Health Services

Overseas Suitability Screening

The purpose

The purpose of a Suitability Screening is to identify medical, dental, educational and potential duty limiting conditions or requirements of both service and family members. Completing a screening will ensure that both the family and service member are qualified for overseas, operational duty, and remote duty assignments.

Per BUMEDINST 1300.2B, the Suitability Screening process is required to be completed within 30 days of receipt of Orders. It is important that a Suitability Screening is thoroughly completed on each service and family member that is selected to come overseas. For an overview of the Suitiability Screening process and assigned areas of responsibility, click on the Navy/USMC Suitability Screening Flowsheet/Overview link.

Furthermore, when a case of improper screening is identified, an Overseas Screening Deficiency Report (OSDR) will be submitted (as required by BUMEDINST 1300.2B) to the transferring/losing command, gaining command, BUMED, and COMNAVPERSCOM or HQMC (as required by MILPERSMAN 1300-306). See the relevant references or the Sample OSDR for more information.

If an improperly screened individual arrives at the overseas location with special needs, the requirements of the individual might exceed the capabilities of the new duty station and undue work and family related stress could result. These could include, but are not limited to: increased absences from duty, decreased quality of life, unplanned expenditures of temporary additional duty (TAD/TDY) funds and quite possibly early return of dependants (ERD) or Tour Curtailment.

A proper screening ensures a productive tour for the service member, family and the new command.

If you are a non-active duty member or someone who would otherwise not be required to obtain overseas screening (such as a GS employee or contractor) and would like to request a courtesy screening, please email the Overseas Screening committee.  Note that USNH Naples has limitations on care and services.  Non-TRICARE beneficiaries are seen on a space-available, reimbursable basis.  For information on billing, click here.  The U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Italy maintains a list of English speaking doctors, ambulances, laboratories, and pharmacies as a service to U.S. citizens.  To view the list and find out more about medical assistance from the Department of State, click here. 

For further details and to address specific questions about any related Suitability Screening issues, please see your area screener. The screener will be able to go into great detail and answer all inquiries pertaining to your specific situation.

Overseas Screening

Suitability Screening Coordinator Contact Information:
U.S. Naval Hospital Naples Italy
DSN: 314-629-6000/1 Comm: 011-39-081-811-6000/1
Calling from off-base or cell phone: 011-39-081-811-6000/1
Email: usn.naples.navhospnaplesit.list.fleet-liaison@mail.mil

Basic steps for conducting Suitability Screening:

Start the Suitability Screening process immediately upon receipt of orders by contacting your area Suitability/Overseas Screening Coordinator or the nearest Medical Treatment Facility.

For further details and to address specific questions about any related Suitability Screening issues, please see your area screener. The screener will be able to go into great detail and answer all inquiries pertaining to your specific situation.

Required documents include:
[A] NAVMED 1300/1 (Medical, Dental and Educational Suitability Screening for Service and Family Members)
[B] DD 2807/1 (Report of Medical History)
[C] DD 2792-1 (Special Education/Early Intervention Summary) for school age children 3-21 and must be signed by school official NEW 2014 form

What is EFMP? The Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) is a program offered by each service to support families with special medical and educational needs throughout the service member’s career. Ensure eligible family members with special needs, whether it be medical, educational or both are enrolled in EFMP. Family members should enroll in EFMP when a qualifying condition is diagnosed. Each branch has its own EFMP and enrollment process.

EFMP family support services are available at your installation. The family support services team is your main point of contact for EFMP information. The family support services team can also answer specific EFMP questions based on your branch or installation.

They can connect you with:

  • Military Support Services and Resources
  • Community Support Services and Resources

Visit the Specials Needs Resources page on Military One Source for more information about the EFMP. 

To find an EFMP representative, visit the Military Installations website at http://www.militaryinstallations.dod.mil.

If you are overseas, contact the TRICARE Area Office Director at 1-888-777-8343 and choose the menu option for your overseas area.

Active duty sponsors who have family members that meet the criteria for specific medical or educational needs are mandated to be enrolled to ensure needed medical or services are available at the gaining MTF. 

References and Instructions

Navy Medicine Forms

EFMP Forms

Air Force Suitability Screening/FMRC Process

Air Force Specific Forms

Army Suitability Screening Process

If dependents are needing EFMP enrollment/disenrollment

EFMP Resources 

Visit the Special Needs Resources page on Military One Source for more information about the EFMP.‚Äč

Army Specific Denver Developmental Screen

Army Specific Medical Screening Forms for Diabetes and Thyroid Disease

Don't forget to keep your family's information up-to-date in DEERS.