Have you ever had an arthritis related question but were in-between doctor’s appointments or just forgot to ask your doctor? Now you can ask us! The Arthritis Foundation now offers one-on-one support through our toll-free Helpline that launched earlier this year – 1-800-283-7800
Through the Helpline you’ll receive personalized service, when and where you need it. The Helpline has already helped answer many questions for people with arthritis including finding a physician, joining support groups and medication assistance. “We are excited to be able to offer this personal and detailed support and better assist people with arthritis in this new way,” says Nick Turkas, Director of Consumer Support.
Whether you have arthritis or are a family member or caregiver, we encourage you to reach out for answers for any routine or complex questions you may have regarding arthritis or related diseases. We have licensed clinical social workers on staff that can talk to you about a variety of topics, including:
- Access to care (physicians, insurance, medications)
- Financial assistance
- Juvenile arthritis school or community issues
- In-home care or services
- Insurance questions
- Non-arthritis health issues
- Support groups
- Social security, disability and related legal questions
- Veteran benefits
The Helpline is open 24 hours a day for your convenience. If our staff is unavailable when you call, leave a message and we will get back to you within 24 hours. Our staff can also provide referrals to community, state and federal resources should you need additional information or help.
We have an abundance of information on arthritis.org, but understand that sometimes it’s easier to pick up the phone and speak directly with someone who can help.
Whether you are newly diagnosed or have been fighting for years, we hope the Helpline opens up the lines of communication for the people that need us most.
Do you have questions related to your arthritis? Call the toll-free Helpline today and get the answers you need! 1-800-283-7800