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Pre-mission Health Screening

The following information is intended for all scientists, volunteers, contractors, NOAA and non-NOAA personnel, and others who will sail overnight on NOAA ships.

Two documents are required:

All persons embarked aboard a NOAA ship must complete tuberculosis screening within the 12 months preceding project end date. 

The NOAA Health Services Questionnaire and tuberculosis screening forms and COVID-19 vaccination record must be submitted to a ship's servicing MOC Health Services office 30 days in advance of the project start date. This allows time to medically clear the individual and to request more information if needed. The forms must be legible and complete. Unreadable or incomplete forms will be returned to the applicant. Late submissions may result in delayed medical clearance of sea duty past the project start date.

We ask that all personnel bring any prescription medication they may need and any over-the-counter medicine that is taken routinely (e.g. an aspirin per day, etc.). The ship maintains a stock of medications aboard, but supplies are limited and chances to restock are few. The medication stock is for emergency use only.

Ships managed by the Marine Operations Center-Atlantic (MOC-A) are serviced by MOC-A Health Services. Ships managed by the Marine Operations Center-Pacific (MOC-P) and Marine Operations Center-Pacific Islands (MOC-PI) are serviced by MOC-P Health Services.

Please direct all questions regarding the information required on medical forms, tuberculosis screening, and vaccination policies to the MOC-A Health Services Office (757-441-6320) or MOC-P Health Services Office (541-867-8820).

Medical forms can be sent to your servicing MOC Health Services office via fax:

MOC-A Health Services: (757) 441-3760

MOC-P Health Services: (541) 867-8856

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