U.S. Department of Health and Human Services



Poison Help

Call Poison Help (1-800-222-1222), which connects you to your local poison center, if someone may have been poisoned – even if you’re not sure.

Review Date: October 29, 2011

Health Resources and Services Administration - HRSA
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

2012 Federal Health Information Centers and Clearinghouses

Find federal clearinghouses that provide free health-related information, resources, and referrals to the general public. Many offer toll-free numbers and Web sites.

Review Date: November 06, 2012

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Hurricane Telephone Hotlines

This page provides a list of hurricane hotlines with contact information for survivor assistance, finding family and friends, donation and volunteer opportunities, health and safety information, housing, and more.

Review Date: December 10, 2012

U.S. General Services Administration

National Call Center for Homeless Veterans

The VA National Call Center for Homeless Veterans hotline offers free access to trained counselors. Call 1-877-4AID VET (1-877-424-3838). Services are provided 24 hours/day, 7 days/week.

Review Date: December 19, 2012

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

National Runaway Safeline Home Page

Call 1-800-RUNAWAY, a 24-hour crisis line, if you are a teenager who is thinking of running from home, if you have a friend who has run and is looking for help, or if you are a runaway ready to go home through our Home Free program.

Review Date: November 08, 2012

National Runaway Safeline

Suicide Warning Signs- (PDF)

Seek help as soon as possible by contacting a mental health professional or by calling the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK for a referral if you hear or see someone you know exhibiting any of the signs listed here.

Review Date: September 19, 2012

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Toll-Free Crisis Hotline Numbers

Find toll-free crisis hotlines sponsored by organizations providing information and support to people affected by child abuse, family violence, missing/abducted children, rape/incest, relief for caregivers, runaways, and crime victims.

Review Date: January 29, 2013

Child Welfare Information Gateway

2012 Toll-Free Numbers for Health Information

Find toll-free numbers for organizations that provide health-related information, education, and support. Some organizations use recorded messages; others provide personalized counseling and referrals.

Review Date: November 06, 2012

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Helpline - Prostate Cancer Research Institute

If you have been diagnosed with prostate cancer, call 800-641-PCRI or 310-743-2110 to speak with a Prostate Cancer Research Institute specialist who can you understand your diagnosis and treatment options.

Review Date: March 22, 2013

Prostate Cancer Research Institute

Love Is Respect: Get Help if You Are in an Abusive Relationship

Have a question? Need a friendly ear just to listen? Text, online chat, or call 1-866-331-9474.

Review Date: January 22, 2013

Break the Cycle

National Alliance for Hispanic Health Helplines

Learn about services offered by Su Familia: The National Hispanic Family Health Helpline (1-866-783-2645) and La Línea Nacional Prenatal Hispana, The National Hispanic Prenatal Helpline (1-800-504-7081).

Review Date: November 27, 2012

National Alliance for Hispanic Health

Office of Inspector General (OIG) Hotline

The OIG Hotline accepts tips by email, phone, fax, and mail about potential fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement in Department of Health & Human Services' programs.

Review Date: December 18, 2012

Office of Inspector General

USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline

The USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline can answer your food safety questions on safe storage, handling, and preparation of meat, poultry, and egg products. Call toll-free 888-674-6854 or email mphotline.fsis@usda.gov.

Review Date: March 26, 2013

Food Safety and Inspection Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Love Is Respect - National Dating Abuse Helpline

The National Dating Abuse Helpline is a national 24-hour resource available to answer your questions about teen dating abuse. Visit loveisrespect.org to chat with a peer advocate.

Review Date: January 23, 2013

National Domestic Violence Hotline

Boys Town National Hotline

Teens and families can call 1-800-448-3000 around the clock to speak with a trained counselor for help with depression, stress, peer pressure, suicidal thoughts, parenting problems, runaways, relationship issues, abuse, and much more. Translations and TDD line: 1-800-448-1833.

Review Date: December 09, 2012

Boys Town

CPSC Hotline - (PDF)

This toll-free hotline handles calls about unsafe products, product recalls, and safety issues, and helps consumers obtain useful information on what to look for when buying various products.

Review Date: February 28, 2013

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

File a Complaint - U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)

This page connects to a form available to submit vehicle and equipment problems to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration electronically. Complaints can also be filed by phone.

Review Date: November 05, 2012

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - NHTSA
U.S. Department of Transportation

Health Hotlines and Mobile Application from the National Library of Medicine

Search DIRLINE's database of organizations to find toll-free numbers and information on a number of specific diseases and disorders. Download the Health Hotlines app to search by phone.

Review Date: October 25, 2011

NIH National Library of Medicine - NLM

Lung Cancer Information Line

Call 1-800-298-2436 to speak to experienced staff about lung cancer screening, diagnosis, symptoms, treatment options, and support.

Review Date: December 27, 2012

Lung Cancer Alliance

National Eating Disorders Helpline

If you or someone you know is struggling with an eating disorder, call 800-931-2237 to receive confidential support and guidance, Monday-Friday, 9:00 am- 5:00 pm, EST.

Review Date: January 24, 2012

National Eating Disorders Association

Pesticide Emergency Resources

Call 911 or these emergency resources for help with human and pet poisoning, spills and contamination, and wildlife poisoning or environmental incidents.

Review Date: December 07, 2012

National Pesticide Information Center, Oregon State University

Safe Drinking Water Hotline 1-800-426-4791

Call EPA's Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791 to speak with an Information Specialist about drinking water and ground water programs authorized under the Safe Drinking Water Act.

Review Date: September 07, 2011

Safe Drinking Water Hotline