Your 9/11 Health Care

The 9/11 Treatment Referral Program (TRP) is an important part of the World Trade Center Health Registry. TRP staff help survivors and responders exposed to the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks apply to the World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP).

Through the WTCHP, survivors and responders living anywhere in the country can get care for approved 9/11-related health conditions. TRP staff provide assistance to English, Cantonese, Mandarin, and Spanish speakers.

Knowing When You Need Care

You may need care if you are a survivor of the World Trade Center attacks on 9/11 or worked as a responder on or after 9/11 and have any conditions that fall into the following categories:

  • Acute and traumatic injuries
  • Airway and digestive disorders
  • Cancers
  • Mental health conditions
  • Musculoskeletal disorders

Details can be found on the WTC Health Program webpage: Covered Conditions - WTC Health Program

Care Eligibility

You may be eligible to receive treatment for 9/11-related health conditions if you are a survivor or were a responder present in the New York City (NYC) disaster area.


A survivor is someone who:

  • Was present in the disaster area during the attack or in the days, weeks or months after 9/11
  • Lived or worked in the disaster area
  • Attended school, child care, or adult day care in the disaster area
  • Survivors must currently have a 9/11-related physical or emotional condition to be eligible.

Eligible survivors receive treatment for 9/11-related health conditions at no out-of-pocket costs.

Locations: The NYC disaster area for survivors is the area of Manhattan south of Houston Street and includes any block of Brooklyn that is within a 1.5-mile radius of the former World Trade Center site.


A responder is someone who:

  • Worked in the post-9/11 response in the NYC disaster area, at the barge-loading piers or at the Staten Island Landfill
  • Provided rescue, recovery, demolition or debris removal services on or after 9/11
  • Provided support services, such as unaffiliated volunteer work, on or after 9/11
  • Worked in the New York City office of the Chief Medical Examiner (morgue)

Locations: The NYC disaster area for responders includes Lower Manhattan (south of Canal Street) including Ground Zero, the Staten Island Landfill or certain barge loading piers.

Eligible responders can receive free annual monitoring and treatment of 9/11-related health conditions.

Contact the Treatment Referral Program

If you or someone you know may have a 9/11-related health problem, call the TRP at: 1-888-WTC-7848 (888-982-7848). One of our multilingual staff members will:

  • Help you determine your eligibility
  • Send you an application
  • Guide you through the WTCHP application and enrollment process

Visit the World Trade Center Health Registry about page to learn more.

If you are experiencing an emotional crisis at any time and feel an urgent need to speak to someone, you can reach a counselor 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 888-NYC-WELL (888-692-9355). NYC WELL provides services in multiple languages. For more information, visit