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WTC Health Program: Monitoring and Treatment

The World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program

Will we never forget.On July 1st, the WTC Health Program goes into effect. The WTC Health Program was established by the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010 ("9/11 Act"). The 9/11 Act creates a Federal program to support monitoring and treatment for emergency responders, recovery and cleanup workers of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York City, at the Pentagon and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania; and residents, building occupants, and area workers who were adversely affected by the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York City. The 9/11 Act also authorizes education and outreach for individuals eligible for monitoring and treatment benefits, the collection and analysis of physical and mental health data, and research to better understand health conditions associated with the terrorist attacks.

The health monitoring and treatment program is established under Title I of the Act. It is administered by CDC/NIOSH. Title II of the Act provides for a compensation program administered by the U.S. Department of Justice.

What's changed?

The WTC Health Program will continue to provide medical diagnostic and treatment services only for conditions related to exposures at the WTC site; as determined by program experts. There is no cost for current members or new applicants as long as you receive your medical evaluation and treatment through approved program health providers and fill prescriptions for approved conditions at participating pharmacies.

Photo: Rescue worker.How Do I Get Information About the WTC Health Program?

Contact us by phone: at 1-888-WTC-HP-4U (888-982-4748), or at WTC@hhs.gov, or visit Frequently Asked Questions.

Should I Include Personal Health Information?

Please do not include personal health information in your e-mail message because this is not a secure communication method. Only general questions about the World Trade Center Health Program can be answered by email. If you are in the New York City area and have questions about your coverage or condition, please contact your Clinical Center of Excellence.

How Do I Find Out About the Compensation Program?

For more information regarding the compensation portion of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, please email 911.Fund@usdoj.gov, visit their website at http://www.justice.gov/civil/common/vcf.html, or call 202-616-7900.

More Information

  • Page last reviewed: June 27, 2011
  • Page last updated: June 27, 2011
  • Content source:
    • Office of the Associate Director for Communication, Digital Media Branch, Division of Public Affairs
    • Page maintained by: Office of the Associate Director for Communication, Digital Media Branch, Division of Public Affairs
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