The purpose of a medical clearance is to identify specific health needs and medical conditions that may require specialty management, follow-up or monitoring. Additionally, the scope and frequency of the required follow-up must be determined.  This reduces the need for medical travel due to lack of local health resources and limits the number of curtailments for pre-existing medical conditions.

Contact Medical Clearances at MEDClearances@state.gov.

What Does My Medical Clearance Mean?

Your medical clearance is a determination of your medical qualification to serve overseas.

  • Worldwide Available (Class 1): Issued to applicants, employees and eligible family members who have no identifiable medical conditions that would limit assignment abroad.
  • Post-Specific (Class 2): Issued to an individual with a medical condition that would pose a significant risk to the health or safety of the individual or others if the individual were assigned to work at one or more posts abroad, or would create an undue burden for a post. The Office of Medical Services (MED) determines approval for assignment to a specific post based on the criteria above.

Reference Documentation:

U.S. Department of State

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