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A list of useful phone numbers for your reference

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Telephones are amazing. The Internet might be a thing, and email might be cool, and texting is fun, but I haven’t found a better way to ask and receive a lot of information very quickly like calling someone’s phone number.

I’ve noted or called many phone numbers, and realized they could be useful for other people. So I put together this list.

This list is compiled for mainly Northwestern University undergraduate students, but if you’d like one for your area, feel free to make one of your own!

Suggestions and things to add? Let me know at [email protected]

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United States / National

General purpose and government

  • United States Capitol switchboard (for US Senators), (202) 224–3121
  • United States House of Representatives switchboard, (202) 225–3121
  • National Archives, (773) 948–9000
  • National Guard, (703) 607–2584
  • National Labor Relations Board, (202) 273–1000
  • National Domestic Violence Helpline, 1-800-799–7233
  • National Passport Information Center, 1–877-487–2778
  • National Railroad Passenger Corporation (AMTRACK), (202) 906–3000
  • National Park Service, (202) 208–6843
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration, (202) 358–0000
  • The White House comments line, (202) 456–1111
  • The White House switchboard, (202) 456–1414

Medical, Health, and Emergency

  • Emergency phone services, 911
  • Poisons emergency helpline, 1-800-222–1222
  • United States Coast Guard National Command Center watch phones, (202) 372–2100 or 1–800–23–7233 (1–800-DAD-SAFE)
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1-800-273–8225 (1–800–273-TALK)
  • The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline, 1-800-422–4453 (1–800–4-A-CHILD)
  • The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (witnessed missing child), 1–800–843–5678 (1–800-THE-LOST)


State of Illinois

  • Illinois State Police Clearinghouse for Missing Persons, 1 (800) 843–5763 (1–800-U-HELP-ME)
  • Illinois Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline, 1–800–252–2873 (1-800–25-ABUSE)
  • Illinois State Police crash reporting, (217) 785–0614
  • Illinois Department of Revenue, 1–800–732–8866
  • Illinois State Board of Elections, (217) 782–4141, but check your voter registration online at https://ova.elections.il.gov/

Cook County

  • Cook County Clerk (English), (312) 603–5656
  • Suburban Cook County Elections Department, (312) 603–0906
  • Cook County mail voting, (312) 603–0944
  • Cook County Assessor’s Office, (312) 443–7550

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City of Evanston

  • Municipal services, 311
  • City of Evanston Police service desk, non-emergencies, (847) 866–5000
  • Northwestern Medicine Immediate Care, (847) 475–2271 (475-CARE)
  • Evanston Hospital switchboard, (847) 570-2000
  • Evanston Hospital emergency room, (847) 570-2111


Northwestern University

General

  • Evanston switchboard, (847) 491–3741
  • University Police, Evanston non-emergency, (847) 491–3456
  • Undergraduate admissions, 847–491–7271
  • Media relations, (847) 491–5001
  • University Registrar, (847) 491–5234
  • Facilities Management, (847) 491–5201
  • Northwestern IT, (847) 491–4357
  • International Office, (847) 491–5613

Title IX and sexual misconduct contact numbers are not given because the position of Title IX Coordinator is currently filled by an interim appointment. Get help at http://www.northwestern.edu/sexual-misconduct/.

Student Life

  • SafeRide, (847) 491-7000
  • Shuttle service updates, (847) 467–5284
  • Shuttle general questions, (312) 503–8129
  • Parking Office, Evanston, (847) 491–3319
  • Norris University Center, (847) 491–2300
  • AccessibleNU, (847) 467–5530
  • Undergraduate financial aid, (847) 491–7400
  • Student Accounts, Evanston, (847) 491–5224

University residences

On-call residential assistant phone numbers are not listed to prevent malicious spamming. Please check with your area’s residential life staff for after-hours phone numbers.

  • Residential Services, (847) 467–4663 (467-HOME)
  • Residential Services emergency maintenance during business hours, (847) 491–5101
  • Allison Hall front desk (South campus), (847) 467–5800
  • Foster-Walker Complex front desk (mid-campus), (847) 467–5801
  • Kemper Hall front desk (North campus), (847) 467–5802
  • Foster-Walker package center, (847) 491–7441
  • Kemper package center, (847) 467–5057

Medical, health, and wellness

In the event of an emergency or urgent situation, or for after-hours care:

  • For life-threatening or severe emergencies, 911
  • For urgent physical illness or injury, the After Hours Nurse On Call line, (847) 491-8100, option 1
  • For urgent psychological or mental health needs, the Counseling and Psychological Services counselor on call, (847) 491–2151

For the Dean on Call:

  • Dean on Call during business hours, (847) 491–8430
  • Dean on Call after business hours, (847) 467–3022

Otherwise:

  • Student Health Service, Evanston, (847) 491-8100
  • Counselling and Psychological Services, Evanston, (847) 491–2151
  • Student Health Insurance, Evanston, (847) 491–3621
  • Center for Awareness, Response, and Education, (847) 491–2054
  • Alcohol and Other Drug Resources, (847) 491–2146
  • Health Promotion and Wellness, (847) 491-2146

By Leo Ji

software engineer and news nerd