Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune (NMCCL) is working closely with military and public health officials to mitigate health risks and spread of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
All military personnel are encouraged to follow guidance from military medical authorities and the CDC. Civilian employees, dependents and retirees should also follow CDC guidance.
For more information on COVID-19, click this link https://tricare.mil/coronavirus.
NMCCL PHASE ONE REOPENING OF SERVICES:
We are grateful for your patience and flexibility over the past several weeks as we have adapted to operating during COVID-19. NMCCL has carefully designed a reopening plan based on current data of COVID-19 in our area and the state.
Beginning May 15, 2020, NMCCL well enter Phase One of reopening services. During Phase One, NMCCL will begin scheduling appointments for outpatient services at a limited capacity. While rescheduling of postponed appointments will begin, please understand that appointment availability is still limited. NMCCL has not returned to full staffing schedules in order to practice safe social distancing for our health care workers.
Our staff will make every effort to contact patients about rescheduling appointments that were postponed due to COVID-19. If you have not been contacted by May 22, please call the appointment line at (910) 450-4357.
Several of our COVID-19 policies will remain in effect during Phase One:
> No Visitor Policy – One (1) healthy adult visitor allowed after on-site screening for these areas: Labor & Delivery, Mother Baby Unit, NICU, Pediatric Patients (Visitor must be parent or caregiver).
> Face Covering Policy – All beneficiaries and approved visitors must wear a face covering in the facility.
> Galley Operations – Authorized patrons are NMCCL staff and approved visitors only.
> Limited Entrances to Medical Center- Beneficiaries enter the facility through Quarterdeck or Emergency/Trauma Department entrances.
Please refer to the following graphic for Phase One status updates.
Future updates will be posted to NMCCL social media platforms and website.
NMCCL VISITOR GUIDELINES
Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune (NMCCL) is further expanding visitor restrictions to prevent potential spread of COVID-19. NMCCL must take every measure to protect the health of our patients and our staff.
In alignment with current visitation policies at hospitals throughout Eastern North Carolina, NMCCL is prohibiting visitors across ALL areas of the Medical Center and Emergency/Trauma Department.
The following areas will allow only ONE (1) healthy adult visitor after an on-site screening:
- Labor & Delivery
- Mother Baby Unit
- Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
- Pediatric patients (accompanying visitor must be parent or caregiver)
Medical providers and nurses will work with families on a case-by-case basis who have special circumstances such as a critically ill or injured family member. Patients with mobility limitations can be provided a NMCCL escort upon arrival to the Medical Center. Please contact the Quarterdeck if you need assistance: (910) 451-3079.
Upon entry to NMCCL, patients and visitors should expect screening for respiratory symptoms. Individuals can also screen symptoms at home before entering any medical facility by visiting the CDC Testing for COVID-19 page.
NMCCL MASK/FACE COVER POLICY
ALL patients, approved visitors, and NMCCL staff MUST wear a face covering when entering the Medical Center or its Branch Clinics.
All patients, approved visitors, and staff must wear their face cover when not able to maintain physical distance of 6 feet from other people in the facility.
Patients are strongly encourged to procure a cloth mask or mask their own. Please refere to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) instructions on cloth masks: CDC cloth masks
This policy is in alignment with Department of Defense and Marine Corps Installations East policy.
Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance, per the CDC.
REMEMBER- A mask or face cover is NOT a substitute for physical distancing of at least 6 feet.
NMCCL SCREENING SITE INFO:
UPDATE -- Starting Monday, April 27, the COVID-19 Screening Site for Active Duty will have a different location. The Active Duty COVID-19 Screening Site (formerly in Bldg 4) will be at Bldg H24 behind II MEF Headquarters. Hours will be Monday through Friday from 0800-1600.
NMCCL COVID-19 SCREENING SITE: COVID-19 HELP LINE INFO:
NMCCL ACUTE RESPIRATORY CLINIC:
Due to COVID-19, the NMCCL Galley has implemented the follow procedures effective March 27, 2020:
- The only authorized patrons are NMCCL Staff and visitors who have been approved per the current vistor policy.
- All meals will be To-Go; there will be no more self-service or in-Galley dining.
- Cash will NOT be accepted. Approved methods of payment are credit card, debit card, Apple Pay, and Samsung Pay.
Our medical professionals at NMCCL will continue to monitor the situation and stand ready to assist our active-duty, civilians and families as needed. NMCCL is coordinating with medical providers across Marine Corps Installations East, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Forces Special Operations Command and the Onslow County Health Department to ensure all appropriate measures are taken to prevent potential spread.
All personnel are reminded that it is influenza (flu) season, and there are many circulating cold and flu-like upper respiratory infections. The best way to reduce your risk of getting the flu or other infections is to practice good hygiene. Thoroughly wash your hands using soap and water; use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer; cover your mouth while sneezing or coughing; avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands; clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces; and avoid close contact with those who are sick.