Non-Home Health Care
NON-HOME HEALTH CARE
Benefits under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA) and Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) go beyond financial compensation. Nuclear weapons and uranium workers may also receive complete medical benefits for conditions that the program covers.
Workers get access to these benefits by using the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Medical Benefits Card White Card. It is important to present it to all of the medical professionals who provide care for you. Workers do not have to pay deductibles or co-payments when using this card, and there are no caps to health coverage.
Following is a list of the most common health benefits for workers. Benefits cover more treatments and procedures than this list includes. Keep in mind that workers receive payments and reimbursements only for conditions covered under EEOICPA or RECA.
- Hospitalizations – all services billed by the facility to which you are admitted. This includes emergency room care.
- Surgical procedures – both in-patient and out-patient procedures.
- Rehabilitation – any therapy visits or treatments in the home or at a rehabilitation center. This includes occupational, respiratory and physical therapy.
- Specialist care – this includes cardiac, pulmonary and oncology.
- Physician visits – in-office or at home appointments.
- Pharmacy – both over-the-counter and prescribed medications.
- Durable medical equipment – this includes CPAP, mobility assistive and daily-living aids.
- In-home nursing care – from routine non-skilled visits to full-time, around-the-clock skilled nursing care.
A licensed physician or medical professional must prescribe all health benefits. In unique situations, U.S. DOL will need to approve them.
Call the CWP Help Center at (888) 903-8989 if you have questions about health benefits.