National Resources

This resource list contains US Federal Government Agencies and National Non-profit organizations in a variety of areas.

The Hotline phone numbers listed below can be dialed toll-free from anywhere within the United States.
These organizations provide information and referrals, and in some cases, crisis counseling.

Consumers Help Lines

DHHS Inspector General’s Hotline
800-447-8477
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Spanish-speaking operators available.
oig.hhs.gov

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Information Center
888-275-4772
Spanish-speaking operators available.
www.hrsa.gov/

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

Medicare Issues Hotline
800-633-4227
820-1202 (TDD/TTY)
8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. (central time)
Spanish-speaking operators available.
www.medicare.gov

National Health Information Center
800-336-4797
9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Monday-Friday (eastern time)
Spanish-speaking operators available.
www.health.gov/nhic

Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
800-400-7242
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Spanish-speaking operators available.
www.pbgc.gov

Social Security Administration
800-772-1213
7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Spanish-speaking operators available.
www.ssa.gov

 

Aging Help Lines

American Health Assistance Foundation
800-437-2423
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Spanish-speaking operators available.
www.ahaf.org

American Parkinson’s Disease Association
800-223-2732
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Leave recorded message after hours.
www.apdaparkinson.org

Eldercare Locator
800-677-1116
9:00 a.m.-8 p.m.
www.eldercare.gov

National Parkinson Foundation, Inc.
800-327-4545
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday (eastern time); recorded messages at all other times
www.parkinson.org

 

Employment Help Lines

Clearinghouse for Occupational Safety and Health Information, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
800-356-4674
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (eastern time)
Spanish-speaking operators available.
www.cdc.gov/niosh/homepage.html

Children and Family Help Lines

CHILDHELP USA®
National Child Abuse Hotline
800-4-A-CHILD
800-2-A-CHILD (TDD)
www.childhelpusa.org
Provides multilingual crisis intervention and professional counselingon child abuse and domestic violence issues. Gives referrals to localagencies offering counseling and other services related to child abuse,adult survivor issues, and domestic violence. Provides literature onchild abuse in English and Spanish.

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders (C.H.A.D.D.)
800-233-4050
8:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Monday-Friday
Spanish-speaking operators available.
www.chadd.org

Girls and Boys Town National Hotline
800-448-3000
800-448-1833 (TDD)
Spanish-speaking operators available; TDD capability.
www.girlsandboystown.org

National Adoption Center
800-862-3678
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
www.adopt.org

National Child Care Information Center, ACF
800-616-2242
800-516-2242 (TDD)
800-716-2242 (Fax)
8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
Spanish-speaking operators available.
www.acf.hhs.org

National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information
800-394-3366
http://www.ncdhhs.gov/dph/wch/families/helplines.htm

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
(800) 799-SAVE (7233)
Spanish-speaking operators available.
www.ncadv.org

National Runaway Switchboard
800-621-4000
800-621-0394 (TDD)
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., 24-hour voice mail
www.nrscrisisline.org
Provides crisis intervention and travel assistance information torunaways. Gives referrals to shelters nationwide. Also relays messagesto, or sets up conference calls with, parents at the request of thechild. Has access to AT&T Language Line.

Rape, Abuse, and Incest National (RAIN) Network
800-656-4673
Spanish-speaking operators available.
www.rainn.org/

Well Spouse Association
800-838-0879
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
24-hour recording – leave message
www.wellspouse.org

Mental Health Services

Toll-Free Numbers for Health Information

Advocates for Human Potential, Inc.
Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH) Technical Assistance Center
800-795-5486

Alzheimer’s Disease Education & Referral Center
800-438-4380

Department of Transportation’s Hotline for Air Travelers With Disabilities
1-800-778-4838 (voice) or 1-800-455-9880 (TDD)

National Clearinghouse on Family Support and Children’s Mental Health
800-628-1696

National Library of Medicine’s Health Hotlines Subject Index

National Mental Health Association
800-969-NMHA (6642)

National Resource Center on Homelessness and Mental Illness
800-444-7415

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
800-273-TALK (8255)

SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment
800-662-HELP (4357), 800-487-4889 (TDD), 877-767-8432 (Spanish)

SAMHSA’s National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
800-729-6686

Su Familia (a bilingual service of the Office of Minority Health Resource Center)
866-783-2645

 

General Mental Health Help Lines

American Counseling Association
800-347-6647
8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
www.counseling.org

ARC of the United States
800-433-5255
8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
www.thearc.org

Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, SAMHSA
800-662-4357
Spanish-speaking operators available.
www.samhsa.gov/

Lighthouse International Center for Education, Information, and Resource Services
800-829-0500
9:00 a.m.-8 p.m., Monday-Friday (eastern time)
Spanish-speaking operators available.
www.lighthouse.org

National Prevention Information Network
800-458-5231
9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Spanish-speaking operators available.
www.cdcnpin.org

National Technical Information Service
800-444-6472
8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
www.ntis.gov

Office of Minority Health Resource Center
888-444-6472
8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Spanish-speaking operators available.
www.oshrc.gov/

S.A.F.E. Alternatives
(800) DONT CUT (366-8288)
Spanish-speaking operators available.
http://www.selfinjury.com

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