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Health Screening

Marine Operations Center (MOC) - Atlantic ships are serviced by MOC-A Health Services. MOC-Pacific and MOC-Pacific Islands ships are serviced by MOC-P Health Services.

Two medical forms are required for all field party members:

All persons embarked aboard a NOAA ship must complete tuberculosis screening within the 12 months preceding the project end date. Full policy details are available in the document OMAO 1008: Tuberculosis Protection Program.

The NHSQ and TB screening forms 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 form 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.

Direct all questions regarding the information required on medical forms to MOC-A Health Services Office (757-441-6320) or MOC-P Health Services Office (541-867-8820).

Medical forms may 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

or Accellion secure file transfer, (for NOAA employees).

Do not send as an unsecured email attachment.

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