1/3 of all mesothelioma patients are veterans, and approximately 6,000 veterans afflicted with this asbestos-caused cancer died between 1999 and 2005 alone. The reason this cancer targets so many veterans is because of the prevalence of asbestos use in the military in the past. Part of our mission is to spread awareness to veterans and their families. Our website offers free veteran specific resources and support for patients and families.
Visit www.pleuralmesothelioma.com/veterans/ to learn more about pleural mesothelioma:
Our site offers complimentary services compared to the other mesothelioma sites such as:
• A monthly online support group
• An on-staff doctor and nurse as part of our team of Patient Advocates available to answer any medical-related questions
• 24-hour live chat support
• Our Doctor Match program that is specific to your location
• VA-Accredited Claims agents to guide you through the process of filing a VA claim
• Information about current recruiting for clinical studies and how to qualify
Community Health Care
Community Health Care, Inc. - "CHC" - was founded in 1975, to offer a medical and dental home for persons who could not access primary health care elsewhere in the community. CHC offers preventive, acute and chronic care, as well as laboratory, x-ray, pharmacy, nutrition, and health education services. Without CHC, many patients would rely on emergency rooms
Genesis Health Systems
Genesis Health System and its affiliates offer a full continuum of care including preventive, primary, acute and tertiary hospital care; home health and nursing home care; hospice; rehabilitation and long-term care. Its affiliates include Genesis Medical Center - Davenport, Genesis Medical Center - Illini Campus, Genesis Medical Center - DeWitt, Genesis Medical Education Foundation, Visiting Nurse Association, and GenVentures Inc. Click here for a listing of Genesis Health Systems facilities in the Quad Cities.
UnityPoint Health — Trinity
UnityPoint Health — Trinity operates four full-service hospitals in Rock Island and Moline, Illinois, and Bettendorf and Muscatine, Iowa, with a total of 584 licensed inpatient beds. It also includes affiliated entities the Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences, the Robert Young Center for Community Mental Health, Trinity Health Enterprises and the Trinity Health Foundation. We do our best to make a difference through compassionate care, exceptional physicians and staff, and comprehensive community benefit programs. We are dedicated to our mission of improving the health and well-being of the people and communities we serve by providing the highest quality health care possible.
Trinity is committed to supporting our military members and veterans. We thank them for their service. To learn how we are helping, visit www.unitypoint.org/militaryaffairs.
Palmer Chiropractic Clinics
The Palmer Chiropractic Clinics have convenient locations in both IA and IL and are committed to supporting our military members, their families and veterans through our Military Care Program. Since 2009, $3M of complimentary care of more than 50,000 treatment visits have been provided through chiropractic clinical care, comprehensive physical examination, chiropractic rehabilitative services, x-rays if warranted and concussion management. The Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research has also partnered with the Department of Defense and National Institutes of Health to assess chiropractic treatment for low-back pain and smoking cessation in active duty personnel. Collaborative care for veterans with spine pain and mental health conditions to provide non-drug options is also currently being studied. To learn more visit http://www.palmer.edu/clinics/complimentary-care-for-military/.
Military Care Program
Veterans Affairs Medical Center
601 Hwy 6
Iowa City, Iowa
Phone From Illinois: 800.346.1843
Phone from Iowa: 319.338.0581
Quad City Veterans Outpatient Clinic
2979 Victoria Street
Bettendorf, Iowa 52722