Published August 1995 — Download PDF of the original newspaper column
Byrd's-Eye View By U.S. Senator Robert C. Byrd Helpful Hotlines
Because of the vast number of regulations and options affecting Federal programs and services. West Virginians often have questions regarding specific problems or concerns. As such, the Federal government has established a system of toll-free phone numbers that can help West Virginians receive answers to their questions and overall assistance with their concerns.
Retired Army Pay Problems 1-800-428-2290 Cancer Hotline 1-800-422-6237 Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Medicare Information 1-800-638-6833 Medical Scholarship Information 1-800-638-0824 National Runaway Switchboard 1-800-621-4000 (For parents and runaways to leave messages) Consumer Product Safety Commission ... 1-800-638-2772 (Product recall, complaints, fact sheets) Financial Aid for College Students (National) Department of Education 1-800-433-3243 National Guard "ChalleNGe" Program ... 1-800-529-7700 AIDS Hotline (National) 1-800-342-2437 (HIV and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Information) Pesticide Emergency Information 1-800-858-7378 National Health Information Center 1-800-336-4797 Energy Conservation Hotline 1-800-428-2525 Hill-Burton Free Hospital Care Hotline .. 1-800-638-0742 Small Business Administration 1-800-827-5722 Social Security Administration 1-800-772-1213 West Virginia Veterans Affairs Office .... 1-800-827-1000 National Drug Hotline 1-800-662-4357 (Drug-abuse help and information) Safe Drinking Water Hotline 1-800-426-4791 Hazardous Waste and Superfund Information . 1 -800-424-9346 Auto Safety Hotline 1-800-424-9393 (Auto-safety information and complaints) Washington, D.C., Central Reservation Center . 1-800-554-2220 (Information on lodging in the Nation's Capital)
August 30, 1995