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The NIDCD welcomes any questions or comments you might have. For medical advice or diagnosis, we encourage you to review our information with your doctor.

For health information

If you need immediate information, please call 800-241-1044 or TTY at 800-241-1055, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Eastern time. Please leave a message after hours and we will return your call the next business day.

You can also send your questions by e-mail to and your questions will be answered within 1 to 2 business days.

Please include your contact information and postal address in your message if you are asking for materials to be mailed to you. Personal information will be kept confidential and used only to respond to your question. For more information see our Privacy notice.

For media inquiries or information on research studies and programs

If you have questions about NIDCD's research and programs, or if you are from the media, contact

NIDCD Office of Health Communication and Public Liaison
31 Center Drive, MSC 2320
Bethesda, MD 20892-2320

Voice: (301) 496-7243
Fax: (301) 402-0018
E-mail for press inquiries only:

For technical questions or suggestions to improve our web site

Contact the NIDCD Web Webmaster:
Phone: 301-496-7243
Fax: 301-480-0702