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This section of contains information and guidance for both healthcare providers and service members regarding health-related aspects of the deployment process.  The section also contains information about Deployment Health Assessment processes which are required to support deployments.  DoDI 6490.03, Deployment Health, 11 Aug 06, Certified Current as of 30 Sep 11 states that it is DoD policy that DoD components implement a comprehensive deployment health program which includes:

  • Pre-Deployment Health Assessment (DD Form 2795) - Complete or confirm as current Pre-Deployment Health Assessments (DD Forms 2795) within 60 days of expected deployment date.
  • Post-Deployment Health Assessment (PDHA) (DD Form 2796) - Complete Post-Deployment Health Assessments (DD Forms 2796) as close to the redeployment date as possible, but not earlier than 30 days before the expected redeployment date and NLT 30 days after redeployment, and for Reserve Component members, before they are released from active duty.
  • Post-Deployment Health Reassessment (PDHRA) (DD Form 2900) - Complete Post-Deployment Health Reassessments (DD Forms 2900) within 90 to 180 days after return to home station from a deployment that required completion of a post-deployment health assessment.

The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010, Section 708, required the Department of Defense (DoD) to implement person-to-person mental health assessments for each member of the Armed Forces who is deployed in connection with a contingency operation. DoDI 6490.12 Mental Health Assessments for Service Members Deployed in Connection with a Contingency Operation, 26 Feb 13 provides guidance for implementation. Provider training and certification to administer deployment mental health assessments can be found on the Health Affairs, Force Health Protection & Readiness Directorate,Mental Health Assessments Resources/Links Web Page.

Service–specific references for the Deployment Support Process are as follows:

The following web pages provide information, guidance, and related links in support of the deployment process as well as information about specific deployments. Information relating to specific deployments include backgrounds, health outcomes and concerns, climate and geography, preventive measures, environmental exposures, and related links.

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