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Program helping Hanford workers file health claims opens in Richland

Program helping Hanford workers file health claims opens in Richland

RICHLAND, Wash. — A one-stop-shop helping Hanford workers with questions about care and compensation opened in Richland on Monday.

The Hanford Workforce Engagement Center (HWEC) said they're hoping to serve as a help-desk for past and present Hanford employees with occupational health questions or claims.

Manager Heather Goldie said the center serves both union and non-union workers and their dependents.

She said their liaisons are also Hanford employees trained on programs clients need to know about, such as medical screening for former site employees.

Goldie said has been in the works for awhile, and opening day is a dream come true for lots of people.

“We’ve been received so positively by the community already," she said. "Individuals have been calling us, even before our doors were open, to schedule an appointment and get in and talk to our workforce specialists. “

Goldie said the center helps with all aspects of the filing process, so Hanford employees have access to the center's computer and fax machines as well.

The Hanford Workforce Engagement Center is open weekdays between 6 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at 309 Bradley Blvd., Suite 120, Richland, Wash.

Check their website for additional details and contact information.

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