Program DescriptionVeterans may have been exposed to a range of chemical, physical, and environmental hazards during military service.
Veterans who believe they may have been exposed to toxins or certain vaccinations with side effects are eligible to receive a voluntary medical assessment that will help the VA track data on Veterans' health.
General Program RequirementsRegistry examinations are not part of the Medical Benefits Package. You do not have to apply for health care to get a registry exam. There are no length-of-service requirements.
For more information, please visit VA's Public Health homepage.
Your Next StepsThe following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.
Application ProcessTo receive a medical exam, contact your local VA Environmental Health Coordinator. Contact information for local health coordinators can be found on VA's Public Health "Directory of Environmental Health Coordinators" page.
Program Contact Information
For more information about military exposures, visit VA's Public Health homepage.
If you have questions:
- Visit the Inquiry Routing & Information System (IRIS) website to search Frequently Asked Questions or ask a question on-line
- Call 1-800-827-1000
- Call 1-800-829-4833, if you are hearing impaired