In 2018, Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune (NMCCL) received verification as a Level III Trauma Center through the American College of Surgeons and official designation by the State of North Carolina, making NMCCL a verified member of the NC Office of Emergency Medical Services. NMCCL is the first Level III Trauma Center in the Navy and on the only Trauma Center aboard a Marine Corps installation.
With this advancement, NMCCL has proven its impact not only upon our patients but upon our community. Since receiving authorization a year ago to accept civilian trauma patients, NMCCL has recorded more than 1,000 trauma activations with several hundred of those being civilian trauma patients. NMCCL Trauma Center partners closely with Onslow County Emergency Medical Services as well as trauma centers at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, North Carolina and New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, North Carolina.
If you or your loved one already has base access to Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, you may enter any open gate and proceed directly to the Medical Center.
If you are a civilian without base access, you must enter the base through the Main Gate at Holcomb Boulevard and proceed to the Visitor Center to gain access to the base.
The following protocol will be utilized when obtaining base access:
Report to Visitor’s Center at the Main Gate to obtain a visitors pass. Please inform the staff that you need to reach your loved one who is being treated as a trauma patient at NMCCL. If you are returning to the base for a follow-up appointment, disclose this information as well. You will be given a letter with information about the clinic and provider.
The Visitor’s Center will ask for some basic information to include ID card, driver’s license, proof of auto insurance, etc.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to Real ID guidelines, there may be additional forms of identification necessary.
Once access is granted, the Visitor's Center staff or gate guard will direct you to the hospital. While this is a scary time, we ask that you ensure your own safety, as well as the safety of those around you, by following all posted traffic laws. Please note that seatbelts must be worn at all times and the use of cellular devices is prohibited while driving on base.
Base Access Processing
The base access process may vary based on the individual situation; as such, please be aware that this process may take a little time. As frustrating as it may be, please be patient with those attempting to assist you. While every attempt will be made to reunite you with your family member or loved one, individuals who screen as a potential risk or threat to the safety of the base will not be issued a visitor’s pass at this time.