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Health and human services
  • 211: Phone number for health and human services; available as three-digit call 2-1-1 in many communities; food banks, clothing, shelters, rent assistance, utility assistance, medical information lines, crisis intervention services, support groups, counseling, drug and alcohol intervention, rehabilitation, health insurance programs, Medicaid and Medicare, maternal health, children’s health insurance programs, unemployment benefits, financial assistance, job training, transportation assistance, education programs, home health care, adult day care, congregate meals, Meals on Wheels, respite care, transportation, homemaker services, childcare, Success by 6, after school programs, Head Start, family resource centers, summer camps and recreation programs, mentoring, tutoring, protective services; volunteer opportunities and donations
  • Find-a-Doctor: easy-to-use interface to locate physicians; find by name or specialty and by location; simply type into the form and find results
  • Doctor Finder: American Medical Association Doctor Finder; provides basic professional information on virtually every licensed physician in the United States and its possessions, including more than 690,000 doctors of medicine (MD) and doctors of osteopathy or osteopathic medicine (DO); fairly difficult to use
  • Hospitals: Hospital Search; search form to locate US hospitals; provided by The American Hospital Directory
  • Dentist Finder: American Dental Association Find a Dentist
  • Eldercare Locator: Eldercare Locator; helps older adults and their caregivers find local services for seniors; provided by the US Administration on Aging, US Department of Health and Human Services
  • Substance Abuse: Locate substance abuse treatment facilities
  • Rehabinfo: locate treatment for substance abuse or mental health issues
  • Psychological: American Psychological Association HelpCenter; guide to psychological issues and a directory to find a psychologist
  • US Department of Health and Human Services; principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves
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