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Introduction to the WTC Health Program



The World Trade Center Health Program was established by the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010. The program provides services for responders, workers, and volunteers who helped with rescue, recovery, and cleanup at the World Trade Center and related sites in New York City. It also provides services for survivors who were in the New York City disaster area, lived, worked, or were in school in the area.


Who is eligible?

- Responders, workers and volunteers who helped with rescue, recovery and cleanup at the World Trade Center and related sites in New York City.
- Survivors who were in the New York City disaster area, lived, worked, or were in school in the area.


Why should you apply?

- If you have an illness that's determined to be related to the attacks on 9/11, you will receive health care for that condition.
- The health care will be provided at no out of pocket cost to you from a WTC Health Program physician.
  You will be eligible for medical care, mental health care and prescription medications for both.
- You will receive high quality medical care from practitioners experienced in 9/11 related diseases at one of the Clinical Centers for Excellence.
- If you live outside the New York metropolitan area, you will receive medical monitoring and treatment from the nationwide provider network.
- Monitoring your health care will help inform medical professionals about the treatment of 9/11 related medical diseases.


Is there a program specifically for members of the FDNY?

The FDNY Responder Health Program provides monitoring exams and treatment to FDNY members (Fire and EMS; active and retired) who participated in the WTC rescue and recovery effort at any of the WTC sites (Ground Zero, Staten Island landfill, or the NYC Chief Medical Examiner's office between 9/11/01 and July 2002)

Need to talk to someone who can answer some of your questions? Call our Help Line!

Voices of September 11th/
Mental Health Association of NYC Help Line:
203-594-9787

Toll Free:
855-709-0100


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