Medical and Dental Evaluations
Health conditions not resolved during service
To obtain medical care in the U.S. for health conditions not resolved during service, you will first need to undergo physician consultation and diagnostic testing.
To obtain physician consultation and diagnostic services, you need to complete a PC-127C form, which you can obtain from your Peace Corps medical officer in-country or from the Office of Health Services Post-Service Unit after you return to the U.S.
The PC-127C form covers the following:
- Diagnostic testing and evaluation
- Imaging studies (X-ray, MRI, ultrasound)
- Lab tests
- Therapy sessions
- Physician consultation
The PC-127C does not authorize treatment. For treatment under the Federal Employees' Compensation Act, you will need to file a claim. Get more information about filing a FECA claim.
Note: The PC-127C can only be used within six months of your COS/ET. If you choose to use your own health insurance, you do not need to use a PC-127C.
To use the PC-127C form
- Contact the Office of Health Services Post-Service Unit at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202.692.1540. A post-service nurse will guide you through getting an evaluation using a PC-127C.
- Choose a health-care provider to visit for the condition listed on your PC-127C. The Provider Network can be accessed at peacecorps.imglobal.com. If you are unable to locate an in-network provider, you may have to pay out of pocket and you will receive reimbursement from International Medical Group.
- Present one copy of the PC-127C and your Health Benefits Program ID card to the medical provider as payment for your visit. Explain that you have an “authorization for evaluation” and direct them to billing instructions on the bottom of the PC-127C. Note: You are required to ensure all healthcare providers have a copy of your benefits card along with this authorization for billing purposes, including follow up appointments for diagnostic testing (e.g. laboratories, etc.).
- If further evaluation or diagnostic testing is needed, additional PC-127Cs may be provided by the Post-Service Unit.