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F

FIRE PREVENTION

National Fire Protection Association
(800) 344-3555 (Customer Service)
7:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m., Monday-Friday

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FITNESS

Aerobics and Fitness Foundation of America
(800) 446-2322 (For Professionals)
(800) 968-7263 (Consumer Hotline)

American Council on Exercise
(800) 825-3636

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

TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) Club, Inc.
(800) 932-8677
8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday (central time)
Voicemail available after hours.

Weight Control Information Network
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
(877) 946-4627

YMCA of the USA
(800) 872-9622
8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday (central time)

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FOOD SAFETY

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

U.S.D.A. 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 (eastern time)

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G

GAY, LESBIAN, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER HEALTH

Foster Care Helpline
(866) 542-8336 x235
6:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Monday-Friday (Pacific time)
Voicemail available 24 hours.

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Helpline
(888) 340-4528
6:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m., Monday-Friday; 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday (eastern time)

Gay & Lesbian 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)

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
5:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m., Monday-Friday (eastern time)

Trevor Helpline
(800) 850-8078
Confidential hotline

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GENERAL HEALTH

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Clearinghouse
(800) 358-9295
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday

American Chiropractic Association
(800) 986-4636

American Osteopathic Association
(800) 621-1773

American Podiatric Medical Association, Inc.
(800) 366-8227 (Recording)

Angle Flight
(877) 247-5433

Health Resources and Services Administration Information Center
(888) 275-4772
8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday (eastern time)

MedicAlert Foundation
(800) 432-5378

Mercy Medical Airlift/National Patient Travel Center
(800) 296-1217

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Clearinghouse
(888) 644-6226 (Voice and faxback)
(866) 464-3615 (TTY)
8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday (eastern time)

National Health Information Center
(800) 336-4797
9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Monday-Friday (eastern time)

National Health Service Corps
(800) 221-9393
Scholarships/Loan Repayment & Job Opportunities in underserved areas

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

Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
(800) 368-1019 (Recording)
8:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Monday-Friday (eastern time)

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

Well Spouse Foundation
(800) 838-0879
10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday (eastern time)

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GENETIC DISEASES

Genetic Alliance
(800) 336-4363

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

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

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H

HEADACHE/HEAD INJURY

American Council for Headache Education
(800) 255-ACHE (2243)
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday (eastern time)

Brain Injury Association, Inc.
(800) 444-6443 (Family Helpline)

National Headache Foundation
(888) 643-5552

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HEALTHY WEIGHT/WEIGHT LOSS

TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) Club, Inc.
(800) 932-8677
8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday (central time); Voicemail available after hours.

Weight Control Information Network
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
(877) 946-4627

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HEARING AND SPEECH

American Society for Deaf Children
(800) 942-2732

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

DB-LINK
(National Information Clearinghouse on Children Who Are Deaf-Blind)
(800) 438-9376
(800) 854-7013 (TTY)

Dial A Hearing Screening Test (Occupational Hearing Services)
(800) 222-3277 (Voice/TTY)
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday (eastern time)

Ear Foundation at Baptist Hospital
(800) 545-4327
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (central time); Voicemail available after hours.

Hear Now
(800) 648-4327 (Voice/TDD)

John Tracy Clinic
(800) 522-4582 (Voice/TDD)
8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Monday-Friday (Pacific time)
Voicemail available after hours.

International Hearing Society
(800) 521-5247 (Recording)

National Family Association for Deaf-Blind
(800) 255-0411, x275 (Voice and 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 (eastern time)

Vestibular Disorders Association
(800) 837-8428
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday (Pacific time); Voicemail available 24 hours

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HEART DISEASE

American Heart Association
(800) 242-8721

Heart Information Service
(800) 292-2221
7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. (central time), Voicemail available after hours.

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Health Information Center
(800) 575-9355 (High Blood Pressure and Cholesterol Information Hotline)
Recorded information on high blood pressure and high blood cholesterol in English and Spanish.

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HISTIOCYTOSIS

See RARE DISORDERS

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HOMELESSNESS

National Resource Center on Homelessness and Mental Illness
(800) 444-7415
8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday

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HORMONAL DISORDERS

American Thyroid Association
(800) 849-7643

Thyroid Foundation of America, Inc.
(800) 832-8321

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HOSPITAL/HOSPICE CARE

Children’s Hospice International
(800) 242-4453
9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Monday-Friday (eastern time)

Hill-Burton Free Medical Care Program
(800) 638-0742
(800) 492-0359 (in MD)
9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., voicemail available after hours.

National Association of Hospital Hospitality Houses, Inc.
(800) 542-9730
8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday (eastern time)

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
(800) 658-8898
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

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

Housing and Urban Development User
(800) 245-2691
(800) 483-2209 (TDD)
8:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m., Monday-Friday

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HUNTINGTON'S DISEASE

See RARE DISORDERS

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I

IMMUNIZATION

National Immunization Information Hotline
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
(800) 232-2522
(800) 232-0233 (Spanish)
(800) 243-7889 (TTY)

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IMPOTENCE

Impotence Information Center
(800) 328-3881
9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday (central time); Voicemail available after hours.

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INSURANCE/MEDICARE/MEDICAID

HHS Inspector General’s Hotline
(800) 447-8477
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday

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

Medicare Issues Hotline
(800) 633-4227
(800) 820-1202 (TDD/TTY)
8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. (central time)

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

Social Security Administration
(800) 772-1213
7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m., Monday-Friday

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J

JUSTICE

National Criminal Justice Reference Service
(800) 851-3420
8:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m., voicemail available after hours.

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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 (Clearinghouse)
(800) 877-8339 (TDD)

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LEARNING DISORDERS

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders
(800) 233-4050
8:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Monday-Friday

International Dyslexia Association, The
(800) 222-3123 (Recording and mail box)
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday (eastern time)

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LIBRARY SERVICES

Captioned Media Program, The 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)

National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health
(888) 346-3656

National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
(800) 424-8567

Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic
(800) 221-4792

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LIVER DISEASES

American Liver Foundation
(800) 223-0179

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) 586-4872
(800) 528-2971 (Living Bank)

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
(800) 7-ASTHMA (727-8462)
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (eastern time)

Asthma Information Line
(800) 822-2762

National Jewish Medical and Research Center
(800) 222-5864 (LUNG LINE)
(800) 552-5864 (LUNG FACTS)
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday (mountain time)
LUNG FACTS, a companion to LUNG LINE, is a 24 hour/7 day a week automated information service.

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M

MATERNAL AND INFANT HEALTH

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

National Hispanic Prental Helpline
(800) 504-7081
9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Monday-Friday (eastern time)

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

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)

Prenatal Care Hotline
(800) 311-BABY (2229) (English)
(800) 504-7081 (Spanish)

Zero to Three: National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families
(800) 899-4301

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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

ARC of the United States, The
(800) 433-5255

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
(800) 950-6264 Helpline

National Council on Problem Gambling
(800) 522-4700

National Foundation for Depressive Illness
(800) 239-1265 (Recording)

National Gaucher Foundation
(800) 925-8885
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday (eastern time)

National Hopeline Network
(800) SUICIDE (784-2433)

National Institute of Mental Health
(866) 615-6464
8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday (eastern time)

National Mental Health Association Resource Center
(800) 969-6642
(800) 433-5959 (TTY)

SAMHSA's National Mental Health Information Center
(800) 789-2647
(866) 889-2647 (TDD)
8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday (eastern time)

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MINORITY HEALTH

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

National Hispanic Indoor Air Quality Helpline
(800) SALUD-12 (725-8312)
9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Monday-Friday (eastern time)
Voicemail available after hours; all calls will receive a response.

National Hispanic Prenatal Helpline
(800) 504-7081
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 (eastern time)

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N

NUTRITION

American Dietetic Association’s Consumer Nutrition Hotline
(800) 366-1655

American Institute for Cancer Research
(800) 843-8114
8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Monday-Friday (eastern time)

National Dairy Council
(800) 426-8271
(800) 974-6455 (Fax)

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O

ORAL HEALTH

American Dental Association
(800) 947-4746
(800) 621-8099 (Public Information)

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ORGAN DONATION

See also VISION and UROLOGICAL DISORDERS

Living Bank, The
(800) 528-2971
7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (central time)

National Marrow Donor Program®
(800) MARROW-2 (627-7692)
Professional staff answer questions from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (central time); voicemail available 24 hours.

United Network for Organ Sharing
(888) TXINFO1 (894-6361)

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