Health Related Toll-Free Numbers and Websites

This list is provided by the Washington Physicians Directory. Our 2022 edition included 13,500 MDs and DOs, over 1,000 for the first time, and over 8,000 listing changes. If you need to stay in touch with the Washington area’s medical community, you need the Washington Physicians Directory.

The National Health Information Center, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, can refer the caller to 800 lines offering information on everything from childbirth to aging.  Its database includes almost 1,000  health groups.  Call: 800-336-4797
Hotline staffers say it is best to call early in the day when phone lines are less busy and to have ready a list of specific questions.  You may also write to National Health Information Center, P.O. Box 1133, Washington, DC 20013-1133. 

Some toll-free health lines:
ABCD After Breast Cancer Diagnosis www.abcdbreastcancersupport.org   —  800-977-4121
Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics.  www.eatright.org  —  800-877-1600
AIDS\HIV National Hotline at CDC  www.ashastd.org  —  800-232-4636
AIDS\HIV Project Inform HIV Health InfoLine   www.projectinform.org  —  800-822-7422
Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality  www.ahrq.gov  —  800-358-9295
Alcohol & Drug Treatment Referrals  www.spencerrecovery.com  —  800-334-0394
Alzheimer’s Disease Education & Referral Ctr.  www.nia.nih.gov  —  800-438-4380
Alzheimer’s Assn.  www.alz.org  —  800-272-3900
American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery  —  www.aafprs.org
American Assn. of Kidney Patients  www.aakp.org  —  800-749-2257
American Assn. of Retired Persons  www.aarp.org  —  888-687-2277
American Behcet’s Disease Assn.  www.behcets.com  —  800-7-BEHCET
American Board of Medical Specialties  www.abms.org  —  866-275-2267
American Brain Tumor Assn.  www.abta.org  —  800-886-2282
American Cancer Society  www.cancer.org  —  800-227-2345
American Childhood Cancer Organization  www.acco.org  —  855-858-2226
American Chiropractic Assn.  www.acatoday.com  —  800-986-4636
American Council on Exercise  www.acefitness.org  —  888-825-3636
American Diabetes Assn.  www.diabetes.org  —  800-342-2383
American Heart Assn.  www.americanheart.org  —  800-AHA-USA-1
American Institute for Preventive Medicine  www.healthylife.com  —  800-345-2476
American Kidney Fund  www.kidneyfund.org  —  800-638-8299
American Liver Foundation  www.liverfoundation.org  —  800-GO-LIVER
American Lung Assn.  www.lungusa.org  —  800-LUNG-USA
American Osteopathic Assn.  www.osteopathic.org  —  800-621-1773
American Parkinson’s Disease Assn.  www.apdaparkinson.org  — 800-223-2732
American Podiatric Medical Assn.  www.apma.org  —  800-ASKAPMA
American Red Cross  www.redcross.org  —  800-733-2767
American Running Assn.  www.americanrunning.org  —  800-776-2732
American Social Health Assn.  www.ashastd.org  —  800-232-4636
American Society for Dermatologic Surgery  www.asds.net
American Tinnitus Assn.  www.ata.org  —  800-634-8978
American Urological Assn. Foundation   www.urologyhealth.org  —  800-828-7866
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Assn.  www.alsa.org  —  800-782-4747
Arthritis Foundation  www.arthritis.org  —  800-283-7800
Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America  www.aafa.org  —  800-7-ASTHMA
Autism Society of America  www.autism-society.org  —  800-328-8476
Blood Donations  www.redcross.org  —  800-GIVELIFE
Bright Focus Foundation  www.brightfocus.org  —  800-437-2423
Cancer Hotline & R.A. Bloch Cancer Foundation  www.blochcancer.org  —  800-433-0464
Cancer Info Service at Nat’l Cancer Institute  www.cancer.gov  —  800-4-CANCER
Chemical Illness Information & Support  www.chemicalinjury.net
Children’s Organ Transplant Assn.  www.cota.org  —  800-366-2682
The Children’s Tumor Foundation  www.ctf.org  —  800-323-7938
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome  www.cdc.gov  —  800-232-4636
Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America  www.ccfa.org  —  800-932-2423
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation  www.cff.org  —  800-FIGHT-CF
Eldercare Locator  www.eldercare.gov  —  800-677-1116
Epilepsy Foundation of America  www.epilepsyfoundation.org  —  800-332-1000
First Candle/SIDs Alliance  www.firstcandle.org  —  800-221-7437
Foundation Fighting Blindness  www.blindness.org  —  800-683-5555
Genetic Alliance  www.geneticalliance.org  —  800-336-GENE
Herpes Resource Center www.ashastd.org  —  800-230-6039
Huntington’s Disease Society of America  www.hdsa.org  —  800-345-HDSA
Immunization National Hotline at CDC (English)  www.cdc.gov  —  800-232-4636
Intl. Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders  www.iffgd.org  —  888-964-2001
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation  www.jdrf.org  —  800-533-2873
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation  www.komen.org  —  877-465-6636
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of America  www.lls.org  —  800-955-4572
Lung Cancer Alliance  www.lungcanceralliance.org  —  800-298-2436
Lung Line (National Jewish Health)  www.njc.org  —  800-222-5864
Malignant Hyperthermia Assn.  www.mhaus.org  —  800-644-9737
Medic Alert Foundation International  www.medicalert.org  —  888-633-4298
Medicare Hotline  www.medicare.gov  —  800-MEDICARE
Mental & Substance Abuse Info.  www.health.org  —  800-729-6686
Mothers Against Drunk Driving  www.madd.org  —  800-GET-MADD
Multiple Sclerosis Assn. of America  www.msaa.com  —  800-532-7667
National Alliance on Mental Illness Information Helpline  www.nami.org  —  800-950-NAMI
National Association for Continence  www.nafc.org  —  800-252-3337
National Center for Stuttering  www.stuttering.com
National Children’s Cancer Society  www.children-cancer.org  —  800-532-6459
National Down Syndrome Society  www.ndss.org  —  800-221-4602
National Fibromyalgia Partnership, Inc.  www.fmpartnership.org
National Foundation for Transplants  www.transplants.org  —  800-489-3863
National Headache Foundation  www.headaches.org  —  888-643-5552
National Hemophilia Foundation  www.hemophilia.org  —  800-424-2634
National Lead Info Center  www.epa.gov\lead  —  800-424-LEAD
National Library of Medicine  www.nlm.nih.gov  —  888-FINDNLM
National Organization for Rare Disorders  www.rarediseases.org  —  800-999-6673
National Osteoporosis Foundation Information Help Line  www.nof.org  —  800-231-4222
National Prevention Info Network  www.cdcnpin.org  —  800-458-5231
National Psoriasis Foundation  www.psoriasis.org  —  800-723-9166
National Rosacea Society  www.rosacea.org  —  888-662-5874
National Safety Council  www.nsc.org  —  800-621-7615
National Spinal Cord Injury Assn.  www.spinalcord.org  — 800-962-9629
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network  www.pancan.org  — 877-272-6226
Planned Parenthood Federation of America  www.plannedparenthood.org  — 800-230-7526
Prevent Blindness America  www.preventblindness.org  — 800-331-2020
Christopher & Dana Reeve Paralysis Fndn.  www.christopherreeve.org  — 800-225-0292
Sickle Cell Disease Assn. of America  www.sicklecelldisease.org  — 800-421-8453
Spina Bifida Assn. of America  www.sbaa.org  — 800-621-3141
Spondylitis Assn. of America  www.spondylitis.org  — 800-777-8189
Stuttering Foundation of America  www.stutteringhelp.org  — 800-992-9392
Texas Back Institute  www.texasback.com  — 800-247-2225
Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance  www.tsalliance.org  — 800-225-6872
United Cerebral Palsy Assn.  www.ucp.org  — 800-872-5827