About Us

About Naval Health Clinic Pax River

Welcome to NHCPR online. Our Mission is to ensure Operational Force readiness and a healthy community.
Our Vision is be a highly reliable mission-ready healthcare team.  Our Philosophy is to relentlessly maintain a climate of clinical excellence and safety.
 
Our Strategy is to man, train, and equip staff with what they need to provide and maintain health. Beneficiaries should expect to be provided with safe, high quality care. Our Staff will provide personal and professional staff readiness and NHCPR will optimize resources for force health protection.
 
The first medical facility at Patuxent River was an infirmary built in 1943. It was later designated as a dispensary. In the mid-50s, this command was designated a station hospital and was considered a department of the Naval Air Station. This command was originally designed as a 217 bed hospital. On 1 July 1968, the station hospital was designated a Naval Hospital under the management control of the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED). The present facility was planned in 1962, and commissioned on 29 May 1969. The present organization provides ambulatory health care.

​Our Command Philosophy

We are a tough, diverse, multidisciplinary team of professionals committed to the medical readiness of the war fighter, optimal health and wellness of those entrusted to our care, and readiness to mobilize forward when our nation calls.

NHCPR Joint Commission Status

TJC accreditation acknowledges the commitment of Naval Health Clinic Patuxent River to continuously meet rigorous national and world-wide health care standards. This accreditation also serves as an independent audit; validating Naval Health Clinic Patuxent River's dedication to continuous quality improvement.
 
The "gold seal" is displayed to recognize the efforts of the staff of Naval Health Clinic Patuxent River in the clinic specific day-to-day delivery of safe, quality laden health care in a secure environment.
 
The public may contact The Joint Commission's Office of Quality Monitoring to report any concerns or register complaints about a Joint Commission accredited health care organization by emailing complaint@jointcommission.org (More information). View Naval Health Clinic Patuxent River's Online Quality Report

Last Updated 12/19/2019

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