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 a health assessment.
The Pre-Deployment Health Assessment (Pre-DHA), using DD Form 2795, is required for all deploying DoD personnel (military, civilian and contractor) in accordance with DoDI 6490.03, Deployment Health for the following types of deployments:
- Outside the continental United States (OCONUS) with non-fixed U.S. medical treatment facilities (MTFs) for greater than 30 days
- For OCONUS deployments less than 30 days to areas with fixed U.S. MTFs, and continental United States (CONUS) deployments, it is the operational commander's decision whether a DD Form 2795 is required based on health threats identified during the pre-operational health risk assessment.
The assessment must be performed within 120 days prior to deployment. A copy of the DD Form 2795 must be placed in the deployment medical record in addition to the permanent medical record.