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World Trade Center Health Program: Info & Overview

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Health & Medicine

Published on March 7, 2014

Author: WTCHealthProgram

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World Trade Center Health Program “Were you there? We still care!”

The Program serves responders and survivors from the following 9/11 disaster locations: Did you… • work • volunteer • live • or attend school …at or near the World Trade Center? • Lower Manhattan (south of Canal Street) • Ground Zero • Staten Island Landfill • Chief Medical Examiner’s Office • the NYC barge loading piers • the Pentagon in Arlington, VA • the crash site in Shanksville, PA

Who is a Responder? Emergency Services & Clean-Up Social Service Staff & Volunteers Workers from Recovery or Clean-up Contractors, such as:  Fire Department  Asbestos Workers  Transportation Workers  Electrical Workers  Police Officers  Sanitation Workers Health workers and volunteers assisting with rescue and recovery, such as:  Crisis Counselors/Case Managers/Social Workers  Faith-based volunteers  National Volunteer Organization members (i.e. VOADs, Red Cross)  Physicians/Nurses

Do you think you have any of these symptoms related to 9/11? o Coughing o Wheezing o Anxiety o Depression o Stomach problems o Shortness of breath o Sinus congestion o Other symptoms At no out-of-pocket cost, the World Trade Center Health Program provides health care to adults and children who were residents, students, workers, and passersby who may be sick from 9/11.

The WTC Health Program has multiple clinic locations to serve you! o Brooklyn o Manhattan o Queens o Staten Island o Long Island o New Jersey Locations are also available outside of the New York City metro area Where do I get care? You may be eligible for free and confidential medical services with the WTC Health Program: o Health Monitoring o Medical and Mental Health Treatment o Benefits Counseling The World Trade Center Health Program has expert health care providers dedicated to improving the health of 9/11 workers and volunteers

Download the application that best applies to you: -Responder: WTC Responder Application -Survivor: WTC Survivor Application All applications are in English and Spanish! It is imp ortant for u s to en roll all responders w h o are p otentially eligible even if you are not ex periencing any health or mental health problems at this time. Q u e s t i o n s ? C a l l u s a t 1 - 8 8 8 - 9 8 2 - 4 7 4 8 o r v i s i t t h e p r o g r a m w e b s i t e a t w w w. c d c . g o v / w t c T H I S P R O G R A M I S A D M I N I S T E R E D B Y T H E N A T I O N A L I N S T I T U T E F O R O C C U P A T I O N A L S A F E T Y A N D H E A L T H Apply for the Program!

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