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What is behavioral health? Behavioral health refers to the connection between behaviors and the health and well-being of the mind and body. It encompasses mental health and substance use/abuse conditions, life stressors and...
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When is my flight physical due? Your flight physical is due by the last day of your birth month. When can I start the process of completing my flight physical? You have a 90-day window to complete your flight physical. For...
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How do I obtain a copy of my official medical record from Medical Affairs? Currently, all official medical records are digital and stored on a secure hard drive. You can contact Medical Affairs at
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When is my NOAA physical due? Your NOAA physical is required every 2 years regardless of age. How soon should I reach out to medical to schedule this at MOCA/MOCP or at a sister occupational health clinic? About 30 - 60 days...
U.S. Public Health Service Officers (2020)
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There are 55 poison control centers in the United States. Each provides free, 24-hour professional advice to anyone in the 50 states, Puerto Rico, the Federated States of Micronesia, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands...
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Search and Rescue (SAR) is one of the Coast Guard's oldest missions.  Minimizing the loss of life, injury, property damage or loss by rendering aid to persons in distress and property in the maritime environment has always...
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The Marine Medicine Branch (MMB) will provide ships an updated list of the Medical Emergency Contacts biannually. Ships should post the current list on the bridge, in the medical treatment space, and throughout the ship in...
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In 2007 the World Health Organization replaced the requirement for ships traveling internationally to hold a Deratting Certificate with the requirement for ships traveling internationally to hold a Ship Sanitation...
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The Marine Medicine Branch (MMB) supplies all ships with the medications, supplies, and equipment listed on the NOAA Fleet Formulary and Medical Inventory. Ships with a permanent or augmenting U.S. Public Health...

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