Chapter 5: Health and Mental Health


Section 11: National Institutes of Health


MEDLINE Plus

MEDLINE Plus is a searchable database of information on diseases, medical conditions, treatments, related organizations, etc.

8600 Rockville Pike
Bethesda , MD 20894

National Cancer Institute

Conducts and supports research programs to understand the causes of cancer; prevent, detect, diagnose, treat, and control cancer; and disseminates information to the practitioner, patient and public.

NCI Public Inquiries Office
6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 300
Bethesda , MD 20892

TTY: 

800-332-8615

Toll Free: 

800-422-6237

National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse

Responds to inquiries about diabetes; provides free publications on all aspects of diabetes, in both online and printed versions; information on nutrition, cookbooks.

1 Information Way
Bethesda , MD 20892

Toll Free: 

800-860-8747

National Eye Institute

Email:

2020@nei.nih.gov

Conducts and supports eye research. Provides a low vision education program, clinical studies database, and information on eye diseases and health conditions causing blindness. Focuses on preservation of sight as well as on the special health problems and requirements of people who are blind.

Information Office
31 Center Dr. MSC 2510
Bethesda , MD 20892

Voice: 

301-496-5248

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

Email:

nhlbiinfo@nhlbi.nih.gov

Information on heart disease, high blood pressure, cholesterol, asthma, obesity, sleep disorders, stroke and other conditions, prevention, and research being conducted or funded through the Institute.

Information Center
P.O. Box 30105
Bethesda , MD 20824

Voice: 

301-592-8573

TTY: 

240-629-3255

Fax: 

240-629-3246

National Human Genome Research Institute

Supports the National Institutes of Health component of the Human Genome Project, a worldwide research effort designed to analyze the structure of human DNA. The Institute develops technology for understanding, diagnosing, and treating genetic diseases.

National Institutes of Health
31 Center Drive, MSC 2152, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bldg. 31, Rm. 4B09
Bethesda , MD 20892

Voice: 

301-592-8573

Fax: 

301-402-2218

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)

Email:

NIAMSWeb-L@mail.nih.gov

Supports research into the causes, treatment and prevention of arthritis, and Musculoskeletal and skin diseases. Trains research scientists in the field. Provides information on research and resources.

Information Clearinghouse
1 AMS Circle National Institutes of Health
Bethesda , MD 20892

Voice: 

301-495-4484

TTY: 

301-565-2966

Toll Free: 

877-226-4267

Fax: 

301-718-6366

National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)

Email:

info@nibib.nih.gov

This institute works to bridge the two sciences, biological and physical, to create new technologies to improve health.

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

Email:

NICHDInformationResourceCenter@mail.nih.gov

Conducts research on fertility, pregnancy, growth, human development and medical rehabilitation. Focuses on health promotion and prevention of disease or disabling conditions.

The NICHD Information Resource Center provides information on health issues within the NICHD research domain to the public. By contacting the Information Resource Center, you'll have access to trained information specialists, health information, related resources, and publication ordering. Information specialists are available to respond to inquiries Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST.

P. O. Box 3006
Rockville , MD 20847

TTY: 

888-320-6942

Toll Free: 

800-370-2943

Fax: 

301-984-1473

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research

Email:

nidcrinfo@mail.nih.gov

Sponsors research to understand, treat and prevent both infectious and inherited craniofacial-oral-dental diseases.

National Institutes of Health
Bethesda , MD 20892

Voice: 

301-496-4261

Toll Free: 

866-232-4528

Fax: 

301-480-4098

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Conducts and supports research on diabetes, endocrinology and metabolic diseases; digestive diseases and nutrition; and kidney, urology and hematological diseases. Special focus on diseases that are major causes of disability and death.

Office of Communications and Public Liaison, NIDDK, NIH
31 Center Dr., MSC 2560, Bldg. 31, Rm. 9A06
Bethesda , MD 20892

Voice: 

301-496-3583

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

This institutes works to reduce the burden of human illness and disability by understanding how the environment influences the development and progression of human disease.

P.O. Box 12233, MD NH-10
Research Triangle Park , MD 27709

Voice: 

919-541-3345

Fax: 

919-541-4395

National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Email:

info@nigms.nih.gov

National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) works to support research that increases understanding of life processes and lays the foundation for advances in disease diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.

45 Center Dr., MSC 6200
Bethesda , MD 20892

Voice: 

301-496-7301

National Institute of Mental Health

Email:

nimhinfo@nih.gov

Research and leadership for understanding, treating and preventing mental illnesses.

6001 Executive Blvd.,
Rm. 8184, MSC 9663
Bethesda , MD 20892

Voice: 

301-443-4513

TTY: 

866-415-8051
301-443-8431

Toll Free: 

866-615-6464

Fax: 

301-443-4279

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Supports and conducts research on the nervous system and on the causes, treatment and prevention of more than 600 nervous system disorders including stroke, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's, head and spinal cord injury, Alzheimer's Disease and brain tumors. Direct link: www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/stroke/stroke.htm

P.O. Box 5801
Bethesda , MD 20824

Voice: 

301-496-5751

TTY: 

301-468-5981

Toll Free: 

800-352-9424

National Institute on Aging

Sponsors and conducts research on the biomedical, social and behavioral aspects of aging. Focuses on prevention of age-related diseases and disabilities, and promotes a better quality of life for older Americans.

Public Information Office
31 Center Drive, MSC 2292, Bldg. 31, , Rm. 5C27
Bethesda , MD 20892

Voice: 

301-496-1752

TTY: 

800-222-4225

Toll Free: 

800-222-2225

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

Email:

NIHinfo@od.nih.gov

Conducts research focusing on prevention and treatment of alcoholism.

9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda , MD 20892

Voice: 

301-496-4000

Fax: 

301-402-9612

National Institute on Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

Conducts research to understand, treat and prevent infectious, immunology and allergic diseases.

NIAID Office of Communications and Government Relations
5601 Fishers Lane, MSC 9806, For deliveries, use Rockville, MD 20852
Bethesda , MD 20892

Voice: 

301-496-5717

TTY: 

800-877-8339

Toll Free: 

866-284-4107

Fax: 

301-402-3573

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

Email:

nidcdinfo@nidcd.nih.gov

Conducts and supports research on hearing and disorders of hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech and language.

NIDCD Office of Health Communication and Public Liaison
31 Center Dr., MSC 2320
Bethesda , MD 20892

Voice: 

301-496-7243

TTY: 

800-241-1055 Toll Free
301-402-0252

Toll Free: 

800-241-1044

Fax: 

301-402-0018

National Institute on Drug Abuse

Email:

information@nida.nih.gov

Supports and conducts research on a range of medical, prevention and policy issues related to drug abuse. Focuses on improving prevention, treatment and public policy.

6001 Executive Blvd., Rm. 5213
Bethesda , MD 20892

Voice: 

301-443-1124

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Email:

NIHinfo@od.nih.gov

The NIH Health Information Index provides a direct link to different institutes providing information, research and/or clinical trials related to various medical conditions.

National Institutes of Health toll free information lines:

  • AIDS/HIV Treatment, Prevention and Research - 800-448-0440 Voice
  • Aging - 800-222-2225 Voice, 800-222-4225 TTY
  • Alcohol and Drug Abuse 800-729-6686 Voice, 888-889-6432 TTY
  • Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism - 301-443-3860 Voice
  • Alzheimer's Disease - 800-438-4380 Voice, 800-222-4225 TTY
  • Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases - 877-226-4267 Voice, 301-565-2966 TTY
  • Back to Sleep: Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) - 800-505-2742 Voice
  • Basic Research on Cells, Proteins, and Genes - 301-496-7301 Voice
  • Bladder Control for Women - 800-891-5388 Voice
  • Cancer 800-422-6237 Voice, - 800-332-8615 TTY
  • Child Health and Human Development (English and Spanish) - 800-370-2943, 888-320-6942 TTY
  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine (English and Spanish) - 888-644-6226, 866-464-3615 Voice/TTY
  • NIH Consensus Program - 888-644-2667 Voice
  • Deafness and Other Communication Disorders - 800-241-1044 Voice, 800-241-1055 TTD/TTY
  • Diabetes - 800-860-8747 voice; Diabetes Education Program - 800-438-5383 Voice; Control Your Diabetes. For Life - 800-438-5383 Voice; Small Steps, Big Rewards. Prevent type 2 Diabetes - 800-438-5383 Voice
  • Digestive Diseases - 800-891-5389 Voice; Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders - 888-828-0904 Voice; Hematologic Diseases - 888-828-0877 Voice
  • Drug Abuse - 301-443-1124 Voice
  • Genetic and Rare Diseases - 888-205-2311 Voice
  • Eye Diseases - 301-496-5248 Voice
  • Extramural Research Grants - 301-435-0714 Voice
  • Global Health - 301-496-2075 Voice
  • Heart, Lung, and Blood - 301-592-8573 Voice, 240-629-3255 TTY
  • Human Genome Research - 301-402-0911 Voice
  • Kidney and Urologic Diseases - 800-891-5390 Voice
  • National Library of Medicine - 888-346-3656 Voice
  • Network of Libraries of Medicine - 800-338-7657 Voice
  • Mental Health and Mental Illness - 301-443-4513 Voice, 301-443-8431 TTY
  • Mental Health and Mental Illness -866-615-6464 Voice, Real Men. Real Depression Campaign - 866-415-8051 Voice
  • Neurological Disorders 800-352-9424 Voice, 301-468-5981 TTY
  • Nursing Research - 866-910-3804 Voice, 301-496-0207 Voice, 301-594-5605 TTY
  • Oral Health - 301-402-7364 Voice, 301-496-6706 Spanish
  • Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases - 800-624-2663 Voice, 202-223-0344 Voice, 202-466-4315 TTY
  • Ovulation Research - 888-644-8891 Voice
  • Clinical Center Patient Recruitment - 800-411-1222 Voice, 866-411-1010 TTY
  • Patient Recruitment and Public Liaison Office - 800-411-1222 Voice, 866-411-1010 TTY
  • Schizophrenia Research - 888-674-6464 Voice
  • Smoking Cessation, NCI's Smoking Quitline - 877-448-7848 Voice
  • Stroke - 800-352-9424 Voice, 301-468-5981 TTY
  • WE CAN (Ways to Enhance Children's Activity and Nutrition) - 866-359-3226 Voice
  • Weight Control - 877-946-4627 Voice
  • Women's Health - 301-496-8176 Voice
  • Office of Research on Women's Health - 301-402-1770 Voice
  • National Women's Health Information - 800-994-9662 Voice, 888-220-5446 TTD