Parkinson’s Disease Research, Education and Clinical Centers
For Veterans and Family
|Veterans with suspected movement disorders are typically referred to a PADRECC or a Consortium Center by a consult from their VA primary care provider or general neurologist. Please, see our Getting Care page for more information.
If you are a Veteran and are not yet in the Veteran Affairs Healthcare System, print out your VA Welcome Kit and explore Vets.gov to learn about your benefits. https://www.vets.gov/welcome-to-va/
|Parkinson's Disease and Military Exposures|
|Veterans diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease who served in-country or on the inland waterways of Vietnam between January 9, 1962 and May 7, 1975 are presumed exposed to Agent Orange or other herbicides and are eligible for presumptive service-connection. To learn more, about Agent Orange and other military exposures, click these links:
Agent Orange website or call 1-800-749-8387, the Special Health Issues Toll-Free Helpline.
Camp Lejeune past water contamination and Parkinson's disease
VA Military Exposures and Veterans' health concerns pages
WRIISC: War Related Illness & Injury Study Center, may have additional information
Nationwide via telephoneParkinson's Telephone Education/Support Conference- PD @ Home
Meetings: 2nd Tuesday each Month; 10-11am PT, 11am-12noon MT, 12-1pm CT, 1-2pm ET download flyer
Location: call 1 (800) 767-1750 enter code 54321#
Meetings: 1st Monday of the Month
San Francisco PADRECC (Support Group Page)
Meetings: Third Tuesday of Each Month 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for video links
Tel: 415 379 5530
Meetings: 4th Thursday, most months
Meetings: 1st Thursday of each month
West Los Angeles PADRECC
VA Greater Los Angeles (SW) PADRECC
Meetings: PD @ Home,
2nd Tuesday of the Month
10:00 – 11:00 PT
Contact: Patricia V. Pittman
Meetings: 2nd Friday of the month
Contact: call to register-- 503-220-8262 x5894
|Parkinson's Disease Organizations|
Notice: When you click on a links provided below, you will be leaving the Department of Veterans Affairs Website. The VA does not endorse and is not responsible for the content of any of the links listed below. Please refer to the VA's official disclaimer at: http://www.va.gov/disclaim.htm
American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA)
My Parkinson's Story
My Parkinson's Story on YouTube is a series of short videos addressing various aspects of Parkinson's disease told through the grace of Veterans' stories:
The PADRECCs publish two newsletters to provide clinicians with information on recent developments concerning movement disorders. These newsletters are also available to our patients. Go to our For Professionals page and look for the VA Parkinson Report and the Bi-Monthly Transmitter on the right-hand side.
Patient Education Brochures:
Patient Education Brochures were developed by the PADRECCs to provide patients and families with information on the most common topics concerning Parkinson's disease.
Agent Orange and Toxic Exposures and Parkinson’s Disease (being updated)
I'm Caring for a Veteran with Parkinson's Disease (PD) - What do I need to know? Download fact sheet
The VA has a National Caregiver Support Line. The National Caregiver Support Line Toll-Free number is 1-855-260-3274.
Visit the VA's Caregiver support site at www.caregiver.va.gov
National Resource Directory:
The National Resource Directory is designed to connect wounded warriors, service members, veterans and their families with those who support them.