NIOSH oversees programs to monitor, screen, treat, and support responders who who may have been affected physically or mentally by their service at the 9/11 disaster sites in New York City, the Pentagon in Arlington, VA, and the Shanksville crash site in Shanksville, PA. Until now, responders in New York have been covered by the Medical Monitoring and Treatment Program, which did not include the emergency responders, and the recovery and cleanup workers and volunteers who were directly involved in the Pentagon and Shanksville sites. All three groups are now covered by the World Trade Center Health Program.
To apply in the WTC Health Program, please go to the How to Apply to the Program page and download the form that applies to you. Finish your form, and make copies of the documents requested on the forms (or write the documentation report described on the form if you can't get the documents). Mail or fax the form and copies of your documents or report to this address:
WTC Health Program
P.O. Box 7001
Rensselaer, NY 12144
Fax number: 1-877-646-5308
If you have questions about completing the forms or submitting them, please call us at 1-888-982-4748 (1-888-WTC-HP4U) .
If you are unable to download the form, you may ask for a paper copy to be mailed to you. To request a paper copy, please call us at 1-888-982-4748 (1-888-WTC-HP4U) .
New York City Responders in the Medical Monitoring and Treatment Program (MMTP)
If you have already been identified as a responder, you do not have to re-apply for care through the WTC Health Program. Your enrollment in the new program is being handled by NIOSH and you do not need to do anything unless NIOSH asks you to. You will continue to receive the same medical benefits at no cost If you have questions please call us at (888)-982-4748.
What you need to know:
- There are no changes to the health conditions covered by the program at this time.
- Please continue to seek monitoring and treatment services at the same Clinical Center of Excellence that you have visited in the past.
- Continue to use your member identification number from the current Medical Monitoring Treatment Program. Please continue to visit this website for updates.
If you have questions about your health care services, please contact your current Clinical Center of Excellence. For a full listing of the Clinical Centers of Excellence go to: www.cdc.gov/wtc/clinics.html
If you have questions about the new WTC Health Program and your current enrollment:
Call us: 1-888-982-4748 (1-888-WTC-HP4U)
See our Frequently Asked Questions.
Our goal is to provide the best service possible during this transition to the new WTC Health Program and to provide you with the best quality health care.