Clinic Provides Free Screenings for World Trade Center Responders

May 15, 2003

The Finger Lakes Occupational Health Services (FLOHS) is providing free, confidential medical screening examinations for individuals who worked or volunteered in the rescue, recovery and cleanup efforts after the Sept. 11, 2001, World Trade Center attacks.

The FLOHS is a University of Rochester Medical Center program. It is part of a nationwide group of clinics conducting the medical screenings for a federally funded program coordinated by the Mount Sinai Center for Occupational and Environmental Medicine in New York City.

The goal is to identify and track health conditions of all individuals exposed to the WTC aftermath. FLOHS is hoping to screen Red Cross volunteers, labor union workers, local volunteer firefighters and ambulance drivers, or any other volunteers who traveled from upstate New York to assist in the disaster.

Workers and volunteers interested in registering, determining their eligibility or finding out more about the program can call the toll-free WTC Program Hotline at 1-888-702-0630. If qualified, FLOHS will then schedule a medical screening appointment. Finger Lakes Occupational Health Services is located at 2180 S. Clinton Ave., Rochester, N.Y., 14618. (585) 274-4554.

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