1-2. IDENTIFICATION FORMS OR AUTHORIZATIONS
a. Identification Forms. The identification of a person seeking care or treatment at
an Army medical treatment facility (MTF) is usually accomplished in the emergency room,
clinic, or dispensary operated by the department of clinics and community health care
services where the patient is first examined. In addition, the admission clerk who
interviews the patient must establish eligibility of the patient. The following forms will
identify the personnel listed below:
(1) DD Form 2A (green) (Identification Card). Military personnel on active duty,
including members of the Reserve components ordered to active duty for more than 30
days. The lettered suffix identifies the military department.
(2) DD Form 2A (green) (Res). Members of the Reserve components not on
active duty and those on active duty or active duty for training for 30 days or less. Written
authorization from appropriate authority is required for those not on active duty (see para
DD Form 2A (blue) (Ret). Retired members entitled to retirement pay.
(4) Forms issued by appropriate authority for commissioned officers of the
Public Health Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
(5) DD Form 1173 (Uniformed Services Identification and Privilege Card).
Family members over 10 years of age; totally disabled veterans; foreign military personal;
and certain civilians who are eligible for medical care and other privileges at military
installations and activities.
NOTE: DEERS (Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System) is a
computerized system used to identify individuals authorized care in a
military medical treatment facility. The sponsor is responsible for
insuring that all dependents are enrolled in DEERS. Eligibility checks
on DEERS along with identification cards are used to identify patients
who are eligible and authorized medical care.
b. Authorization. Other personnel are eligible to receive medical care
with authorization from the sponsoring agency.
(1) Form or written authorization from the appropriate authority of the National
Guard, Army Reserve, or Senior Reserve Officers' Training Corps for members not on
active duty or active duty for training.
(2) Veterans Administration authorization form prior to hospitalization of
veterans, except in an emergency. Authorization will be obtained within 72 hours after