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Pre-Deployment is the period prior to deployment during which deploying personnel and their families prepare for deployment. Pre-Deployment activities include: administrative actions, briefings, training, counseling, and health assessment.

The Pre-Deployment Health Assessment, using the Pre-Deployment Health Assessment Form (DD 2795), is required for all DoD personnel (military, civilian, contractor) in accordance with DoDI 6490.03, Deployment Health for the following types of deployments:

  • OCONUS (Outside the Continental United States) deployments with non-fixed U.S. medical treatment facilities (MTFs) for greater than 30 days
  • For OCONUS deployments less than 30 days, OCONUS deployments to areas with fixed U.S. MTFs, and CONUS (Continental United States) deployments, it is the operational commander's decision whether a DD 2795 is required. USCENTCOM encourages personnel traveling to the theater for 15 or more days but less than 30 days to complete a DD 2795 and those who travel frequently to complete at least one DD 2795 each year.

The DD 2795 must be reviewed and discussed in a face-to-face interview with a credentialed health care provider (Physician, Physician assistant, Nurse practitioner, Independent duty corpsman/technician, and Special Forces medical sergeant). All providers, except licensed mental health providers, must complete training to perform the mental health assessment portion of the Pre-DHA and make appropriate clinical referrals.

The DD Form 2795 must be completed electronically or in web-enabled format following service-specific directives and using one of the following service-specific data systems: Army MEDPROS (Medical Protection System); Air Force PIMR (Preventive Health Assessment and Individual Medical Readiness) or AFCITA (Air Force Complete Immunization Tracking System) for AFRC; or Navy EDHA (Electronic Deployment Health Assessment). The data will be sent electronically through the service-specific data system to the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center (AFHSC). DD Form 2795 should be printed and placed in the deployer's permanent medical record and a copy placed in the deployer's deployment health record (DD 2766)

The DD 2795 must be completed or confirmed as current within 120 days of the expected date of deployment.

Table of Contents. The following information has been assembled to provide guidance and assistance for pre-deployment processing.

Clinical Guidance

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Policies and Directives

DoD/Joint Forces


Air Force


Coast Guard

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Forms and Measures

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Fact Sheets

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Other Preparation for Deployment Information

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Education and Training

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Related Links

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