The Preventive Medicine Department falls under the Directorate for Public Health. The departments within this directorate include: Audiology & Hearing Conservation, Industrial Hygiene, Health Promotions and Wellness, Occupational Medicine, the Immunizations Clinic, and Preventive Medicine.
To contact preventive medicine, please call 760-830-2005. To contact the Robert E. Bush Immunization clinic, please call 760-830-2654.
Occupational Health Clinic
The Occupational Health Clinic is located on the 1st deck of the hospital within the Preventive Medicine Department. We provide employee-centered occupational health services to prevent illness and disease, fostering readiness for active duty and civilian personnel.
Occupational Health offers the following services:
MEDICAL SURVEILLANCE EXAMINATIONS
Medical Surveillance Examinations: Medical surveillance programs are designed to protect workers who are exposed or potentially exposed to hazardous substances in the workplace. Placement of personnel in medical surveillance programs is based primarily on the results of the Industrial Hygiene Survey completed by the Industrial Hygiene Department. Please bring your SECNAV Form 5100/1,
“Supervisor’s Medical Surveillance and Certification Exam Referral”, to your part 1 exam. The top portion of this form is completed by your supervisor. SECNAV Form 5100/1 informs the occupational health team which exam is required and is the method in which the occupational health clinic communicates to your supervisor when the next exam is due and also informs the supervisor of any recommended work restrictions based on the exam.
JOB CERTIFICATION EXAMINATIONS
Job certification examinations are for jobs that have specific medical standards, licensing requirements or are mandated by instruction. These include: firefighter, respirator certification, forklift operator, childcare worker, motor vehicle operator, explosives handler and driver, crane operator, etc. The examination frequency is variable and based on the certification. Please bring SECNAV Form 5100/1 to your part 1 exam as noted above in the ‘medical surveillance examinations’ section.
WORK-RELATED INJURY AND ILLNESS CARE FOR CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES
Civil Service and Non-appropriated Fund employees are eligible for care and follow-up in Occupational Health for their work-related (occupational) injuries. They also have the right to choose their private medical provider for care.
Call us at 760-830-2002 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Health and Wellness
Health and wellness is the science and art of helping people change their lifestyle to move toward a state of optimal health. Optimal health is defined as a balance of physical, emotional, social, spiritual, occupational and intellectual health. Optimal health can be achieved by making lifestyle changes. These changes can be facilitated through a combination of efforts that encourages people to develop healthy habits, while discouraging those habits that may lead to illness, disability or premature death.
The preventive aspects of health and wellness influence the whole spectrum of care from the very healthy to those who need assistance in managing disease or disability. The cornerstone of any health and wellness effort supports the idea that individuals must assume responsibility for their ongoing health.
Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command/Naval Hospital Twentynine Palms Health and Wellness Department supports organizational and individual efforts that assist people in reaching their goal of optimal health. If you are interested in the attending any Health and Wellness education classes, please call (760)830-2173 or (760)830-2814. Mind Body Medicine improves medical conditions caused by or exacerbated by stress. The end result is better self-care, leading to symptom reduction and enhanced well-being.
Who We Are
Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command/Naval Hospital Twentynine Palms Health and Wellness Department is part of the Directorate for Public Health, and encompasses four divisions; Education, Medical Division, Command Fitness, and Administration. The Health and Wellness Department supports organizational and individual efforts that assist people in reaching their goal of optimal health.
ShipShape is the official Navy weight management program designed to equip participants with the skills and resources necessary to jump start a healthier lifestyle.
This 6 week program focuses on five core essential components for weight loss and management: mindset, eat clean & often, hydration, physical fitness and recovery.
The ShipShape program offers you a unique experience like never before. This program is designed to assist active duty and reserve military service members, beneficiaries, and government civilians with making healthy behavior changes in order to lose weight.
Topics covered are:
Nutrition for weight loss and enhanced performance
Positive psychology and creating lasting behavior change
Patient Health Education
The Health and Wellness Department is pleased to provide a list of reputable website links that can provide invaluable health care education. Simply select the website and you will be directed to their home page where you can select the health topic of your choice.
Navy Operational Fitness and Fueling System
The Navy Operational Fitness and Fueling System [NOFFS] provides a human performance training system through custom and pre-designed workouts, NOFFS Zones, education, and fueling strategies. One of NOFFS' primary goals is the ability to use the program anywhere at any time. The downloadable files provided in this section will assist you in doing just that. In this section, you can download the entire NOFFS program, series by series, so that you never have to go without it. To increase your capabilities, there is also an application that can be downloaded to your Apple or Android device: