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Periodic Health Assessment

The Periodic Health Assessment (PHA) is a screening tool used by the armed forces to evaluate the individual medical readiness of their Service members. It can be conducted alone or can be combined with other individual medical readiness needs (e.g., dental exam and immunizations). Completed annually, the PHA consists of the following components for the Service member:

  • A self-reported health status.
  • Measurement and documentation of vitals (height, weight, BP)
  • Vision screening
  • Review of current medical conditions with healthcare provider.
  • Focused exam of identified conditions (as required).
  • Cardiovascular Screening Program Services (as required).
  • Recommendations for improvement of identified health conditions.
  • Behavioral health screen.

Eligibility for a PHA is based upon service component guidance to the Reserve Health Readiness Program. 

PHA Options (ARNG Only)

PHA Lite PHA with Draft Profile 

At the event, the vendor performs:

  • Height
  • Weight
  • Blood Pressure
  • Vision Screening
  • Provider (PA/NP) interview

Service member/Command leaves PHA Event process with all PHA documents for review by state medical personnel

  • The vendor is responsible for
    • Signature of the PHA in the MHA module
    • Upload of supporting documentation in HRR
  • The state is responsible for initiation of profile in e-Profile

At the event, the vendor performs:

  • Height
  • Weight
  • Blood Pressure
  • Vision Screening
  • Provider (PA/NP) interview

Service member/Command leaves PHA Event with:

  • Copy of focused exam (if performed)
  • Referral recommendation form

The vendor is responsible for:

  • Suggested profiling actions documented on draft DD Form 3349 (no e-Profile entry)
  • Signature of the PHA in the MHA module
  • Upload of the PHA questionnaire and supporting documentation to HRR

DHA Address: 7700 Arlington Boulevard | Suite 5101 | Falls Church, VA | 22042-5101

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