A stethoscope hangs August 15,2018, at the Public Health Activity- San

PHA updates

Written by Cmdr. Shane Steiner Chief of Preventative Medicine U.S. Coast Guard / U.S. Public Health Service On Mar. 1, 2018, the Coast Guard implemented a new periodic health assessment (PHA). To increase flexibility, Coast Guard members were no longer […]


The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos rescues a survivor of a migrant capsized boat during the afternoon of Dec. 6, 2018, in waters just off Isla Saona, Dominican Republic. The crew of the commercial tanker Sea Board Ranger rescued 20 other migrants after locating the capsized vessel earlier in the morning. Coast Guard rescue crews continue to search Dec. 8, 2018 for seven other migrants who reportedly were also onboard the capsized vessel.

General Messages Weekly Roundup

All Hands selects several messages to publish in a weekly post to help raise awareness about specific messages and useful information for Coast Guard members.


Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Lindsey Peters conducts duties as a health services technician at the Coast Guard Baltimore Clinic in Baltimore, Md., Nov. 8, 2013.

Get your periodic health assessment

Written by Cmdr. Shane Steiner Chief of Preventive Medicine To develop and sustain a mission ready total workforce, ensuring the workforce is medically ready is absolutely critical. An important way to ensure the Coast Guard military workforce is medically ready is […]


Coast Guard Station Marathon crewmembers return a diver to his boat near Duck Key, Florida, Sept. 04, 2018. The Coast Guard went searching for the diver after Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders received a call from his wife stating that she had lost contact with him. (Coast Guard Photo)

General Messages Weekly Roundup

All Hands selects several messages to publish in a weekly post to help raise awareness about specific messages and useful information for Coast Guard members.


Paratus Report: April 2018, Episode 1

The newest episode of the Paratus Report is out! In this episode, we’ll talk about the new changes to the Periodic Health Assessment and introduce the incoming senior leaders for the Coast Guard.


General Messages Weekly Roundup

All Hands selects several messages to publish in a weekly post to help raise awareness about specific messages and useful information.


New Periodic Health Assessment in effect

The new Periodic Health Assessment (PHA) is now in effect (as of March 1, 2018). Due to the many changes, we’ve decided to describe them in greater detail.


New Periodic Health Assessment coming in March

This March, the Coast Guard will begin using a new version of the Periodic Health Assessment (PHA) for military personnel.