The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Clinical Information Service: 800.CDC.INFO (800.232.4636)
The CDC Clinical Information Service is a resource for health-related information and material (posters, pamphlets, digital) and is available 24/7/365 for clinicians and the public to allow for quick access to health information, natural disaster updates, and the latest on emerging diseases. Questions/requests may also be emailed: COCA@cdc.gov.
How does the Clinical Information Service work?
Have a clinical question? Call the CDC Clinical Information Service! CDC INFO provides access to English- and Spanish-speaking Health Communication Specialists to assist the public with clear, concise, up-to-date CDC-approved information about emerging public health issues, such as West Nile Virus, SARS and monkey pox. It also provides information about biological, chemical, and nuclear terrorism.
In addition, CDC INFO is able to respond to questions on infectious diseases, occupational and environmental health, chronic disease prevention, and health promotion.
Services are provided for the general public, students, healthcare professionals, public health professionals, and emergency response teams in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands.
What kind of information is available?
CDC INFO provides information on many topics, including Anthrax, Botulism, Mad Cow, Flu, Rabies, and Ebola. Clinicians are encouraged to contact CDC INFO about any health concern or topic.
Additionally, the Clinician Outreach Communication Activity service provides email inquiries, monthly conference calls on topics focusing on preparedness and bioterrorism topics, and a weekly information update electronic newsletter. There is a monthly training version of the newsletter as well. Healthcare Providers are encouraged to subscribe for the COCA updates for valuable, timely information.