Multiple specialtiesA branch of medicine or surgery that a doctor specializes in. and sub-specialtiesA narrow field of work within a specialty.
Serve as trauma centers in the community for military and civilian patients
Usually participate in General Medical Education and medical research programs
Smaller than medical centers
Offer hospitalization and outpatient services; smaller capacity than medical centers
Multiple specialties but not sub-specialties
Smallest military facility
Only offers outpatient services; no hospitalization
Limited number of specialties.
Some clinics limited to primary care only
Some clinics limited to active duty service members only
Overseas Patient Liaison Services
Most military hospitals and clinics overseas are staffed with patient liaisons that can help you navigate the overseas health care system with ease. Patient liaisons speak English, as well as the host nation language and can assist with navigating the host nation medical system.