to the home page for the Physical Examination Clinic. The information
contained in this page is only applicable to Tripler Army Medical Center
(TAMC) and not Schofield Barracks or any other military facilities
located on the Island of Oahu.
Clinic operates from 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday and we are
responsible for performing physicals on new civilian employees (if
requested by employer), separation, retirement, periodic (<40 and >40),
military schools, and medical board examinations for active duty
personnel as well as performing physicals on officer candidates.
Aviation physicals are conducted only at Schofield Barracks.
Schedule appointments for the
physical examination at least two (2) weeks in advance through the
Central Appointment System (808) 433-2778.
U.S. Army Reserve (USAR) and Hawaii Army National Guard (HIARNG)
service members must have a letter of authorization (in accordance
with paragraphs 9-4a and 10-16a, Army Regulation (AR) 40-501,
Standard of Medical Fitness) to have a physical examination. You
are required to have this document when you report for Part I.
exam normally consists of two parts:
Audiology, lab tests, vision screening and other tests
depending on the type of physical requested.
Outpatient Laboratory (lab tests), Wing G, 4th floor. You
must fast for 14 hours prior to taking laboratory tests (nothing
to eat or drink except water from 5:30 PM the
previous day). EXCEPTION: If you are pregnant or
taking medication for diabetes, you should not fast
according to the above instructions – call the Physical
Examination Clinic at
(808) 433-3345 for further information.
Audiology Clinic (hearing test), Wing C, 3rd floor. The
appointment will be between the hour 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM.
Medical records are required (if available). NOTE:
testing is by appointment only – the Central Appointment
System will schedule this appointment (“HCON”).
Optometry Clinic (vision screening), Wing H, 4th
floor, Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM. NOTE:
If you use contact lenses, please wear eyeglasses on the day
of your vision screening – the Optometry Clinic prefers to
do the corrected vision with glasses rather than with
contact lenses. (Remove your contact lenses at least
24 hours prior to the exam.)
Clinic (PAP smear): Wing H, 4th floor. Female Active Duty
Army, U.S. Army Reserve and Army National Guard service
members who have not had a routine PAP smear within the past
year should schedule an appointment with their Primary Care
Manager (PCM) or the GYN Clinic. Completion of this
appointment prior to Part II is recommended but not
In lieu of this, reserve
component personnel may bring in a copy of a current (within
one year) pelvic exam from their private physician.
Clinics: Depending on the type of physical exam requested
(Over-40, Retirement, Special Forces application, etc.),
other clinics visits may be necessary. For example,
Cardiology Clinic for an EKG or Radiology for a chest x-ray.
Appointment for the physical examination and review of lab
Because it may take from one (1) to two (2) weeks to get
results of chest x-rays and certain blood tests, it is
highly recommended that you complete Part I at least ten
(10) working days prior to Part II.
Appointments for ETS physicals should not be earlier than
four (4) months and no later than one (1) month prior to the
anticipated date of separation (paragraph 8-23f, AR 40-501).
Discharge orders are not required to make an appointment
for an ETS physical. If a waiver is requested, medical
records must be available for the Physical Exam physician to
some reason you cannot keep your appointment, please cancel
or reschedule through the Central Appointment System at
(808) 433-2778 as early as possible – preferably at
least 48 hours in advance.
or questions call the Physical Examination Clinic at
not required to complete a separation physical when you are
separating, but you may schedule one if you desire. If you do not
have a potential service-oriented disability but want a separation
physical exam call Central Appointments (if assigned to Tripler) and
Schofield Barracks if assigned to Schofield.
If you do not desire a separation
physical, you should contact your personnel office for a waiver in
order to complete the clearing process. All soldiers must complete
Department of Defense Form 2697 (DD 2697 – Report of Medical
Assessment) prior to mustering out of Federal service or release
from active duty.
Compensation Program Physical.
If you are planning to file a
Veterans' Affair (VA) claim for an injury or illness that is a
result of military service, you can receive the separation and VA
compensation physical examination at the same time.
To combine your separation and VA
physical and file a VA claim, you must begin the process well before
you will leave the service. You can schedule this exam up to six
(6) months (180 days) prior to the scheduled retirement date.
Examinations will be required no later than 90 days prior to
separation/retirement date. Contact the VA Honolulu Regional Office
at 1-800-827-1000 for scheduling and
If you do not meet the time
Complete the VA disability
compensation claim before final out-processing.
Attend the VA disability claims
Turn in the VA compensation
claim for with your service medical records during final
The claim and your medical
records will be forwarded to the Veterans Administration
Regional Office (VARO) having jurisdiction over the address
provided on the claim form. The VARO will then schedule any
additional medical examination required to complete processing
of the VA claim.
If you do not complete a VA
disability claim before final out-processing you can contact the
VARO by calling 1-800-827-1000
after separating from service. VARO will provide you with the
disability claim from and other necessary information. Although
a claim may be filed at any time after separation, it is
recommended that the initial application be completed within one
year of release from service.
page is maintained by the Department of Family Medicine, ATTN:
MCHK-FM, Tripler Army Medical Center, 1 Jarrett White Road,
Honolulu, Hawai'i 96859-5000. Phone: (808) 433-6174.