2021 PERIODIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT AND POST DEPLOYMENT HEALTH RE-ASSESSMENT IN SUPPORT OF THE PHYSICAL READINESS PROGRAM POLICY:
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SUBJ/2021 PERIODIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT AND POST DEPLOYMENT HEALTH RE-ASSESSMENT
IN SUPPORT OF THE PHYSICAL READINESS PROGRAM POLICY//
NARR/REF A IS OPNAV INSTRUCTION 6110.1J PHYSICAL READINESS PROGRAM.
REF B IS NAVADMIN 129/21, PHYSICAL READINESS PROGRAM UPDATE FOR CALENDAR YEAR
2021 PHYSICAL FITNESS ASSESSMENT.
REF C IS DoDI 6025.19 INDIVIDUAL MEDICAL READINESS.
REF D IS SECNAVINST 6120.3A, PERIODIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT FOR INDIVIDUAL
REF E IS OPNAVINST 6100.3A CH-1, DEPLOYMENT HEALTH ASSESSMENT PROCESS.
POC/BUMED, FORCE MEDICAL READINESS/
RMKS/1. Per references (a) and (b), prior to a Sailor participating in the
Physical Fitness Assessment (PFA) in the fall of 2021, completion of a
Physical Activity Risk Factor Questionnaire (PARFQ) is required. A Periodic
Health Assessment (PHA) within the past 12 months, as well as a Post-
Deployment Health Re-Assessment (PDHRA) when applicable, is required for
completion of the PARFQ.
This NAVADMIN provides guidance for completion of the PHA and/or PDHRA prior
to a Sailors participation in the fall 2021 PFA.
2. Medical Cognizance
a. The Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) has established Medical
Cognizance (MEDCOG) for medical readiness purposes for every unit in the
Navy, both Active and Reserve, based on physical location. MEDCOG support
responsibilities are prescribed to Navy Medicine Readiness and Training
Commands (NAVMEDREADTRNCOM), located at Military Treatment Facilities. Each
NAVMEDREADTRNCOM utilizes their Operational Forces Medical Liaison Services
(OFMLS) as well as the Readiness clinics to support all Sailors within their
b. Sailors or Commands who are remote or without an embedded medical
provider capable of performing these assessments will access a provider via
MEDCOG, by contacting the appropriate point of contact (POC) as outlined in
paragraph 4.a. of this NAVADMIN in order to schedule their assessments. If
Sailors or Commands are uncertain which NAVMEDREADTRNCOM MEDCOG POC is
assigned to their unit, they can contact the designated POC for Naval Medical
Forces Pacific or Atlantic as appropriate for their unit per section 4.b. and
4.c. of this NAVADMIN. When available, an embedded medical provider or
locally available Department of Defense medical provider should be used to
complete the PHA and/or PDHRA.
3. Sailor Responsibilities and Procedures
a. Each Sailor is required by references (c), (d), and (e) to maintain
his or her medical readiness requirements, including the completion of the
PHA and PDHRA. The Sailor must complete his or her portion of the specified
assessment(s) prior to contacting his or her medical department or the
b. In order to complete Part I of either assessment, the Sailor must log
in with their Common Access Card (CAC) to the new electronic Health
Assessment (EHA) website. The electronic Periodic Health Assessment (EPHA)
and electronic Deployment Health Assessment (EDHA) websites are consolidated
into a single site called the electronic Health Assessment (EHA) website,
located at https://data.nmcphc.med.navy.mil/eha/. Both the EPHA and EDHA
websites have a redirect notice to the EHA website, and both currently
maintain functionality if there is an issue accessing the EHA site.
c. When a Sailor needs to complete a PHA, he or she must select My PHA
under the PHA link, then click Start New Assessment.
d. When a Sailor needs to complete any deployment related health
assessment, including the PDHRA, he or she must select Deployer under EDHA.
If an assessment is required, it will be highlighted with an orange Start
button, and correspond to the Sailors outstanding assessments reported in the
Medical Readiness Reporting System (MRRS).
e. In the event the MRRS required deployment related health assessment
is not highlighted appropriately with the orange Start button, a Sailor can
bypass this by selecting the blue Report a New Assessment button or blue
Report a New Standalone Deployment Mental Health Assessment (DMHA) button if
only a mental health assessment is required.
f. Upon completion of the Service member portion of a PHA, PDHRA, or
other assessment on the EHA website, Service members must contact their
embedded medical POC or identified MEDCOG POC, per paragraph 4 of this
NAVADMIN, to schedule the record review and Provider portion of the
assessment, Part II. Both Part I and Part II must be complete in order for a
Service members PHA, PDHRA, or other EHA to be certified.
4. MEDCOG POCs
a. Naval Medical Forces Pacific (NAVMEDFORPAC) and Atlantic
(NAVMEDFORLANT) have established regional support strategies specific to
their MEDCOGs, which are kept up to date and can be found at:
b. The NAVMEDFORPAC POC can be reached at:
c. The NAVMEDFORLANT POC can be reached at:
5. User Feedback
The assessment questions are defined by DoD requirements and cannot be
changed without DoD approval. However, user feedback about website
functionality or user experience can be reached at
6. BUMED POCs
BUMED POCs for the EHA website development can be reached at
7. This NAVADMIN remains in effect until superseded or cancelled,
whichever comes first.
8. Released by Mr. Andrew S. Haeuptle, Director, Navy Staff.//