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A resource guide with public access resources intended for consumer health questions.
Last Updated: Jul 30, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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  Search: - Provides easy and free access to information on clinical studies for a wide range of diseases and conditions.   


Find a Physician or Hospital

  • DoctorFinder Edit or Delete link_420518 Get Quick Stats  AMA DoctorFinder provides professional information about virtually every licensed physician in the United States and its possessions
  • Best Hospitals Edit or Delete link_420534 Get Quick Stats
    The U.S. News/American Hospital Association Directory provides key information on hospitals nationwide.
  •  Information about  health professionals (Physicians, Physician Assistants, Acupuncturists, Occupational Therapists) licensed by the Florida Department of Health.
  •  Compare hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, health plans, hospices, nursing homes, and prescription drug prices.  Find Florida health care facilities; information on health insurance; medical care resources for the uninsured; resources for seniors; and  more.
  • Find a Doctor Edit or Delete link_420866 Get Quick Stats  Providers at UF&Shands.

Find Health Organizations


  • MedlinePlus
    Authoritative and up to date health information from the National Library of Medicine. Includes health topics, drugs and supplements, medical encyclopedia, dictionary, news and directories. Also links to information in multiple languages and easy to read materials. Has Spanish version
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): A-Z Index
    A tool that makes the Web site easier to use. It helps you quickly find and retrieve specific information.
  • Consumer Health Publications: The Federal Consumer Information Center (FCIC)
    - Consumer health information from federal agencies and departments developed and distributed by FCIC. Health publications are available to order, to download, or to read online.
  • Family Doctor Health
    - information written and reviewed by the physicians and patient education professionals at the American Academy of Family Physicians.
  • Florida Health News Inc.  
    An independent online news service, is a not-for-profit journalistic enterprise that was launched in March 2007 with seed money from foundations. Their mission is to inform the public on state and local health policy and finance issues as they develop.
    Department of Health and Human Services together with other Federal agencies. A key resource for prevention information. Personal health tools available. Resources from government, nonprofit organizations and universities. Has Spanish version.
  • NOAH - (New York Online Access to Health)
    Quality filtered full-text consumer health information in English and Spanish. [A project of the City University of New York, The New York Academy of Medicine, New York Metropolitan Reference and Research Library Agency, and the New York Public Library.]
  • Merck Manual
    As a service to the community, the content of The Manuals is now available in enhanced online versions as part of The Merck Manuals Online Medical Library. The Online Medical Library is updated periodically with new information, and contains photographs, and audio and video material not in the print versions.
  • National Institutes of Health
    Access easy-to-understand information and tools to help you stay healthy. The site provides reliable information on diseases and conditions from over 1,600 government and non-profit organizations.
  • eMedTV
    Health information in written and multimedia/video format.
  • Aetna InteliHealth
    Harvard Medical School experts write on health topics
  • Healthy Roads Media
    A source of quality health information in many languages and multiple formats.


By becoming more knowledgeable about your condition, you can be better prepared to talk with your health care provider and take a more active role in your health care.

The University of Florida Libraries provide this list of consumer health web sites for informational use only, and does not establish a professional relationship between the users and any health care provider. These materials are not intended as a substitute for the care of a qualified health care provider. The ideas presented are the opinions of their respective authors and may or may not agree with the opinion of your provider. You should never change any part of your treatment regimen without first contacting your helalthcare provider. All questions and concerns about your health should be taken to your health care provider. UF Libraries assume no liability for the information retrieved or its interpretation or application.


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