Hotlines and Information

Daily Iowegian

The Daily Iowegian and Wednesday Ad-Express is a four-day, Tuesday–Friday, daily newspaper published in Centerville, Iowa, and covering Appanoose and Wayne counties in Iowa and Putnam County, Missouri.

201 N 13th St.
Centerville, IA 52544

Phone: 641-856-6336


Fax: 641-856-8118

Drake Public Library

Offers youth reading programs, preschool story time, two computer labs, test proctoring, genealogy research, meeting rooms, youth library, a ‘book nook,’ and online research.

115 Drake Ave.
Centerville, IA 52544

Phone: 641-856-6676


Fax: 641-856-6135

2-1-1 Resources and Referral Hotline

2-1-1 is an easy to remember three-digit phone number that provides information for basic health, human services, or community resources that is free, confidential, and available 24/7. Simply dial 2-1-1 on your phone. Texting hours are Monday–Friday 8am–4:30pm.

Phone: 2-1-1
Text your Zip Code to 898211


AIDS Information Hotline

The AIDS hotline answers questions and provides information about resources related to HIV/AIDS treatment.

Phone: 800-488-0440


Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Hotline

ADA specialist provide information regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act, answer specific questions, offer free ADA materials, and assist with filing complaints.

Phone: 800-514-0301


Al-Anon Hotline

Al-Anon helps family and friends of alcoholics cope with the effects of living with a problem drinker. Alateen is the recovery program for young people.

Phone: 888-425-2666


Central Iowa Crisis Line

Central Iowa Community Services provides a Crisis Phone Line for residents living in a 10-county area, including Appanoose County. Call for a variety of reasons including: a major loss, such as the death of a loved one, a divorce, a serious illness, or a series of smaller problems that have compounded and become overwhelming. Training, compassionate counselors are available 24 hours a day. All contacts are confidential.

Toll Free Crisis Line: 844-258-8858
Text Support: 800-332-4224 (M–F, 9am–3pm)

Online Chat Counseling: (M–F, 9am–3pm)

Foundation 2 Crisis Services

24-hour Crisis Hotline: 844-430-8520
Peer Support Line: 844-775-9276


Gay and Lesbian National Hotline

Offers confidential telephone and email peer-counseling to callers of all ages, regarding coming-out issues, relationship concerns, HIV/AIDS, and safer-sex information.

Phone: 888-THE-GLNH


Infant Care—Text4Baby

New and expectant moms receive 3 text messages each week that provide education on topics such as birth defects prevention, immunizations, nutrition and mental health. App is also available.



Iowa Brain Injury Information Center (Brain Injury Alliance of Iowa)

1556 S. First Ave., Suite A
Iowa City, IA 52240

Phone: 855-444-6443


Iowa Compass Hotline

Provides information and referrals about disability related services and programs.

Phone: 800-799-2001


Iowa Gambling Treatment Program

Offers the following services: assessment and evaluation, individual/group counseling, transitional housing, distance treatment, financial aid and counseling, confidentiality, and emergency assistance.

Phone: 800-BETS-OFF


Iowa Healthy Family Hotline

Provides health information and referrals for pregnancy, immunizations and other family related issues.

Phone: 800-369-2229

Iowa Insurance Division

Monitor and regulate insurance companies and agents that do business in Iowa. Also have advice for prearranged funeral plans and perpetual care cemeteries.

Phone: 877-955-1212 or 515-281-6348


Iowa Poison Control Center

Phone: 712-279-3710
Emergency: 800-222-1222


Iowa Senior Medicare Patrol

Can help offer healthcare fraud concerns and resources for other issues.

Phone: 800-423-2449


Lawyer Referral Services Hotline

Call this number to be referred to a local lawyer.

Phone: 800-532-1108


Life Long Links

Aging and disability resources to maintain independence.

Phone: 866-468-7887

Website: Website

Legal Hotline for Older Iowans (60+)

Phone: 800-992-8161


Medline Plus

Produced by the National Library of Medicine and offers information about diseases, conditions and wellness issues.


National Alliance on Mental Illness Helpline

Offers general info about mental illness, referrals to local affiliates and support groups and volunteer support.

Phone: 800-950-6264


National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Hope Line

Offers referrals to local affiliate offices, as well as provides information about alcoholism and drug dependence.

Phone: 800-622-2255


Mental Health America

Information and literature regarding mental illness is provided to professionals and the general public.

Phone: 800-969-6642


National Life Center

Compassionate guidance and counseling to any woman or girl facing pregnancy. Services offered include assistance finding medical, legal or psychological help, shelter, education and adoption guidelines as desired.

Phone: 800-848-5683


National Runaway Switchboard

24-hour crisis line serving teenagers thinking of running away or who have run away and want to return home. Also provides information to adults about how to help someone who may be at risk of running, and to teachers to pass along to students about youth homelessness and life on the streets.

Phone: 800-RUNAWAY


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress providing crisis counseling or mental health referrals.

Phone: 800-273-TALK


Quitline Iowa

Quitline Iowa is a free program that provides helpful tools, information and support while you quit smoking. Offers phone coaches, eCoach support, My Quit Journey workbook, and assistance choosing quitting aids.

Phone: 800-QUIT-NOW


Radon Hotline

Offers general information about radon and mitigation.

Phone: 800-383-5992


Rape, Abuse & Incest National Hotline (RAINN)

RAINN anonymously and automatically connects sexual assault victims with the nearest rape crisis center and a counselor who is able to respond to the call.

Phone: 800-656-HOPE


Southern Iowa Mental Health Center

Behavioral health intervention services, mobile crisis team, 23-hour observation unit, crisis stabilization residential services.

1527 Albia Road
Ottumwa, IA 52501

Phone: 641-682-8772
Mobile Crisis Team: 844-430-8520


Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA) National Helpline

Treatment referral and information service for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.

Phone: 800-662-4357


Veteran’s Crisis Line

Connects veterans in a crisis (and their families and friends) with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential, toll-free hotline, online chat or text.

Phone: 800-273-8255 or text: 838255
TTY: 800-779-4889


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