Health Resources

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Health Information

American Liver Foundation

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Choose My Plate (USDA)

Cornell Research Program on Self-Injury and Recovery

Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2015 (USDA)

Family Doctor (American Academy of Family Physicians)

Evaluating Health Information (MedlinePlus) (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)

Healthy Eating Plate, Harvard Health Publications

Hepatitis C (Mayo

Hepatitis C FAQs for the Public (Centers for Disease Control)

Hepatitis Foundation International

HIV and STD Testing Resources

HIV InSite (University of California, San Francisco)

Lab Tests Online

MedlinePlus  (including health information in many languages)

National AIDS Hotlines & Resources (The Body)

National Cancer Institute

National Eating Disorders Association

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders

Nemours Foundation KidsHealth



For Parents

Nutrition Facts Label: How to Understand and Use It (FDA)

Selected Preventive Screening Recommendations

The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource

U.S. Food and Drug Administration: For Consumers (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)  

Find a Primary Care Doctor

American Board of Addiction Medicine

American Board of Family Medicine

American Society of Addiction Medicine

Directories (MedlinePlus) (Directories of medical professionals)  

Directories of Health Providers and Resources, Including Some Free or Low-Cost Services

BenefitsCheckUp (National Council on Aging; where to find help for medication, health care, food, legal help, transportation, housing, utilities, etc.)

Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

Dental Lifeline Network (donated dental services)

Disabled American Veterans (help applying for benefits, filing claims, transportation, etc.)

EyeCare America (Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology; free eye exams)

Federally Qualified Health Centers

Financial Help for Diabetes Care (National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse; NIH)

Find A Health Center (Health Resources and Services Administration; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) Directory of free and low-cost services.

Find Ryan White HIV/AIDS Medical Care Providers (Health Resources and Services Administration; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) Directory of free and low-cost services.

Give an Hour (Free mental health help for troops and families affected by conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan)

Homelessness Resource Center (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)

Indian Health Service: Find Health Care

Men’s Health Month Directory of Free and Low-Cost Health Care (not only for men)

Medicare Rights Center

Mental Health Treatment Facility Locator

National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics

National Cancer Institute: Organizations That Provide Support Services

Needymeds (directories of programs that help with medication costs, co-pays, health insurance, free screenings, transportation, prescription discount cards, and more)

New Eyes for the Needy

Patient Advocate Foundation (insurance appeals information)

Vision USA (American Optometric Association Foundation; free eye exams)  


American College of Sports Medicine

Calculators (Body Mass Index, calorie needs, target heart rate; American Cancer Society)

Exercise and Physical Fitness (MedlinePlus)

Fitness for less: Low-cost ways to shape up (Mayo Clinic)

Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)

SuperTracker (U.S. Department of Agriculture)  


American Cancer Society Guide to Quitting Smoking at

American Lung Association Freedom from Smoking 800-LUNG-USA (800-586-4872)

American Society of Clinical Hypnosis

Free state quitlines 800-QUIT-NOW (800-784-8669) Keep Quit! A Motivational Guide to a Life Without Smoking

Nicotine Anonymous (National Cancer Institute and others)

Smoking & Tobacco Use (CDC)

Quit Tobacco, Make Everyone Proud (military)  

Mental Health Information

American Psychological Association / Psychology Help Center

American Psychiatric Association / Finding Help

Depression (MedlinePlus)

Mental Health (MedlinePlus)

Mental Health America

Mental Health Treatment Facility Locator (SAMHSA)

National Alliance on Mental Illness

National Institute of Mental Health / Health & Education  

Nondrug Remedies

Complementary and Alternative Medicine (MedlinePlus)

Health Journeys

Herbs and Supplements (MedlinePlus)

Meditation: An Introduction (National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, NIH)  

Body Art Removal

Piercing and Tattoos (MedlinePlus)

Unwanted Tattoos (American Society for Dermatologic Surgery)  

The Recovery Book