Member Resources

FDNY Resources

The Fire Department of New York (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).

For more information about the FDNY program you should contact the FDNY Bureau of Health Services 718-999-1858 or visit its website.

Responder Resources

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.

Survivor Resources

People are eligible for a medical evaluation if they were in the New York City disaster area in Lower Manhattan and northwest parts of Brooklyn on September 11, 2001, or if they lived, worked, went to school or day care, or were otherwise in the area for some time afterward.

If the screening shows that you or your children have a condition covered by the WTC Health Program, the doctor will certify that. Everyone with a certification can enroll in the WTC Health Program, and will continue to receive medical monitoring and treatment at no cost. This program is funded by the federal government.

Step 1: Figure out if you are eligible

Read the description of a NYC Survivor .

See the map of the New York City Disaster Area.

Step 2: Enroll in the WTC Health Program

Please download this form and fill it out. You must also provide copies of documents that show where you lived or worked or went to school on 9/11. Please see the list of documents here. If you can't get copies of one or more of those documents, you must write down what you tried to do to get the papers, and why you cannot not include them with your form.

Then mail or fax your form and copies of your documents (or your report saying why you couldn't get them) to:

WTC Health Program
P.O. Box 7001
Rensselaer, NY 12144
Fax number: 1-877-646-5308

If You Need Help

If you have questions about completing the form or submitting it, please call us at 1-888-982-4748 (1-888-WTC-HP4U).

If you are unable to download the form, we can mail you a paper copy. To ask for a paper copy, please call us at 1-888-982-4748 (1-888-WTC-HP4U).

Information for Re-enrollees

In order to comply with the James Zadroga Act, the WTC Health Program is requiring that all survivors who enrolled in the WTC Environmental Health Center survivor program after the law was signed on January 2, 2011 and before June 30, 2011 must re-enroll in the World Trade Center Health Program.

Re-enrollment notification letters were mailed out to individuals with an application form. If you did not receive or have misplaced your re-enrollment notification letter please call 1-888-982-4748.

Pentagon/Shanksville Resources

What does The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act mean for individual people who responded to the Pentagon and the Shanksville, PA crash site?

The Act now provides for medical monitoring and treatment for emergency responders, recovery and cleanup workers, and volunteers who were directly involved in the response to the attacks on the Pentagon in Arlington, VA, and the passenger-jet crash site near Shanksville, PA, on September 11, 2001. The Pentagon and Shanksville, PA responder communities were not served by World Trade Center medical monitoring and treatment services that came before the passage of the Act.

Who this may apply to:

  • Fire department employees (both fire and emergency personnel, active or retired)
  • Police department employees (active or retired)
  • Recovery or cleanup workers and contractors
  • Volunteers (including Red Cross)

If you were a member of one of these groups and you took part in the rescue, recovery, demolition, debris cleanup, or other related services at the Pentagon or Shanksville, PA sites, you may be eligible for the WTC Health Program.

Next Steps

Step 1: Figure out if you are eligible
Read the description of a Pentagon/Shanksville, PA Responder.

Step 2: Enroll in the WTC Health Program
Please download this form and fill it out. You must also provide copies of documents that show where you lived or worked or went to school on 9/11. Please see the list of documents here. If you can't get copies of one or more of those documents, you must write down what you tried to do to get the papers, and why you cannot not include them with your form.

Then mail or fax your form and copies of your documents (or your report saying why you couldn't get them) to:

WTC Health Program
P.O. Box 7001
Rensselaer, NY 12144
Fax number: 1-877-646-5308

If You Need Help
If you have questions about completing the form or submitting it, please call us at 1-888-982-4748 (1-888-WTC-HP4U).

If you are unable to download the form, we can mail you a paper copy. To ask for a paper copy, please call us at 1-888-982-4748 (1-888-WTC-HP4U).