Mental health assessment key to readiness

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  • By Capt. Wilson Wise
  • 445th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Each year, Airmen are required to complete a PHA (physician’s health assessment) to maintain readiness.


Depending on the career field, service members are either required an in-person PHA with a doctor or to complete a PHAQ online questionnaire that will be reviewed by medical personnel. The questionnaire seeks to determine the presence of external factors, lifestyle choices or stressors that could lead to potential health problems.


Once the PHA is completed, Airmen are required to set up a mental health assessment. The MHA is performed by LHI, a third-party contractor. Airmen must ensure that an account is set-up with LHI by visiting The website provides step-by-step instructions to create a user profile.


Once the account is created, members will have the opportunity to schedule a phone call appointment with a representative. It is recommended that cell phone number is provided instead of a landline to ensure availability during the appointment time. If the LHI agent calls and does not connect, he or she will not call again. It is up to the member to reschedule the appointment.


Once the MHA is performed, the results will be sent to a provider who will review and determine if further action should be taken.


Failure to maintain medical readiness status could result in “no pay-no points” until the status is cleared to green.


For additional questions on PHA or MHA please contact Senior Airman Amy Snavely at 937- 257-5200.