DOD Medical Forms 2807-1, 2807-2, And 2808 Used By Recruiters / MEPS

DD Forms 2807-1, 2807-2, And 2808

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These are the primary medical forms/questionnaires used by the Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS) for enlistment/commission in the United States Military. The DD Forms 2807-1, 2807-2, and the 2808 connect the military recruiter's office, MEPS, and the applicant seeking to join the military to one another by disclosing medical history information of the recruit.  The following contains greater detail of the forms and the process of getting medically screened at MEPS. 

View DD Form 2807-1 -  Additional collection of information using this form occurs when a Medical Evaluation Board is convened to determine the ​medical fitness of a current member and if separation is warranted. However, this is primarily used to verify information of individuals seeking to join the Armed Forces. The information voluntarily collected on this form is used to assist DoD physicians in making determinations as to acceptability of applicants for military service and verifies disqualifying medical condition(s) noted on the pre-screening form (DD 2807-2).


However, failure by an applicant to provide the information may result in delay or possible rejection of the individual's application to enter the Armed Forces. Expect delays in this process.


The pre-screen questionnaire form is filled out by you and the recruiter. This form is to be completed by each individual who requires medical processing in accordance with Department of Defense Directive 6130.3, "Physical Standards for Appointment, enlistment, or Induction." The form should be completed by the applicant with the assistance of the recruiter, parent(s), or guardian. 

Use of this form will make the MEPS in-processing of individuals applying for service in the United States Armed Forces or Coast Guard more streamlined. Though it is recommended to make a copy of the form for your records just in case it is lost in the bureaucracy known as Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS). There are several MEPS stations throughout the United States recruiting districts and it is fair to say that the standards are not as consistent as you would think.  A waiver process for instance in one MEPS office maybe different than another depending upon how the military and doctors read the regulations.


The individual completing the DD Form 2807-2 will submit the form, at a minimum, 1 processing day in advance to the MEPS projected to process the individual. A minimum of 2 processing days in advance is required if support documentation is required to augment the MEPS CMO review. If you have ever had a surgery, broken a bone, or had an ailment or birth defect, the military wants to know about it. You will need to retrieve all medical documentation with a medical release form and submit records to the MEPS Medical Section.


After the MEPS Medical Officer reviews the provided information, the appropriate recruiting service member will be informed of the examinee's processing status, or if additional record review or specialty consultation may be required for further processing or qualification determination. Types of additional documentation the MEPS Medical Officer will require:

  • copy of actual treatment records of the private medical doctor (PMD) 
  • office or clinic assessment and progress notes,
  • subsequent evaluation and treatment documents,
  • surgical and physical therapy notes and records
  • and date when released from doctor's care to full, unrestricted activity
  • emergency room (ER) report,
  • x-ray report(s), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) report(s), or Computerized Tomography (CT) scan report(s), etc.
  • procedure reports (e.g., arthroscopy, electroencephalogram (EEG; brain wave test), echocardiogram (ultrasound of the heart), etc,
  • pathology reports (tissue sample reports)
  • specialty consultation records (e.g., neurologist, cardiologist, OB/Gynecologist, orthopedic surgeon, allergist, etc.).
  • hospital record, to include (if any): ER report, admission history and physical, study reports, procedure reports, operative report (especially necessary for surgery to bone or joint), pathology report, specialty consultation reports, and discharge summary
  • If an applicant has been diagnosed or treated since age 12 for any attention disorder (Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), etc.), academic skills or perceptual defect, or has had an Individual Education Plan (IEP), call the MEPS for additional instructions.
  • Send all documentation relating to ANY past or present evaluation, treatment or consultation with a psychiatrist, psychologist, counselor or therapist, on an inpatient or out-patient basis for any reason, including but not limited to counseling or treatment for adjustment or mood disorder, family or marriage problem, depression, treatment or rehabilitation for alcohol, drug or other substance abuse, directly from the treating clinician and/or hospital to the MEPS Chief Medical Officer. 

View DD Form 2808 - The DD Form 2808 is used by the MEPS Medical Staff to document the medical examination.

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