The Radiation Exposure Screening and Education Clinic was established at Dixie Regional Medical Center in 2004 to aid thousands of individuals exposed to the nuclear testing at the Nevada Test Site.
Those affected have an increase risk of developing specified cancers that could be related to their nuclear exposure. The purposes of the clinic are to provide cancer-focused screening physicals to those exposed, education on cancer screening recommendations and patient assistance in applying for RECA compensation. Since inception, the clinic has provided free cancer screening physicals and education to more than 3,500 patients and has assisted many individuals with applying for compensation through the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act. It is one of the busiest clinics of its kind in the nation.
There are three categories of people who qualify for the RESEP clinic; downwinders, nuclear test site employees and uranium industry employees.
Downwinders-Those who lived in Washington, Iron, Kane, Beaver, Millard, Piute, San Juan, Sevier, Wayne and Garfield counties in Utah; Eureka, Lander, Lincoln, Nye, White Pine or northeast Clark counties in Nevada; and northern Mohave, Coconino, Apache, Gila, Navajo and Yavapai counties in Arizona, for at least one year from 1951 to 1958 or the month of July 1962 during the nuclear testing at the Nevada Test Site.
Nevada Test Site Workers-Those who worked on-site at the Nevada, Pacific, Trinity or South Atlantic Test Sites during an atmospheric detonation of a nuclear weapon.
Uranium Industry Workers-Those who were miners, millers or transporters of uranium for at least one year from 1942-1971.
All clinic services are funded by the United States Department of Health and Human Services and are free of charge to those who qualify.
For information and/or to schedule a cancer-screening physical or RECA compensation assistance, call (435) 251-2875. We're located in the pink building on the corner of 700 South and 900 East in St. George. Our clinic is usually open Monday-Wednesday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Thursdays 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Occasionally the clinic is closed while the clinic staff offers screenings at offsite locations. It's best to call ahead to make sure we're open.