We Are Here For You — 1.800.283.7800

We're here to provide support when you need it most. Our licensed, clinical social worker and trained staff — including a Spanish-speaking expert — understand arthritis and are available 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, Monday to Friday. Available times on holidays may vary. If this is a medical emergency, call 911.

How to Use the Helpline

What is the Helpline?

The Arthritis Foundation’s Helpline consists of a team of trained staff, including a licensed, clinical social worker. Our Helpline representatives understand arthritis and have helped thousands of people like you. We have a Spanish-speaking expert, too. And we’ve secured a translation service that gives us the opportunity to service constituents in 250+ other languages.

Who is the Helpline for?

Have you ever had an arthritis-related question but were in-between doctor’s appointments or just forgot to ask your doctor? Have you encountered an insurance issue you need help with? Or do you need help finding a local health care professional or service provider? We’ll try our best to help! But we cannot diagnose your arthritis, or prescribe medications or procedures, or recommend which treatment or lifestyle options to try. For those, please consult a physician for advice. Or call 911 if it’s an emergency.

What to expect when using the Helpline.

​When you call our toll-free number, we’ll either answer immediately, or you can leave a message for a callback, usually within one business day. Or fill out our online form describing your inquiry; we will respond ASAP (usually within one business day). After assessing your question(s), we may provide a referral to one of our arthritis peer volunteers as needed. Each volunteer is trained to listen without judgment and provide the best support possible.

Se habla español.

Para mejorar nuestro apoyo a las comunidades que hablan español, ahora tenemos un especialista bilingüe que habla español e inglés con fluidez. Si se siente más cómodo hablando en español cuando llame, seleccione esa opción en el menú principal. O hágale saber al representante que responde que prefiere comunicarse en español, y será transferido a nuestro especialista, o le devolverán la llamada lo antes posible.

Can't Call?

Submit Your Questions Online

If you're unable to call or if it's outside of our business hours, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, Monday to Friday, submit your questions or needs in this form, in English, Spanish or another language, and we’ll respond by the next business day.

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Understanding Arthritis

Read about the latest treatments and self-care tips, as well as the best pain management solutions for all types of arthritis.

Paying for Health Care

Medicare Co-Pay Assistance Program

Learn about state-based consumer assistance programs that help people on Medicare and Medicaid get the best coverage.

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Understand Your Access to Care

Rx for Access

Understand your health insurance options, the coverage you need to manage your arthritis well and how to deal with claim denials.

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Stay in the Know. Live in the Yes.

Get involved with the arthritis community. Tell us a little about yourself and, based on your interests, you’ll receive emails packed with the latest information and resources to live your best life and connect with others.

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  • Donate


    Every gift to the Arthritis Foundation will help people with arthritis across the U.S. live their best life.

  • Volunteer


    Join us and become a Champion of Yes. There are many volunteer opportunities available.

  • Live Yes! INSIGHTS

    Live Yes! INSIGHTS

    Take part to be among those changing lives today and changing the future of arthritis.

  • Partner


    Proud Partners of the Arthritis Foundation make an annual commitment to directly support the Foundation’s mission.


Ways to Give

Every gift to the Arthritis Foundation will help people with arthritis across the U.S. live their best life. Whether it is supporting cutting-edge research, 24/7 access to one-on-one support, resources and tools for daily living, and more, your gift will be life-changing.

Make a Donation

Help millions of people live with less pain and fund groundbreaking research to discover a cure for this devastating disease. Please, make your urgently-needed donation to the Arthritis Foundation now!

Become a Member

Become an Arthritis Foundation member today for just $20 and you'll receive access to helpful tools..... and more. 

Make a Honor or Memorial Gift

Honor a loved one with a meaningful donation to the Arthritis Foundation. We'll send a handwritten card to the honoree or their family notifying them of your thoughtful gift.

Gift Planning

I want information on ways to remember the AF in my will, trust or other financial planning vehicles.


Volunteer Opportunities

The Arthritis Foundation is focused on finding a cure and championing the fight against arthritis with life-changing information, advocacy, science and community. We can only achieve these goals with your help. Strong, outspoken and engaged volunteers will help us conquer arthritis. By getting involved, you become a leader in our organization and help make a difference in the lives of millions. Join us and become a Champion of Yes.

Become a Volunteer

More About Volunteering


Give Just 10 Minutes.

Tell us what matters most to you. Change the future of arthritis.

By taking part in the Live Yes! INSIGHTS assessment, you’ll be among those changing lives today and changing the future of arthritis, for yourself and for 54 million others. And all it takes is just 10 minutes.

Your shared experiences will help:

- Lead to more effective treatments and outcomes
- Develop programs to meet the needs of you and your community
- Shape a powerful agenda that fights for you

Now is the time to make your voice count, for yourself and the entire arthritis community. 

Currently this program is for the adult arthritis community.  Since the needs of the juvenile arthritis (JA) community are unique, we are currently working with experts to develop a customized experience for JA families. 

How are you changing the future?

By sharing your experience, you’re showing decision-makers the realities of living with arthritis, paving the way for change. You’re helping break down barriers to care, inform research and create resources that make a difference in people’s lives, including your own.

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Meet Our Partners

As a partner, you will help the Arthritis Foundation provide life-changing resources, science, advocacy and community connections for people with arthritis, the nations leading cause of disability. Join us today and help lead the way as a Champion of Yes.


Our Trailblazers are committed partners ready to lead the way, take action and fight for everyday victories. They contribute $2,000,000 to $2,749,000


Our Visionary partners help us plan for a future that includes a cure for arthritis. These inspired and inventive champions have contributed $1,500,00 to $1,999,999.


Our Pioneers are always ready to explore and find new weapons in the fight against arthritis. They contribute $1,000,000 to $1,499,999.


Our Pacesetters ensure that we can chart the course for a cure for those who live with arthritis. They contribute $500,000 to $999,000.


Our Signature partners make their mark by helping us identify new and meaningful resources for people with arthritis. They contribute $250,000 to $499,999.


Our Supporting partners are active champions who provide encouragement and assistance to the arthritis community. They contribute $100,000 to $249,999.