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Deployment Health Assessments
The DoD deployment health assessments are used to obtain information for assessing the state of the Sailor's health before and after deployments outside of the United States. They also assist healthcare providers in identifying and providing medical care to the individual. The information provided may result in a referral for additional healthcare, to include medical, dental, mental and/or behavioral healthcare. The information is shared with the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) and is sent to the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch for inclusion in the Defense Medical Surveillance System.

Pre-Deployment Health Assessment (Pre-DHA DD2795) Complete a Pre-DHA
The Pre-DHA (DD2795) is completed as one part of the pre-deployment health activities. Current and past health histories are taken to ensure that the Sailor is deployable.

Post-Deployment Health Assessment (PHDA DD2796) Complete a PDHA
The PDHA (DD2796) is used to review each deployed Sailor's current physical and mental health or psychosocial issues commonly associated with deployments, special medications taken during the deployment, possible deployment-related occupational/environmental exposures, and deployment related health concerns. If necessary referrals for follow-on care are made. The post deployment process includes taking a blood sample that will be sent to the DoD Serum Repository.

Post-Deployment Health Re-Assessment (PDRHA DD2900) Complete a PDHRA
The PDHRA (DD2900), completed 90-180 days after returning from deployment, is a second opportunity designed to identify and address health concerns, with specific emphasis on mental health that may have emerged over time since deployment. The individual's health history, current health, and any health concerns are discussed and any necessary referrals are made.

Medical Readiness Reporting System (MRRS)
Individuals are responsible for maintaining their personal readiness and can check their DHA status by checking their individual medical readiness on BUPERS Online under the Individual Medical Readiness (IMR) status. (CAC required)

DHA Completion process
You may be completing a DHA at a military training facility (MTF), a Navy mobilization processing site, or parent command using organic medical support. Regardless of where you complete it, it is a 2-step process to complete any of the DHAs.

  1. You will submit the DHAs electronically. Please login to complete the Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center (NMPHC) EHA Application (CAC required). If you have not previously registered you may do so by using the "Register New Deployer Account" link. If you are already registered, your login ID is your SSN or use the CAC login link.

  2. ‚ÄčOnce the DHA has been submitted, schedule a face-to-face appointment with a medical provider for certification of the assessment. The appointment should be no later than 2-4 weeks after submitting the assessment. Once certified and complete, a paper copy will be placed in your medical record.

Note: All reserve component and active duty Sailors in remote locations (independent duty, recruiter, etc.) without access to an MTF, must complete the PDHRA (DD2900) through the DOD sponsored PDHRA call center at 1-888-PDHRA-99 (1-888-734-3299). The PDHRA (DD2900) must be submitted in EHA prior to calling the call center.

* Should your PDHRA become overdue, your medical status in the Medical Readiness and Reporting System (MRRS) will become indeterminate and you will be unable to complete your Physical Activity Risk Factor Questionnaire (PARFQ) and participate in the physical readiness test (PRT). Once the PDHRA has been completed and is no longer overdue it will take a minimum of one (1) week for Physical Readiness Information Management System (PRIMS) to be updated by MRRS.

Sailors Supported by Other Services
The Navy's EHA program is the primary tool for Sailors to complete the DHAs. However, when Sailors are medically supported by other services, the medical providers may not have access to EHA and may only use their own services' DHA program. In these special cases the following information is provided.

For more information on deployment health go to the Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center.

 
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