Important Phone Numbers


Help can be a phone call away. In any crisis, if you are in immediate danger, call 9-1-1.


In Texas


  • Alcohol Addiction Center 1-866-278-8150 A free resource of education and information on alcohol addiction. More can be found at:
  • Boys Town National Hotline - 1-800-448-3000 Crisis and resource referrals for parents and teens. Specializing in family reunification of runaways and homeless adolescents ages 11-17. They provide counseling over the phone and online and are Bilingual. Text ‘TEEN’ to 839863. More can be found at:
  • Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender National Youth Talk-line - 1-800-246-PRIDE (1-800-246-7743) Provides one-to-one chats and support. They have information and local resources across the U.S. Free and confidential. Available for teens and young adults up to age 25 about coming-out issues, gender identity, relationship concerns, parent issues, school problems, HIV/AIDS anxiety, safer-sex information, and more. Monday-Friday from 3 pm-11 pm; Saturday from 11 am-4 pm, central time More can be found at:
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness Helpline1-800-950-NAMI (6264) Information on mental illness issues. Monday-Friday, 9 am–5 pm central time. Text ‘NAMI’ to 741-741 for a crisis text line. More can be found at:
  • National AIDS Hotline 1-800-342-AIDS (2437) Information resources for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). 24/7, free. Services available in English (1-800-342-2437), Spanish (1-800-344-7432), and to deaf populations (TTY service 1-800-243-7889). Find out about AIDS and HIV at:
  • National Child Abuse Hotline1-800-4-A-Child (422-4453) Serving the U.S. and Canada. Available 24/7 with professional crisis counselors who help in over 170 languages. Find crisis services, information, and referrals to thousands of emergency, social service, and support resources. Confidential. More can be found at:
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline - 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) Trained advocates available 24/7, 365 days/year to talk confidentially about domestic violence, resources or information, or questioning unhealthy aspects of a relationship. More can be found at:
  • National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)1-800-931-2237 Available Monday-Thursday from 8 am-8 pm, and Friday from 8 am-4 pm central time. Offers support, resources, and treatment options. More can be found at:
  • National Runaway Safe-line1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) Free and confidential, anonymous crisis intervention & help 24/7. More can be found at:
  • National STD Hotline 1-800-232-4636 Free information on sexually transmitted diseases from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More can be found at:
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255 Free, confidential support. Offers prevention, crisis resources, and best practices for professionals. Available 24/7. More can be found at:
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Helpline1-800-662-HELP (4357) or TTY: 1-800-487-4889. A confidential, free, 24/7, 365 days/year, information service for issues on mental or substance use disorders. Offers referrals to local treatment, support groups, and community organizations. Order free publications and other information. More can be found at:
  • Teen Line 1-800-852-8336 TEEN LINE for troubled teenagers. Offers help on a problem or just conversation with another teen who understands. Call, Text, or Email them. "Ask TEEN LINE" finds resources in their Youth Yellow Pages or join conversations with other teens on message boards. For parents, a website with resources, tips, and insights at: Or text ‘TEEN’ to 839863.
  • The Trevor Project 1-866-488-7386 Offers accredited life-saving, life-affirming programs and services to LGBTQ youth that create safe, accepting, and inclusive environments by phone, text (text ‘START’ to 678678) and online (
  • Veterans Crisis Line 1-800-273-8255-press 1 Caring, qualified responders in the Department of Veterans Affairs, many are Veterans themselves. or text 838255.

Contact us for more information about Maternal and Child Health, or information regarding adolescent health in Texas, at:


Texas Department of State Health Services
Maternal & Child Health
PO Box 149347, Mail Code 1922
Austin, TX 78714-9347
512-776-7373: Phone
512-458-7658: Fax


External links are informational and do not have the endorsement of the Department of State Health Services. These sites may also not be accessible to persons with disabilities. 

Last updated May 10, 2022