If you’ve recently applied to join the military but require an orthopaedic evaluation as part of your Medical Waiver (form DD 2807-2), you can obtain that evaluation at our orthopaedic walk-in clinic.
About the Department of Defense Medical Forms
The DD Forms 2807-1, 2807-2, and 2808 connect the military recruiter’s office, Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS), and the applicant seeking to join the military to one another by disclosing the recruit’s medical history information. These are the primary medical forms/questionnaires the MEPS uses for enlistment/commission in the United States Military.
The DD 2807-2 Form
Upon application to enlist in the military, recruits must complete a thorough medical pre-screening report. This form, DD 2807-2, is a self-reporting of the applicant’s medical history and current medical conditions. The questionnaire is set-up with a simple “YES” or “NO” response to an extensive listing of medical issues, categorically organized by body system (i.e., Spine and Sacroiliac Joints, Upper Extremities; Lower Extremities; Miscellaneous Conditions of the Extremities).
Through uniform medical standards for enlistment, the military has established a listing of “red flag” medical conditions that may disqualify applicants from service. A “YES” response to any item on Form 2807-2 prompts further explanation by the applicant.
The applicant has two options: first, there is an opportunity to obtain a physical evaluation of the condition by a health care provider to attach to Form 2807-2 before submission. Second, the applicant may forgo the physical assessment and hope to pass the military’s pre-entrance medical examination. Then, if medically disqualified, he/she can prepare a case for a medical waiver to appeal the disqualification.
To receive an orthopaedic evaluation for a medical waiver, stop by our walk-in clinic anytime during regular clinic hours or feel free to contact us for further information.
The cost of the orthopaedic evaluation is $250.