Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center

Established by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) and the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD), the Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center employs experienced information specialists to answer in English or Spanish questions from the general public, including patients and their families, health care professionals, and biomedical researchers.

Note: The Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center does not give medical advice, provide treatment, or diagnose illness.

Contact us:

By Telephone
Monday - Friday, 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time
(888) 205-2311 (Phone)
(888) 205-3223 (TTY)
(301) 519-3194 (International Telephone Access Number)

By E-mail
(Answered within 5 to 10 working days)

By U.S. Mail or Fax
(Answered within 5 to 10 working days)
The Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center
P.O. Box 8126
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
Fax: (240) 632-9164