Government Resources


This listing is not intended to be a comprehensive listing of all not-for-profit health agencies in the United States, nor does inclusion of any particular organization imply endorsement by the National Institutes of Health or the Department of Health and Human Services. Our intent is to provide information useful to individuals nationally, and for this reason we have not included many local groups that offer valuable assistance to patients and their families within a limited geographic area. Many of the organizations listed in this directory have information available to the public on the World Wide Web.


Department of Health and Human Services

200 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington, DC 20201
Tel: 202-619-0257; 877-696-6775


Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

Public Affairs & Intergovernment Affairs Consumer Affairs Service (075B)
810 Vermont Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20420
Tel: 202-273-5770; 800-827-1000


Eldercare Locator

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Administration on Aging
Tel: 800-677-1116


Environmental Protection Agency

1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W
Ariel Rios Building
Washington, DC 20460
Tel: 202-272-0167


Fogarty International Center

National Institutes of Health, DHHS
31 Center Drive, Rm. B2C29 MSC 2220
Bethesda, MD 20892-2220
Tel: 301-496-2075
Fax: 301-594-1211


Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
5600 Fishers Lane, CDER-HFD-240
Rockville, MD 20857
Tel: 301-827-4573; 888-INFO-FDA (463-6332)


Genetic and Rare Disease Information Center

National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences
P.O. Box 8126
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
Tel: 888-205-2311


Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD)

National Institutes of Health, DHHS
P.O. Box 8126
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
Tel: 888-205-2311


Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Information Center

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Parklawn Bldg., 5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857
Tel: 888-Ask-HRSA (275-4772)


National Cancer Institute (NCI)

National Institutes of Health, DHHS
6116 Executive Boulevard, Ste. 3036A, MSC 8322
Bethesda, MD 20892-8322
Tel: 800-4-CANCER (422-6237); 800-332-8615 (TTY)

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