Office of Inspector General - DHHS OIG

Organization URL(s)

Other Contact Information

Office of Public Affairs Department of Health and Human Services Room 5541 Cohen Building 330 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington, DC 20201
1-800-447-8477 (Voice - Toll-free)
1-800-223-8164 (FAX)
1-800-377-4950 (Voice - TTY)


The Office of Inspector General's (OIG) mission is to protect the integrity of Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) programs as well as the health and welfare of program beneficiaries. OIG is the largest inspector general's office in the Federal Government, with more than 1,700 employees dedicated to combating fraud, waste and abuse and to improving the efficiency of HHS programs. A majority of OIG's resources goes toward the oversight of Medicare and Medicaid — programs that represent a significant part of the Federal budget and that affect this country's most vulnerable citizens. The OIG Hotline accepts tips from all sources about potential fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement in Department of Health & Human Services' programs. OIG's oversight extends to programs under other HHS institutions, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institutes of Health, and the Food and Drug Administration.

Online Resources

Print Resources

The Office of Inspector General issues a poster detailing the use of the Hotline.

Review Date

Wednesday, Aug 17, 2011