WTC health center serves Staten Island residents, students, volunteers affected by Sept. 11 attacks
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — “If you were there, you still deserve care,” is the message of the city Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) on the 12th Anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. At its WTC Center of Excellence, the HHC offers services to adults, children and adolescents who may still be suffering from conditions related to September 11.
One of seven WTC Centers of Excellence in the metropolitan area, the HHC World Trade Center Environmental Health Center is the only one dedicated to treating members of the community rather than first responders. The patients are residents, students, workers, passersby and those who helped in the cleanup.