Medical & Dental Records
Medical records are the property of the US Government, not the Soldier. Transition Center is required to mail the original records to the appropriate agency upon soldier's separation. Just prior to Final Out, the original health record is transported to the Transition Center by authorized personnel designated by the hospital.
Soldiers should request a copy of their medical records for themselves. This can be done when picking up a copy of the complete separation physical. At this time, soldier can let hospital personnel know when they are scheduled for their final out with Transition Center, so original medical record can be at Transition Center by that date. Final outs are always scheduled the day before leave starts unless that day falls on a weekend or holiday, then it would be last duty day before. If not taking leave, final out is on separation day, unless it falls on a weekend or holiday, then it would be last duty day before.
Dental Records: Dental records cannot be hand carried and also must be sent to Transtion Center by courier. As soon as soldier recieves his clearing papers, he should go clear dental. At that time he will let them know to send his dental records to the Transition Center.