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World Trade Center Health Program

The World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program provides medical monitoring and treatment of WTC-related health conditions for 9/11 responders and survivors.

The World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program is a program of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The Administrator of the WTC Health Program, for purposes of Program administration, is the Director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), an institute within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The WTC Health Program provides medical monitoring and treatment to enrolled responders and survivors of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in NYC, Shanksville, Pennsylvania, and at the Pentagon in Virginia.

Today, the WTC Health Program serves over 126,000 members who reside in all 50 states and territories and nearly every congressional district. The Program contracts with numerous Clinical Centers of Excellence (CCEs) in the New York metropolitan area as well as with the Nationwide Provider Network (NPN) for members living elsewhere across the country. Through the CCEs and the NPN, members receive standardized medical monitoring, cancer screening, benefits counseling, and treatment for their certified physical and mental WTC-related health conditions. The WTC Health Program also funds the WTC Health Registry and a robust portfolio of research, using a research-to-care integrative framework.

Member Stories

In this series of videos, hear firsthand accounts from WTC Health Program members as they share their stories.


After 9/11, Alex worked long days as a clean up worker in lower Manhattan, which took a serious toll on his health.


Bob lived in Lower Manhattan and became sick soon after the 9/11 attacks. The WTC Health Program helped him recover.


On 9/11, Florence escaped the south tower before it collapsed. She survived but was left with severe asthma and other health problems.


Glenn, NYPD officer, helped others get the care they needed. The WTC Health Program then helped Glenn recover.


Lillian, a mom from the lower East side, found her family struggling with severe asthma following 9/11.

Hope and Recovery with the
WTC Health Program

View a public service announcement about the WTC Health Program's efforts to help thousands of responders and survivors.

Page Last Reviewed: October 23, 2023 | Page Last Updated: November 1, 2023