All current and retired firefighters, police, and emergency responders, and their officers throughout the State of New Jersey are invited to participate in the program. They will then have opportunity to receive confidential comprehensive cardiovascular and pulmonary medical evaluations.
The medical facility will take the responsibility of billing the participant’s insurance provider. These annual examinations are provided by Deborah Heart and Lung Center, whose providers are board-certified cardiologists and pulmonologists who have generously offered firefighters, police, and emergency responders medical care that is specific to their profession.
Testing will be provided based upon each participant’s medical history. Testing may include laboratory, x-ray, pulmonary functions testing, and cardiovascular screening. Upon completion the participant will be provided with a medical report which they can use at their discretion.
All visits will be scheduled by appointment; the medical staff will direct you to what will be needed for the initial visit, such as bringing a list of all medications that you currently may be taking. In addition, fasting the previous night is required for blood work, which is part of the evaluation.