How to Find Good Health Information Online – Part 2

Below is list of reputable health websites. Be sure to also read How to Find Good Health Information Online - Part 1, for some guidelines on safe and efficient web browsing.  General Health Information

MedlinePlus.gov

MedlinePlus.gov is a great place to start your search for health information.

Healthfinder.gov (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) http://www.healthfinder.gov/ 

MayoClinic.com http://www.mayoclinic.com/health-information/

MedlinePlus (U.S. National Institutes of Health) www.medlineplus.gov

Nemours Foundation KidsHealth:    

WebMD.com http://www.webmd.com/

Womenshealth.gov (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) http://womenshealth.gov/ 

Condition-Specific Health Information

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics http://www.eatright.org/Default.aspx

Hepatitis Foundation International http://www.hepfi.org/index.html

HIV InSite (University of California, San Francisco) http://hivinsite.ucsf.edu/InSite

HIV and STD Testing Resources http://hivtest.cdc.gov/Default.aspx

National Cancer Institute http://cancer.gov/

Nutrition Facts Label: How to Understand and Use It (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) http://www.fda.gov/Food/IngredientsPackagingLabeling/LabelingNutrition/ucm274593.htm

U.S. Food and Drug Administration: For Consumers http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/default.htm

Womenshealth.gov: Violence Against Women, Get Help for Violence http://womenshealth.gov/violence-against-women/get-help-for-violence/  

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

BenefitsCheckUp (from the National Council on Aging, directories of help for medication, healthcare, food, legal help, transportation, housing, utilities, etc.) https://www.benefitscheckup.org/

Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) http://www.insurekidsnow.gov/chip/index.html

Disabled American Veterans (help applying for benefits, filing claims, transportation, etc.) http://www.dav.org/

Federally Qualified Health Centers http://www.hrsa.gov/healthit/toolbox/RuralHealthITtoolbox/Introduction/qualified.html

Financial Help for Diabetes Care (National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse; NIH) http://diabetes.niddk.nih.gov/dm/pubs/financialhelp/

Find A Health Center (Health Resources and Services Administration; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) Directory of free and low-cost services http://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/Search_HCC.aspx

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. http://findhivcare.hrsa.gov/Search_HAB.aspx

Homelessness Resource Center (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) http://homeless.samhsa.gov/Resource/LocalResources.aspx

Indian Health Service: Find Health Care http://www.ihs.gov/forpatients/findhealthcare/

Men’s Health Month Directory of Free and Low-Cost Health Care (not only for men) http://www.menshealthmonth.org/freehealthcare/index.html

Medicare Rights Center http://www.medicarerights.org/

Mental Health Treatment Facility Locator http://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/

National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics http://www.nafcclinics.org/clinics/search

National Cancer Institute: Organizations That Provide Support Services http://supportorgs.cancer.gov/home.aspx?js=1

Needymeds (many programs that help with medication costs, co-pays, health insurance, free screenings, transportation, prescription discount cards, and more) http://www.needymeds.org/

Patient Advocate Foundation (insurance appeals information and help) http://www.patientadvocate.org/

Dental and Vision Care - Directories of Providers and Resources, Including Some Free or Low-Cost Services Dental Lifeline Network (donated dental services)   http://dentallifeline.org/

EyeCare America (from the Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology; free eye exams through a volunteer network) http://www.eyecareamerica.org/

New Eyes for the Needy (glasses for those in need) http://www.new-eyes.org/

Vision USA (free eye exams; American Optometric Association Foundation) http://www.optometryscharity.org/vision-usa/  

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