Government Agencies

Agency for Health Care Policy and Research – practical health care information and research to help consumers make informed decisions about health care issues

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) – a “one-stop” web site to access multiple federal consumer information resources

Consumer Product Safety Commission
Washington, DC 20207
(800) 638-2772 toll-free hotline
(800) 638-8270 toll-free hotline for hearing impaired

Food and Drug Administration
Office of Consumer Affairs
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857
(800) 532-4440 or (301) 443-3285
(301) 443-9767 fax

Mammography – listing of FDA certified facilities providing mammography

Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) – Medicare and Medicaid information

HealthFinder – a gateway site to help consumers find health and human services information quickly

Health and Human Services (HHS)

NIH – access point to the consumer health resources of the National Institutes of Health

Medline – published medical information coordinated by the National Library of Medicine

National Institute on Aging – covers a wide range of topics including specific diseases, health conditions, treatments and research

NIOSH (National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health)
4676 Columbia Parkway
Cincinnati, OH 45226
(513) 533-8328

National Technical Information Service (NTIS) – part of the Department of Commerce, this site has information on US government products that deal with health and safety

OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration)
Information and Consumer Affairs
(202) 219-8151

Women’s Health Information Center – a ‘gateway’ site that has attempted to organize information on health issues for women, including links to government clearinghouses and many private sector organizations
(800) 994-WOMAN