Family Member Brochure
Post-Deployment Health Care for Your Loved One
Our mission is to provide quality health care to our dedicated Service members and help provide peace of mind to you, their dedicated families.
We recognize that deployment may have an impact on the health and wellbeing of those who serve our country. In an effort to identify and treat Service membersí deployment-related health concerns, we are implementing the Post-Deployment Health Reassessment, or PDHRA. This program provides education, screening, assessment and access to care for a wide variety of questions and concerns that you and your loved one may have about their health after their return from deployment.
How Does the PDHRA Process Work?The PDHRA is scheduled to begin three-to six-month after Service members return from deployment. Service members can expect to get a notification from their unit or commander when it is time for them to begin the process. A questionnaire is used to gather current demographic and health status information. Then, the Service member will have an opportunity to discuss their deployment health concerns with a health care provider. Together with the provider they can determine what additional services are needed. Referrals to health care or community-based services will be made at this time, if necessary.
Why is the Post-Deployment Health Reassessment Important?Family members are often concerned about the health and safety of their loved ones during deployment. And, when loved ones return, families may worry about how deployment has affected the Service memberís health and wellbeing.
When the Service member in your family completes the PDHRA, you can be reassured that their health concerns and issues are receiving professional attention. Your support and encouragement can assist your loved one in resolving any health concerns they may have.
In the long run, the entire family benefits when Service members actively seek health care.
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PDHRA Information Site was last updated on 04/19/07.