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Contact the NICHD

For health information

The NICHD Information Resource Center provides information on health issues within the NICHD research domain to the public. By contacting the Information Resource Center, you'll have access to trained information specialists, health information, related resources, and publication ordering. Information specialists are available to respond to inquiries Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST.

You can contact the NICHD Information Resource Center at:

Phone: 1-800-370-2943
TTY: 1-888-320-6942
Fax: 1-866-760-5947
Mail: P.O. Box 3006, Rockville, MD 20847

For media information

Members of the media can contact the NICHD Public Information and Communications Branch, at 301-496-5133, or by fax at 301-496-7101, for information about news releases and media interviews. Members of the media can also visit the News and Media for media contacts and resources and to view and search NICHD news releases.

For staff information

To contact specific NICHD staff persons or branches, centers, divisions, or labs, please use the Looking for NICHD Staff directory.

The general mailing address for the NICHD is:

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
Bldg 31, Room 2A32, MSC 2425
31 Center Drive
Bethesda, MD 20892-2425

For Web-related matters and technical questions

Messages sent to the Webmaster are processed from Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. eastern time, except for federal holidays. We try to respond within 48 hours; however, mail sent late Friday or over the weekend will not be reviewed until the following business day.

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Please note:

NICHD offices, e-mail services, and information resources centers and clearinghouses cannot provide personalized medical advice to individuals about conditions or treatments. Instead, these resources offer information to help people better understand their health and their diagnosed disorders. These groups also do not rate or provide referrals to specialists, physicians, or health care facilities.

The resources on this Web site should not be used as a substitute for professional medical care. The NICHD urges you to work with your health care provider(s) to obtain answers to your specific, personal health questions.