Though 2020 may mean you’re using your phone to play games, download apps, and explore the internet, be sure to keep these government phone numbers on hand in a time of need. Whether you’re addressing an issue or having a health emergency, it’s important to contact an expert who can answer your questions and get you help:
The USAGov Contact Center1-844-872-4681: Call for information on federal agencies, programs, benefits, services, and more. Available toll-free between 8:00 AM and 8:00 PM ET, Monday through Friday. Disponible en español.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline1-800-273-8255: Provides free and confidential support 24/7 for people in distress and crisis.
Nationwide Poison Control Center1-800-222-1222: Call in case of suspected poisoning and get expert answers free of cost. Available 24/7.
Military OneSource1-800-342-9647: Your one stop for tax services, spouse employment help, webinars and online training, relocation and deployment tools. Service members and the families of active duty, National Guard and reservers, Coast Guard when activated for the Navy, DoD expeditionary civilians, and survivors are eligible for these services.
Office of Overseas Citizens Services1-202-501-4444: For U.S. citizens abroad experiencing emergencies who can’t contact an embassy. The phone number during non-business hours is 202-647-4000.