What is the NSSP?

ORAU coordinates the evaluation of former energy workers through the National Supplemental Screening Program (NSSP). Under the NSSP, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) offers free customized medical screenings to former energy workers who may have been exposed to hazardous substances on the job site. The screenings are designed to identify occupational diseases such as chronic respiratory illnesses, hearing loss, kidney or liver disease and some forms of cancer.

Information on this website will help you determine if you qualify for this program and if so, will direct you to the information you need to enroll.

Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU), along with its partners National Jewish Health, Comprehensive Health Services (CHS), Axion Health and the University of Colorado Denver, manages this program by:

  • Leveraging a nationwide network of clinics to provide medical evaluations to the former DOE employees, regardless of where they are living today
  • Establishing a secure paperless system for transferring patient information among the partners
  • Partnering with leading occupational medicine groups to design the exams, to review all findings and to prepare the results letter for each participant

ORAU and Its Partners

Learn more about ORAU and its partners:

Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) is a university consortium leveraging the scientific strength of major research institutions to advance science and education by partnering with national laboratories, government agencies, and private industry.

Axion Health supports worker health by providing an innovative and secure electronic infrastructure that assists in the administration of medical screening programs thus resulting in accurate, prompt, facilitation of services.

For eight consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Hospitals” ranked National Jewish Health number one in the nation for excellence in treating respiratory diseases, and first in reputation among pulmonary specialists. Physicians from NJH will be involved in designing appropriate examinations for former DOE workers and will review all test results.

Fully equipped occupational medicine clinics operated by Comprehensive Health Services Incorporated are located within 60 miles of every zip code in the United States. Having a clinic close to a worker’s home will allow many former DOE workers the opportunity to have a medical screening exam.

The Center for Health Work & Environment at the Colorado School of Public Health works with the NSSP by providing participant and physician education, reviewing medical files and protocols and preparing results letters.