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Military Environmental Exposures (MEE)

Every Veteran enrolled in VA healthcare will be offered a free and voluntary Toxic Exposure Screening at least every five years.

Toxic Exposure Screening helps identify Veterans with exposure concerns and advises them on how to connect with benefits, resources, and services. Every Veteran enrolled in VA healthcare will be offered a free and voluntary Toxic Exposure Screening at least every five years.


Are you currently enrolled in VA health care?


  • If no: To enroll in VA health care and learn more about eligibility and benefits or to schedule a new patient appointment(s), please call Tomah VA Medical Center Admissions at . This line is available 24-7.


  • If yes, The screening can take place at your next appointment. If can not be screened at your specialty care provider appointment or do not have an upcoming appointment, you may request a sooner screening. We can connect you with a facility TES Navigator Natalie Doerfler, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC  at 608.372.3971 ext. 66925


  • Disability/Service Connection: Veterans Benefits Administration 1-, or your County Veteran Service Officer are the best places to go if you have questions about disability filing or claims related to your service connection. 



  • Please call Victoria Higbee at the Tomah VA Medical Center Environmental Health Clinic at 608.372.3971 ext. 66925 for information about the registry or to see if you qualify for an appointment. 


  • Medical Care and Treatment: You are encouraged to contact your primary care physician if you have any questions or concerns about treatment connected to military exposure. For continued medical treatment, you are encouraged to provide your history of hazardous exposure to any community care provider(s).