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Bahrain Clinic

We are the most forward deployed clinic of U.S. Naval Hospital Sigonella, Italy.  We are responsible for providing care to Naval Support Activity Bahrain, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, Commander Fifth Fleet, and 135 tenant commands.  We also provide primary care delivery to more than 4,500 beneficiaries ashore and provide medical support to more than 15,000 fleet Sailors, Marines, and other DoD personnel operating in the Central Command theatre.  All inpatient care is provided by local, host nation facilities and must be coordinated by the TRICARE Referral Office. The Naval Branch Health Clinic has established partnerships with local hospitals through the International SOS, also known as ISOS. These partnerships make up our local Preferred Network. 
If you get injured off-base and need to be seen immediately, we recommend that you go to one of the preferred hospitals. If it is an emergency on base dial 4911, if dialing from a DSN line.  If you are dialing from a Bahrain cellphone or local landline the emergency number is +973-1785-4911.

If you are near the clinic afterhours and experience an emergency there is an emergency phone at the entrance to the clinic that dials directly to dispatch on base, who will notify the ambulance service. If you are not sure if you need to be seen immediately, you can always call the Nurse Advice Line.  The number for the Nurse Advice line is +973-8000-0453. 

NBHC Bahrain Scope of Services

Captain Kluegel was born in St. Paul, Minnesota on November 8, 1965. He joined the Navy in September 1983 under the delayed entry program and entered onto active duty August 12, 1984. He earned his Undergraduate Degree in Healthcare Management from Southern Illinois University in 1996, his Master's in Healthcare Administration from Baylor University, Waco, Texas in 2001 and earned status as a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives in 2002.

Upon completion of Recruit Training and Hospital Corps School in Great Lakes, IL, he completed enlisted tours at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, 1stt Force Service Support Group Camp Pendleton and U.S. Military Entrance Processing Station, Minneapolis, MN. For his final enlisted tour in 1993, he returned to the Marine Corps as a Medical Plans and Operations specialist with the II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, NC. During this tour he attained his final enlisted rank of Chief Petty Officer and stood up the Medical Plans and Operations section of the Marine Corps' Standing Joint Task Force Headquarters developing medical operation plans for counterdrug and concept of operations exercises in Europe, South America, and Cuba.

1997 he was selected for commission under the In-service Procurement Program and commissioned Ensign in the Medical Service Corps. Following Officer Indoctrination School, he reported to U.S. Naval Hospital Okinawa, Japan as Head, Administrative Support Department and Assistant to the Director for Administration.

In May 2000, he attended graduate school through the Army-Baylor Healthcare Administration program and completed a follow-on residency and tour at U.S. Naval Hospital Bremerton where he served as the Head of Operational Readiness, and deployed as Operations Officer, Fleet Hospital Eight, in support of Operations Enduring/Iraqi Freedom.

From June 2004 to July 2007, he was assigned to the Navy Personnel Command, Millington, TN where he served as Medical Placement Officer and junior Medical Service Corps HCA Assignments Officer, responsible for career management and worldwide assignment of 600 Navy Healthcare Administrators. In July 2007, he reported to the Hospital Ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19), San Diego, California where he served as Director for Administration and deployed for Pacific Partnership 2008. Following that tour he reported as Director for Administration U.S. Naval Hospital, Guam from 2009-2012. In September 2012, he returned to Millington, TN to serve as the HM Enlisted Community Manager, managing and shaping the Navy's largest enlisted rate comprised of over 26,000 Hospital Corpsman spanning 37 medical and dental specialties.

 In September 2013, he was appointed as the Director, Medical Officer Programs (N314), Navy Recruiting Command, Millington, TN. Additionally, during this tour he served three years as the Assistant Specialty Leader for Medical Service Corps, General Healthcare Administration. CAPT Kluegel currently serves as the Regional Director for Administration, Naval Medical Forces Atlantic, Portsmouth Virginia, supporting 21 Commands spanning 3 continents and encompassing 26,000 personnel. His awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (4), Navy & Marine Corps Commendation Medal (5), Joint Service Achievement Medal (2), Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Medal and various service and unit awards. CAPT Kluegel and his wife LuReen (Reenie) have three children; Tymina, Haley, and Hunter.
A native of Irving, Texas, Master Chief Petty Officer Wasim S. Mohamed enlisted in the Navy in February 1998. Following graduation from basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois, he reported to Hospital Corpsman (HM) A School. He later graduated from Fleet Marine Force Training in Delmar, California. Master Chief Mohamed afloat and overseas tours include Naval Special Warfare Group TWO Logistics Support Unit, SEAL Team EIGHT, USS FARRAGUT (DDG 99), USS DEWERT (FFG 45), NSA Souda Bay, Greece, 3rd Medical Battalion Camp Hansen Okinawa, Japan, and Individual Augmentee assigned to Joint Task Force Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Ashore tours include Naval Branch Health Clinic Mayport, Florida, Independent Duty Corpsman School San Diego, California, Branch Health Clinic Quantico, Virginia, Pharmacy Technician School Portsmouth, Virginia. His last assignment was Expeditionary Strike Group Seven Detachment Sasebo, Japan.

Master Chief Mohamed is designated Surface Warfare, Expeditionary Warfare Specialist, and Fleet Marine Force. He is authorized to wear the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (6th Award), Army Commendation, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and various unit and campaign awards.

He is married to the former Christine Shiwji from Queens, New York. Together they have three wonderful children Dimitri, and twin girls Angelina and Julianna.

Contact Us

Clinic Hours

SUN - THURS: 0730 - 1630 (Routine)
SAT: 0700-1100 (Acute Care )


Medical Homeport Front Desk:

DSN: 318-439-6110
Commercial: +973-1785-6110

Central Appointments:


Dental Front Desk:

DSN: 318-439-4211         
Commercial: +973-1785-4211
NBHC OOD: +973-3941-9651


On base: 4911
Off base: +973-1785-4911

TRICARE Nurse Advice Line:


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