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 VISITOR GUIDELINES
** UPDATES EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 07, 2020 **
NMCCL will maintain the one healthy visitor policy with some updated exceptions.
Changes/additions are highlighted in red.
We appreciate your continued understanding of the guidelines put in place to protect our staff during the pandemic so we may care for our beneficiaries.
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 inside the Medical Center or its Branch Clinics.
Patients are strongly encouraged to procure a cloth mask or mask their own.
This policy is in alignment with Department of Defense and Marine Corps Installations East policy.
Please refer to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) instructions on cloth masks: CDC cloth masks.
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 IN PHASE 2 OF REOPENING OF SERVICES:
Effective Monday, June 08, 2020, NMCCL is in Phase 2 of Reopening of Services.
Several of our COVID-19 policies will remain in effect during Phase 2:
> Face Covering Policy – All beneficiaries and approved visitors MUST wear a face covering inside the facility.
> Galley Operations – Authorized patrons are NMCCL staff and approved visitors only; no cash accepted but debit/credit cards, Apple and Samsung pay methods are accepted.
> Limited Entrances to Medical Center- Beneficiaries and visitors enter the facility through Quarterdeck or Emergency/Trauma Department entrances.
Please refer to the following graphic for Phase 2 status updates.
Future updates will be posted to NMCCL social media platforms and website.
NMCCL SCREENING SITE INFO:
ACTIVE DUTY SCREENING SITE:
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 visitor 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.