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The station serves the National Institutes of Health and the National Naval Medical Center, also known as Bethesda Naval Hospital, and is located at Rockville Pike and South Drive. Since there is little retail in the area and no commuter parking lot, this station is used almost exclusively by employees at those two institutions. Service began on August 25, 1984. It is relatively deep; prior to the opening of the Wheaton station, the Medical Center Metro station had the longest escalator in the Western Hemisphere.
The new NIH Gateway Center is being built adjacent to this station's entrance. Construction is scheduled to be completed in Summer 2007.
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