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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the United States Government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans. HHS is the managing sponsor of

HHS Mailing Address
Please send written correspondence to:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response 
200 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Room 638G
Washington, D.C. 20201

Public Health Preparedness, Planning and Response

Public Affairs Inquiries:

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Help Finding Points of Contact or Content
Program Points of Contact and Information

Agents, Diseases, and Other Threats
For more information via telephone or email, please contact CDC-INFO. This service is offered in English and Spanish, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636)
888-232-6348 (TTY)

Disaster Response
If you are the victim of a disaster and require assistance, please contact FEMA at (800) 621-3362 or visit

To find a Disaster Recovery Center, use FEMA's Disaster Recovery Center Locator.

Food-Borne Illnesses and Drug Tampering
To report on an emergency related to food-borne illness or drug product tampering, please contact the FDA's emergency hotline at 301-443-1240 or contact your local the consumer complaint coordinator
Mental Health
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) focuses on building resilience and facilitating recovery for those affected by disasters.  
For help, call 1-877-SAMHSA7 (1-800-726-4727).

Environmental Violations:  Air, Water, and Land
If you are winessing an environmental event that may lead to imminent threat to human health or the environment, please report it through the EPA National Response Center at 1-800-424-8802.  To learn more about reporting spills and violations, visit Report Spills and Environmental Violations.

You can also use EPA's online tool to report a suspected environmental violation.


The Web site provides public health and preparedness information for your general knowledge. This site is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

  • This page last reviewed: August 22, 2013