Important Phone Numbers

Important Phone Numbers and Websites

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Help can be a phone call away. In any crisis, if you are in immediate danger, call 9-1-1.

 
  • 2-1-1
    A free, anonymous hotline available 24/7, 365 days/year. To reach 2-1-1 anywhere in Texas, dial 2-1-1, or (877) 541-7905. This line will help you find information about resources in your local community, help with food or housing, child care, crisis counseling or substance abuse treatment. More information can be found on this website: http://www.211texas.org/
  • Covenant House Crisis Hotline - 1-800-999-9999
    Available 24/7 for youth and families; operators provide counseling and give local referrals throughout the U.S. They can provide help drugs, abuse, homelessness, runaway children, and message relays. The call is free. More information can be found on this website: https://www.covenanthouse.org/
  • Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender National Youth Talk-line - 1-800-246-PRIDE (1-800-246-7743)
    Provides one-to-one chats and support. They have information and local resources across the United States. Services are free and confidential. They speak with teens and young adults up to age 25 about coming-out issues, gender identity, relationship concerns, parent issues, school problems, HIV/AIDS anxiety, safer-sex information, and more. Monday-Friday from 3 pm - 11 pm; Saturday from 11 am - 4 pm, central time More information can be found on this website: https://www.glbthotline.org/youth-talkline.html
  • Girls and Boys Town National Hotline - 1-800-448-3000
    For parents and teens, they provide crisis and resource referrals. They specialize in family reunification of runaways and homeless adolescents ages 11-17. They also provide counseling over the phone and online and are Bilingual. Text ‘TEEN’ to 839863. More information can be found on this website: http://www.yourlifeyourvoice.org/Pages/home.aspx
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness Helpline1-800-950-NAMI (6264)
    Information on mental illness issues. Monday - Friday, 9 am – 5 pm central time. Text ‘NAMI’ to 741-741 for a crisis text line. More information can be found on this website: https://www.nami.org/
  • National AIDS Hotline 1-800-342-AIDS (2437)
    A service of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, they are an information resource for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). 24/7, free call. Services are available in English, Spanish, and to deaf populations. Each service has its own telephone number: English, 1-800-342-2437; Spanish, 1-800-344-7432; TTY service for the deaf, 1-800-243-7889.
  • National Child Abuse Hotline1-800-422-4453
    Dedicated to the prevention of child abuse, they serve the U.S. and Canada, and are staffed 24/7 with professional crisis counselors who provide assistance in over 170 languages. They offer crisis services, information, and referrals to thousands of emergency, social service, and support resources. All calls are confidential. More information can be found on this website: https://www.childhelp.org/hotline/
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline - 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
    Trained advocates available 24/7, 365 days/year to talk confidentially with anyone about domestic violence, resources or information, or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship. More information can be found on this website: http://www.thehotline.org/
  • National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)1-800-931-2237
    Available Monday-Thursday from 8 am - 8 pm, and Friday from 8 am - 4 pm central time. Contact them for support, resources, and treatment options. More information can be found on this website:  https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/
  • National Runaway Safe-line1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929)
    A free call for confidential, anonymous crisis intervention & help 24/7. More information can be found on this website: https://www.1800runaway.org/
  • National STD Hotline 1-800-232-4636
    Free information on sexually transmitted diseases from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More information can be found on this website: https://www.cdc.gov/std/
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255

Free, confidential support for people in distress. They provide prevention, crisis resources, and best practices for professionals. Available 24/7. More information can be found on this website: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Helpline1-800-662-HELP (4357)

or TTY: 1-800-487-4889. A confidential, free, 24/7, 365 days/year, information service for anyone facing mental or substance use disorders. They provide referrals to local treatment, support groups, and community organizations. Order free publications and other information. More information can be found on this website: https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline

  • Texas Quitline1-877-937-7848
    A free and confidential counseling service, support, and information. More information can be found on this website: http://www.yesquit.org/
  • Texas Youth Hotline 1-800-989-6884

Trained volunteers ready to help 24/7, they will listen, help you consider your choices, and develop a sensible solution. Text 512-872-5777 to chat. More information can be found on this website:

http://www.dfps.state.tx.us/Youth_Hotline/default.asp

  • Texas Health Steps1-877-847-8377 (1-877-THSTEPS)
    A free call for the names and locations of local doctors or dentists for free checkups. This is an automated voice system. Press “1” for information on medical/dental checkups; finding doctors, dentists and nurses; setting appointments; and transportation. More information can be found on the following websites: https://www.mychildrensmedicaid.org/; http://www.dshs.texas.gov/thsteps/default.shtm  
 

For more information about Maternal and Child Health, or information regarding adolescent health in Texas, please contact us at:

 

Texas Department of State Health Services
Maternal & Child Health
PO Box 149347, Mail Code 1922
Austin, TX 78714-9347
(512) 776-7373: Phone
(512) 458-7658: Fax
TitleV@dshs.texas.gov

 

External links to other sites are intended to be informational and do not have the endorsement of the Department of State Health Services. These sites may also not be accessible to persons with disabilities. 

 
Last updated July 8, 2019