Request a free lung screening service

Our free lung screening service makes it easy to access a health monitoring service if you have been exposed to hazardous dust in the workplace.

If you have worked in a dusty environment in the past, or if you are a retired worker who has been exposed to hazardous dust during employment in NSW, you can request a free lung screening service to find out if you have a dust disease.

Lung screening means checking your lungs and breathing capacity by giving you regular lung health medical tests. The medical tests are quick and painless and can help with the early identification of a dust disease.

Each year, icare delivers more than 5,000 lung health checks for people across New South Wales. We do our best to schedule appointments at a time that suits you.

"icare’s lung screening services are thorough, and the personnel are very helpful and polite,"
worker feedback

What happens in a lung health check

The lung health check takes up to 60 minutes for people who have, or are, working with engineered stone, and around 30 minutes for people who have been exposed to other dust types.

The lung health check involves:

  • chest x-ray
  • spirometry test (lung function test)
  • doctor consult
  • follow-up CT scan as required (to be advised by the doctor reviewing screening results)

After the appointment, your results are reviewed by our specialist doctor(s), who will explain the results to you and respond to any questions you may have. Your report will also be sent to you in the mail.

We are required to keep medical results in our secure database for a minimum of 40 years. You can request results held by us at any time.

Cost and payment

If you think you may have been exposed to harmful dust while employed in a NSW workplace, you are entitled to a free lung screening service.

Book an appointment

To book your lung screening appointment, simply call us on 1800 550 027 or email us at between 9am and 5pm, Monday-Friday.

You will need to provide us with your preferred service, dates and times. 

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Prepare for an appointment

To help you prepare for your appointment please:

  • Complete the Worker Respiratory Questionnaire and return it to icare at least 10 days before your appointment
  • Read the Prepare for an appointment info sheet so you know how to get ready for your appointment and what to expect on the day.
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