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Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
4494 N Palmer Rd
Bethesda, MD 20889
Contact information for key programs and services at this installation.
Health care services provided by the Defense Department are available to you and your family at your installation. We know that finding the right health care is important, especially in special circumstances such as emergency or during recent move. Here, you’ll find information and options about the services you have regarding healthcare.
The flagship of military medicine, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, is the world's largest joint military medical center. WRNMMC is "an American College of Surgeons Verified Level II Trauma Center, as well as home to the John P. Murtha Cancer Center of Excellence and the largest Military Advanced Training Center in the DoD." Naval Support Activity Bethesda is in the TRICARE North region.
For general WRNMMC information, call 301-295-4000. To reach Command Duty Office, dial 301-295-4611, press 4.
To reach WRNMMC website, click the link - https://walterreed.tricare.mil/
Critical Installation Messages:
DSN Dialing Instructions
The DSN is the provider of long-distance communications service for the Department of Defense. Every installation has a special DSN number, and the numbers vary by worldwide location. In order to place a call using DSN, the caller must be using a military phone on an installation. Cell phones cannot dial DSN numbers. When dialing a DSN number from a U.S. installation to another U.S. installation, it is unnecessary to dial the DSN 312 area code. When dialing a DSN number to/from overseas locations, the DSN area code must be included.
For Driving Directions
Parking is limited on Naval Support Activity Bethesda. There are two patient parking garages located adjacent to the medical center.
Visitor Parking Rules
Most parking spaces are first come, first serve except for spaces specifically designated. Main visitor parking is in Visitors' Garage, V- lot, building 55.
1. Please, no parking:
2. Pavement/curb markings:
3. Heliport - no parking at all times
4. Parking violators will receive a U.S. District Court Violation Notice (DD Form 1805), which must be returned to the federal magistrate in Washington, D.C.
When you move, TRICARE moves with you. No matter where you go in the world, TRICARE is there before, during and when you get to your next duty station.
There are steps you need to take to make sure changes to your TRICARE coverage go smoothly. Understand that when you move, you may have to use a different TRICARE option. Visit TRICARE Moving to learn more.
Before you move, you should take care of any routine medical needs, including immunizations, and fill your prescriptions so you have enough while traveling. If you need care during your move, visit TRICARE Getting Care When Traveling to learn what to do.
Filling prescriptions while traveling
You should refill prescriptions before traveling. But if you run out of a prescription drug while traveling, visit TRICARE Filling Prescriptions When Traveling.
Getting dental care while traveling
Getting dental care while traveling depends on your location and whether you are a service member or family member.
With permanent change of station orders, ask for a copy of your medical and dental records from your military treatment facility and the dental treatment facility. Do this at least one month before your PCS date. The MTF should also transfer a copy of your record and any family records to your new duty station or you may be able to hand carry them to your new duty station.
If you want someone else to be able to get medical or dental information on you or your family while you are moving, you need to complete a DD Form 2870, "Authorization for Disclosure of Medical or Dental Information."
For more information on getting copies of medical records, visit TRICARE Request Copies of Medical Records.
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center provides a full range of medical care.
For a complete list of TRICARE health plans, visit https://www.tricare.mil/plans
For eligibility visit https://www.tricare.mil/eligibility
To make sure Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) record is up-to-date and to use TRICARE, visit https://milconnect.dmdc.osd.mil/milconnect/ or call 800-538-9552.
To reach the Appointment Call Center for the National Capital Region, call 855-227-6331. For emergencies, dial 9-1-1.
NURSE ADVICE LINE
To reach the 24/7 Nurse Advice Line, call 800-874-2273. For emergencies dial 9-1-1.
Call 301-295-2123. To speak with a pharmacy staff member, select option 3.
ADMISSIONS AND DISPOSITIONS
To reach a patient at WRNMMC call 301-295-2126.
For patient advocacy and issues concerning patient care, call 301-295-0156.
Patient parking is located in the America building 63 and Arrowhead building 55 garages.