Medical screenings are a vital step in the diagnosis of illnesses and disease in nuclear and uranium workers. Without regular medical screenings, it is difficult to spot the signs of illness and treatment is delayed unnecessarily. Fortunately, workers who qualify for EEOICPA and RECA can get medical screenings free of charge at specific locations around the country. If you or a family member were a nuclear or uranium worker, please contact us at Twilight Health to learn more about medical screenings, including your qualification for free screenings and locations where you can get your screening.
The Importance of Medical Screenings
Medical screenings offer a number of important benefits, including:
- Detecting health issues related to your employment as a nuclear worker
- Spotting issues early, when treatment is often most effective
- Demonstrating your eligibility for benefits under EEOICPA/RECA
- Possibly helping to expand benefits to nuclear workers by providing data on nuclear worker health issues
If you qualify for free medical screenings, there is every reason to participate. The Twilight Health team can help you with the screening process, so please give us a call.
EEOICPA Medical Screening Programs
The Former Worker Medical Screening Program (FTP) was established to provide medical screenings to former employees of the Department of Energy, as well as contractors, subcontractors and other workers involved in the nuclear and uranium programs pursued by the US. The FTP helps workers past and present to get the screenings they need to determine if their work has compromised their health.
The FTP program is extensive, and has offered screenings in all 50 states, as well as Puerto Rico, the Philippines and Canada. Screenings are tailored to the risks faced by each worker, and may look at any number of things to determine if the worker’s health has been damaged by their employment.
With so many potential medical screening locations throughout the country, it can be a bit overwhelming to decide which is right for you. Contact us at Twilight Health and one of our medical screening experts can steer you towards the nearest location for your needs.
EEOICPA Screening Locations
According to the US Office of Environment, Health, Safety & Security, there are four regional projects for FTP medical testing located near Department of Energy Sites, as well as two nationwide projects.
The four regional sites include:
- Pantex Former Worker Program, conducted by Drexel University in conjunction with The University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Tyler
- Medical Exam Program for Former Workers from Los Alamos and Sandia (NM) National Laboratories conducted by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in conjunction with the University of New Mexico
- Worker Health Protection Program conducted jointly by Queens College of the City University of New York, United Steelworkers, the Atomic Trades and Labor Council in Oak Ridge, and the former Fernald Atomic Trades and Labor Council
- Former Worker Medical Screening Program for Line 1/Division B Iowa Army Ammunition Plant and Ames Laboratory conducted by The University of Iowa College of Public Health
The two nationwide projects include:
- The National Supplemental Screening Program, conducted by Oak Ridge Associated Universities in conjunction with National Jewish Health, Comprehensive Health Services, Axion Health, and the University of Colorado Denver
- The Building Trades National Medical Screening Program, conducted by CPWR – The Center for Construction Research and Training in conjunction with the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Duke University Medical Center, and Zenith American Solutions, Inc.
If you are interested in medical screening through the FTP, please contact us at Twilight Health for more information.
RECA Medical Screening Programs
The Radiation Exposure Compensation Act established the Radiation Exposure Screening & Education Program (RESEP) to provide free medical screenings for nuclear and uranium workers who were affected due to their work as ore haulers, miners and millers, as well as for onsite participants at the Nevada Test Site and those living downwind of the test site.
RECA Screening Locations
- Dixie Regional Medical Center
- 544 South 400 East
- St. George, Utah 84770
- North Country HealthCare
- 2920 N. 4th Street
- Flagstaff, Arizona 86004
- Northern Navajo Medical Center
- Navajo Area RESEP
- P.O. Box 160
- Shiprock, New Mexico 87420
- National Jewish Health
- 1400 Jackson Street
- Denver, Colorado 80206
- University of Nevada School of
- 2410 Fire Mesa Street, Suite 180
- Las Vegas, Nevada 89128
- University of New Mexico Health
- Sciences Center
- Department of Internal Medicine
- MSC 10 5550 1 UNM
- Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131
- Utah Navajo Health System, Inc
- P.O. Box 130
- Montezuma Creek, Utah 54534
Call Twilight Health for Your Medical Screening
Please contact us today at Twilight Health to learn more about medical screenings and your EEOICPA/RECA benefits