9/11 Health Resources

World Trade Center Health Program

Overseen by the CDC -Centers for Disease Control- government-backed 9/11 health programs offer care to responders, volunteers and survivors of the World Trade Center disaster.  Centers in the Greater-NY area include Manhattan, Queens, Long Island, Staten Island, and Piscataway, NJ.  Information Hotline: 888-982-4748.

Coverage outside the Greater-NY area is provided by the WTC Health Program Nationwide Provider Network; Information Hotline 877-498-2911.

You took care of New York, now let us take

care of you! is the battle cry of this free, confidential, union-endorsed screening and treatment program offered by the FDNY to active and retired members who participated at least one day in the WTC rescue & recovery effort at Ground Zero and related sites between 9.11.01 and July 2002.

Center of Excellence community program provided by NYC hospitals Bellevue, Gouverneur and Elmhust offers free health care to residents, students, workers, or passersby whose health has been impacted by 9/11.

More on the Program

Pediatric Fact Sheet WTC Environmental.pdf

Public Information Resource developed and maintained by the New York City Health Department provides information on 9/11 monitoring & treatment programs, benefits, research, 9/11 health studies, legislation & more.

World Trade Center Health Registry  Established in 2002 to monitor the health of people directly exposed to the WTC disaster over a 20 year period, the WTC Registry has over 70,0000 enrollees (as of June 2008).  Enrollees hail from across the United States, with over 10,000 registered from outside the NY/NJ/CT area.

Map & Info

WTC Heath Registry 9-11 Treatment Referral Program.pdf

WTC Health Registry Annual Report 2008.pdf

WTC Health Registry Annual Report 2009.pdf


Serving Those Who Serve

Herbal detoxification program developed specifically for the 9/11 community by world-renowned physicians, with goal of ridding the body of heavy metal and other toxins absorbed by exposure to Ground Zero and WTC sites.  Program has had widespread success with over 1900 people, including 1000 FDNY members.

View STWS Program Summary.pdf

Read Results of STWS program in

Alternative Therapies in Health & Medicine

9/11 Clinical Guidelines

Clinical Guidelines for Adults Exposed to the World Trade Center Disaster  21-page guide by the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene detailing types of 9/11 illnesses and guidelines for patients and physicians on diagnosis and treatments.

WTC Clinical Guidelines 2008.pdf

Clinical Guidelines for Children & Adolescents Exposed to the World Trade Center Disaster  16-page guide to 9/11’s effects on the younger population includes charts on toxic exposures, diagnosis and treatment issues, long-term ramifications, list of resources & more.

WTC Clinical Guidelines Children & Adolescents.pdf

WTC Algorithm Chart

NY Benefit & Compensation Programs

WTC Workers Compensation

Information is available on the 9/11 Page

of the NYC.gov website.

NYSWCB Registration of Participants in WTC Rescue, Recovery and/or Clean-Up Operations

NYSWCB World Trade Center Volunteers Claim for Compensation

NYSWCB World Trade Center Fact Sheet 2011

Download WCBWTCReport2009.pdf

NYCERS--New York City Employees’ Retirement System

Notice of Participation in WTC Rescue, Recovery

or Clean-Up Operations

WTC Disability Law Fact Sheet.pdf

Information Resources

Info Website 9/11 Health Watch

WTC Health Program: Frequently Asked Questions

Health Effects from the Collapse of the World Trade Center: US Department of Health & Human Services

NYC Dept of Health WTC City Health Information .pdf

NYC Dept of Health

Is 9:11 Affecting Your Health?.pdf

WTC Health Registry

WTC Health Registry Interactive Health Data Tool

WTC Fatality Investigations


NYC 9/11 Health Conditions: Sarcoidosis and WTC Dust Exposure

Sarcoidosis Fact Sheet

Sarcoidosis of LI

Sarcoidosis WTC Study - Summary

Sarcoidosis WTC Study - Full Report

Asbestos Exposure

Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization

National Cancer Center Asbestos Information

Disabled World Article:

Libby, Montana Asbestos Disaster Documentary

Family Resources

9/11 Financial Planning Refief Services

click .PDF

Families of Freedom

Scholarship Fund

Religious Resources

Prayer For September 11

Written by Fr. Stephen Petrovich, former New York

National Chaplain and First Responder. 

View Prayer for Sept11.pdf

Read More on Fr. Stephen Petrovich


September 11 Victim Compensation Fund

Signed into law on January 2, 2011 and overseen by special master Sheila Birnbaum, the second provision of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act reactivates the fund providing compensation for any individual (or a personal representative of a deceased individual) who suffered physical harm or was killed as a result of the World Trade Center Disaster.    FAQ

PTSD Fact Sheet

National Institute of Mental Health

PTSD Fact Sheet

9/11 Mental Health Studies

11.18.11  Exposure, probable PTSD and lower respiratory illness among World Trade Center rescue, recovery and clean-up workers

2011  Many Survivors of World Trade Center Attacks Suffered PTSD: Study

2010  Long-term Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms Among 3,271 Civilian Survivors of the September 11, 2001, Terrorist Attacks on the World Trade Center

2008 NIEHS

Study on 9/11 Mental Health

NIEHS Mental Health Study.pdf

Web Version

2007 One in Eight WTC Workers Developed Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

2007 Scientific American

The Continuing Effects of 9/11

2007 American Journal of Psychiatry:

PTSD & Associated Risk Factors Among World Trade Center Disaster Rescue and Recovery Workers

2006 Mt. Sinai: 9/11 Heroes Have PTSD at Rates Much Higher than the General Population

2006 American Journal of Psychiatry:

A Peer-Based Assistance Program for Officers With the New York City Police Department: Report of the Effects of Sept. 11, 2001

2006 Journal of Immigrant & Minority Health:

PTSD, Depression, Prescription Drug Use, and Health Care Utilization of Chinese Workers Affected by the WTC Attack

2002  (9/11) Studies Point NY Officials to Better Mental Health Preparedness

2001 American Journal of Psychiatry:  A Call to Action: Overcoming Anxiety Through Active Coping

9/11 Health Studies

5.2014  Chronic physical health consequences of being injured during the terrorist attacks on World Trade Center on September 11, 2001

02.2012  WTC Chemicals Cancer Report.pdf

12.1.11  Preventive Medicine Volume 53 Issue 6: Special Section: World Trade Center Disaster

11.18.11  Exposure, probable PTSD and lower respiratory illness among World Trade Center rescue, recovery and clean-up workers

09.2011 JOEM WTC Sarcoidosis Study

9.3.11 Special September 11th Issue of The Lancet

9.3.11  The Lancet: Persistence of multiple illnesses in World Trade Center rescue and recovery workers: a cohort study

9.3.11 The Lancet: Early assessment of cancer outcomes in New York City firefighters after the 9/11 attacks: an observational cohort study

2008-2011  WTC Medical Working Group Annual Reports

9.13.10  2010 9:11 Medical Working Group Annual Report.pdf

5.10  Emerging Exposures and Respiratory Health: World Trade Center Dust

3.16.10  Mount Sinai Researchers Are the First to Identify Heart Abnormalities in World Trade Center Workers

3.16.10  Heart Abnormalities Diagnosed in World Trade Center Workers

12.07.09  Council of the City of New York Testimony on 2009 Annual Report on 911 Health.pdf

10.22.09  Beyond Ground Zero & 9/11 Environmental Action Release We Count! Report.pdf

9.2009  WTC Cases in the New York Workers’ Compensation System.pdf

9.2009 Medical Working Group  2009 Annual Report On 911 Health.pdf

9.2009 FDNY WTC Report .pdf

8.2009  Moline et al: WTC Multiple-Myeloma Study 2009.pdf

8.13.09  New Study Suggests Possible Genetic Link between Environmental Toxins and Myeloma

WTC Health Registry Annual Report 2009.pdf

2009  Adults Directly Exposed to the WTC Disaster Still Had Elevated Risk of PTSD and New Asthma Diagnosis Five to Six Years Later

2009 911 Worker Protection Task Force Report 2009.pdf

1.27.09  World Trade Center Disaster and Asthma Type

2008 NIEHS  Respiratory and Other Health Effects Reported in Children Exposed to the World Trade Center Disaster of 11 September 2001

2008 WTC Health Registry Annual Report 2008.pdf

2008 NIOSH Respiratory Health Consequences Resulting from the Collapse of the World Trade Center

2008 Medical Working Group Annual Report on 911 Health 2008.pdf

5.30.08  GAO Report  September 11: HHS Needs to Develop a Plan That Incorporates Lessons from the Responder Health Programs

2007 Addressing the Health Impacts of 9-11.pdf Report to Mayor Bloomberg


NIOSH WTC Standardized Postmortem Exam Guidelines.pdf

The World Trade Center Disaster and the Health of Workers: Five-Year Assessment of a Unique Medical Screening Program

2006  Cancer Investigation Health Consequences of the September 11 World Trade Center Attacks: A Review

2004  MMWR Report  Physical Health Status of WTC Rescue & Recovery Workers & Volunteers--NYC July 2002-Aug 2004

Health Effects in the Aftermath of the World Trade Center Attack

2002  Urban Justice Center Report

RippleEffect.pdf: The Crisis in NYC’s Low-Income Communities after September 11th

2002   MMRW WTC Report.pdf

Injuries and Illnesses Among NYC Fire Department Rescue Workers After Responding to the World Trade Center Attacks

9.11.02  MMWR  Impact of September 11 Attacks on Workers in the Vicinity of the World Trade Center --- New York City

9.11.02  MMWR Use of Respiratory Protection Among Responders at the World Trade Center Site --- New York City, September 2001

2002  NIOSH Air Sample Results

for the World Trade Center Disaster Response

11.27.01  USGS Spectroscopy Lab: Environmental Studies of the World Trade Center area after the September 11, 2001 attack


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