Health Services

Physical Exams


Active Duty or Active Guard and Reserve (AGR) personnel enrolled to Andrew Rader US Army Health Clinic as their Primary Care Facility.

Active Duty or Active Guard Reserve AGR Army personnel who are assigned to an Air Force base or Navy base within the National Capital Area, or a healthcare facility that does not have MEDPROS PHA entry capability.

Active Duty Marine, Navy, and USPHS assigned to Rader Health Clinic. Navy personnel and Marines needing any type of special physical (schools, demobilization, etc.) should provide their Services' requirements for those exams.

DOD civilians are eligible to complete Pre-Deployment physicals at ARUSAHC. They must be enrolled in TRICARE before scheduling an appointment. ensuring they are enrolled in the system for Rader Health Clinic. All DOD civilians are required to provide all forms necessary for the physical and a list of requirements.

Foreign Nationals enrolled at ARUSAHC are eligible. They should provide any host nation forms required for the physical examination as well as a list of requirements.

All other situations will be considered on a case-by-case basis per the OIC of Physical Exams. All patients are seen by appointment only which are booked by calling (703) 696-3477. You cannot book Physical Exam appointments using Tricare Online.

In the event you need to speak to a Physical Exams representative please call (703) 696-3476 or (703) 696-3477. Please arrive on time, as you are NOT required to arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment.

Services Offered

Periodic Health Assessment

Army, USMC and Navy

  • Call to schedule your Part 1 appointment.
  • If you are a Male 35 or older, Female 40 or older you must Fast 12 hours prior to your appointment.
  • You must complete the on-line portion of your PHA by logging on to your AKO and clicking on the drop down box My Medical Readiness. It is Mandatory to complete this prior to your Part 2 appointment.
  • Part 2 is the review of your Part 1 Exam and on-line Periodic Health Assessment. This exam can only be reviewed by a PA/NP/MD.
  • The completed Physical can typically be picked up approximately one week after the Part 2 exam is complete.


Army, USMC and Navy

Post Deployment Health Assessment (PDHA) And Post Deployment Health Risk Assessment (PDHRA)

  • Complete the on-line portion of PDHA/PDHRA by going on AKO and clicking on the drop down box: My Medical Readiness
  • Call to schedule an appointment at Physical Exams


Welcome Specialty Clinic Physical Examination. The information contained in this page is only applicable to the Andrew Rader United States Health Clinic (ARUSHC) and not any other military facilities. Our Physical Exams offer the following Physicals:

  • Commissioning / Appointment:DD2807-1 / DD2808
  • Airborne: DD2807-1 / DD2808
  • Ranger: DD2807-1 / DD2808
  • Special Forces: DD2807-1 / DD2808
  • Separation (ETS / Referred): DD2807-1 / DD2808 / DD2697 / ETS Letterhead
  • Chapters (Must have escort): DD2807-1 / DD2808 / DD2697
  • Retirement: DD2807-1 / DD2808 / DD2697
  • Others on a case-by-case basis

Part 1 – Call to schedule your part 1 appointment. Be sure to Fast for 12 hours prior to your appointment. The purpose of the Part 1 is to complete all the required forms, Lab test, X-Rays, EKG if required, Hearing and Vision Screening.

Part 2 – Will be scheduled ONLY after all Lab results are completed.


Audiology Clinic (hearing test) is for Active Duty only, within the Specialty Clinic. Audiology is currently open by appointment only. 

Veterans Affairs Physical

If you are planning to file a Veterans Affairs (VA) claim for an injury or illness that is a result of military service, you can receive the separation and VA compensation physical examination at the same time.

NOTE: Your VA compensation physical examination can only be done through the VA.

To combine your separation and VA physical and file a VA claim, you must begin the process well before you will leave the service. You can schedule this exam up to six (6) months (180 days) prior to the scheduled retirement date. Examinations will be required no later than 90 days prior to separation/retirement date. Contact the VA Regional Office nearest you or by calling the Veterans Crisis Line 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1.

If you do not meet the time deadline:

  • Complete the VA disability compensation claim before final out-processing.
  • Attend the VA disability claims briefing.
  • Turn in the VA compensation claim for with your service medical records during final out-processing.
  • The claim and your medical records will be forwarded to the Veterans Administration Regional Office (VARO) having jurisdiction over the address provided on the claim form. The VARO will then schedule any additional medical examination required to complete processing of the VA claim.
  • If you do not complete a VA disability claim before final out-processing you can contact the VARO by calling 1-800-273-8255 after separating from service. VARO will provide you with the disability claim from and other necessary information. Although a claim may be filed at any time after separation, it is recommended that the initial application be completed within one year of release from service.

Service members must have a tetanus shot that contains "pertussis" regardless of when your last tetanus shot was.

You can look for the following on your immunizations record to ensure that you are up to date on your immunizations.

  • Two Hep A shots spaced 6 months apart
  • Three Hep B shots with the first and second being spaced by 1 month and the second and third by 5 months.
  • Annual Flu vaccine
  • Tetanus Vaccine that contains pertussis. Also known as TDAP.

If you have any questions you may contact the Rader Clinic Immunizations at 703-696-3441. We ask that you be patient as we are expecting a large volume of calls due to this issue. We are also available for walk in appointments on a limited basis.

Contact Us


Physical Exams Main: 

1-833-853-1392, Option 5, Option 4\


7:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
The clinic will be closed the first Wednesday of each month for training.


401 Carpenter Road
1ST Floor, Specialty Clinic
Fort Myer, VA 22211

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