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Agent Orange Registry

Agent Orange Newsletter: Information for Vietnam-era Veterans and their families.
 

Were you exposed to Agent Orange during military service? If so, you may be at risk of certain cancers and other diseases that may be related to Agent Orange exposure.

Schedule an Agent Orange registry exam at your local VA medical facility to help determine if your health problems are related to exposure during military service.

About the Agent Orange Registry health exam

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The no-cost Agent Orange Registry health exam includes an exposure history, medical history, physical exam, and any tests if needed. Following the exam, a VA health professional will discuss the results with you in-person, and in a follow-up letter.

The registry health exam will provide valuable information and allow VA to better understand and respond to related health problems more effectively.

Important points about registry health exams:

  • Free to eligible Veterans, and without a co-payment
  • Not a disability compensation exam or required for other VA benefits
  • Enrollment in VA’s health care system is not necessary
  • Based on Veterans’ recollection of service, not on their military records
  • Will not confirm exposure to Agent Orange
  • Veterans can receive additional registry exams, if new problems develop
  • Veterans’ family members are not eligible for an Agent Orange Registry health exam

Join the Agent Orange Registry

If you were exposed to Agent Orange during military service, you may be eligible for the Agent Orange Registry health exam. (For a list of Agent Orange exposure locations, see the article on page 7.)

Find your local VA Environmental Health Coordinator and contact them about getting an Agent Orange Registry health exam today!

For more information about the Agent Orange Registry health exam, visit www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/agentorange/benefits/registry-exam.asp.