About NMRTC Det. Indian Head

Brief History

BHC Indian Head is now part of the Naval Health Clinic Patuxent River family. The clinic is located on the Naval Support Facility (NSF) Indian Head. Located approximately 20 miles south of Washington, D.C. in Charles County, Maryland, NSF Indian Head is a 3,500 acre peninsula.
Founded in 1890, NSF Indian Head has a long and interesting history. The current clinic was built in 1977 with an addition for Occupational Health built in 1984.
The clinic provides routine and acute family practice health care with limited ancillary services that include pharmacy, laboratory, and radiology. It also includes Occupational Health and a Dental clinic for active duty personnel.
LCDR Diamond OIC Indian HeadLCDR Erica M. Diamond, USN
Director, NMRTC Patuxent River Detachment Indian Head
Officer in Charge

A native of Brooklyn, New York, Lieutenant Commander Diamond graduated from South University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing and obtained a Master of Science degree in Nursing from Wilmington University with a concentration in Legal Nurse Consulting.

Lieutenant Commander Diamond commissioned into the US Navy via the Nurse Candidate Program (NCP) in December 2008 and began her naval career as an Ensign at the National Naval Medical Center (NNMC) Bethesda as a staff nurse on the Mother Infant Unit (MIU). In 2010 she served as Division Officer, Endocrinology Clinic where she played an instrumental role in the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center BRAC merger. During this tour, Lieutenant Commander Diamond was tasked to serve as a member of Medical Operations in support of Operation Unified Response Haiti onboard the USNS Comfort and obtained her certification as a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner.

In August 2011, Lieutenant Commander Diamond reported to Naval Hospital Jacksonville, Florida where she served as Charge Nurse, Mother Infant Care Center, as the Antenatal Clinic Clinical Manager and as Assistant Program Manager of the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program.  In July 2014, she reported to U.S. Naval Hospital Okinawa; the largest, most capable, forward deployed Naval medical presence in the Western Pacific region where she served as the Division Officer, Mother Infant Care Center, as the Advanced Life Support Obstetrics (ALSO) Program Director, Co-Chair of the USNH Nurse Liaison Committee, and Green Belt Lead on the commands Process Improvement Team.
In August 2017, Lieutenant Commander Diamond reported to Naval Medical Center Portsmouth where she served as the Division Officer for the General Surgery and Inpatient Orthopedic wards and as Chair of the NMCP Nurse Management Committee. During this tour she deployed onboard the USNS Comfort in support of Enduring Promise 2018 and Continuing Promise 2019 where she served as the Translation Services Program Coordinator and the Nongovernment & Partnering Nation Program Director respectively.  
In June 2020, Lieutenant Commander Diamond reported to the SECNAV CORB at the Washington Navy Yard where she served as a Quality Assurance Specialist for the Physical Evaluation Board and as a voting member of the Naval Discharge Review Board.  In July 2023, Lieutenant Commander Diamond reported to NMRTC Indian Head Branch Health Clinic in Indian Head, Maryland where she is currently serving as the Officer in Charge (OIC).
Lieutenant Commander Diamond is an Associate member of the Navy Global Health Engagement Community, a member of the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nursing (AWHONN), holds national certifications in Inpatient Obstetrics care (RNC-OB), Sexual Assault Nurse Examination-Adults (SANE-A), is an Adjunct Professor in Maternal Child Nursing, and is a licensed Notary Public in the State of Florida.  Her personal decorations include the Navy Commendation Medal (5 awards), the Navy Achievement Medal and various other unit/service decorations.

Dental Care for Active Duty:

​General Dentistry
Dental Examinations
Dental Restorations

Health Promotion

​Tobacco Cessation
Healthy Eating ​
Diabetes Monitoring ​
Back Injury Prevention ​ ​ 
Stress Management ​


All ages from pediatrics through geriatrics

TRICARE Prime Enrollees & Beneficiaries

Primary Care​
Military Medicine
Dental Care
Health Promotion

All Employees with Occupational Medicine

Medical Surveillance
Certification Exams
Treatment, referral, and case management of acute & chronic occupational injuries & illnesses
Occupational audiology services in support of the hearing conservation program
Preventive services such as immunizations to prevent disease due to occupational exposure
Health Promotion


• Open Monday through Friday 0730 - 1100 and 1300 to 1600 EXCEPT closed Friday afternoons

• Most medications are filled locally & through NNMC Bethesda

• An automated refill line is available after hours

• All civilian prescriptions are routed to NNMC Bethesda for processing

Military Sick Call / Overseas Screener

• Military sick call for active duty - schedule same day or advance appointments

• Overseas screening for active duty & family members

Laboratory & Radiology

• Basic laboratory services

Behavioral Health

• Non-emergency behavioral health services

• Psychiatric Technician Office: 301-744-1194 | Work Cell: 301-247-2734

• Dr. Murphy Clinical Psychologist 301-744-4243 Dr. Murphy Clinical Psychologist 301-744-4243


Medical surveillance - Based on the Occupational Safety & Health Act, this program ensures healthful working conditions by administering test to assess the possible health effects of the hazards that you face on your job. OSHA-mandated medical tests are conducted as well as tests for toxic chemical exposure.

Certification exams - Pre-placement exams to determine if you are fit for duty or medically qualified for your job.

Contact Us


Phone Numbers

One Number Appointment Line



0730 - 1600

0730 - 1200
Sat, Sun, Holidays
No Occupational Health services on Friday
4141 W Wilson Rd Bldg 1600, Indian Head, MD 20640

*For additional information regarding these policies contact our Customer Service Representative

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(301) 744-4604

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