Preparing for a doctor visit? Searching for a new healthcare provider or insurance plan? Looking for general health information?
The following sites can help.
This portal from the National Health Information Center of The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), offers a health library, information about health care and links to health organizations. HHS is the principal U.S. government agency for protecting the health and safety of all Americans and for providing essential human services.
MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from the National Library of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. MedlinePlus also has extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and latest health news.
Healthcare.gov – How to pick a health insurance plan
The webpage provides information on what to consider, types of plans and costs, and other criteria when choosing healthcare coverage. Jealthcare.gov is a federal government website managed and paid for by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
American Academy of Pediatrics’ (AAP) website has good info on general children’s health topics. American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 67,000 pediatricians committed to the attainment of health and well-being for all children.
American Medical Association – Doctor Finder
This online physician Locator helps you find a perfect match for your medical needs DoctorFinder provides you with basic professional information on virtually every licensed physician in the United States. This includes more than 814,000 doctors. The AMA is the nation’s largest physician group.
American Dental Association (ADA)
The ADA is the professional association of dentists committed to the public’s oral health, ethics, science and professional advancement. The ADA’s Find a Dentist site is a searchable list of ADA dentists by location.
Administrators in Medicine–DocFinder
The AIM DocFinder has an easy-to-use search engine, with the licensing background and disciplinary information of physicians and other healthcare practitioners from those states that practice. In addition, DocFinder includes physician profile information from states that have passed physician profile laws.
American Association of Orthodontists
The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) represents 19,000 orthodontist members throughout the United States, Canada and abroad. Click here for information on choosing an orthodontist.
Holistic Dental Association
The Holistic Dental Association provides support and guidance to practitioners of holistic and alternative dentistry, as well as informs the public of the benefits of holistic dentistry for their health and well-being. Our purpose is to provide information and guidance to those persons seeking to participate in their own health care and to help in the continuing education of practitioners who have a desire to expand their knowledge and awareness.
Industry Associations and Organizations
America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP)
America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) is the national association whose members provide coverage for health care and related services. Through these offerings, we improve and protect the health and financial security of consumers, families, businesses, communities and the nation.
AARP — Medicare
The Medicare Resource Center offers a wide range of information about eligibility, enrollment and other aspects. AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With a nationwide presence and nearly 38 million members, AARP strengthens communities and advocates for what matters most to families: health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment.
Health Information Sites
As the fastest growing health information brand, the Healthline property engages 67 million unique visitors per month and provides real and relatable health content rooted in both information and inspiration. Search the site by illness, health condition, or symptoms.
Trusted by generations of healthcare providers, PDR delivers innovative health knowledge products and services that support prescribing decisions and patient adherence to improve health. Click here for a searchable list of drugs by name.
WebMD is the leading destination for health information for consumers. WebMD’s online offerings include news articles and features, special reports, interactive guides, originally produced videos, self-assessment questionnaires, expert-led Q&As, community forums and reference resources. Go to Choosing and Using a Health Plan for tips on evaluating the quality of health care plans and insurance coverage.
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