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Gulf War Registry Health Exam

Gulf War Registry health exam, a free exam for possible long-term health problems associated with Gulf War service during the 1990-1991 Gulf War, Operation Desert Shield, Operation Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom or Operation New Dawn.

This comprehensive health exam includes an exposure and medical history, laboratory tests, and a physical exam. A U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health professional will discuss the results face-to-face with the Veteran and in a follow-up letter.

Important points about registry health exams

  • Free to eligible Veterans and no co-payment
  • Not a disability compensation exam or required for other VA benefits
  • Enrollment in VA's health care system not necessary
  • Based on Veterans’ recollection of service, not on their military records
  • Veterans can receive additional registry exams, if new problems develop
  • Veterans' family members are not eligible for registry exams

Additional Information

For more information about Gulf War Registry, please visit the VA at: http://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/gulfwar/registry_exam.asp

Additional Assistance:

If you would like to learn more about the benefits and services you may be eligible for as a Veteran, servicemember, or as a family member of a Veteran or servicemember, please call the New York State Division of Veterans’ Affairs Help Line at 1.888.838.7697 (VETSNYS), where you may also schedule an appointment with one of our Veterans Benefits Advisors.

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