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    EFMP/I need a physical?

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    My husband just texted me and told me that before I move to Hawaii I need to go to a military building and get a physical, and tell them I need an EFMP when I make the appointment.

    What exactly does this physical entail? Just so I'm not surprised. And is there some link or resource where I could find where to go for this? I live in Port Saint Lucie, FL and when we went to get my military ID we had to go to either Patrick AFB in Cocoa Beach (about 1.5 hours away), some place in West Palm Beach (about 1.75 hours away), and we ended up having to drive almost three hours to Miami. I really hope I don't have to go that far again.

    Also does this cost anything? Ugh I'm so confused. And I really have no idea if this is the appropriate forum.
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    physical for me was them looking over my records. Some say you may also need a pap smear. I didn't need one. Basically they look over your medical history just for medical problems that Hawaii may not be able to treat you for. And if you go to the military clinic it won't cost you anything.
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    The physical is different than the overseas screening. You need a physical within a year (at least for Air Force) and bring your records to your EFMP/overseas screening appt. Your husband needs to fill out a 1466 which is request for command sponsorship and have that with you also, along with a copy of his orders/assignment. If you call they should give you a list they can e-mail with everything you need. I am doing all mine through MacDill in Tampa.
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    ok so i need a physical, and THEN the EFMP? is that what the EFMP is, overseas screening? i was googling and all i could come up with had to do with family members with disabilities so i wasn't sure how that would apply to me.
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    EFMP and overseas screening are not the same thing. Do you have any kind of ailments or illness that requires special treatment, not just a disability but any kind of illness, if you do then you must do EFMP. Overseas screening is where you get a physical and stuff to clear you to travel overseas. HI is considered overseas.
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    I had to have physical within a year. If you have you should be fine. You just need to make an overseas screening appointment, not EFMP unless some of those issues apply to you. EFMP and overseas screening often get grouped together,but shouldn't.
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    ughhh i'm so confused. i'm completely healthy, but he told me i have to ask for an EFMP when i call to make the appointment and he sent me a 5888 form.
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    That makes no sense, if you are perfectly healthy and don't require any sort of specialist on a regular basis, then you do not need EFMP. You do need an overseas screening, which is completely different.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TrishAFSpouse View Post
    That makes no sense, if you are perfectly healthy and don't require any sort of specialist on a regular basis, then you do not need EFMP. You do need an overseas screening, which is completely different.
    It is an overseas screening/efmp appointment. I scheduled mine, and they combined the physical with questions that would help them determine whether or not I needed to be enrolled in efmp. I did, because I was on anti depressants within the last 2 years. I think the initial physical has the efmp questioning, and then they take it from there if you need to be enrolled. Mine was all done on the same day. She even wrote the recommendation while I was there. This was done on an Army base even though DH is Air Force.

    The physical was not an in depth one. She asked questions about my medical history, if I was having any problems currently, ect. No vision test at all.

    As far as the pap smear, you have to have had one within a year. I showed them my medical records and they signed off for me.

    You will also need to take a copy of your medical records with you the the appointment if you aren't registered on base. They scanned my medical records into their system. I had a civilian PCP.


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    Quote Originally Posted by His[♥]Love View Post
    It is an overseas screening/efmp appointment. I scheduled mine, and they combined the physical with questions that would help them determine whether or not I needed to be enrolled in efmp. I did, because I was on anti depressants within the last 2 years. I think the initial physical has the efmp questioning, and then they take it from there if you need to be enrolled. Mine was all done on the same day. She even wrote the recommendation while I was there. This was done on an Army base even though DH is Air Force.

    The physical was not an in depth one. She asked questions about my medical history, if I was having any problems currently, ect. No vision test at all.

    As far as the pap smear, you have to have had one within a year. I showed them my medical records and they signed off for me.

    You will also need to take a copy of your medical records with you the the appointment if you aren't registered on base. They scanned my medical records into their system. I had a civilian PCP.
    this was helpful, thank you.

    question: what if i don't have medical records? i mean i know i must somewhere, but i haven't seen a doctor other than a gynecologist since i started high school. i've never had health insurance so i've never had a primary care physician.
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