Welcome to the U.S. Navy's Deployment Health Assessment (DHA) website, to help guide active and reserve Sailors on critical milestones in the deployment process, as well as responsibilities and reporting compliance for deployment health assessments. DHAs are legislatively requirements conducted at specific time frames in the pre-and post-deployment process to identify health concerns.
The DHA process supports the DoD health protection strategy to deploy healthy, fit and medical ready forces; minimize illnesses and injuries during deployments; and evaluate and treat physical and psychological problems following deployment. The process is designed to identify stress injuries, and other health concerns, that require further assessments or treatment as appropriate. Sailors submit their DHAs online utilizing the eDHA application, which is then reviewed and completed during a one-on-one conversation with a trained health care provider. The health care provider will place a copy of all completed health assessments in the individuals permanent medical record.
DHAs are required for Sailors when they are either deploy outside of the U.S. with duties ashore greater than 30 days or within the combatant command (COCOM) service component commander, or commander exercising operational control requiring assessments based on a health risk assessment.
Current COCOM requirements are:
CENTCOM MOD 15 DHA Requirement - For anyone traveling to or through the U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) area of responsibility (AOR), with time in country for a period of greater than 30 days. Personnel who deploy to Bahrain are exempt.
NAVCENT DHA Requirement - For personnel deploying to Isa Air Base Bahrain within the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT), for a period of greater than 30 days
SOUTHCOM DHA Requirement - For Joint Task Force Guantanamo (JTF GTMO) within the U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) area of responsibility
Note: Personnel who deploy on ships are specifically excluded from this requirement unless they meet the referenced guidelines.
Deployment Health Assessments (DD Form 2795, 2796, 2900)
Prior to Deployment
Returning from Deployment
Once Returned from Deployment
Pre-Deployment Health Assessment (Pre-DHA) DD Form 2795
Post Deployment Health Assessment (PDHA) DD Form 2796
Post Deployment Health Re-assessment(PDHRA) DD Form 2900
To be completed no earlier than 120 days prior to starting date
To be completed between 30 days before and 30 days after return from deployment
To be completed between 90-180 days after returning from deployment.* Early completion is allowed only for service members separating from Navy/USMC)
*The PDHRA must be completed even if it has been more than 180 days after returning from deployment