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CDC-INFO is experiencing a very high number of calls and emails. Wait times for inquiries on all topics are longer than usual.

If you are a healthcare provider with an urgent inquiry, or a member of the general public with an urgent information need, please call instead of sending through the form.

Due to the extremely high volume of inquiries, CDC is working to assist those with the most urgent information needs. Many general public inquiries submitted via the webform may not receive a reply from CDC-INFO.

  • If you have general questions about COVID-19, please see the CDC’s Coronavirus Disease 2019 FAQ page for timely information instead of submitting an email. This is an evolving situation, and CDC will provide information on our website as it becomes available.
  • You may also access CDC’s online Coronavirus Self-Checker tool (click on the Self-Checker button). This tool can help you make decisions about seeking appropriate medical care if you or someone you’re caring for may be sick with COVID-19.
  • You can also visit the CDC website for answers to questions on several other health topics.

Got questions? Ask CDC.

Looking for a publication? Visit CDC-INFO On Demand.

Looking for information in other languages? Visit CDC Resources in Languages Other than English.

Call CDC-INFO

800-CDC-INFO
(800-232-4636)
TTY 888-232-6348

Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Eastern
In English only

Email CDC-INFO

Send us your questions 24/7 using our email form.

Got Questions about COVID-19?

You can find the most up-to-date information about coronavirus disease 2019 on CDC’s COVID-19 page. This page includes information for the public and healthcare professionals, frequently asked questions and answers, travel guidance, and other helpful links, such as:

You can also visit the CDC website for answers to questions on other health topics.

Notices

2020 Holiday Closures

  • New Year’s Day
    1/1/20
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
    1/20/20
  • Washington’s Birthday
    2/17/20
    (open for novel coronavirus questions only 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET)
  • Memorial Day
    5/25/20
  • Independence Day
    7/3/20
  • Labor Day
    9/7/20
  • Columbus Day
    10/12/20
  • Veterans Day
    11/11/20
  • Thanksgiving Day
    11/26/20
  • Christmas Day
    12/25/20
Call CDC-INFO
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800-CDC-INFO
(800-232-4636)
TTY 888-232-6348

Regular Business Hours

Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. ET
In English or Spanish

Coronavirus Disease 2019 Questions
Open 24 hours, 7 days a week
In English only

Email CDC-INFO
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Send us your questions 24/7 using our email form.

Order CDC Publications
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Order or download free books, fact sheets, pamphlets, and educational materials at CDC-INFO On Demand.

About CDC-INFO

CDC-INFO is CDC’s national contact center and publication fulfillment system. CDC-INFO offers live agents by phone and email to help you find the latest, reliable, and science-based health information on more than 750 health topics. CDC-INFO is here for you in emergencies, using additional agents and extended hours as needed to support CDC’s response.

Every day, CDC-INFO:

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CDC Resources in Languages Other than English

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Free information and materials in other languages, to print and share

How CDC-INFO Supports CDC

The contact center answers about 380,000 inquiries a year, on more than 750 health and safety topics, including:

  • Seasonal flu,
  • Ebola,
  • Zika,
  • HIV/AIDS,
  • STDs, and
  • Immunizations.

Since receiving the first inquiries in 2005, CDC-INFO has responded to more than:

  • 3,942,585 telephone inquiries and
  • 732,258 pieces of correspondence.

CDC-INFO also receives hundreds of inquiries on various health promotion topics such as:

  • Autism,
  • Tobacco use, and
  • Breast cancer screenings.

 

CDC’s national publication fulfillment system 

  • Distributes more than 11,000 units per day and
  • Captures 3,000 document downloads per month from the CDC-INFO On Demand website.

All publications on CDC-INFO On Demand are available to the public free of charge, and many are available for immediate download.

Page last reviewed: April 10, 2020