Health-related Helplines

Information, support and referrals for a variety of health-related issues and topics.


National Cancer Institute
(800) 422-6237

Car Safety

Massachusetts Passenger Safety Program
(877) 392-5956

Children with Special Health Care Needs

Federation for Children with Special Needs
(800) 331-0688

Families and Children

Parental Stress Hotline
(800) 632-8188

Child at Risk Hotline
(800) 792-5200

Food and Nutrition

WIC (Women, Infant & Children)
(617) 624-6100

SNAP Benefits/Food Stamps
(800) 645-8333


Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling
(800) 426-1234


Executive Office of Housing and Livable Communities (EOHLC) Heat Line
(800) 632-8175

Infectious Disease

Center for Disease Control
(800) 232-4636

Lead Poisoning Prevention

Massachusetts Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
(800) 532-9571

Mental Health

Mental Health Resources for Healthcare Workers Experiencing Stress, Anxiety and Trauma


Poison Control and Prevention Hotline
(800) 682-9211


Information about radon from the Department of Public Health
(800) 723-6695 (toll-free only in Massachusetts)

Substance Addiction and Recovery Support

Massachusetts Substance Use Helpline
(800) 327-5050

Suicide Prevention

Dial or text 988 to reach the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline


The Massachusetts Smoker’s Helpline
(800) 784-8669

Smoke-Free Workplace Complaint Line
(800) 992-1895

Massachusetts Smoke-Free Housing Info Line
(877) 830-8795

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