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Contacting HHS Resources

The Department of Health and Human Services strives to improve its services to customers by continually examining our website. Please consult the following resources:

For answers to questions about ...

Department-wide Contact Lists

HHS Leadership

HHS Chief Financial Officers and Services Contacts

HHS Heads of Contracting Activity and Key Managers

HHS Operating and Staff Division Grant Officials

HHS Public Affairs Contacts

HHS Freedom of Information Act Contacts

Departmental Acquisition Career Managers

Topical Information

A list, by subject, of websites and public inquiry and publication phone numbers for popular topics is available at:

Mailing Address and Telephone Number

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20201
Toll Free: 1-877-696-6775

Please be aware that mail sent to our Washington D.C area offices takes an additional 3-4 days to process due to changes in mail handling due to security precautions.


How Are We Doing?

Life-threatening situation? Call 911, now!

Emergency Contacts

Child Abuse: 
National Child Abuse Hotline
1-800-4-A-Child (455-4453)

Elder Abuse:
Eldercare Locator

Victims of Violence:
National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-Safe (7233)
TTY: 1-800-787-3244

Runaway/ Homeless Youth:
National Runaway Safeline
1-800-Runaway (786-2929)

Victims of Human Trafficking:
End Trafficking
Text “BeFree” (233733)

Suicide Prevention:
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-Talk (8255)

Veterans in Crisis:
Veterans Crisis Line
1-800-273-8255, Press 1

Emergencies with Food, Drugs, or Medical Devices:
Report a Problem > Emergencies
1-866-300-4374 or 301-796-8240

Content last reviewed on December 15, 2014