The hospital was realigned as a 12-bed facility but has the capacity to expand to 22 beds. The hospital has an Emergency Medical Department, four operating rooms, and a seven-bed Desert Beginnings Labor Delivery Recovery and Postpartum (LDRP) Unit, and a Multi-Service Ward (MSW) for inpatient care. With the Covid-19 pandemic, negative-atmosphere rooms have been established to ensure maximum patient/staff protection. Modern full-service pharmacy, laboratory, radiology departments, physical therapy and occupational health clinics are also available to beneficiaries.
Medical services available at the hospital include Audiology, Nutrition Clinic, Family Medicine/Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Immunization Clinic, Obstetrics/Gynecology, General Surgery, Orthopedics, Optometry, and Mental Health Services.
The walk-in Immunization Clinic is open Mon., Tues., Wed., Fri. from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and on Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Specialty support and referrals for major inpatient and outpatient care not available locally are often provided by one of the local network hospitals such as, Hi-Desert Medical Center in Joshua Tree, Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs, Loma Linda University Medical Center, Eisenhower Medical Center in La Quinta and Naval Medical Center San Diego.
Our Radiology Department offers mammography and in-house MRI scans.
Medical support in some complex cases may not be readily available. Family members and retirees may be referred to civilian sources for care, using benefits covered under one of the TRICARE programs.
Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) is designed to assist service members in providing for the special needs of their exceptional family members before, during and after relocation. Special needs include any special medical, dental, mental health, developmental or education requirement, wheelchair accessibility, adaptive equipment or assistive technology devices, and housing.
The EFMP is open to any active duty family member who meets eligibility criteria. Enroll according to your military branch affiliation. For Navy beneficiaries please contact the Patient Administration Department (760) 830-2038/2427/2453. For beneficiaries please contact the EFMP Coordinator at the Marine Corp Base Twentynine Palms Village Center (760) 830-7740.
TRICARE Prime patients enrolled at Robert E. Bush Naval Hospital have priority for access to care. For enrollment into TRICARE, contact the hospital Health Benefits Advisor (HBA) at (760) 830-2903. The HBA will provide education and counseling for all TRICARE Beneficiaries on their benefits, how to access care and various other issues related to the Military Health Plan. Additionally, the HBA functions as the Debt Collection Assistance Officer (DCAO) to help beneficiaries solve medical billing questions.
The staff of Robert E. Bush Naval Hospital Twentynine Palms represents the best in Navy Medicine. Our mission is "to support the readiness and health of the Navy and Marine Corps family by providing safe and high-quality healthcare." Your healthcare team at the hospital will deliver world-class health care to you and your family. Working with dedication and medical expertise, we strive to be your hospital of choice for you and your family.
For Medical Department colleagues, Naval Hospital Twentynine Palms is challenging and professionally rewarding. Join our team of professionals and be a part of our crew of medical professionals. Ask your detailer if you qualify for orders to the Robert E. Bush Naval Hospital.
To contact the Quarterdeck at Robert E. Bush Naval Hospital, call (760) 830-2190 or DSN 94-230-2190.