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Department of Defense Deployment Health Clinical Center

Staff Training and Assistance Team (STAT)

Background – The STAT was created in Spring 2003 in conjunction with the Army Surgeon General’s initiative to reinvigorate implementation of the Post-Deployment Health Clinical Practice Guideline (PDH-CPG)


  • Promote quality post-deployment health care through Education and Training by:
    • Developing, evaluating, and disseminating educational products in support of the PDH-CPG
    • Providing training and consultation (including Staff Assistance Visits) on PDH-CPG implementation for healthcare providers, command staff, and support personnel
  • Support quality post-deployment clinical care by:
    • Providing consultation services through the DHCC Clinician and Service Member Helplines especially in the areas of deployment-related health concerns and deployment health surveillance and care
    • Providing care coordination in accordance with the ASD(HA) Policy on Depleted Uranium Medical Management and other policies as published

Requests for STAT Assistance – Contact the STAT by calling the DHCC Clinician Helpline at (866) 559-1627 (DSN 642-0907) or by email at

DHCC Helplines

DHCC Helpline for Clinicians/Providers:

Provides clinical consultation, referral services for post-deployment health issues, and information on Post-Deployment Health Clinical Practice Guideline (PDH-CPG) implementation

US Toll Free: (866) 559-1627
Hours of Operation:
7:30 a.m.– 4:30 p.m. EST

DoD Helpline for Service Members, Veterans and Families:

Provides information and advice on deployment-related health concerns
U.S. Toll Free: (800) 796-9699
Hours of Operation:
7:30 a.m.– 4:30 p.m. EST

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