SIM Firefighter Medical Exam

Comprehensive care at no cost

The SFFBT has partnered with Spokane Internal Medicine (SIM) to offer Local 29 members a comprehensive firefighter medical exam at no cost.

The medical exam is available to all Local 29 members, including SAFO members employed at SIA and non- Medicare eligible retirees participating in the SFFBT health plan.

Who is eligible?

The medical exam is available to all Local 29 members, including SAFO members employed at SIA and non- Medicare eligible retirees participating in the SFFBT health plan.

Why is there a medical exam specifically for firefighters?

We have developed this program because of the unique risk factors associated with being a firefighter. We are at elevated risk for certain types of cancer, respiratory issues, arthritis, allergic reactions and depression, often linked with higher suicide rates. Early detection and treatment are critical to addressing these diseases successfully.

We have worked closely with SIM physicians to develop an exam profile that meets our clinical needs as firefighters. Our goal is to remove as many barriers from this process as we can.

Is my exam confidential?

Your exam and the results are completely confidential. Your results will not be shared with the City, the Local, the Trust or anyone else you do not specifically authorize in writing. Under federal law, SIM can only share your results with your written consent.

Please review the FAQs on the next page for information on how to schedule the exam and what to expect before, during and after the exam.

Hot Tip:

Make your appointment by September 30th

Members can book an appointment by calling (509) 924-1950. Generally, appointments are only a couple of weeks out.

SIM Firefighter Medical Exam

FAQS

How do I make an appointment?

Contact SIM at 509-924-1950

How long will it take to get an appointment?

Generally, appointments are only a couple of weeks out.

Where will my exam take place?

Exams will be done at:

1215 N McDonald Rd #101

Will this exam cost me anything?

No. The exam is fully paid for by the SFFBT.

If you are referred for additional testing or procedures, coverage will depend on the diagnosis or reason for the referral. Please contact WPAS if you have questions about outside services.

Who will receive my exam results: me or my primary care physician?

 

Your primary care physician can receive your results only if you authorize it in writing. We do encourage you to transfer your exam results to your doctor, and we will make sure this process is easy for you. If you do not have a primary care physician, SIM is willing to become your primary care provider even though they are often closed to new patients.

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