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FOIA Contacts & Requester Service Centers and Privacy Act Contacts

Each of the HHS FOIA Service Centers has specific functions and responsibilities. Please contact the appropriate HHS FOIA Service Center or HHS Privacy Act Contacts for information.   

HHS FOIA Contacts 

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Freedom of Information Officer
Hubert H. Humphrey Building, Room 729H
200 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C.   20201
Email: FOIARequest@hhs.gov
Phone: 202-690-7453
Fax:  202-690-8320
FOIA Officer: Michael Marquis
FOIA Public Liaison: Michael Bell

Administration for Community Living (ACL)
Freedom of Information Officer
One Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20201
Phone: 202-795-7415
FOIA Officer: Rick Nicholls
FOIA Public Liaison: Rick Nicholls

Administration for Children and Families (ACF)
Freedom of Information Officer
Mary E. Switzer Building
330 C ST SW, Suite 4004
Washington, DC 20201
Phone: 1-888-747-1861
FOIA Officer (Acting): Kenneth Wolfe
FOIA Public Liaison: Kenneth Wolfe
FOIA@acf.hhs.gov

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
see Program Support Center

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
and/or*
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)
Freedom of Information Officer
1600 Clifton Road, N.E., Building 57, Room MS D-54
Atlanta, Georgia 30333
Email: FOIARequests@cdc.gov
Phone: 770-488-6277
Fax: 770-488-6200
FOIA Officer: Roger Andoh
FOIA Public Liaison: Roger Andoh

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
Freedom of Information Officer
North Building, Room N2-20-06
7500 Security Boulevard
Baltimore, Maryland 21244
Phone: 410-786-5353
FOIA Officer: Hugh Gilmore
FOIA Public Liaison: Joseph Tripline
hugh.gilmore@cms.hhs.gov 
joseph.tripline@cms.hhs.gov

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Freedom of Information Officer
12420 Parklawn Drive, Room 1050, OES, OC 
Rockville, Maryland 20857
Phone: 301-796-3900
FOIA Officer: Sarah Kotler
FOIA Public Liaison: Sarah Kotler

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
Freedom of Information Officer
Parklawn Building, Room 6C-18
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, Maryland 20857
Phone: 301-443-3376
FOIA Officer: Tom Flavin
FOIA Public Liaison: Tom Flavin
foia@hrsa.gov

Indian Health Service (IHS)
Freedom of Information Officer
HHS-Indian Health Service/OMS
Division of Regulatory Affairs (DRA)
Suit 450-26 TMP
12300 Twinbrook Parkway
Rockville, MD 20853
Phone: 301-443-0035
Fax: 301-443-9879
FOIA Officer: Carl Mitchell
FOIA Public Liaison: Janet Ingersoll

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Freedom of Information Officer
Building 31, Room 5B35
9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, Maryland 20892
Phone: 301-496-5633
FOIA Officer: Susan Cornell
FOIA Public Liaison: Susan Cornell

Program Support Center (PSC)
Division of FOIA Services
Parklawn Bldg RM 19-01
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857
Phone: 301-443-3403
Fax: 301-480-5862 FOIArequest@psc.hhs.gov
Acting Director: Timothy M. Brown
FOIA Public Liaison: Timothy M. Brown

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Freedom of Information Officer
5600 Fishers Lane, Room 18E13A
Rockville, Maryland 20857
Phone: 240-276-2133
Fax: 240-276-2252
FOIA Officer: Andrea Battle
FOIA Public Liaison: Andrea Battle

Office of the Inspector General (OIG)
Freedom of Information Act Officer
Wilbur J. Cohen Building, Room 1062
330 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20201
Phone: 202-619-2541
Fax: 202-708-9824
Confirmation Number: 202-619-2541
FOIA Officer: Robin Brooks
FOIA Liaison: Robin Brooks

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HHS Privacy Act Contacts 

NOTE: For information about the HIPAA Privacy Rule, or to file a HIPAA complaint, please use the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) website http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/index.html, which provides answers to Frequently Asked Questions, a complaint form, and other resources, including this list of OCR offices: http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/office/about/rgn-hqaddresses.html .  The HIPAA Privacy Rule protects health information held or transmitted by entities covered by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996.

HHS

HHS Privacy Advocate
Maya A. Bernstein, J.D.
ASPE Room 434E
Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20201
Phone: 202-690-5896
 

HHS Privacy Act Officer
Beth Kramer
Humphrey Building - Suite 729H
200 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20201
Phone: 202-690-6941
Fax : 202-690-8320
beth.kramer@hhs.gov

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Operating Divisions

Administration for Children and Families (ACF)
Gary Cochran
Aerospace Building, 3rd Floor
901 D Street, SW
Washington, D.C. 20447
Phone: 202-401-6465

Administration of Community Living (ACL)
Scott Cory
One Massachusetts Avenue NW, Rm. 4811
Washington, DC 20201
Phone: 202-401-4634

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Tim Erny
540 Gaither Rd. Rockville, MD 20850
Room 4125 Eisenberg Building
Phone: 301-427-1760
Fax: 301-427-1047

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)
All administrative support provided by CDC

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Beverly E. Walker, Chief Privacy Officer
4770 Buford Highway NE
M/S: F-35
Atlanta, Georgia 30341
Phone: 770-488-8524
Fax: 770-488-8659

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
(formerly Health Care Financing Administration)
Walter Stone
7500 Security Boulevard
Mailstop: N1-24-08
Baltimore, MD 21244
Phone: 410-786-5357

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Cullen Cowley
Privacy Officer
5630 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857
Phone: 301-796-3900
FAX: 301-827-9267

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
Lisa Wright-Solomon, Privacy Officer
5600 Fishers Lane, Rm. 14N-39
Rockville, MD 20857
Phone: 301-443-1984

Indian Health Services (IHS)
Carl Mitchell
5600 Fishers Lane, Rm. 9E 30
Rockville, MD 20857
Phone: 301-443-1116

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Celeste Dade-Vinson
NIH Privacy Act Officer
6011 Executive Blvd., Suite 601
Rockville, Maryland 20852-7669
301-402-6201

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA)
James Blagaich
1 Choke Cherry Road
Room 3-1097
Rockville, Maryland 20857
Phone: 301-788-5779

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Staff Divisions

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration (ASA)
Matthew Olsen
HHS Privacy Director
HHH Building – Room 336E
200 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20201
Phone: 202-260-0322

Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE)
Maya A. Bernstein, J.D.
ASPE Rm. 434E
Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20201
Phone: 202-690-5896

Departmental Appeals Board (DAB)
Angela K. Roach
Special Assistant to the Chair
DAB Immediate Office
800 N Capitol Street NW – Room 6044
Washington, DC 20201
Phone: 202-565-0132
FAX: 202-565-0224

Office of the General Counsel (OGC)
Amy Weiser
Information Law Team Leader
Cohen Building, Room 4755
330 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20201

Office of the Inspector General (OIG)
Robin Brooks
Wilbur J. Cohen Building, Room 1062
330 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20201
Phone: 202-619-2541

Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
Harold Henderson
200 Independence Avenue, SW
Suite 597E - HHH Building
Phone: 202-205-2290
Fax: 202-309-5358

Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals (OMHA)
Karen W. Ames
Executive Director, Program Integrity and Ethics
Office of Medicare Hearings & Appeals
5201 Leesburg Pike Suite 1300
Falls Church VA 22041
Phone: 571-777-2748 

Program Support Center (PSC)
Denise F. Wallace, J.D.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
5600 Fishers Lane, Rm. 19-01
Rockville, MD  20857

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Content created by Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Division
Content last reviewed on July 21, 2016
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