Community Information Database

Subject Description

Medical Information Lines

Programs that provide telephone information about specific health and health-related topics including specific diseases and conditions, birth control, alcohol and drug abuse, mental health, safety and other similar topics. Included are programs such as Tel-Med in the U.S. and Telehealth in Canada with tapes on specific topics that people can select and access through a central number which are then played over the telephone, those that are staffed by live operators who have medical expertise and who answer questions directly, and those that provide medical information via an Internet Web site.

Taxonomy Code: TJ-320.500

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