Currently under construction, the first floor of Building 449 Naval Health Clinic project on Naval Submarine Base (NSB), New London is being transformed into a more welcoming and efficient facility. Initially built in 1973 as an inpatient hospital, the building now operates solely as an outpatient clinic for authorized beneficiaries at NSB, New London. The renovations will create a more efficient flow of outpatient clinic spaces and strengthen departmental relationships. Interior finishes are being modernized and building systems deficiencies are being brought up to code.
The Optometry, Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy, Chiropractic, Undersea Medicine, Pathology, Medical Homeport and Immunizations departments as well as the Pharmacy and Medical Admin spaces are included in the scope of the project. The design of the clinical care spaces clinics centers around a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) care delivery model with exam rooms surrounding each of the team pods. In addition, common waiting areas and a central patient mall will have a more modern aesthetic in an environment that fosters a positive patient experience.