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
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 Franciso PADRECC (Support Group Page)
Meetings: Third Tuesday of Each Month
Richmond PADRECC (Support Group Page)
Meetings: 4th Thursday, most months
Meetings: 1st Thursday of each month
West Los Angeles PADRECC
Meetings: Please Call
|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.
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.