Enclosure (7) to COMDTINST 5354.6A
CGRIT cadet candidates receive full medical coverage as the law prescribes for military
members, including preventive, diagnostic, and corrective care for physical, mental, dental,
and optical conditions.
CGRIT cadet candidates learn how to properly obtain medical care during Orientation.
The Coast Guard's two Maintenance and Logistics Commands (MLC) administer medical
Military treatment is provided in this hierarchy of treatment options which balance the
member's need for medical services with the expense to the taxpayers.
Non-emergency care: If military medical facilities are reasonably available, use them. If
not, use contract physicians. If neither military medical facilities nor contract physicians
are reasonably available, cadet candidates may use any available medical services but first
must receive authorization from the appropriate MLC(k).
Emergency care: Obtain care immediately. Notify MLC(k) as soon as possible. Then
Where practical and appropriate, MLC should consider contracting with the HBCU's medical
CGRIT appointment candidates must pass a Service Academy Medical Examination before
beginning the program. The Coast Guard Academy Medical Examination satisfies the
requirement for all Service Academies and 4-year ROTC scholarships. The Department of
Defense Medical Examination Review Board (DODMERB) schedules and coordinates medical
examinations. The medical requirements for appointment as a cadet are published in the
Medical Manual, COMDTINST M6000.1 (series).