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National Health Information Center, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Contact Information

Referral Specialist
P.O. Box 1133
Washington, DC 20013-1133

800-336-4797 (Voice - Toll-free),
301-565-4167 (Voice),
301-984-4256 (FAX),

Internet Resources


The National Health Information Center (NHIC) is a health information referral service sponsored by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. NHIC puts health professionals and consumers who have health questions in touch with those organizations that are best able to provide answers. Using a database that contains descriptions of health-related organizations, NHIC staff refer people to the most appropriate resource. Spanish language information specialists are available. NHIC also produces three annual health information directories: Federal Health Information Centers and Clearinghouses, National Health Observances, and Toll-free Numbers for Health Information.


NHIC publications are available for a small handling fee from the ODPHP Communication Support Center, P.O. Box 37366, Washington, DC 20013-7366; fax (301) 468-3028.


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Authorizing legislation: Public Law 94-317, National Consumer Health Information and Health Promotion Act of 1976.


Date Entered: 3/1/1998
Date Edited: 8/30/2004
Date Revised: 4/5/2004
Health Referral Number: HR0058
Accession Number: DP91A0047

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