The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Supplemental Screening Program (NSSP) provides free nationwide medical screenings for former energy workers who may have been exposed to hazardous substances at work.
The screenings, which may be repeated every three years, target certain occupational diseases, such as respiratory illnesses or cancer, but also identify general health issues such as diabetes. This approach focuses on the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) concept called Total Worker Health™.
ORAU has managed NSSP for DOE since the program began in 2005, ensuring thousands of former energy workers receive the health screenings needed to provide occupational and non-occupational findings to improve their overall health.
National Supplemental Screening Program
Toll-Free Number: 1.866.812.6703
The program serves former DOE employees, contractors and subcontractors from:
- Argonne National Laboratory
- Fermi Lab
- Hanford (production workers)
- Kansas City Plant (production workers)
- Savannah River Site
- Princeton Plasma Physics Lab
- Pinellas Plant (production workers)
- Rocky Flats (production workers)
- Former workers who can’t be served by other site-specific programs because of distance
ORAU and partners National Jewish Health, Comprehensive Health Services Incorporated, Axion Health, and the University of Colorado, Denver, offer NSSP screenings at more than 2,000 clinics in every state across the United States.
DOE’s NSSP uses medical screenings to identify occupational diseases, such as chronic respiratory illnesses and some forms of cancer, among former energy workers. More than just determining occupational exposures, the process also identifies other health problems—potentially caused by lifestyle and environmental exposures—such as diabetes and hypertension. A total exposure/total health approach significantly improves workers’ ability to address not only work-related illnesses but their overall health.