U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Navy Medicine, U.S. Department of the Navy - BUMED

Organization URL(s)


Other Contact Information

2300 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20372-5300
202-762-3211 (Voice)


An Act of Congress established the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) as part of the Department of the Navy on August 31, 1842. BUMED is the central administrative organization of the Medical Department, located in Washington, D. C. The first Naval Medical Center occupied the site from 1931 to 1942, when it was moved to Bethesda, Maryland. BUMED has liaison activities with other bureaus and offices with respect to the design, sanitary conditions, and medical facilities aboard ships and in hospitals.

Print Resources

Navy and Marine Corps Medical News is an online weekly publication available on the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery homepage. Health care information is available at local medical treatment facilities.

Review Date

Friday, Mar 30, 2012