Branch Health Clinic - NAWS China Lake

1 Administration Circle Bldg 1403
China Lake, CA 93555
1 (760) 939-8000


Welcome to the Branch Health Clinic China Lake, California.We are a tenant command of Naval Air Weapons Station (NAWS),and our parent command is Naval Hospital Twentynine Palms (NHTP).We are designed and staffed to provide routine care to eligible beneficiaries of this isolated duty station.We are located within the city limits of Ridgecrest, California,and   approximately 2 1/2 hours from Los Angeles,California.Our mission at Branch Health Clinic China Lake is to support military readiness through the delivery of quality, efficient patient-centered care to those entrusted to us. We strive to meet this goal, backed by  our vision, to a center of excellence for healthcare, wellness, value and readiness. Our staff holds true to the core values of the United States Navy in serving our patients and staff with honor, courage and commitment.

Quick Reference

Frequently Called Numbers
Appointment Line: (760) 939-8000
Pharmacy: (760) 830-2406

Medical Care

Tricare Numbers
Nurse Advice Hotline TRICARE- (800) 874-2273 Opt 1
Primary Care Appointments- (800) 600-9332
TRICARE for Life- (866) 773-0404

Tricare partners with United Healthcare Military & Veterans as its regional contractor in the Western United States to provide health care services and support to beneficiaries.


Tricare Home Page allows access to Enroll in or Purchase a Plan, File or Check a Claim, View Referrals, Find a Health Care Provider, Change Your Primary Care Manager, Compare Plans, Manage Prescriptions and much more.

Nurse Advice Line TRICARE: (800) 874-2273 Opt 1.

The Nurse Advice Line is available to all TRICARE beneficiaries in the U.S., except those enrolled in US Family Health Plan. You can call the Nurse Advice Line 24/7, at no cost to you, to talk to a registered nurse who can: Answer your urgent care questions.


Learn more about TRICARE- Watch an overview video & take free public TRICARE courses online.


You can make Primary Care appointments, check lab results and even order your pharmacy refills using TOL, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Contact: (800) 600-9332

Contact- (866) 773-0404

TRICARE for Life is your Medicare-wraparound coverage for TRICARE-eligible beneficiaries who have Medicare Part A and B. TRICARE for Life beneficiaries can receive care at military hospitals and clinics, ​but only on a space-available basis.

TRICARE Pharmacy Program:

The TRICARE Pharmacy Program provides the prescription drugs you need, when you need them, in a safe, easy, and affordable way.

Customer Service Community Directory:

The directory helps you connect with a Beneficiary Counseling and Assistance Coordinator (BCAC), Debt Collection Assistance Officer (DCAO), or other member of the customer service community. If you have questions or issues specific to a single clinic or hospital, contact someone listed for that facility.

You may contact any customer service community representative for general TRICARE issues.

Must be registered in the DEERS program to be eligible for TRICARE
Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System:

Base Listings

The numbers for Fairchild Air Force Base have low accuracy due to its unique utilization. Entire companies are rotated through on a regular basis, so large portions of the phone directory are subject to change without notice. Please contact the base operator at (509) 247-1212 if you experience any difficulty reaching your desired contact.

NameLevel NamePhone
Main Clinic/Appointment Line Branch Health Clinic - China Lake 1 (760) 939-8000
Chief of the Day Branch Health Clinic China Lake 1 (760) 855-7912
Referral Management Office Branch Health Clinic China Lake 1 (760) 830-2616
United Healthcare Military & Veterans Branch Health Clinic China Lake 1 (877) 988-9378
After-hours care Branch Health Clinic China Lake 1 (760) 855-7912