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Program Benefits

Goals of the Building Trades National Medical Screening Program

  • To provide workers with an evaluation of their health status as it relates to their DOE work history.
  • To detect illnesses or health conditions for early referral and treatment.
  • To identify health risks for diseases which could develop in the future.
  • To educate workers on ways to reduce risk factors and how to protect their health.
  • To contribute to the overall health and well-being of former DOE workers.

Occupational Medical Screening Program

BTMed provides free medical screening exams designed to identify work-related health conditions at an early, more treatable stage and improve workers’ understanding of health risks they may have faced working on DOE sites. The medical screening exams can help detect health problems that may be related to occupational exposures to toxic substances or hazardous conditions such as asbestos, beryllium, cadmium, chromium, lead, noise, radiation, silica, solvents, and welding fumes.

Early Lung Cancer Detection (ELCD) Program

BTMed offers annual screening for lung cancer to eligible workers at high risk for lung cancer. BTMed uses low-dose helical computed tomography (CT) scans to detect lung cancer at an early stage, when treatment is more effective.

Future Protections

Information gathered through the program may also benefit the health and safety of current and future workers by looking for trends to identify work-related health risks and make recommendations to strengthen occupational and preventive health care and to improve worker protection within DOE facilities.


The screening exam provides a summary of medical findings and recommendations for follow-up care and information on how to apply for benefits under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA) or state workers' compensation programs when appropriate. BTMed does not provide compensation to participants.