Useful Phone Numbers And Web Sites

Stephen M. Saland

Health Related Phone Numbers

Adelphi Univ. Breast Cancer Hotline 1-800-877-8077

NYS Commission on Quality Care & Advocacy for the Disabled 1-800-522-4369

AIDS Hotline 1-800-962-5065

ALS-NY Hotline 1-800-672-8857

Alzheimer's Association 1-800-272-3900

American Cancer Society Hot Line 1-800-227-2345

American Diabetes Association 1-800-342-2383

American Heart Association 1-800-242-8721

American Lung Association 1-800-586-4872

Arthritis Foundation Info Line 1-800-283-7800

Attorney General’s Healthcare Bureau 1-800-771-7755 X 3

Breast Cancer Options 845-339-4673

EPIC -- Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage Plan 1-800-332-EPIC

Help for Incontinent People 1-800-252-3337

Health Insurance Information Counseling & Assistance Program (HIICAP) 1-800-701-501

Hospicelink 1-800-331-1620

Long Term Care Information 1-888-697-7582

Lyme Disease Foundation 1-800-886-5963

Lyme Disease Info in Columbia County 518-828-3358

NYS Department of Health Information Numbers:

  • Child Health Plus 1-800-698-4543
  • Complaints on doctors 1-800-663-6114
  • Complaints on managed care 1-800-206-8125
  • Complaints on nursing homes 1-888-201-4563
  • Complaints on hospitals 1-800-804-5447
  • Family Health Plus 1-877-9FHPLUS
  • Healthy NY 1-866-432-5849
  • Patient Care Hotline 1-800-425-0320
  • Organ and Tissue Donation registry 1-877-752-3175
  • Smokers Quitline 1-888-609-6292
  • West Nile Virus information 1-800-458-1158
  • Cancer information 1-800-462-1884
  • Roswell Park Cancer Institute 1-800-685-6825
  • Certified home health care agency info 1-800-628-5972

Medicare Prescription Drug Discount Program 1-800-633-4227

NYS Office of Mental Health 1-800-597-8481

NYS Partnership for Long Term Care 1-888-697-7582

Ovarian Cancer Hotline 1-800-682-7426

Parkinson’s Disease Foundation 1-800-457-6676

Patient Assistance Program info 1-888-477-2669

Poison Control Center 1-800-222-1222

General Information Phone Numbers

Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-342-3720

Columbia County Office for the Aging 1-518-828-4258

Counter Terrorism Tip Line 1-866-SAFENYS

Directory of Toll-free numbers 1-800-555-1212

Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-942-6906

Dutchess County Office for the Aging 1-845-486-2555

Federal Information Center 1-800-688-9889

Internal Revenue Service Helpline 1-800-829-1040

Internal Revenue Service (forms) 1-800-829-3676

I Love New York hotel reservations in NYS 1-800-CALLNYS

Medicare and Medigap questions 1-800-MEDICARE

NYS Atty. Gen. Consumer Fraud Bureau 1-800-771-7755

NYS Banking Department:

  • Banking complaints 1-800-522-3330
  • Holocaust Claims Processing Office 1-800-695-3318

NYS Educ. Dept. Library for the Blind 1-800-342-3688

NYS Comptroller - Unclaimed Funds 1-800-221-9311

NYS Department of Taxation & Finance

  • Tax questions 1-800-225-5829
  • Tax forms 1-800-462-8100

NYS Division of Tax Appeals 1-518-266-3000

NYS camp site reservations 1-800-456-CAMP

NYS Sex Offender Registry 1-800-262-3257

NYS Insurance Department

  • Insurance complaints and questions 1-800-342-3736
  • Appeal for denial of healthcare services 1-800-400-8882

NYS Senior Citizens’ Hotline 1-800-342-9871

NYS Public Service Commission:

  • Cable television complaints 1-800-342-3330
  • Hotline - emergency gas, electric, phone and water complaints 1-800-342-3355
  • Helpline - non-emergency gas, electric,

phone and water complaints
1-800-342-3377 Alternative Energy Hotline 1-888-697-7728 Green Power Hotline 1-866-476-7697

Senior Citizen Insurance Resource Ctr. 1-800-342-3736

Social Security Administration 1-800-772-1213

U.S. Veterans’ Administration 1-800-827-1000

NYS Division of Veteran’s Affairs 1-888-838-7697

Verizon Unlawful Call Center 1-800-518-5507


Useful Web Sites

www.senatorsaland.com --- Senator Saland’s website

www.state.ny.us --- New York State's web site with links to all state agencies

www.senate.state.ny.us --- New York State Senate

www.aging.state.ny.us --- NYS Office for the Aging

www.oag.state.ny.us/seniors/seniors.html --- Attorney General’s housing guide for seniors

www.dhcr.state.ny.us/ahd --- New York State Affordable Housing Directory

www.oag.state.ny.us/seniors/nursing.html --- Attorney General’s guide to choosing a nursing home

www.hiicap.state.ny.us --- Health Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program

www.nyagrx.org --- Comparison of prescription drug prices in NY

www.ins.state.ny.us/cseniors.htm --- senior Citizens Insurance Resource Center

www.nysdta.org --- NYS Division of Tax Appeals

www.banking.state.ny.us/srvglos.htm --- Home Equity & Car loan rates in New York State

www.nylottery.org --- New York State Lottery

www.orps.state.ny.us --- NYS Office of Real Property Services

www.criminaljustice.state.ny.us/nsor/index.htm --- NYS Sex Offender Registry

www.ssa.gov --- Social Security Administration

www.irs.ustreas.gov --- Internal Revenue Service - questions, forms, etc.

thomas.loc.gov --- U.S. Congress

www.pueblo.gsa.gov --- Federal Consumer Information Center

www.nps.gov --- National Park Service

www.usps.gov/ncsc --- US Postal Service with Zip Code look up

www.whitehouse.gov --- The White House

www.alz.org --- Alzheimer’s Association

www.medicare.gov --- Medicare

www.healthfinder.gov --- consumer health information

www.weather.com --- weather for anywhere in the US

www.als-ny.org --- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) Association of Greater NY

www.aarp.org --- American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)

www.iloveny.com --- I © New York website - with on-line hotel reservations in NYS

www.clinicaltrials.gov --- information on clinical health trials

www.ins.state.ny.us/extapp/extappqa.htm. --- NYS Insurance Dept. appeal for denial of health services

www.osc.state.ny.us --- Office of State Comptroller - link to find Unclaimed Funds

www.nyspltc.org --- NYS Partnership for Long Term Care

www.pparx.org --- Information on patient assistance programs

www.adelphi.edu/nysbreastcancer --- Adelphi Univ. Statewide Breast Cancer Support Program

www.breastcanceroptions.org --- Breast cancer info and support for Hudson Valley residents

www.lymediseaseassociation.org --- Lyme Disease Association

www.stopticks.org --- Local Lyme Disease organization

www.hospitals.nyhealth.gov --- NYS hospital profiles

www.nydoctorprofile.com --- Info on doctors practicing in NYS

www.hospitalcompare.hhs.gov --- Info to compare the quality of hospital care