In 2010, the government stopped supporting medical services on base at MCLB Barstow.
Basic medical services are offered to active duty Marines aboard the base at Weed Army Community Hospital at Fort Irwin, Calif., or via private physicians in the Barstow community who accept the TRICARE military healthcare insurance plan.
Barstow Community Hospital (BCH) is a 56-bed acute care hospital, with more than 250 employees. Owned by the City of Barstow and operated by Community Health Systems Inc., the hospital provides quality comprehensive health care services, both inpatient and outpatient, to the surrounding High Desert community. It also offers some of the latest technologies including a nuclear medicine department, CAT scan, mammography imaging, a fluoroscopy room and more.