The World Trade Center Health Program, Clinical Center of Excellence at Mount Sinai
The World Trade Center Health Program offers annual monitoring, and treatment, including medication, at no cost, to eligible WTC workers and volunteers, for both physical and mental health conditions related to their WTC service.
The Mount Sinai WTC staff and affiliated specialists have been providing care to thousands of WTC responders since shortly after the terrorist attacks of 9/11.
We continue to see newly enrolled patients on a regular basis. Monitoring and treatment is available at both Mount Sinai’s main campus in Manhattan, and at our WTC clinic located on Staten Island.
Services are available in English, Spanish, and Polish.
Services are available from other institutions throughout the NY/NJ Metropolitan area, as well as nationwide through the WTC Health Program. For more information regarding eligibility, other Clinical Centers of Excellence, or to enroll for the very first time, call the WTC-HP hotline at 1-888-982-4748. If you are already enrolled and have an inquiry, or wish to make your next appointment, please call 1-888-702-0630.
Ketamine Shows Significant Benefit in People with Treatment-Resistant Depression
May 20, 2013 - Patients with treatment-resistant major depression saw dramatic improvement in their illness after treatment with ketamine, an anesthetic.
Degenerative Changes Identified in Spinal Discs and Reversed With Drug Cocktail In Diabetic Mice
May 17, 2013 - The study, led by James C. Iatridis, PhD, was published in the journal PLOS ONE on May 17.
The hours for the World Trade Center Programs vary according to location. Patients are encouraged to contact us
for more information.
In their book Resilience: The Science of Mastering Life's Greatest Challenges, co-authors Dennis S. Charney, MD and Steven M. Southwick, MD identify 10 "resilience factors" that help people cope with the impact of traumatic life-changing events.
View excerpt. [PDF]
Read The Science of Resilience: Implications for the Prevention and Treatment of Depression by Steven M. Southwick and Denis. S. Charney in the October 5th issue of Science.
Listen to October 5 Science podcast in which Dr. Charney discusses resilience training.
PBS's Next Avenue shares "6 Steps to Help You Cope With Any Setback."
In Shrink Rap Radio podcast #322, Dr. Charney discusses the psychobiological mechanisms of human resilience to stress and the book.