Medical Test Procedure
All participants going to the NEEM camp field work are required to pass a health examination and screening prior to being accepted in the field.
Usually it takes 1-2 weeks to get all results from the Medical Test. Please arrange for your own Medical Tests at your own physician or medical clinic.
A Medical Test is normally valid for one year. However, different medical conditions may require further/newer test. Therefore an already taken test must be sent to the Danish Arctic/Antarctic Medical Unit (DANAMU) for evaluation and a final approval. For deadlines and addresses read below.
The first part of the Medical Questionnaire and Examination form (opens as a Pdf-file in new window) is completed by the field participant. A doctor conducts a medical test and fills in the second part of the form.
Please note! As the medical doctor or hospital conducting the test does not send the test result, it is your responsibility that it arrives at the Danish Arctic/Antarctic Medical Unit (DANAMU) 8 weeks before the planned outward travel date, in order to have it evaluated by the Medical Unit.
It is the field participant’s own responsibility to make sure that the Medical Questionnaire and Examination including all papers like dental declaration, x-ray etc. are send
- or as a scanned copy (PDF-file) to the Danish Arctic/Antarctic Medical Unit (DANAMU)
- or in three copies of all the papers to:
DK-2100 Copenhagen Ø
8 weeks before fieldwork, the Danish Arctic/Antarctic Medical Unit (DANAMU) must receive your medical Questionnaire and Examinations for final evaluation.
6 weeks before fieldwork, the participant will receive the final approval by the Danish Arctic/Antarctic Medical Unit (DANAMU).
All participants will need the final DANAMU approval before entering the field!
If the participant is from a country that has a national medical test for polar areas, this test is normally valid as well. Anyway, the test should be sent to the Medical Unit (Danish Arctic/Antarctic Medical Unit (DANAMU) for final approval.
Please observe the deadlines.
ALL International participants need the final DANAMU approval before entering the field!
If you are visiting the NEEM camp less than a few days you are not subject to medical approval, as a plane normally will be available for prompt evacuation during the visit in camp. However, due to the high altitude and harsh conditions on the ice sheet, visitors should be in a healthy condition.
If in doubt, we advise visitors to have a standard health check performed by a doctor before going to the NEEM camp.
You are always welcome to contact the medical doctors at the Danish Arctic/Antarctic Medical Unit (DANAMU) if you have further questions.
All information about you and your health held by the Danish Arctic/Antarctic Medical Unit (DANAMU) is confidential (as you would expect with any health records). However, because of the nature of Arctic/Antarctic service, it might be necessary to involve non-medical senior staff of the NEEM Project (Field Leader and Field Operation Manager) in the care and evacuation of personnel.
Non-medical senior staff is only involved when logistics demand is for the safety of you or your colleagues. Information might then be passed to a very limited number of people in the NEEM project on a strictly “need to know” basis, to assist with planning. All the individuals who may be involved sign an undertaking to respect the confidentiality of such medical information.
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