Military Health System (MHS): DoD Space Planning Criteria for Health Facilities  Subscribe to Military Health System (MHS): DoD Space Planning Criteria for Health Facilities

The DoD Medical Space Planning Criteria lists specific requirements, which define and provide specialized working environments within medical facilities according to departments and function areas within the departments. The criteria provides current guidance for the most efficient utilization of space to meet medical requirements. Private sector standards of practice and unique military requirements have been taken into consideration during the development of these criteria.

Each section of space planning criteria provides the purpose and scope, definitions, policies, required program data elements, and specific space planning criteria by functional area.

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110 General 06-01-2016  PDF
120 Occupancy Rates 06-01-2016  PDF
130 Net to Gross Conversion Factors 06-01-2016  PDF
210 General Administration 08-31-2015  PDF
230 Education and Training 08-07-2015  PDF
240 Information Management 07-28-2015  PDF
250 Health Benefits & Patient Administration 08-31-2015  PDF
301 Primary Care / Family Medicine 06-01-2016  PDF
303 Pediatric Clinic 06-01-2016  PDF
310 Audiology, Hearing Conservation, Speech-Language Pathology, and ENT Clinic 06-01-2016  PDF
311 General and Specialty Surgical Clinics 06-01-2016  PDF
312 Orthopedics, Podiatry, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Chiropractic and Sports Medicine 06-01-2016  PDF
313 Ophthalmology/Optometry Clinic 07-28-2015  PDF
314 Urology Clinic 07-28-2015  PDF
315 Specialty Medical Clinics 08-31-2015  PDF
316 Cardiology/Pulmonary Services/Sleep Disorders Center 06-01-2016  PDF
318 Behavioral Health Clinic 06-01-2016  PDF
319 Preventive Medicine 06-01-2016  PDF
320 Dental Clinic 08-31-2015  PDF
350 Emergency and Ambulance Services 07-28-2015  PDF
360 Women's Health Clinic 06-01-2016  PDF
380 Occupational Therapy Clinic 08-07-2015  PDF
390 Physical Therapy 08-07-2015  PDF
410 Nursing Units 06-01-2016  PDF
420 Labor and Delivery/Obstetric Units 06-01-2016  PDF
430 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit 06-01-2016  PDF
440 Surgical Inverventional Services & Ambulatory Surgery Center 08-31-2015  PDF
450 Sterile Processing 08-07-2015  PDF
460 Inpatient Behavioral Health, Partial Hospitalization, Substance Abuse & Alcohol Rehab 06-01-2016  PDF
5.7 Chapel 08-04-2010  PDF
510 Food Service 08-31-2015  PDF
520 Logistics 08-31-2015  PDF
530 Pathology and Clinical Laboratory 08-31-2015  PDF
540 Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Radiation Oncology 08-07-2015  PDF
550 Pharmacy (Inpatient and Outpatient) 06-01-2016  PDF
560 Veterinary Services 06-01-2016  PDF
610 Common Areas 06-01-2016  PDF