Miners Clinic of Colorado
Free Health Screening
Your confidential screening is FREE. These services are paid for by federally funded grants especially for miners and those exposed to radiation in certain industries at certain times.
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The Miners Clinic of Colorado provides nationally-recognized medical screening, diagnosis, treatment, pulmonary rehabilitation, education, counseling, and prevention services through two free screening programs:
Download the Miners Clinic brochure (PDF).
Who is eligible for a free screening?
You are eligible for a free screening through the Black Lung Clinic if you have been a Colorado miner for six months or more.
You are eligible for a free screening through the RESEP Clinic if you live in Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, South Dakota or southeast Utah, and meet the criteria for any of the following categories:
- Uranium miner for 1 year (or 40 WLM) before 1972
- Uranium mill worker for 1 year before 1972
- Uranium ore transporter for 1 year before 1972
- A minimum of one year of combined uranium mining, mill work and/or ore transporting
- Worked onsite during the testing of a nuclear weapon
- Lived in an area downwind of the Nevada Test site
To find out if you are eligible for a free screening or would like more information, please call us at 1.877.255.5864.
What happens during a screening visit?
The Miners Clinic of Colorado offers in-depth confidential screening for respiratory illnesses and other diseases. Please reference the sections on Black Lung Clinic and RESEP Clinic for detailed information about the services provided by each clinic. Most visits include a physical exam, spirometry (breathing test), chest X-ray, and oximetry (oxygen level in your blood). For many illnesses, early diagnosis and medical care can often make a difference in quality of life and long-term survival.
What happens after screening?
You will receive a letter explaining the results of your tests.
If you have any abnormal results, one of the Miners Clinic of Colorado case managers will contact you to assist you in arranging further medical evaluation and treatment with your primary care physician, a local healthcare provider or at National Jewish Health. If you do not have a primary care physician, you can schedule an appointment in our Occupational Lung Disease Clinic by calling 1.877.225.5654.
Our full diagnostic services include:
The Miners Clinic of Colorado benefit counselors will also review your results to determine if you may be eligible to file for Federal Black Lung Benefits or radiation exposure benefits.
What will a medical screening cost me?
Your confidential screening at the Miners Clinic of Colorado is FREE. These services are paid for by federally funded grants.
If you need additional diagnostic testing or treatment, those costs will not be covered by Miners Clinic of Colorado. If you do not have insurance and are unable to pay, Miners Clinic staff will help you find the care you need.
Where can I have a free screening?
The Miners Clinic of Colorado has appointments year-round at National Jewish Health in Denver. We also hold annual outreach clinics in partnership with local hospitals in Craig, Montrose, and Pueblo, Colorado; Page, Arizona and in Casper, Wyoming.
Upcoming Clinic Dates
April 2-5, 2013 - Montrose, CO - download Montrose clinic flyer (pdf)
June 27-28, 2013 - Craig, CO - download Craig clinic flyer (pdf)
August 8-9, 2013 - Casper, WY - RESEP Clinic Only
November 2013 - Page, AZ - Black Lung Clinic Only
December 2013 - Pueblo, CO
To learn more about our outreach clinics, please call us at 303.270.2609, or toll free at 1.877.255.LUNG (1.877.255.5864).