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As a DoD and Navy Medicine mandated program, the Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton DHC’s mission is to provide multi-faceted, Hero-centered care to Active Duty personnel prior to and upon return from deployment. Headquartered at H-49/Area 27 (Lake O’Neil), the DHC has three separate responsibilities:

1-Certifying the electronic Deployment Health Assessments (DHAs) and Mental Health Assessments (MHAs)
2- Administering the Automated Neuropsychological Assessment Metrics (ANAM)
3-Providing psychological treatment for Combat Stress and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
 
Hours of operation
DHC:
Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays:   0730-1100; 1300-1600.
Tuesdays & Wednesdays:         0730-1100; 1400-1600. 
Certification of DHAs and MHAs are available on a walk-in basis.
No appointment is needed. Service Members MUST HAVE their assessments completed on-line prior to arrival.
ANAM: Monday - Thursday:       0730-1100; 1300-1500. Friday: 0730-1100.
1.  DD 2795: Pre-Deployment Health Assessment (due within 120 days prior to deployment; Mental Health Assessment #1 is incorporated in this survey)
2.  DD 2796: Post-Deployment Health Assessment (PDHA) (Usually completed in country, due within 30 days before or after redeployment.)
3.  DD 2900: Post-Deployment Health Re-Assessment (PDHRA) (due 90 - 180 days following deployment; Mental Health Assessment #2 is incorporated in this survey)
4.  Mental Health Assessment #3 (due 181 days-17 months following deployment)
5.  Mental Health Assessment #4 (due 18-30 months following deployment).
 
How do I complete the surveys?
There are two parts to the survey process. First, the assessment must be completed electronically. Second, the Service Member must complete a face-to-face encounter with a provider at the Deployment Health Center (Area 27, Building H-49). To complete your assessment follow the instructions below. Surveys can be completed online from any computer. For more information, please call 760-763-5082.
Click here to access the survey:
Log on instructions for new users
1.  Click or paste in your browser the above link.
2.  Click on New User.
3.  Enter Passphrase for USN members (Activenavy1#); USMC (Rifleman1st#).
4.  Fill out form as instructed on screen and click register.
5.  Click on Create new Survey.
6.  Click on the correct survey:
a) Click on “Create a New Deployment Health Assessment” to complete the Pre-Deployment, Post-Deployment or Post-Deployment Health Reassessment.
b) Click on “Create a New Standalone Mental Health Assessment” to complete MHA#3 and MHA #4
7.  Enter Passphrase and complete survey.
 
If you are not a new user and you forgot password, please call 760-763-5082 for assistance with resetting your password.On-line assessments cannot be completed on tablets or smartphones.
 
Combat and Operational Stress and Trauma
Exposure to combat and operational stress changes Service Members and their families in many ways. Some of the changes are positive. For example, personal and professional growth due to the ability to face intense challenges and adversities competently. Combat and operational experiences can also be traumatic and produce lasting emotional wounds. Examples of traumatic deployment experiences are threat to life, the loss of others, and seeing the wounded and the dying. For some, the psychological and emotional wounds run deep and make it hard to move on and function effectively in various roles (e.g., parent, co-worker, partner, friend).
Here are four important things to know:
1.  You are not alone.
2.  This is not about weakness.
3.  You deserve to heal and recover from the invisible, psychological wounds of war as much as you would deserve the best care for the physical wounds of war.
4.  Help is available.
Staying informed and learning ways to manage and cope with what you're experiencing are key in the readjustment process. Some common reactions to combat and operation stress and trauma are listed below. Keep in mind that these post-traumatic reactions can present themselves at varying times and to varying degrees from individual to individual.
Reactions to combat and operational stress and trauma may include:
     Problems concentrating or making decisions
     Having disturbing dreams and memories or flashbacks
     Feeling hopeless about the future
     Feeling numb or lacking interest in anything
     Having a negative view of the world or other people
     Guilt and shame
     Avoiding people, places, and things related to stressful operational experiences
     Feeling on guard, constantly alert, or jumpy
     Being irritable or having outbursts of anger
     Having trouble sleeping
     Feeling detached or withdrawn from others
 
If your reactions interfere with your life, do not improve, or worsen over time, help is available:
 
     Deployment Health Center: Mental health professionals specially trained to address combat operational stress/trauma are available throughout Camp Pendleton. Walk-in and scheduled appointments available.
o   Area 27/Lake O’Neil, Building H200T. Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday, 0730-1600
Phone nunber: 760-763-6483
o   Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton (Mental Health Clinic, 2nd Floor). Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday, 0730-1600. Phone number: 760-719-3792
 
        Military One Source: 1-800-342-9647. www.militaryonesource.mil/
 
         DStress Line: 1-877-476-7734. http://www.dstressline.com/
 
          Naval Hospital Mental Health Clinic: 760-725-1555/1556 (Area 27/Lake O’Neil); 760-719-3312/3016 (Hospital)
 
           Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273- TALK (8255)
 
            http://afterdeployment.t2.health.mil/  
 
Automated Neurocognitive Assessment Metric (ANAM)
 The (ANAM) is a pre-deployment requirement mandated by Department of Defense, MARADMIN and BUMED instructions.  The ANAM is a 20 minute computer based neurocognitive assessment that can be used by the provider in the event that the service member sustains a traumatic brain injury (TBI).  ANAM services are provided at building H-49 room 7-W. H-49 ANAM walk-in testing hours are:  Monday – Thursday 0730-1100; 1300-1500.  Friday 0700-1100. For the convenience of our Marines, we offer local “mass” testing.  For mass testing (greater than 100 service members), to minimize the impact on the units’ PTP, the ANAM team can travel to the unit to conduct ANAM assessments.  Prior coordination is required for ANAM mass testing.  For more information regarding ANAM assessments contact Mr. Thomas Sandoval or Mr. Alex Fisak (760) 763-9087 or (760) 504-8903. (Adrian.Sandoval.ctr@med.navy.mil  or Alex.Fisak@med.navy.mil).
 
  
Deployment Health

Deployment Health Center (DHC)

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(760) 763-5082/(760)763-6483






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