Health Supportive Services

The following agencies offer information and education on one or more specific diseases or
illnesses. Many services are free; however, there may be fees and/or physician referrald
needed in order to access some of the services.

Alzheimer’s Association
National: 800-227-2345
Triad Office: 336-285-5920
www.alz.org

American Cancer Society
National:  1-800-227-2345
Triad Office:  336-834-0844
www.cancer.org

American Diabetes Association
1-800-342-2383
www.diabetes.org

American Heart Association
336-542-4825
http://www.heart.org

American Lung Association
1-800-548-8252
www.lungusa.org

American Red Cross
Northwest NC Chapter
336-724-0511
www.redcross.org

Arthritis Foundation
North Carolina Chapter
704-705-1808
www.arthritis.org

Cancer Services, Inc.
Cancer patients only
336-760-9983
www.cancerservicesonline.org

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
1-800-344-4823
www.cff.org

Duke Family Support Program
Alzheimer’s Program
1-800-646-2028
www.geri.duke.edu

Easter Seals UCP of North Carolina
Local: 336-757-4681
Toll-free: 1-800-662-7119
www.nc.eastersealsucp.com

Forsyth County Department of Public Health
336-703-3100
www.co.forsyth.nc.us/publichealth

Hospice & Palliative CareCenter
336-768-3972
www.hospicecarecenter.org

Kidney Foundation
National:  1-800-622-9010
NC office:   1-704-519-0020
www.kidney.org

Lupus Foundation of America
Winston-Salem Triad Chapter
24-hour hotline
877-849-8271
www.lupus.org

Multiple Sclerosis Society
Greater Carolinas Chapter
336-299-4136
www.nationalmssociety.org

NC Brain Injury Association
1-800-377-1464
www.bianc.net

NC Stroke Association
336-713-5052
www.ncstroke.org

Novant Health Diabetes of Forsyth
Diabetes & Nutrition Center
336-277-1660
http://www.novanthealth.org

Parkinson Association of the Carolinas
1-866-903-7275
www.parkinsonassociation.org

Wake Forest Baptist Health
Diabetes Care Center
336-716-8224
www.wakehealth.edu

Wake Forest Baptist Health
Epilepsy Information Service
336-716-2319
www.wakehealth.edu

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Q: I am experiencing some new health symptoms. Where is the best place to start?

A: The best place to start when faced with new physical or mental health concerns would be your primary care physician.  Also, many Medicare Advantage plans and employment retirement plans offer access to an on-call nurse case manager, who could be helpful.

Q: How can the Area Agency on Aging help with my newly diagnosed chronic disease?

A: The Area Agency on Aging offers Living Healthy workshops in Forsyth County and several surrounding counties. These workshops offer needed support, help dealing with pain and fatigue, information about making healthier nutrition and exercise choices and suggestions on better ways to talk with your doctor and family about your health.  These workshops are for anyone dealing with a chronic or limiting health condition, as well as for their caregivers. Call 336-904-0300 for information.

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