Health

Toll-Free Numbers


AIDS/HIV/STD
  • 1-877-613-4533
    AIDS Drug Distribution Program (ADDP) –- Information and help applying for ADDP, which provides life-sustaining and life-prolonging medications to low-income persons with no other source of payment for the drugs.
    Translation Services: Spanish Translators Available

  • 1-800-624-2377
    AIDS/Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) Hotline -- Information and referral services for HIV and STD prevention and treatment services.
    Translation Services: Multilingual Services

  • 1-800-353-3232
    Health Insurance Continuation Program -- Information and help applying for the insurance continuation program for people with HIV/AIDS who are unable to maintain their private insurance because of their illness.
    Translation Services: Spanish Translators Available

  • 1-866-HIV-CHECK
    (1-866-448-2432)
    Rapid HIV testing –- Information on the rapid HIV test and help finding a testing site.
    Translation Services: Spanish Translators Available

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Birth/Death/Vital Records
  • 1-866-649-8726
    Nationwide toll-free number. Get information on New Jersey vital records for births, deaths, marriages, civil unions, domestic partnerships, adoptions, and certificates of birth resulting in stillbirth. Also, visit the Vital Records in New Jersey web site.
    Translation Services: Spanish Translators Available
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Charity Care
  • 1-866-588-5696
    Hospital Care Payment Assistance Program (Charity care) -– Information on New Jersey’s program providing payment assistance to hospitals offering inpatient and outpatient services to the poor.
    Translation Services: Spanish Translators Available
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Complaints about Health Care Facilities
  • 1-800-792-9770
    Complaint Hotline –- Members of the public – including patients and health care facility employees - may call to file complaints about hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, home health agencies, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, comprehensive personal care homes, adult medical day care, pediatric medical day care facilities, and a range of other licensed acute- and long-term care facilities.
    Translation Services: Spanish Translators Available

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Consumer Reports on Health Care Quality
  • 1-800-418-1397
    Call to obtain copies of two consumer reports produced by DOH -- Cardiac Surgery in New Jersey and the New Jersey Hospital Performance Report.
    Translation Services: No Translation Services
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Department of Health
  • 1-800-367-6543
    Toll-free number to reach all DOH offices.
    Translation Services:
    Spanish Translators Available
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Early Intervention System
  • 1-888-653-4463
    System Point of Entry for referral for children with developmental delays and disabilities, birth to 3 years of age.
    Translation Services: Language Line Services and Translators Available
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Environmental Health and Radon
  • 1-800-792-8831
    Info Line -- Offers information on environmental health and radon issues.
    Translation Services: No Translation Services
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Family Health
  • 1-800-328-3838
    Family Health Line -- Information and referral to health screening and treatment services. Areas in which help is available include: addiction during pregnancy, prenatal care, post-partum depression awareness and treatment, child and adolescent services, family planning, WIC services, immunization, cystic fibrosis, cancer education and early detection, and finding a primary health care center.
    Translation Services: Language Line Services
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Hepatitis B Reporting
  • 1-800-792-8831
    To report cases of Perinatal Hepatitis B.
    Translation Services: No Translation Services
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Immunization Information
  • 1-800-792-8831
    Info Line -- Offers information on immunization in New Jersey.
    Translation Services: No Translation Services
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Poison Control
  • 1-800-222-1222
    (Emergency Line)
    New Jersey Poison Information and Education System Emergency Hotline –- The public can access immediate information and emergency treatment in case of poisoning.
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Postpartum Depression
  • 1-800-328-3838
    Information on post-partum depression (PPD) as well as treatment and referral services for women experiencing PPD.
    Translation Services: Language Line Services
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Quit Smoking Services
  • 1-866-NJSTOPS
    (1-866-657-8677)
    New Jersey Quitline -- Free telephone-based counseling service in 26 languages for people who want to quit smoking. Individualized treatment plan and ongoing support.
    Translation Services: Multilingual Services
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SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Program)
  • 1-800-792-8820
    SHIP Information Center –- Help for New Jersey Medicare beneficiaries who have problems with, or questions about, their health insurance. This includes questions about benefits, claims, supplement policies, prescription coverage and long-term care insurance.
    Translation Services: Language Line Services
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Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
  • 1-800-545-7437
    The SIDS Center of New Jersey provides culturally competent bereavement support for grieving families and SIDS risk reduction education.
    Translation Services: Language Line Services
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Vital Records
  • 1-866-649-8726
    Nationwide toll-free number. Get information on New Jersey vital records for births, deaths, marriages, civil unions, domestic partnerships, adoptions, and certificates of birth resulting in stillbirth. Also, visit the Vital Records in New Jersey web site.
    Translation Services: Spanish Translators Available
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WIC
  • 1-800-328-3838 or call
    1-866-44NJWIC
    (1-866-446-5942)
    Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children –- Information on the program and help finding a WIC agency.
    Translation Services: Language Line Services
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Last Reviewed: 10/12/2016