Health Benefits


WTC Monitoring and Treatment Update

Effective July 1, 2011, the WTC Medical Monitoring and Treatment Program became part of the newly created WTC Health Program administered by the CDC and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).

To track any new information or changes as a result of the new program, or to enroll for the very first time, visit the NIOSH website at: www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/wtc. NIOSH can be contacted at WTC_HP_Care@CSC.com or by calling 888-WTC-HP4U (888-982-4748).

For information regarding the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF), contact the U.S. Department of Justice at: www.vcf.gov/faq.html or call 202-616-7900.

As new information becomes available we will post it here.

The expert staff you have come to trust are available to serve you under the new WTC Health Program.

What is the WTC Health Program?

The WTC Health Program offers a variety of services related to the health of 9/11 responders, including:

1. Medical monitoring.

Yearly medical monitoring examinations. Free and confidential, these thorough exams are designed to track how your physical health and mental health have been affected by your 9/11-related work.

Disease tracking. During the exams, responders have a chance to report serious diseases such as lung disease and cancer. Between medical exams, we also ask responders to let us know if they are diagnosed with any serious medical problems. This allows us to keep a complete, up-to-date record of responders' health. It lets us see any patterns of illness that are emerging.

Sharing what we learn. We identify and track physical and mental health problems that are related to working or volunteering after the WTC disaster. This information is shared with responders, health care providers, and the general publicāµ“ we only report on responders as a group. So your personal information is safe.

2. Medical treatment and benefits assistance.

Free and confidential medical and mental health treatment for WTC-covered conditions. Free treatment is available to 9/11 responders who suffer from WTC-covered illnesses, including both medical or physical conditions and mental health conditions.

Doctors' appointments, diagnostic tests, medication, and hospitalization, if needed, are all covered at no cost to you.

Whether you participate in just the Monitoring or both Monitoring and Treatment portions of this program, you can also access benefits counseling. Social workers and benefits counselors will help you file WTC-related Workers' Compensation claims (if applicable) and find other assistance or provide assistance referrals, as you may need.

How can I register and/or get a monitoring or treatment appointment?

Call the program hotline at: 1-888-982-4748 for more information or enrollment.

Existing patients should call:

World Trade Center Health Program Clinical Centers of Excellence locations
Manhattan  
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
1468 Madison Avenue, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10029
Telephone: (212) 241-1554
(Exams also conducted in Spanish and Polish)
New York University, Bellevue Hospital Center
462 First Avenue at 27th Street
New York, NY 10016
Telephone: (212) 562-4572
(Exams also conducted in Spanish)
Queens Brooklyn
Queens WTC Health Program
97-77 Queens Boulevard, 9th Floor
Rego Park, NY 11374
Telephone: (718) 267-2420
(Exams also conducted in Spanish)
State University of New York,
Stony Brook/Downstate

760 Parkside Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11226
Telephone: 631-855-1200
Staten Island Long Island, Suffolk County

Richmond University Medical Center
690 Castleton Ave, 2nd Floor
Staten Island, NY 11801
Telephone: 718-390-1300

State University of New York, Stony Brook
1345 Motor Parkway, 1st Floor
Islandia, NY 11749
Telephone: (631) 855-1200

Long Island, Nassau County New Jersey

State University of New York, Stony Brook
1300 Franklin Avenue, Suite 4UL-A
Garden City, NY 11530
Telephone: (631) 855-1200

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
170 Frelinghuysen Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854
Telephone: (732) 445-0123 Ext. 600


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