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Benefit Details
Military Exposure Registry Examination Program
Managing Agency U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs http://www.va.gov/

Program Description

Veterans 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 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) track data on Veterans' health.

General Program Requirements

Registry 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 Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.

Application Process

To 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
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