VA's Toxic Embedded Fragment Surveillance Center at the Baltimore VA Medical Center offers medical surveillance for Veterans of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), and Operation New Dawn (OND) with embedded fragments as the result of injury received while serving in an area of conflict.
Contact your local VA Environmental Health Coordinator, OEF/OIF Clinical Coordinator, or VA Primary Care Team about getting a registry evaluation. You do not need to enroll in VA's health care system to take part.
VA requires active duty service in any of the conflicts below to qualify for the Toxic Embedded Fragments Registry:
The Veteran must have, or likely have, an embedded fragment as the result of injury received while serving in an area of conflict.
Download a fact sheet about the Center. (495 KB, PDF)
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Last updated February 13, 2014