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Emergency Numbers

  • On Campus: 911
  • Off Campus: 9-911
  • Ft. Detrick: 9-911
  • RML: 0

Contact Information

Building 31, Room B3B17
31 Center Drive MSC 2012
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-2012
Phone: 301-496-2387
Non-Emergency Calls 311 (do not dial 9 first) or 9-301-496-5685
Fax: 301-402-0394​


NIH Issued ID Cards

Employees and Contractors:

Employees, contractors and fellows who require new or renewed NIH ID Cards must make an appointment with the Personnel Security Branch (PSB) at 301-496-0051.
For detailed steps of this process visit:

Extended Visitors, Service Providers, Vendors, Construction Workers (including grounds keepers):

The Division of Police (DP) conducts security screening and processes applications for NIH Identification (ID) Cards for select populations. These populations include:
  • Extended Visitors – retirees (alumni), transportation visitors, child care center members, community council members, and others, such as NIH board members
  • Service providers
  • Vendors
  • Construction workers (including grounds keepers)
To apply for an ID Card with the DP, please visit: Police ID Cards.
The DP Special Processing Program (SPP), located in Building 31, Room B3B18 processes requests from 7:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and at the Gateway Visitor Center from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Questions can be directed to the DP Special Processing Unit at 301-435-5095.
ID Cards are individually assigned and are authorized for use by the cardholder only. Report lost or stolen ID cards to the NIH Police to prevent unauthorized use.
Cards issued to employees who have separated from NIH and unused cards, must be returned to Building 31, room B3B17.