By LTC Tillman-Ortiz, PDHRA
Have you ever taken your car to the mechanic for one thing, say for a noise, only to leave needing a series of repairs? And, you know that this could have been prevented if you had taken care of it earlier and had it identified. The same idea of early identification applies to your health.
As a deployed Soldier, you’ve placed demands on your body unlike ever before and there may be a crick or behavior change that wasn’t there before. Is it a symptom of a larger issue or just a crick? The Army’s Post-Deployment Health Reassessment (PDHRA) is conducted 90 to 180 days after your redeployment to help you figure that out.
This health screening is a simple process of filling out a questionnaire and speaking with a healthcare provider. A click of a mouse and a candid conversation are all that are needed to possibly get you care essential for your well-being and readiness. If you have recently returned from a combat deployment, talk to your commander about completing the PDHRA. It’s important to your health, your family and your unit.
You can learn more about the PDHRA online at www.armyg1.army.mil/HR/pdhra or click on “My Medical Readiness” under “Medical Self Service” in AKO.