VA offers a variety of health care benefits to Gulf War Veterans, including a Gulf War Registry health exam and clinical treatment at VA’s War Related Illness and Injury Study Center.
Veterans first must enroll in VA’s health care system to receive care. There are many ways a Veteran may qualify, including:
You do not need to enroll in VA’s health care system to take part in health registries.
The collected data enables VA to understand and address health problems more effectively.
VA's War Related Illness and Injury Study Center (WRIISC) provides clinical expertise for Veterans with deployment health concerns or difficult-to-diagnose illnesses. WRIISCs are in three locations: Washington, DC; East Orange, NJ; and Palo Alto, CA.
For an appointment at a WRIISC, you need to get a referral from a VA primary care doctor. You must be enrolled in and receiving VA health care. Learn how to get a referral to a WRIISC.