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Stroke Help Line

The Stroke Help Line is a volunteer-staffed call center for survivors, caregivers, family members and those who have experienced stroke in their lives.

This service can be accessed through 1-800-STROKES (787-6537), menu option 3. The phones are staffed Monday through Friday, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Mountain Time. Please allow 48 hours for your call to be returned.

Our volunteers can help you with:

  • Basic information about stroke
  • Navigating our website and education materials
  • Tools and information on recovery
  • Referrals to national resources and services
  • Lists of accredited and certified hospitals and rehabilitation facilities, and Stroke Center Network member hospitals
  • Local support group contacts
  • Lending an ear and listening to your story
  • And more!

National Stroke Association does not offer medical opinions, referrals to specific healthcare providers or treatment advice. Please consult with your personal physician.

If you think you are experiencing a stroke, call 9-1-1 and seek immediate medical attention. Learn more about the signs and symptoms of stroke.

If We Are Closed

Leave us a message! We are happy to return your call when we are in the office. Please leave your name and phone number, and some details on what we may be able to help you with. Please allow 48 hours for your call to be returned.

The Volunteers

Like you, our Stroke Help Line volunteers have experienced stroke in their lives.  

Charles Louis              Hours: Mondays and Fridays, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. MT

I understand the un-understandable (I don't think that is a word!). When the survivor or caregiver finds out that I am a stroke survivor, the conversation changes, because even though I don't know them, I know them. I love that!

Devorah Hershkovich              Hours: Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. MT

I love to listen! I'm here to help with resources and directing you to forms of support. I have volunteered on another hotline and have had family members experience a stroke. Whether stroke has affected you, a family member, a client, or a friend, call in to gain more information. You don't have to be alone, and we can help you with any fears and concerns you might be experiencing.

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