if you have further questions.

Civil Service Personnel Reporting to NHRC
Human Resources will contact you with directions on how and where to report your first day. Contact the Human Resources Office at (619) 553-9347 if you have further questions.

Contract Personnel Reporting to NHRC
Your contract supervisor or other designee should have contacted you with directions on how and where to report your first day.  Please contact your contracting company if you have further questions.

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