Aviation Training Center (ATC)
are by appointment. We provide a full range of mandatory and routine
physical examinations. Coast Guard physical examination requirements
are listed below:
Pre-Commissioning/Appointment, BI-Annual Aviation, and OMSEP
examinations: Preliminary tests are conducted by an HS the morning of or
day(s) prior to the Medical Officer Appointment.
- Periodic Health
Assessments (PHAs): Required annually for ALL active and reserve
personnel. These must be completed during your birth month
period. (Your birth month and 2 months proceeding.)
- Biennial Aviation /
Dive: Required every 2 years after initial designation until age 48.
Completion is required within 90 days of the end of your birth month.
Occupational Medical Surveillance/ Evaluation Program: Exams vary
according to type of work or exposure. Requirements are designated by
unit OMSEP coordinator or physician.
- Command Afloat:
Required prior to afloat assignment, and annually thereafter.
- Overseas / Sea
Duty: Required within 6 months of reporting to units that deploy for a
period of 60 days or more.
- Pre-Commissioning /
Appointment: Required within 12 months prior to original appointment as
- Separation from
Active Duty: Required within 12
months for retirement, and 6 months for involuntary separation, or
release from active duty into the Ready Reserves (selected drilling or
IRR). If at all possible, these should be completed no less than 6
months prior to separation to allow time to correct problems that may be
found during the physical examination.
- If you have
questions regarding the status of an examination, call 251-441-6403 and
talk to the Physical exams staff.