The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund law firm of Turley Hansen was pleased to sponsor the Long Island 9/11 World Trade Center Health Clinic annual picnic last Saturday, August 13, 2016. Despite the heat index approaching 100 degrees, the turn out of both first responders and their families was overwhelming.
The picnic was organized by the the always professional staff at the Stony Brook Health WTC Health Program Clinic in Islandia. The Deer Park Fire Department graciously hosted the event. Music, food and fun was had by all. Given the blistering heat, Turley Hansen luckily chose to donate hundreds of water bottles to the event!
Stony Brook is one of only five Clinical Centers of Excellence (CCE’s) in the New York Metropolitan region for both responders and survivors. The Center covers initial health evaluations, yearly medical monitoring exams (including lung cancer scans), and medical and/or mental health treatment for specific certified WTC-related health conditions. See the newly updated (August 2016) WTC Health Program Clinical Center of Excellence Member Handbook here.
The Stony Brook Long Island WTC Health Program actually runs two clinics on Long Island – one in Islandia and one in Mineola at Winthrop University Hospital. See the contact info below:
State University of New York, Stony Brook
Telephone: (631) 855-1200
1345 Motor Parkway, 1st Floor
Islandia, NY 11749
173 Mineola Blvd, Suite 302
Mineola, NY 11501
Unlike the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, the World Trade Center Health Program provides benefits for psychological conditions such as Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), depression and anxiety. These health benefits include individual counseling, support groups and psychiatric medications, as needed. All health benefits are 100% free with no co-pays or deductibles.
The recent passage of the James Zadroga Reauthorization Act added $3.5 billion in additional funds to treat 9/11 responders and survivors until the year 2090. The WTC Health Program treats all 9/11 covered illness, including over 70 separate cancers. (See the list of covered WTC 9/11 cancers here).
As always, Turley Hansen is glad to lend a helping hand to the entire 9/11 community.