Medical Processing

Medical and Dental processing guidance can be found in Chapter 7 of the PPG.

    • The unit is responsible for medically screening their soldiers prior to mobilization. Soldiers who fail to meet medical deployment standards IAW AR 40-501, Chapter 3 will not be sent to the mob station.

    • Soldiers found not to be medically deployable within the first 25 days of mobilization will be released from active duty, returned to their prior reserve status, and returned to their home address.

    • All units/individual personnel must report to the mobilization station with the following:

    • Medical and Dental records

    • Proof of immunization

    • Copy of completed DD Form 2795 (pre-deployment health Assessment) and and annual Periodic Health Assessment (PHA).

    • Individual Soldiers WILL NOT hand-carry the Service Treatment Record (STR).

    • For units with a CONUS Support mission, health and dental records will be turned in to the supporting MTF/DTF upon arrival at the duty location for maintenance and accountability. 

    • Soldiers deploying to overseas locations will deploy with the DD 2766 (Adult Preventive and Chronic Care Flowsheet). Units/soldiers will not deploy OCONUS with health and dental records. Health and Dental records will be returned to home station once the unit deploys.  Records will be returned to the demobilization station for review during medical out-processing.

    • The following items should be maintained during peacetime in order to minimize processing time upon mobilization:

    • Physicals (within last 5 years).

    • Over 40 physicals.

    • Profiles (Soldiers with permanent 3 or 4 physical profiles should not be mobilized until evaluated by an MMRB or granted waiver by the appropriate RC MMRBCA prior to mobilization.)

    • HIV (test must have been within last 24 months prior to deployment Or IAW theater policy, SOFA or host nation agreement.

    • DNA (confirmation that a DNA specimen is on file will be annotated in the health record).

    • All female soldiers deploying overseas will be administered a pregnancy test within one month of actual deployment. (Pregnant Reserve Soldiers will not be mobilized).

    • Current Immunizations (theater-specific immunizations will be administered at the mob station - see para 7-6 of the PPG).

    • Allergy Tags (Medical Warning tag worn with the individual's identification (DOG) tag).

    • Current eyeglass prescription (for individuals that wear glasses). All soldiers who wear glasses will deploy with 2 sets. Current prescriptions can be sent to the mob station prior to unit's arrival to expedite processing of glasses and mask inserts.

    • Hearing Test (Deploying soldiers are required to have a DD Form 2215 Reference Audiogram or DD Form 2216 Periodic Audiogram in the medical record). Soldiers in readiness Class 3 and 4 are considered not fully medically ready and require additional hearing services before readiness status can be determined.

    • Dental Exam (within 1 year).

    • Dental Class 3 or 4 - soldiers in dental class 3 or 4, and requiring treatment for pain, trauma, oral infections, or follow- up care are not eligible for overseas deployment until corrective action is completed. Soldiers in dental class 3 or 4 should coordinate through their chain of command to obtain necessary dental treatment prior to arrival at the mobilization station.  Soldiers in dental class 3 are eligible for deployment within CONUS but are required to obtain a minimum dental readiness class 2 to meet the Active Duty dental readiness standards.

    • Current Panographic X-ray on file (the panograph must be of adequate quality for diagnostic and identification purposes).

    • RC Soldiers must have their dental readiness documentation entered into DENCLASS.