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Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton

Location:  Camp Pendleton, California

Military Hospitals and Clinics:  1 Main Hospital and 6 Branch Clinics

Number of Graduate Medical Education programs:  2

Number of Graduate Allied Health Education programs:  None

Total number of Residents/Fellows:  42-46 annually

Number of inpatient beds:  38

Major inpatient clinical services:  Medical / Surgical, Pediatric Inpatient, ICU, L&D, Post-Partum

Number of Operating Rooms:  9

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About Us

Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton is located on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton which is the major West Coast base of the U.S. Marine Corps and serves as its primary amphibious training base. It's the U.S. Marine Corps largest West Coast expeditionary training facility, encompassing more than 125,000 acres of Southern California terrain. It's located on the coast, in San Diego County, and bordered by Oceanside to the south, San Clemente to the north, and Fallbrook to the east.

NHCP is housed in a four story, 500,000 square foot medical treatment facility located near the main gate of Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. The 38-bed facility is a medium size, teaching hospital that provides outpatient and inpatient care for active duty service members, their family members, retirees, and other eligible beneficiaries.

In addition to the core hospital, NHCP has branch health clinics aboard Camp Pendleton, aboard Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Arizona, aboard Fleet Operating Station Port Hueneme, and in Temecula, California.


To train the next generation of outstanding physicians and dentists who engage in life-long learning, exemplify professionalism and who can thrive in any practice setting.


To produce technical experts and compassionate physicians and dentists engage in lifelong learning and continuous process improvement. Graduates will exemplify professionalism and excellence in clinical care while maintaining operational readiness at all times.


  • Train residents and fellows in military medical readiness, force health protection and beneficiary care. Educate residents and fellows to be excellent military medical leaders, coordinators, and consultants to multidisciplinary medical teams.
  • Produce excellent clinicians who are leaders in their field, innovation, patient safety, quality care and process improvement who are able to practice in diverse areas and resource limited environments.
  • Develop and mentor faculty on teaching, academic leadership, skills acquisition and innovation.
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