The World Trade Center Health Program

What Is The World Trade Center Health Program?

The World Trade Center Health Program was established by the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010 (the Zadroga Act) to provide medical treatment to 9/11 survivors.

The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund is a completely separate program from the World Trade Center Health Program, and is run by a different federal agency—the Department of Justice for the VCF and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) for the World Trade Center Health Program. The VCF now requires that all survivor claimants be certified by the World Trade Center Health Program, with limited exceptions.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, the World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP) has multiple Clinical Centers of Excellence (CCE) throughout the New York (NY) Tri-State area. The Nationwide Provider Network (NPN) provides care to members outside of the New York City metro. New WTCHP members receive a welcome letter with information on how to schedule your first evaluation. Once you are enrolled in the WTCHP, you will visit a CCE or NPN provider for your initial health evaluation.

Weisfuse & Weisfuse, LLP, enrolls our clients to the WTCHP and guides them throughout the certification process. The WTCHP also provides free medical care, annual cancer screenings, and prescription benefits for 9/11-related conditions.