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Separation and Retirement Physical (SHPE)

Who needs a Separation History and Physical Exam (SHPE)?

  • Service Members on Active Duty (AD) for 180 days or more of continuous service
  • Reserve Component (RC) on AD orders for 180 days or more of continuous service
  • RC on AD orders for 31 days or more in support of a contingency operation

SHPE Timeline

Greater than 180 days prior to separation/retirement:

  • Request a copy of your medical records.
  • Complete DD Form 2870 & fax to 402-294-8490.
  • Filing a VA claim: Begin preparing for the claim process. Contact local VA rep.
  • Not filing a VA claim: No action needed at this time.  

180-90 days prior to separation/retirement:

 Filing a VA claim:  Not filing a VA claim:
  • SHPE will be conducted at Medical Treatment Facility (MTF). Go to: https://asimsimr.health.mil/imr/myimr.aspx and complete Form 2807-1

Less than 90 days prior to separation/retirement:

  • SHPE will need to be completed at MTF.
  • Go to: https://asimsimr.health.mil/imr/myimr.aspx to initiate SHPE process.
  • A VA claim can still be processed, however any VA exams conducted cannot take the place of the SHPE. These exams may not be completed prior to separation, delaying your access to benefits.

Steps to completing your SHPE at the MTF:

  1. Complete DD Form 2807-1: Report of Medical History through your MyIMR
  2. Complete audiogram (if indicated on the My IMR dashboard)
  3. Complete any other Individual Medical Readiness (IMR) requirements not currently green
  4. Schedule/Complete Occupational Health exams, as applicable (AD ONLY)
  5. Complete SHPE appointments (physical exam scheduled by SHPE Nurse)
  6. BOMC signs off Separation Memo and Virtual Out-Processing

Steps to completing your SHPE at the VA:

  1. Complete DD Form 2807-1: Report of Medical History through your MyIMR
  2. Schedule/Complete appointment with VA representative. Must bring copy of medical record to appointment.
  3. Complete IMR requirements not currently green
  4. Schedule/Complete Occupational Health exams, as applicable (AD ONLY)
  5. Complete SHPE appointments with VA provider (scheduled by VA representative)
  6. VA Separation Health Assessment (SHA) documentation returned to BOMC by VA
  7. BOMC signs off Separation Memo and vOP

Important facts to remember:

  • A SHPE is mandatory for all Service Members (SM) who meet eligibility criteria and terminal leave can be affected if not accomplished
  • The DD Form 2807-1 (Report of Medical History) is ONLY in reference to service related diagnosis and/or conditions
  • For Guard and Reserve SMs answer yes on the DD Form 2807-1 ONLY to conditions incurred or aggravated during current period of AD orders and not your entire military service
  • A termination audiogram only needs to be performed if you have not had one within 6 months of your date of separation (except ARC members)
  • If you are planning to file a claim with the VA, it cannot be submitted more than 180 days prior to your date of separation
  • Your local VA representative contact information can be found on the back of this brochure.
  • It is your responsibility to maintain communication with the BOMC office
  • If Separating/Retiring as a result of an Medical Evaluation Board (MEB), the Disability Evaluation System (DES) examination meets the SHPE requirement. Please email the SHPE org box to request vMPF sign off.
InTransition is a free, voluntary program that provides mental health care support to SMs during times of transition. For more information go to: http://pdhealth.mil/resourcecenter/intransition/service-members
 

Contact Us

Location: 

Ehrling Bergquist Clinic, Ground Floor

Telephone: 

402-294-9110

Local VA Representative:

Location

106 Peacekeeper Drive
Bldg 232C, Rm 235

Telephone:

402-232-8136 or 402-232-7363

Don't forget to keep your family's information up-to-date in DEERS.