Chapter 7: Information Sources


Section 1: Hotlines and Toll Free Numbers


AARP

Follow this link to AARP series of information under "Understanding Universal Design,"

601 E. St. N.W.
Washington , DC 20049

Toll Free: 

888-687-2277

AARP Oklahoma

Email:

ok@aarp.org

Hours: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday.

126 N. Bryant Ave.
Edmond , OK 73034

Toll Free: 

866-295-7277

Fax: 

405-844-7772

AARP Oklahoma Information Center

Hours: 9 am to 5 pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.The Oklahoma Information Center offers information about AARP membership, programs, and services, and many other subjects of interest to our members and their families.

Crossroads Mall, Ste 2055, 7000 Crossroads Blvd.
Oklahoma City , OK 73149

Voice: 

405-632-1945

Toll Free: 

866-295-7277

Fax: 

405-632-1955

Ability Connection Oklahoma - OKC

Email:

okc@abilityconnectionoklahoma.org

Local resources available. Based on financial need, Ability Connection provides help for purchase of adaptive devices and medical equipment including wheelchairs and mobility aids, adapted toys, computer related assistive technology, environmental controls and other items. Training, information and help locating other funding sources may also be provided.

10400 Greenbriar Pl., Ste. 101
Oklahoma City , OK 73159

Voice: 

405-759-3562

Toll Free: 

800-827-2289

Adult Protective Services

According to the law, the Oklahoma Department of Human Services administers the Adult Protective Services (APS) program. When someone is concerned about the well-being of an elderly friend, neighbor or relative, adult protective services specialists listen and respond. APS specialists visit the adults 18 and older and determine whether the person is a vulnerable adult and if maltreatment has occurred. The program helps the vulnerable adult find and obtain services.

Toll Free: 

800-522-3511 Abuse Hotline

Alzheimer's Association - Northwest Oklahoma Office

114 S. Independence Street
Enid , OK Oklahoma City

Voice: 

(580) 242-6131, ext. 125

Alzheimer's Association - Northwest Oklahoma Office

114 S. Independence Street
Enid , OK Oklahoma City

Voice: 

(580) 242-6131, ext. 125

Alzheimer's Association - Oklahoma Chapter

Email:

tulsa@alzokar.org

The Alzheimer's Association recruits and trains respite volunteers. After completing training, each volunteer is carefully matched with a Caregiving family. The volunteer spends 2-4 hours with the person with Alzheimer's or related dementia each week, while the caregiver takes a break.

Support Group: Early-onset and early stage Alzheimer's and related dementias for people under age 65 and their care partners. Group meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. joann.webster@alz.org. Office Hours: 9 am - 5 pm Mon. thru Fri.

Tulsa Office
2448 East 81st Street, Suite 3000
Tulsa , OK 74137

Voice: 

918-392-5000

Toll Free: 

800-272-3900

Alzheimer's Association - Oklahoma Chapter

Email:

okc@alzokar.org

Office Hours: 9 am- 4 pm Mon. thru Fri.

Alzheimer's Association - Tulsa Office
2448 E. 81st Street, Ste.3000
Tulsa , OK 74137

Voice: 

918-392-5000

Toll Free: 

800-272-3900

Alzheimer's Association - Southwest Oklahoma Office

6425 NW Cache Road, Ste. 102
Oklahoma City , OK 73505

Voice: 

(580)699-2877

Alzheimer's Association - Southwest Oklahoma Office

6425 NW Cache Road, Ste. 102
Oklahoma City , OK 73505

Voice: 

(580)699-2877

Alzheimer's Association -National office

Email:

info@alz.org

800-272-3900 Toll Free; 866-403-3073 TDD; or e-mail: info@alz.org for the 24/7 Helpline for information, referral and support.

225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17
Chicago , IL 60601

Voice: 

312-335-8700

TTY: 

312-335-5886

Toll Free: 

800-272-3900

Fax: 

866-699-1246

American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.

TTY: 

866-228-4327

Toll Free: 

800-ACS-2345

American Cancer Society -Tulsa Office

4110 S 100th E Ave, Grant Bldg, Ste 101
Tulsa , OK 74146

Voice: 

918-743-6767

Toll Free: 

800-ACS-2345

Fax: 

918-743-9655

American Cancer Society- Oklahoma City Office

Services: transportation to and from cancer treatment.

6525 N Meridian, Ste. 110
Oklahoma City , OK 73116

Voice: 

405-843-9888

Toll Free: 

800-ACS-2345

Fax: 

405-848-0795

American Diabetes Association

Email:

AskADA@diabetes.org

For diabetes-related questions or to request a diabetes information packet, call 800-342-2383 or email us at AskADA@diabetes.org. In order to better serve you, please provide your name and address along with your request.

ATTN: National Call Center 1701 N. Beauregard St.
Alexandria , VA 22311

Toll Free: 

800-342-2383

American Diabetes Association - Oklahoma

3000 United Founders Blvd., Ste. 108
Oklahoma City , OK 73112

Voice: 

405-840-3881

Toll Free: 

800-342-2383

Fax: 

405-840-3899

American Heart Association

A collection of information on various forms of heart disease and conditions, prevention advise as well as advocacy information.

7272 Greenville Ave.
Dallas , TX 75231

Toll Free: 

800-242-8721

American Heart Association - Oklahoma City

For local information and events.

5700 N. Portland, Ste. 203
Oklahoma City , OK 73112

Voice: 

405-942-2444

Toll Free: 

800-242-8721

American Heart Association - Tulsa

For local information and events.

2227 E. Skelly Drive
Tulsa , OK 74105

Voice: 

918-747-8254

Toll Free: 

800-242-8721

American Lung Association

The American Lung Association today fights lung disease in all its forms, with special emphasis on asthma, tobacco control and environmental health.

1301 Pennsylvanis Ave. NW, Ste. 800
Washington , DC 20004

Voice: 

202-785-3355

Fax: 

202-452-1805

Arthritis Foundation

Email:

help@arthritis.org

The Arthritis Foundation is the only national not-for-profit organization that supports the more than 100 types of arthritis and related conditions with advocacy, programs, services and research that has a comprehensive list of local Arthritis Foundation local chapters and support groups.

P.O. Box 7669
Atlanta , GA 30357

Toll Free: 

800-283-7800

Arthritis Foundation - Eastern Oklahoma Chapter

Email:

info.eok@arthritis.org

This chapter offers various programs and services to help people with arthritis cope with their disease. Some of the things they offer include exercise programs, educational programs and support groups. They also sponsor special events throughout the year to raise money and to raise awareness of this disease in the hopes of one day finding a cure. Contact the chapter for specific events, programs or support meetings in your town or go to their website "Programs and Services" section for times, dates and places.

710 W. Wilshire Creek #101
Oklahoma City , OK 73116

Voice: 

405-936-3366

Toll Free: 

800-627-5486

Fax: 

405-936-0617

Arthritis Foundation - Oklahoma Chapter

Email:

info.ok@arthritis.org

This chapter offers various programs and services to help people with arthritis cope with their disease. Some of the things they offer include exercise programs, educational programs and support groups. They also sponsor special events throughout the year to raise money and to raise awareness of this disease in the hopes of one day finding a cure. Contact the chapter for specific events, programs or support meetings in your town or go to their website "Programs and Services" section for times, dates and places.

710 W. Wilshire Blvd., Suite 101
Oklahoma City , OK 73116

Voice: 

405-936-3366

Toll Free: 

800-627-5486

Fax: 

405-936-0617

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Nationwide test site referrals, counseling, literature (upon request), clinical trials information referrals, and a wide scope of other HIV/AIDS/STD/TB-related resource information. Open 24/7.

As a part of its overall public health mission, CDC provides leadership in helping control the HIV/AIDS epidemic by working with community, state, national, and international partners in surveillance, research, and prevention and evaluation activities. Direct Link: www.cdc.gov/hiv/aboutDHAP.htm

1600 Clifton Rd
Atlanta , GA 30333

Toll Free: 

800-232-4636 National Hotline

Certified nurse aide abuse for all health care settings

Department of Health
1000 N.E. 10th St.
Oklahoma City , OK 73117

Toll Free: 

800-747-8419 Press 3

D-Dent of Oklahoma City

Email:

d-dent@coxinet.net

D-Dent is a non-profit organization of dentists that provide free comprehensive dental care to the financially needy, developmentally disabled and elderly Oklahoma citizens statewide.

6430 N. Western Ave, #200
Oklahoma City , OK 73116

Voice: 

405-424-8092

Toll Free: 

800-522-9510

Domestic Violence Hotline

Toll Free: 

800-522-7233 Oklahoma Statewide Safeline

Eldercare Locator

The Eldercare Locator is the first step to finding resources for older adults in any U.S. community. It is a free national service of the Administration on Aging, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Just one phone call or Web site visit provides an instant connection to resources that enable older persons to live independently in their communities.

Toll Free: 

800-677-1116

Hearing Screening Program for Newborns

Email:

Newborn Screening Programs
Department of Health
1000 N.E. 10th St.
Oklahoma City , OK 73117

Voice: 

405-271-6617

Toll Free: 

800-766-2223 Screening

Fax: 

405-271-4892

HMO Complaints

All complaints need to include the HMO name, the member's ID number, and a brief description of the problems that you have encountered.

Oklahoma Insurance Department
Consumer Assistance/Claims Division 2401 N.W. 23rd St., Ste. 28
Oklahoma City , OK 73152

Voice: 

405-521-2991

Toll Free: 

800-522-0071

Home Health (Medicare) Hotline

Department of Health 1000 N.E. 10th St.
Oklahoma City , OK 73117

Toll Free: 

800-234-7258

J.D. McCarty Center for Children with Developmental Disabilities

The McCarty Center helps children with developmental disabilities learn to move, eat, play and communicate better.

Camp ClapHans summer day camp starts at 9 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m. Children will receive lunch and snacks. It is open to children in 2nd through 6th grade and is designed to incorporate therapeutic approaches to the activities by the speech, occupational and physical therapy departments. Call 307-2859 for more information.

2002 E. Robinson St.
Norman , OK 73071

Voice: 

405-307-2800

Toll Free: 

800-777-1272

Fax: 

405-307-2801

Legal Aid of Oklahoma

A Law Firm for the Poor and Seniors, Legal Aid of Oklahoma (LAO) is an Oklahoma nonprofit corporation providing free civil legal services to Oklahoma's quarter million low income people plus its senior citizens.

2901 Classen Blvd., Ste. 112
Oklahoma City , OK 73106

Voice: 

405-521-1302

Toll Free: 

800-421-1641
888-534-5243 Application Hotline

Fax: 

405-557-0023

Medicare part B (OK) - Blue Cross/Blue Shield

TTY: 

877-486-2048

Toll Free: 

800-633-4227

National Parkinson Foundation, Inc.

Email:

contact@parkinson.org

National Resource for Information.

National Parkinson Foundation, Inc.
1501 N.W. 9th Ave. / Bob Hope Rd
Miami , FL 33136

Voice: 

305-243-6666

Toll Free: 

800-327-4545
800-473-4636 Helpline

Fax: 

305-243-6073

National Resource Directory

The National Resource Directory (NRD) is an online tool for wounded, ill and injured Service Members, Veterans, their families, and those who support them. The NRD provides access to more than 11,000 services and resources at the national, state and local levels that support recovery, rehabilitation and community reintegration.

Nurse Aide Registry

Oklahoma Department of Health
1000 N.E. 10th St., Room 1111,
Oklahoma City , OK 73117

Voice: 

405-271-4085

Toll Free: 

800-695-2157

Nursing Home Complaints

Oklahoma Department of Health
1000 N.E. 10th St.
Oklahoma City , OK 73117

Toll Free: 

800-747-8419

Office of Child Abuse Prevention

The Office of Child Abuse Prevention (OCAP) was created and placed within the Oklahoma State Department of Health to emphasize the focus on prevention of child abuse.

Family Health Services State Department of Health
1000 N.E. 10th St.
Oklahoma City , OK 73117

Voice: 

405-271-7611

Toll Free: 

800-522-3511 Statewide 24-Child Abuse Hotline

Fax: 

405-271-1011

OK-WARN

OK-WARN stands for Oklahoma Weather Alert Remote Notification - a new service that provides notification of weather hazards and emergencies to deaf and hard-of-hearing Oklahomans via pager, e-mail or cell phone. To read an information brochure, click here.

Those interested in participating should download and complete the Application Sign-Up form. Applicants will be verified for eligibility in the program.
Direct link: www.ok.gov/OEM/Programs_&_Services/Preparedness/OK-Warn_for_the_Deaf_and_Hard-of-Hearing/

Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM)
2401 Lincoln Blvd - Ste. C51
Oklahoma City , OK 73105

Voice: 

405-521-2481

Fax: 

405-521-4053

Oklahoma ABLE Tech

Programs and services include:

  • Assistive technology information and referral;
  • Advocacy;
  • Training;
  • Equipment Exchange (adaptive equipment for resale);
  • Assistive tech demonstrations;
  • Electronic discussion list;
  • Publications including Oklahoma Funding for AT; and
  • Information on AT solutions for many needs.

Oklahoma Assistive Technology (AT) Device Short Term Loan Program: ABLE Tech and its partners will provide specialized equipment to Oklahomans with disabilities or those that have a dependent with a disability, regardless of their type of disability, age, income level or location of residence within the state and/or appropriate targeted individuals and entities statewide. Consumers have the opportunity to borrow AT devices they would not have otherwise been able to access because no such program exists for specialized equipment. This program will provide Oklahomans with disabilities assistive technology for the purpose of allowing consumers and agencies to "try before they buy," assessment, meeting interim needs when devices go in for repair and for personnel development activities.

Information and Referral: The ABLE Tech INFO-line helps people find the assistive technology they need and keep up with new developments in the field. The ABLE Tech INFO-line provides free information and referral services on assistive technology for people of all ages with disabilities. Family members, service providers, and others who work in fields related to disabilities or to assistive technology may use this service. ABLE Tech INFO-line's resources include a statewide computer database, national resources, in-house collection of catalogs and product literature. The number is 888-885-5588.

Direct link to Short Term Loan Program: http://oec.okstate.edu/home.php .

Oklahoma State University, Seretean Wellness Center
1514 W. Hall of Fame Rd.
Stillwater , OK 74078-2026

Voice: 

405.744.9748

TTY: 

405.744.9748

Toll Free: 

888.885.5588

Oklahoma AIDS Hotline

Toll Free: 

800-535-2437 Statewide Hotline

Oklahoma Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision

Mailing address
Oklahoma Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision,
P.O. Box 18256,
Oklahoma City, OK 73154-0256.

Physician Complaints
5104 N. Francis Ave., Ste. C
Oklahoma City , OK 73118

Voice: 

405-848-6841

Toll Free: 

800-381-4519 Statewide complaint number

Fax: 

405-848-8240

Oklahoma Dental Association

Email:

information@okda.org

Senior-Dent for those who are 65 years old and older, who make less than $8,000 if single, or less than $12,000 if married. Program includes 20% discount on general dentistry with participating dentists. Care-Dent is for people of any age. Dentures cost $400 with participating dentists. Call for more information.

317 NE 13th
Oklahoma City , OK 73104

Voice: 

405-848-8873

Toll Free: 

800-876-8890

Fax: 

405-848-8875

Oklahoma Department of Health

The Oklahoma State Department of Health, through its system of local health services delivery, is ultimately responsible for protecting and improving the public's health status through strategies that focus on preventing disease. Four major service branches, Community Health Services, Family Health Services, Disease and Prevention Services and Protective Health Services, provide technical support and administrative guidance to 70 county health departments.

1000 N.E. 10th St.
Oklahoma City , OK 73117

Voice: 

405-271-5600

Toll Free: 

800-522-0203

Oklahoma Department of Human Services - Senior Info-line

This toll-free statewide telephone number links older Oklahomans and their caregivers to information and assistance at the local level. Calls are automatically routed to a specialist housed in one of the 11 Area Agencies on Aging or sponsoring agencies nearest to the caller. Mailing address: P.O. Box 25352, Oklahoma City, OK 73125

Sequoyah Memorial Office Building
2400 N. Lincoln Blvd., P.O. Box 25352
Oklahoma City , OK 73105

Voice: 

405-521-3646

Toll Free: 

800-211-2116

Oklahoma Disability Law Center, Inc. - Oklahoma City

ODLC has helped people with disabilities achieve equality, inclusion in society and personal independence without regard to disabling conditions.

300 Cameron Building
2915 Classen Blvd.
Oklahoma City , OK 73106

Voice: 

405-525-7755

TTY: 

405-525-7755

Toll Free: 

800-880-7755

Fax: 

405-525-7759

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