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Naval Support Activity Bethesda
8901 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20889

Please note that there are several gates to the base. The address above is for Gate 2 which is open 24/7.

The NICoE Directorate offers services in multiple locations on the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) campus. When patients are accepted into a program or receive confirmation of an appointment, they will be told which building they should go to. Building 19, also known as the America Building, is located within the main hospital. The NICoE, also known as Building 51, is located just inside Gate 2.

Are you coming by Metro (subway)?

Directions to the NICoE (Building 51):

  1. Take the Red Line towards Shady Grove or Grosvenor if traveling from Washington, DC. Take the Red Line towards Glenmont if traveling from north of the city.
  2. Exit at Medical Center Metro station.
  3. At the top of escalator, turn right and cross Wisconsin Avenue.
  4. At the guard station you will need to show ID.
  5. Once past the guard gate take the first right (Palmer Road South).
  6. The NICoE is the first building on the right.​

Directions to the Brain Fitness Center (Building 19/America Building):

  1. Follow directions to the NICoE above through number 5.
  2. Once past the guard gate continue straight.
  3. Enter Building 19/America Building, to the right at the corner of the T-intersection.
  4. The Brain Fitness Center is on the fifth floor, Audiology and Speech Center, Room 5404.​

For more information about the metro system, as well as a full map, visit: www.wmata.com.

Are you driving?

Directions to the NICoE (Building 51) from Virginia:

  1. Take I-495 North towards Maryland.
  2. Take Exit 34, Route 355 South (Wisconsin Avenue) towards Bethesda.
  3. Stay in the left lane.
  4. At the fourth stoplight (South Wood Road) take a left into the Main Gate at the WRNMMC.
  5. At the guard station you will need to show ID.
  6. Once past the guard gate take the first right (Palmer Road South).
  7. The NICoE, Building 51, is the first building on the right.

Directions to the NICoE (Building 51) from Maryland:

  1. Take I-495 South towards Virginia.
  2. Take Exit 34, Route 355 South (Wisconsin Avenue) towards Bethesda.
  3. Stay in the left lane.
  4. At the fourth stoplight (South Wood Road) take a left into the Main Gate at the WRNMMC.
  5. At the guard station you will need to show ID.
  6. Once past the guard gate take the first right (Palmer Road South).
  7. The NICoE, Building 51, is the first building on the right.

Directions to the Brain Fitness Center (Building 19/America Building):

  1. Follow directions to the NICoE, Building 51, above through number 5.
  2. Once past the guard gate continue straight.
  3. Enter Building 19/America Building, to the right at the corner of the T-intersection.
  4. The Brain Fitness Center is on the fifth floor, Audiology and Speech Center, Room 5404.

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