DD Form 2808 Report of Medical Examination

What Is a DD Form 2808?

DD Form 2808 or the Report of Medical Examination is a form used by the Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS) Medical Staff to obtain the health-related data required to determine the medical fitness of applicants and current members of the Armed Forces.

This form - sometimes referred to as DA Form 2808, DD Form 2808 1, and DD Form 2808 2 - was previously reviewed by the Department of Defense (DoD) in October 2005. An up-to-date fillable version of form DD 2808 can be downloaded below or obtained through the Executive Services Directorate website.

The form is filled during the physical examination. The data provided within the form is used during enlistment, induction, appointment, and retention, as well as for medical boards and separation of service members from the Armed Forces.

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DD Form 2808 Instructions

Prior to the medical examination and filling the first section of the form, the applicant must fast for 8 hours - only drinking water is allowed.

  1. The applicant must fill out Boxes 1 through 16, which require personal information and general data about the applicant. Pay close attention to Box 12, Agency, which is filled only by non-service members - all other individuals must leave it blank. Boxes 14a. 14b and 14c are for aviators only.
  2. Boxes 15a through 15c are used for providing information an the branch of service, component (Active Duty, Reserve or National Guard) and the purpose of examination.
  3. The "Clinical Evaluation", "Laboratory Findings" and "Measurements and Other Findings" sections are completed by the applicant's provider. More than one provider can fill the form if necessary.
  4. After the examination, the applicant must make sure that their name, EMPLID and PHS SERNO are stated on every page submitted to the Medical Affairs' physical exam section.

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