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Growing Up Healthy Hotline

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NYS Department of Health (DOH)


The Department of Health operates the Growing Up Healthy Hotline, which provides information about health care, nutrition and other health and human services. The hotline provides information and referral 24 hours/day, seven days a week in English and Spanish and other languages.



  • 1-800-522-5006, Toll Free, 24 hours/day, seven days a week in English and Spanish and other languages
  • 1-800-655-1789, TTY, 24/7


AsthmaAutism Spectrum DisordersDevelopmental DisabilitiesDevelopmental Disability/Complex Health IssueDiabetesEarly ChildhoodEating DisordersGeneral Support for FamiliesHealth Care AccessHearing Impairment/DeafnessInformation and ReferralLearning DisabilitiesMedical ManagementMedical/Physical HealthMedication ManagementMental Health/Developmental DisabilityMental Health/Substance Abuse IssuesMotor/Physical DisabilitiesNeurological DisorderNutritional DisorderPreventionSeizure DisorderTreatment and Recovery

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Developed by the Council on Children and Families and Funded by the Developmental Disabilities Planning Council