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Toll-Free Numbers for Health Information


F

FIRE PREVENTION

National Fire Protection Association
(800) 344-3555 (Customer Service)
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday (Eastern time)



FITNESS

Aerobics and Fitness Foundation of America
(800) 968-7263 (Consumer Hotline)
(800) 446-2322 (For Professionals)
6:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m., Monday–Friday (Pacific time)

American Council on Exercise
(888) 825-3636
7:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday (Pacific time)

American Running Association
(800) 776-2732
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday (Eastern time)

Shaping America's Youth®
(800) SAY-9221 (729-9221)

TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) Club, Inc.
(800) 932-8677
8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Monday–Friday (Central time)

Weight Control Information Network
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
(877) 946-4627
8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday, except Federal holidays (Eastern time)

YMCA of the USA
(800) 872-9622
8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday (Central time)

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FOOD SAFETY

Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, FDA
(888) SAFEFOOD (723-3366)
10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., Monday–Friday, except Federal holidays (Eastern time)

U.S. Department of Agriculture Meat and Poultry Hotline
(888) MPHotline (674-6854)
(800) 256-7072 (TTY)
10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., Monday–Friday; 8:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving (Eastern time)

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
(800) 344-WILD (344-9453)
8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m., Monday–Friday, except Federal holidays (Eastern time)

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G

GAY, LESBIAN, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER HEALTH

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Helpline
(888) 340-4528
6:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m., 7 days a week (Eastern time)

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender National Hotline
(888) 843-4564
4:00 p.m.–12:00 a.m., Monday–Friday; 12:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m., Saturday (Eastern time)

Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund
(866) 542-8336 (Help Desk)
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday (Eastern time)

National Center for Lesbian Rights
(800) 528-6257 (Youth Legal Information Line)
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday (Pacific time)

Peer Listening Line
(800) 399-7337
5:30 p.m.–10:00 p.m., 7 days a week (Eastern time)

Trevor Helpline
(866) 4-U-TREVOR (488-7386)

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GENERAL HEALTH

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Clearinghouse
(800) 358-9295
8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday, except Federal holidays (Eastern time)

American Academy of Family Physicians
(800) 274-2237

American Chiropractic Association
(800) 986-4636
8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Monday–Friday (Eastern time)

American Osteopathic Association
(800) 621-1773
8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday (Central time)

American Podiatric Medical Association, Inc.
(800) ASK-APMA (275-2762)

Angel Flight Mid-Atlantic
(800) 296-3797
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday (Eastern time)

Health Resources and Services Administration Information Center
(888) ASK-HRSA (275-4772)
(877) 4TY-HRSA (489-4772) (TTY/TDD)
8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday (Eastern time)

MedicAlert® Foundation
(888) 633-4298

National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
(800) 232-4636
(888) 232-6348 (TTY)

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Clearinghouse
(888) 644-6226
(866) 464-3615 (TTY)
(866) 464-3616 (Fax)
8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday, except Federal holidays (Eastern time)

National Center for Health Statistics
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
(800) 232-4636

National Health Information Center
(800) 336-4797
9:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Monday–Friday, except Federal holidays (Eastern time)

National Health Service Corps
(800) 221-9393 Scholarships/Loan Repayment & Job Opportunities in Underserved Areas
(877) 897-9910 (TTY)
9:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Monday–Friday (Eastern time)

National Hispanic Family Health Helpline
(866) SU-FAMILIA (783-2645)
9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m., Monday–Friday (Eastern time)

National Injury Information Clearinghouse
(800) 638-2772 (Consumer Hotline)
(800) 638-8270 (TTY)

National Patient Travel Helpline
(800) 296-1217
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday (Eastern time)

U.S. Food and Drug Administration
(800) 332-1088 (MedWatch)
(888) 463-6332 (Consumer Inquiries)

Well Spouse Association
(800) 838-0879
10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m., Monday–Friday (Eastern time)

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GENETIC DISEASES

Genetic Alliance
(800) 336-4363
9:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Monday–Friday (Eastern time)

Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center
(888) 205-2311
(888) 205-3223 (TTY)
12:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m., Monday–Friday, except Federal holidays (Eastern time)

March of Dimes
(888) 663-4637
(800) 925-1855 (Spanish)

National Hematologic Diseases Information Service
(888) 828-0877
(866) 569-1162 (TTY)

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H

HEADACHE/HEAD INJURY

National Brain Injury Information Center
(800) 444-6443
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday (Eastern time)

National Headache Foundation
(888) 643-5552
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday (Central time)

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HEALTHY WEIGHT/WEIGHT LOSS

Shaping America's Youth®
(800) SAY-9221 (729-9221)

TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) Club, Inc.
(800) 932-8677
8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Monday–Friday (Central time)

Weight Control Information Network
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
(877) 946-4627
8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday, except Federal holidays (Eastern time)

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HEARING AND SPEECH

American Society for Deaf Children
(800) 942-ASDC (942-2732)

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
(800) 638-8255
8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday (Eastern time)

Dial A Hearing Screening Test (Occupational Hearing Services)
(800) 222-3277 (Voice/TTY)
9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., Monday–Friday, except Federal holidays (Eastern time)

Hear Now
(800) 328–8602 (Voice/TDD)
8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., Monday–Friday (Mountain time)

International Hearing Society
(800) 521-5247
8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday (Eastern time)

National Consortium on Deaf-Blindness
(800) 438-9376
(800) 854-7013 (TTY)
9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., Monday–Friday, except Federal holidays (Eastern time)

National Family Association for Deaf-Blind
(800) 255-0411 (Voice/TTY)
8:45 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Monday–Friday (Eastern time)

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders Information Clearinghouse
(800) 241-1044
(800) 241-1055 (TTY)
8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday, except Federal holidays (Eastern time)

Vestibular Disorders Association
(800) 837-8428
8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday (Pacific time)

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HEART DISEASE

American Heart Association
(800) 242-8721
24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year

Heart Information Center
(800) 292-2221 (English/Spanish)
8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., Monday–Friday (Central time)

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HISTIOCYTOSIS

See RARE DISORDERS

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HORMONAL DISORDERS

American Thyroid Association
(800) 849-7643

Hormone Foundation
(800) HORMONE (467-6663)
8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday (Eastern time)

National Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases Information Service
(888) 828-0904
(866) 569-1162 (TTY)

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HOSPITAL/HOSPICE CARE

Caring Connections
(A program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization)
(800) 658-8898 Helpline
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday (Eastern time)

Children’s Hospice International
(800) 242-4453
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday (Eastern time)

Hill-Burton Medical Care Program
(800) 638-0742
(800) 492-0359 (Maryland)

National Association of Hospital Hospitality Houses, Inc.
(800) 542-9730
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday (Eastern time)

Shriners Hospital for Children Referral Line
(800) 237-5055
8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday (Eastern time)

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HOUSING

See also CHEMICAL PRODUCTS/PESTICIDES and LEAD

HUD USER
(800) 245-2691
(800) 927-7589 (TDD)
8:30 a.m.–5:15 p.m., Monday–Friday, except Federal holidays (Eastern time)

Public and Indian Housing Information and Resource Center
(800) 955-2232
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday (Eastern time)

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HUNTINGTON'S DISEASE

See RARE DISORDERS

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I

IMMUNIZATION

National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
(800) CDC-INFO (232-4636) (English/Spanish)
(800) 232-6348 (TTY)

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IMPOTENCE

American Urological Association Foundation, Inc.
(800) RING-AUA (746-4282)
8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday (Eastern time)

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INFECTIOUS DISEASES & INFLUENZA (FLU)

American Lung Association
(800) 586-4872

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
(800) 232-4636
(800) 232-6348 (TTY)

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
(866) 284-4107
(800) 877-8339 (TDD)

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INSURANCE/MEDICARE/MEDICAID

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
(877) 267-2323 (Headquarters)
(800) 633-4227 (Medicare Service Center)
(866) 226-1819 (Headquarters TTY)
(877) 486-2048 (Medicare Service Center TTY)

DHHS Office of Inspector General
(800) 447-8477 (Hotline)
8:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Monday–Friday (Eastern time)

Insure Kids Now Hotline
Health Resources and Services Administration
(877) 543-7669
8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday (Eastern time)

Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
(800) 400-PBGC (400-7242)
8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday (Eastern time)

Social Security Administration
(800) 772-1213
(800) 325-0778 (TTY)
7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m., Monday–Friday (Eastern time)

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J

JUSTICE

National Criminal Justice Reference Service
(800) 851-3420
(877) 712-9279 (TTY)
10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m., Monday–Friday (Eastern time)

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K

KIDNEY DISEASE

See UROLOGICAL DISORDERS

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L

LEAD

See also HOUSING

National Lead Information Center
(800) 424-5323
8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m., Monday–Friday, except Federal holidays (Eastern time)

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LEARNING DISORDERS

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders
(800) 233-4050 (English/Spanish)
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday (Eastern time)

International Dyslexia Association
(800) ABCD123 (222-3123)

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LIBRARY SERVICES

Captioned Media Program, National Association for the Deaf
(800) 237-6213
(800) 237-6819 (TTY)
(800) 538-5636 (Fax)
8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday (Eastern time)

Learning Ally
(800) 221-4792
8:30 a.m.–4:45 p.m., Monday–Friday (Eastern time)

National Library of Medicine
National Institutes of Health
(888) 346-3656
(800) 735-2258 (TDD)
8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday; 8:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m., Saturday, except Federal holidays (Eastern time)

National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
(800) 424-8567
8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Monday–Friday, except Federal holidays (Eastern time)

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LIVER DISEASES

American Liver Foundation
(800) GO-LIVER (465-4837)
8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., Monday–Friday (Central time)

Hepatitis Foundation International
(800) 891-0707
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday (Eastern time)

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LUNG DISEASE/ASTHMA/ALLERGY

American Lung Association
(800) LUNG-USA (586-4872)
7:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m., Monday–Friday (Central time)

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
(800) 7-ASTHMA (727-8462)
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday (Eastern time)

National Jewish Medical and Research Center
(800) 222-5864 (LUNG LINE)
8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Monday–Friday (Central time)

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M

MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Information Resource Center
(800) 370-2943
8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday, except Federal holidays (Eastern time)

La Leche League International
(800) La Leche (525-3243)
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday (Central time)

National Prenatal Helpline
(800) 311-2229
(800) 504-7081 (Spanish)
9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m., Monday–Friday (Eastern time)

National Life Center/Pregnancy Hotline
(800) 848-5683

Zero to Three: National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families
(800) 899-4301
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday (Eastern time)

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MEDICARE/MEDICAID

See INSURANCE/MEDICARE/MEDICAID

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MENTAL HEALTH

See also CHILD ABUSE/MISSING CHILDREN/CHILDREN'S MENTAL HEALTH

Mental Health America Resource Center
(800) 969-6642
(800) 433-5959 (TTY)
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday (Eastern time)

National Alliance on Mental Illness
(800) 950-6264 Helpline
10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m., Monday–Friday (Eastern time)

National Council on Problem Gambling
(800) 522-4700
9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Monday–Friday (Eastern time)

National Gaucher Foundation
(800) 504-3189
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday (Eastern time)

National Institute of Mental Health Resource Information Center
(866) 615-6464
(866) 415-8051 (TTY)
8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday, except Federal holidays (Eastern time)

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
(877) 767-4727
8:00 a.m.–12:00 a.m., Monday–Friday, except Federal holidays (Eastern time)

The ARC of the United States
(800) 433-5255
8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday (Eastern time)

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MINORITY HEALTH

National Hispanic Family Health Helpline
(800) 311-2229
(866) SU-FAMILIA (783-2645)
9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m., Monday–Friday (Eastern time)

National Prenatal Helpline
(800) 311-2229
(800) 504-7081 (Spanish)
9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m., Monday–Friday (Eastern time)

Office of Minority Health Resource Center
(800) 444-6472
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday, except Federal holidays (Eastern time)

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N

NUTRITION

American Institute for Cancer Research
(800) 843-8114
8:30 a.m.–9:30 p.m., Monday–Thursday; 8:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m., Friday (Eastern time)

Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
(888) 723-3366 (Seafood line)

National Dairy Council
(800) 426-8271
(800) 974-6455 (Fax)
8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday (Central time)

Shaping America's Youth®
(800) SAY-9221 (729-9221)

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O

ORGAN DONATION

See also VISION and UROLOGICAL DISORDERS

Living Bank
(800) 528-2971
7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Monday–Friday (Central time)

National Marrow Donor Program®
(800) MARROW-2 (627-7692)
8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday (Central time)

United Network for Organ Sharing
(888) TXINFO1 (894-6361)
8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m., Monday–Friday (Eastern time)

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