WTC Health Program: Covered Conditions

The World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program provides medical monitoring and treatment for 9/11 related health conditions. A member may be certified (approved) for treatment of specific airway and digestive disorders, mental health conditions, musculoskeletal disorders, or cancers. This two-page factsheet contains the complete list of certified conditions. New conditions may be added to this list if research reveals they may be related to exposures from the September 11th terrorist attacks. The Program may also provide health care for conditions not on this list if they resulted from the treatment or progression of an underlying certified WTC-health condition.

Please call 1-888-982-4748 for more information.


Acute Traumatic Injury

Complex sprain
Eye injury
Head trauma
Other similar acute traumatic injuries
Tendon tear

Aerodigestive Disorders

Chronic cough syndrome
Chronic laryngitis
Chronic nasopharyngitis
Chronic respiratory disorder due to fumes/vapors
Chronic rhinosinusitis
Gastroesophageal reflux disorder (GERD)
Interstitial lung diseases
Reactive airways dysfunction syndrome (RADS)
Sleep apnea exacerbated by or related to another condition in the list of aerodigestive disorders
Upper airway hyperreactivity
WTC-exacerbated and new-onset chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

Mental Health Conditions

Acute stress disorder
Adjustment disorder
Anxiety disorder (not otherwise specified)
Depression (not otherwise specified)
Dysthymic disorder
Generalized anxiety disorder
Major depressive disorder
Panic disorder
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Substance abuse

Musculoskeletal Disorders

Note: Only WTC Responders are eligible to be certified for musculoskelatal disorders. The disorder must be related to your 9/11 work and you must have proof that you received medical care for the injury before Srptember 11, 2003.

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS)
Low back pain
Other musculoskeletal disorders

The following Cancers have been added to the list of WTC-related health conditions by regulation:

Blood and Lymphoid Tissue

Diffuse non-Hodgkin lymphoma
Follicular [nodular] non-Hodgkin lymphoma
Hodgkin's disease
Leukemia of unspecified cell type
Lymphoid leukemia
Malignant immunoproliferative diseases
Monocytic leukemia
Multiple myeloma and malignant plasma cell neoplasms
Myeloid leukemia
Other and unspecified malignant neoplasms of lymphoid, hematopoietic and related tissue
Other and unspecified types of non-Hodgkin lymphoma
Other leukemias of specified cell type
Peripheral and cutaneous T-cell lymphomas

Childhood Cancers

Any type of cancer diagnosed in a person less than 20

Female Breast

Malignant neoplasm of breast

Female Reproductive Organs

Malignant neoplasm of ovary

Malignant Neoplasms of the Digestive System

Liver and intrahepatic bile ducts
Other and ill-defined digestive organs
Rectosigmoid junction
Retroperitoneum and peritoneum

Malignant Neoplasm of Eye and Orbit

Eye and adnexa

Malignant Neoplasms of the Head and Neck

Accessory sinuses
Base of tongue
Floor of mouth
Nasal cavity
Other and ill-defined conditions in the lip, oral cavity, and pharynx
Other and unspecified major salivary glands
Other and unspecified parts of mouth
Other and unspecified parts of tongue
Parotid gland
Piriform sinus

Malignant neoplasms of the Respiratory System

Bronchus and lung
Heart, mediastinum and pleura
Other and ill-defined sites in the respiratory system and intrathoracic organs

Malignant Neoplasm of the Urinary System

Kidney except renal pelvis
Other and unspecified urinary organs
Renal pelvis

Malignant neoplasm of Skin (non-Melanoma)

Other malignant neoplasm of skin

Malignant Neoplasm of the Soft Tissue

Peripheral nerves and autonomic nervous system
Other connective and soft tissue




Malignant melanoma of skin

Rare Cancers

Any type of cancer that occurs in less than 15 cases per 100,000 persons per year in the United States (based on 2005–2009 average annual data age-adjusted to the 2000 U.S. population).


Malignant neoplasm of thyroid gland

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