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Bureau of Medical Services

Medical Clearances

Our Mission

The Office of Medical Clearances is responsible for ensuring the U.S. government personnel receive adequate medical evaluation and clearance prior to their assignments abroad. 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.

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