Bureau of Women's and Children's Health
Pregnancy, Breastfeeding, Children, and WIC Hotlines
What are the Bureau of Women's and Children's Health Hotlines?
At ADHS we answer calls on three different 800 number hotlines. There is no charge for 800 number calls. The three hotlines that we answer are Pregnancy and Breastfeeding/Baby Arizona, Children's Information Center, and WIC (Women Infant & Children).
Contact the Hot Line and speak to one of our representatives:
- Pregnancy and Breastfeeding: 1-800-833-4642
- Children's Information Center: 1-800-232-1676
- (WIC) Women Infants and Children: 1-800-252-5942
- TDD Phone: 602-256-7577
Why are the Hot Lines needed?
The hotlines are in place to assist low-income people in Arizona in overcoming system, social and cultural barriers which otherwise separate them from health care. This is completed through education, information and referral, and includes a Baby Arizona pre-screening where appropriate.
What are the goals of the Hot Line?
Direct callers to the most current information for Women's and Children's health care. At the ADHS hotlines, all caller's personal information is private and confidential. In many cases we do not ask for any personal information at all. Our hotlines are open from 8am until 5 pm Monday through Friday but the answering machine picks up calls all day everyday. If you leave your name and phone number we will return your call.
What has the Hot Line achieved?
The hotlines began in 1986 in Maricopa County, in 1988 it became a toll free/free call and went statewide. In 1992 it merged with the Children's Information Center, and in 2001 WIC joined the hotlines. Since the beginning the number of calls received has increased greatly each year, from 1322 in 1989 to well over 15 thousand calls in 2012.
Need More Information?
Pregnancy and Breastfeeding hotline: 1-800-833-4642 Offers information about pregnancy, in addition to:
- Pregnancy testing sites
- Lactation referrals
- Baby Arizona Prescreening
- Free Prenatal Vitamins, why they are important & where to get them, see www.getfolic.org
- Federal Emergency Management Administration Services
- Low Cost Prenatal Packages
Children's Information Center hotline: 1-800-232-1676 offers information for children and youth under the age of 21 with special health care needs in addition to:
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Dental Care
- Children's Rehabilitative Services
- Early Intervention services
(WIC) Women, Infant and Children hotline: 1-800-252-5942 offers information about the special supplemental food program in addition to:
- Locate the nearest WIC office
- Vendor Complaints