|CARELINE (N.C. Department of Human Resources):Provides information
and referral pertaining to human service programs in North Carolina.
It has a bilingual specialist for Spanish-speaking callers and TDD
for callers with hearing impairment.
|Alcohol/Drug Council of North Carolina:Resource and referral helpline
for alcohol and drug abuse concerns.
|Alliance for the Mentally Ill: Provides support and education about
|Alzheimer's Association National Headquarters:Provides information
on Alzheimer's and related disorders and makes referrals to Alzheimer's
|American Cancer Society
|American Diabetes Association of North Carolina
|American Heart Association of North Carolina
|American Lung Association of N.C.
|Arthritis Foundation - Carolina Chapter:Provides information pertaining
|Better Hearing Institute Hearing Helpline:Provides information
on hearing loss and available treatments
|Cancer Information Service:Provides information on cancer treatment,
clinical trials, detection, risk factors and resources for assistance.
|Cooperative Extension Service Teletip (N.C.):Provides recorded
messages pertaining to a variety of topics of interest to consumers.
|Disability Hotline (N.C.):Provides information and referral pertaining
to Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Disability
|Duke Alzheimer's Family Support Program:Serves as central Alzheimer's
resource and clearinghouse for North Carolina.
|Easter Seal Society of North Carolina:Serves as a resource for
persons with disabling conditions, including stroke.
|Eldercare Locator:A nationwide directory assistance service which
provides linkage to state and local agencies that can provide information
and referral to resources for older adults and family caregivers.
|Governor's Office for Citizen Affairs (N.C.):Handles general inquiries
and complaints or suggestions relative to state government operations.
|Home Health Complaint Hotline (N.C.)
|Hospice for the Carolinas:Provides information on hospice services
and benefits and provides referral information for any hospice program
in the country.
|Insurance Consumer Service (N.C. Department of Insurance):Receives
questions pertaining to insurance coverage and problems (except Medicare).
Also see Seniors'
Health Insurance Information Program.
|Internal Revenue Service
for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
|Lawyer's Referral Service of North Carolina
|Medical Review of North Carolina:Handles inquiries or complaints
from Medicare recipients pertaining to the quality of medical care
they receive. Also handles requests from Medicare beneficiaries to
review noncoverage/discharge from hospital decisions.
|Medicare Durable Medical Equipment Regional Carrier (Palmetto Government
Benefits Administrators):Provides information and handles inquiries
about Medicare coverage for durable medical equipment and supplies.
|Medicare Home Health Hotline
|Medicare Part B Carrier (CIGNA):Provides information and handles
inquiries about Medicare medical insurance (Part B) coverage.
|Medicare Telephone Hotline
|National Center for Sight:Provides research and medical information
pertaining to blindness and vision problems.
|National Eye Care Project Helpline:Provides referrals for free
eye exams for people 65 and older on limited incomes who do not have
access to an ophthalmologist they have seen in the past.
|National Health Information Center:Serves as a health information
referral service by making referrals to non-profit health organizations
and federal clearinghouse.
|National Lung Line Service
|National Mental Health Association:Provides information on mental
health problems and makes referrals to national, state and local
mental health organizations and service providers.
|National Osteoporosis Foundation
|National Parkinson's Foundation:Provides information and counseling
on Parkinson Disease and makes referrals to doctors.
|National Stroke Association
|North Carolina Podiatry Medical Society:Provides referrals to local
|North Carolina Senior Citizens Association:Provides information
about Association benefits and activities.
|North Carolina Travel and Tourism
|Office of Inspector General Hotline (federal):Receives reports
of fraud and abuse of Medicaid, Medicare and Aid to Families with
|Prevent Blindness North Carolina:Provides information on eye diseases,
vision screening programs, and resources for assistance.
|Relay North Carolina:Serves as a telephone communications service
for the deaf and hard of hearing.
|Senior Flash Information Hotline (National Committee to Preserve
Social Security and Medicare): Provides information on federal legislative
developments of interest to senior adults.
Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP): Provides information
on Medicare, Medicare supplement insurance and long term care insurance,
and provides assistance and counseling with health insurance problems.
|Simon Foundation for Incontinence
|Social Security Administration:Provides information pertaining
to Social Security benefits and Medicare.
|Veterans Administration Regional Office (Winston-Salem):Provides
information on Veterans benefits.