All Veterans Now Eligible for Toxic Exposure Screenings

VA secretary announces PACT Act pilot program rollout for all patients.

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has begun offering toxic exposure screenings to all veterans enrolled in VA health care. The screenings take five to 10 minutes and are an important part of the department’s efforts to implement the Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act. Veterans will also receive follow-up toxic exposure screenings every five years after their initial screening.

“These screenings are an important step toward making sure that all toxic-exposed Veterans get the care and benefits they deserve,” said Secretary Denis McDonough. “At the end of the day, these screenings will improve health outcomes for Veterans—and there’s nothing more important than that.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary McDonough as he implements the PACT Act.
  • For Veterans Affairs administrative staff and healthcare workers as they seek to care for U.S. veterans.
  • For veterans who have been exposed to toxic waste to get the assistance they need.

Sources: Department of Veterans Affairs


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