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The DOD Deployment Health Assessment program ensures that all Service members who were deployed for more than 30 days boots on ground are monitored periodically for both physical and mental health concerns.
The EpiData Center Department (EDC) Application Development and Data System Support Division developed and maintains the electronic Deployment Health Assessment (EDHA) system. Five deployment health assessments are currently in use to monitor Service member health throughout their deployment cycle and up to 3 years after they return. EDC epidemiologists in the Behavioral and Operational Health Division utilize the information within the assessments to monitor overall compliance and completion, positive screens for physical and mental health concerns, and provider referrals.
The assessments will become a part of your official medical record and can be used to document previous and deployment health issues. Documentation of any health concern is vital to Deployment readiness and will exist as a legal record which can be accessed later if applying for Disabilities through Veterans Affairs.
The compliance timeframes for each assessment are:
The PDHRA is required regardless of the number of days after return from theater. After 180 days, both the PDHRA and the DMHA are due.
Early completion of the PDHRA is allowed only for Service members separating from the Navy or Marine Corps.
The final DMHA is required regardless of the number of days since return from deployment. After 910 days, the final DMHA is still required.
Email the EDHA Help Desk firstname.lastname@example.org
0600-1800 (EST) Monday-Friday - (757)-953 0737 or (757)-337-1792 DSN 337
Bureau of Medicine and Surgery
7700 Arlington Blvd. Ste. 5113 Falls Church, VA 22042-5113
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