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(Photo From The United States Department of Veteran's Affairs)

The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) has established several registries to help the VA and veterans learn more about the effects of possible exposure to environmental hazards.  VHA’s health registry evaluation is a free, voluntary medical assessment for Veterans who may have been exposed to certain environmental hazards during military service. The evaluations alert Veterans to possible long-term health problems that may be related to exposure to specific environmental hazards.

Area Veterans may be eligible to participate in one or more of these health registries:

  • Agent Orange Registry
  • Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry
  • Gulf War Registry (includes Operations Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn)
  • Ionizing Radiation Registry
  • Depleted Uranium Follow-Up Program
  • Toxic Embedded Fragment Surveillance Center

To learn more about VHA’s health registry evaluation and other health benefits and services available to eligible veterans, please visit one of the outreach clinics during December: 

  • Monday December 2nd at the Morris American Legion 212 W Washington Street, Morris from 9 AM to 2 PM.
  • Wednesday December 11th from 9 AM to 2 pm at the Minooka Village Hall Community Room at 121 E McEvilly Road.
  • Monday December 16th in Coal City at the Coal City American Legion 1752 E Division Street Diamond from 9 AM to 2 PM.
  • Monday December 23rd in Pontiac at the Pontiac VFW 531 W Lincoln Ave, Pontiac from 10 AM to 1 PM.

Flu shots are currently available during these clinics The Outreach Team can also help veterans with eligibility, enrollment, and minor health screenings and medication reconciliation. To enroll please bring your military discharge.