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These selected toll-free numbers for organizations provide health-related information, education, and support. These organizations DO NOT diagnose or recommend treatment for any disease. Some of the organizations use recorded messages; others provide personalized counseling and referrals. Most offer educational materials; some charge handling fees.
Organizations that provide crisis assistance are listed under the heading of Crisis Intervention.The Rare Disorders category includes diseases and disorders that affect less than 1 percent of the population at any given time. Groups in the Professional Organizations section offer consumer information.
Unless otherwise stated, numbers listed operate on eastern standard time and can be reached within the continental United States 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Numbers that observe eastern daylight saving time (when in effect) are annotated as "(Eastern time)."
Inclusion of an information source in this publication does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
This document is available from the Internet at http://www.health.gov/NHIC/Pubs/. To order printed copies of this publication, contact the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) Communication Support Center, P.O. Box 37366,Washington, DC 20013-7366; fax (301) 468-3028.
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Drinking Water Safety
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual,
Hearing and Speech
Maternal and Child
Paralysis and Spinal
Restless Legs Syndrome
Spinal Cord Injury
Sudden Infant Death