Post Deployment Health Assessments
The DoD Deployment Health Assessments are a means to identify and track (on an individual and population level) specific health related outcomes which may be related to military deployments. They are required when a Sailor spends more than 30 days ashore without a fixed Medical Treatment Facility (MTF) or when required by the COCOM or Operational Commander.NEW! Navy Deployment Health Assessment (DHA) Website
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Re-Deployment Screening Procedures
Expeditionary re-deployment screening is required for all re-deploying IA Sailors. This includes personnel selected for one of four types of IA assignments: Global Support Assignment (GSA), Individual Augmentation Manpower Management (IAMM), Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) Support Assignment (OSA), or Reserve Component Mobilization (RC MOB).
- MILPERSMAN 1300-319 contains an explanation of all IA re-deployment / demobilization screening procedures.
- BUMEDINST 1300.4 is the re-deployment screening procedures for returing IAs.
- NAVMED 1300/13 is the re-deployment/demobilization medical and dental screening form for returing IAs.
Post-Deployment Health Assessment (PDHA) - DD 2796
Post-Deployment Health Re-Assessment (PDRHA) - DD 2900
- IA Sailors will complete this when returning through NMPS.
- Post-Deployment Health Assessment (PDHA) is completed on-line.
- PDHA must be completed +/-30 days from leaving theater.
- A face to face interview with a medical provider completes the process.
- Process will include blood tests.
- PDHA completion must be verified at your follow on command.
The Post-Deployment Health Re-Assessment (PDHRA) is similar to, but different than the PDHA.
PDHA/PDHRA Completion Process
The PDHA and PDHRA can only be completed electronically using the Navy/Marine Corps Public Health Center (NMCPHC) eDHA application. Log on using your SSN as your username. If asked for a Passphrase use “Activenavy1#”. Once complete, schedule an appointment with a medical provider for a face-to-face appointment and certification of the assessment. Once certified as complete, a paper copy will be placed in your medical record.
IA Sailors are required to complete their PDHRA with their unit’s medical staff or at an MTF. If you are in a remote location (Independent Duty, Recruiter, etc.) without access to an MTF or a Reservist, you must complete the PDHRA through the PDHRA Call Center at 1-888-PDHRA-99 (1-888-734-7299). The PDHRA (DD 2900) must be submitted in eDHA prior to calling the call center.
Resource Referral Tracking Manager (RRTM)
Is a mechanism that allows IA Sailors to access healthcare benefits after leaving NMPS. The RRTM provides the following services:
- tracks referrals placed by an NMPS Medical Provider
- aids Sailors in navigating the post-deployment healthcare system (TRICARE, MTFs, VA)
- resolves issues with appointments, delayed care, understanding benefits, etc.
- directs members to proper resource for obtaining necessary referrals
The RRTM is available 24/7 through the NAVY 311 System or by calling Toll Free: 1-855-NAVY-311 (1-855-628-9311); DSN: 510-628-9311. You can email the RRTM directly for questions 0800 - 1600, Mon - Fri (CDT/CST).
Sailors Supported by Other Services
- Air Force: USAF medical providers complete the PDHRA using ASIMS web application.
- Army: USA medical providers complete the PDHRA using the MEDPROSE application.
- Coast Guard: USCG medical providers use the Navy’s eDHA application.
For more information on Deployment Health and a list of Deployment Health Centers go to the Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center.
Note: Ensure your medical records contain copies of any and all treatments received while in-theater prior to leaving your AOR.