Planning Your Visit

Welcome to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center!

Below are some links that will help you plan your visit with us. We are looking forward to seeing you. 

Base Map
Base Access Form
Directions & Transportation
Patient Visiting Hours

Effective January 6, 2020: The gate hours at NSA Bethesda have changed. Please take note of the following schedule. Expect and plan for delays when accessing the installation. 

Gate 1 - North Gate
Vehicle Access: 24/7
Pedestrian Turnstile: 24/7
Pedestrian ADA Gate: 24/7

Gate 2 - South Gate 
(Across from Metro):
Vehicle Access: Mon-Fri, 0500-1800
Pedestrian Turnstiles: 24/7
Pedestrian ADA Gate: Mon-Fri, 0500-1800

Gate 3 - Navy Exchange (NEX) Gate
Vehicle Access: Mon-Fri, 0500-0830 (INBOUND only), 1500-1800 (OUTBOUND only) 
Pedestrian Access: Closed

Gate 4 - Navy Lodge Gate
Vehicle Access: Closed
Pedestrian Access: Closed

Gate 5 - University (USU) Gate
Vehicle Access: Mon-Fri, 0500-1800 
Pedestrian Access: Mon-Fri, 0500-1800

Public Wireless

Wireless Internet access is available in all patient areas. The wireless network is broadcasted as “wrbguest.” When attempting to connect, there may be numbers at the end of this phrase. If more than one “wrbguest” network is listed on your device, it does not matter which one you choose. Once you select a “wrbguest” network, you will have to agree to the terms of use in order to connect. 

If you Do Not have a DOD ID, please read the important information located here on how to access the base. For your convenience, you may download the Base Access Form here  prior to your visit. Please bring the completed form with you and present it at the gate. 

Last Updated 1/10/2020