Government Shutdown Contacts: Constituents

Government Shutdown Contacts: Constituents

Department of Veterans Affairs:

All VA medical facilities and clinics will remain fully operational.

  • VA National Call Center: 1-800-827-1000
  • All VA Medical Facilities:411 Also, follow this link to the national database: http://www2.va.gov/directory/guide/division_flsh.asp?dnum=1
  • Coaching into Care Call Center for Family Members of Veterans: 1-888-823-7458
  • Debt Management Center: (Collection of NonMedical Debts): 1-800-827-0648
  • Homeless Prevention Line:1-877-4AIDVET (877-424-3838)
  • Home Loans: 1-800-669-8477
  • Insurance: 1-888-244-6711
  • Mammography Helpline:1-888-492-7844
  • Meds by Mail: 1-888-385-0235(or) 1-866-229-7389
  • National Caregiver Support Line:1-855-260-3274
  • NCA’s Scheduling Office:1-800-535-1117
  • Veterans Crisis Line:1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • Women Veterans Call Center: 1-855-VAWOMEN(1-855-829-6636)
  • Federal Service for the Deaf: 711
  • Vet Center Combat Call Center: 1-877-WARVETS
  • Discrimination: 1-888-737-3361
  • Denver Acquisition and Logistics Center: 1-303-273-6200

Department of Defense

  • Office of Public Affairs, call: (703)-571-3343
  • Many offices within DOD will remain staffed with Military personnel

Department of Education

  • Call the contact center (unsure yet if open during shutdown): (800) 872-5327

Department of Health and Human Services

  • (800) 318-2596

Department of Housing and Urban Development

  • Contact your local and state housing agencies for emergency housing assistance.
  • For assistance applying for HUD grants contact 800-518-GRANTS

Department of Homeland Security

  • (202) 282-8000

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services: Call the contact center

  • (800) 375-5283

Transportation Security Administration

  • Call the contact center: (866) 289-9637

U.S. Coast Guard

  • All search and rescue and emergency lines will operate as usual. 

Department of Labor

  • National Contact Center: (866) 487-2365

Department of State

  • Main switchboard:  (202) 647 5225
  • Passport emergencies: (877) 687 2778
  • International emergencies within the U.S.:  (888) 407-4747
  • International emergencies from outside the U.S.:  (202) 501-4444

Department of Transportation

  • The public encouraged to contact them through normal means, (202) 366-4000

Department of Justice

  • 202-514-2141

Office of Personnel Management

  • The public may call: (888) 767-6738

Social Security Administration

  • (800) 772-1213

U.S. Postal Office

  • There will be no change in service for constituents in the event of a government shut down

Additional information, including agency by agency contingency plans, is available at http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/contingency-plans