CAMP LEJEUNE, NC (WNCT) – A new clinic will help bring health care closer to Marines and Sailors stationed at Camp Lejeune.
Marine Centered Medical Home Hadnot Point is a branch of Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune. The new medical center took about 10 years to get to where it is now. Now, it will serve approximately 8,000 service members with health care needs.
“This is a demonstration of our commitment to the warfighter, ensuring that we have a medically ready force and a medically ready force,” said Defense Health Agency project officer Lt. Matthew Miles. .
Miles says the facility is about 40,000 square feet and costs nearly $30 million.
“We have primary care, we have two marine center medical homes,” Miles said. “We have physiotherapy, pharmacy, audiology, laboratory, sports medicine, as well as dental services.”
The branch’s deputy clinics director, Commander David Bennett, said it’s important to have access to health care close to where these servicemen and women are staying.
“The importance of a clinic like this is to take care of marines and sailors where they live, work and breathe,” Bennett said.
In addition to examining them before going abroad.
“A clinic like this is also important for medical preparedness,” Bennett said. “Which is a key element for our combat leaders to have the combat power to come down and do the bidding for the country.”
This is only the first of a long series. About four more Marine Centered Medical Homes projects will take place around the base over the next few years.
Miles and Bennett say the facility will open at the base in July.