For a sampling of area prerecorded health and mental-health information available through a phone call:

Weekly Topics on Tape: Anytime. 836-0680.

Tel-Med: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. 561-9500. Ask for any of these tapes by number:

5026--Hypothermia.

6--Breast Cancer. "How can I be sure?"

693--Weight control while quitting smoking.

471--Children's vision.

519--Lupus Erythematosus.

1050--Male sexual response.

147--The woman living alone.

Counseline: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. 462-6610.

10--How to say "no."

491--Suicidal crisis.

73--Positive communication and sexual fulfillment in marriage.

214--Runaways.

30--Anxiety and possible ways to cope with it.

61--What is therapy? How to use it.

301--Retirement.

Health-Line: 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. seven days a week. 370-8282.

1320--Rabies and animal bites.

1183--Immunizations for travel.

1080--Understanding a heart attack.

1451--Planning economical, nutritious meals.

1326--Cocaine.

1489--Could I be pregnant?

1472--Keep your child from choking.

To talk about cancer with a human being, call the Cancer Information Service of Metropolitan Washington 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. 636-5700.