Growing Up Healthy Hotline

The Department 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. In 2007, the Growing Up Healthy Hotline received over 60,000 calls from people across the state.

Anyone can contact the Hotline by calling 1-800-522-5006 or through TTY access at 1-800-655-1789. All calls are confidential. An operator will help identify the services needed and provide information on how to locate a provider in your area. Information can be obtained from the Hotline on:

And other services for families across New York State.