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Consumer Health Information is targeted towards patients and their families, for them to explore on their own. Below we list some of the most useful general health information resources, local connections, and drug information for the public. For more information, see the Consumer Health Guide: http://guides.uflib.ufl.edu/consumerhealth/.
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
Pamphlets, brochures, and other publications on health topics created by federal agencies and distributed by the Federal Consumer Information Center. Health publications are available to order, to download, or to read online.
A reliable source of health information for over a century, the Merck Manuals now have a website designed for the public, with material on medical topics, symptoms, drugs, procedures, news, and more, written in everyday language.
Part of the University of Minnesota's consumer health resource, "Taking Charge of Your Health & Well-being," this page has information on the patient's role in healthcare, finding a good provider, communication, and personal health records.
This site provides health education and information to locate and compare prescription costs, insurance plans, nursing homes/hospice, and health care providers in Florida to make well-informed health care decisions.
The six colleges of the University of Florida Health Science Center, the UF Health family of hospitals and many community volunteer partners work together to act as a health care safety net for many of the most vulnerable citizens of north Florida. This page includes a directory of these safety net organizations.
The Alachua County Health Department offers physical examinations, health screenings, laboratory services, some prescription medicines, x-ray referrals, well and sick care, medical follow-up, referral to specialists, immunizations, and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases.
A certified domestic abuse network. Services include emergency shelter, transitional housing, crisis hotline, victim advocacy, education and training, counseling and support groups, violence prevention programs, and batterer’s intervention programming.
The We Care Network provides primary care, specialty care, oral health, and limited mental health referrals to eligible patients. After the prospective patient’s eligibility is determined by We Care Network personnel, the patient is certified and referred to the next available provider in the area specified.
The FDA oversees the regulation of pharmaceutical and food products and medical devices. The site has both professional and consumer information on topics such as specific drugs, taking medications safely, buying generic drugs, and saving money on prescriptions. It includes a guide to buying drugs safely online, information about recalls and product safety, and drug-drug, and drug-food interactions.
The NLM Drug Portal offers a comprehensive database of prescription and non-prescription drugs, including vitamins and supplements. Users may search by generic or brand name and obtain information from the NLM databases, the FDA, the DEA, and other government sources.
Pillbox enables rapid identification of unknown solid-dosage medications (tablets/capsules) based on physical characteristics and high-resolution images and provides links to drug information and FDA-approved drug labels.
A clearinghouse for information about the various assistance programs available from pharmaceutical manufacturers for patients who cannot afford medications. It also has information about government assistance programs and coupons.