Roswell Park Approved to Provide Care for World Trade Center 9/11 First Responders
Nearly 20 years ago, first responders from across New York State answered the call for help when thousands of people were injured or killed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. A new program at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center will ensure that these police officers, firefighters, and emergency personnel do not need to cross the state to protect themselves from the long-term health effects they may still be dealing with because of their service that day. Roswell Park has now been named a member of the World Trade Center Health Program provider network.
Under the oversight of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, the program covers medically necessary treatment of certified World Trade Center–related health conditions at no cost to the patient.