Published on December 19, 2019

Free Miners Clinic Scheduled for January 7th & 8th

Current and retired miners, including persons who have ever worked with uranium, are invited to take part in a free and confidential medical screening clinic for mining-related illnesses in conjunction with Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo on Jan. 7 and 8. The clinics are provided by National Jewish Health, the nation’s #1 respiratory hospital since 1998. The screenings will help identify retired miners and uranium workers who may qualify for benefits through the federal government. Each screening includes a health questionnaire, physical exam, breathing test, and chest x-ray. Clinic staff also provides health and benefits counseling. Results letters are sent to participants and their primary physicians to assure follow up of any abnormalities identified.

This clinic will also include the Radiation Exposure Screening and Education Program (RESEP) which helps people harmed by atmospheric nuclear weapons testing and employment in the uranium industry from 1941-1972.

The Miners Clinic of Colorado on Tuesday, January 7, and Wednesday, January 8, at ParkWest Medical Complex, 3676 Parker Blvd in Pueblo is free, but space is limited. Anyone interested should call 1.877.255.LUNG to schedule an appointment.

About Parkview Medical Center

Founded in 1923, Parkview Health System in Pueblo, Colorado, offers general acute healthcare and health specialty services. As a private, non-profit organization, Parkview is licensed for 350 beds and provides a full range of healthcare services including a verified Level III Trauma Center along with exceptional comprehensive cardiac and orthopedic care. Parkview Health System is the leader in all service lines in our service area. As a vital healthcare source, Parkview’s service area includes Pueblo County and 14 surrounding counties, which together represent 370,000 total lives.

Parkview Health System is the largest non-government, nonprofit, private sector employer in Pueblo County with approximately 3,000 employees and provides a skilled medical staff of over 370 physicians. The impact of our workforce triggers a strong impact on the community as Parkview’s annual payroll contributes $232 million to the economy.