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Find a Physician or Hospital
From the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, MyHealthFinder provides a tool of recommendations to help you search for almost any health professional maintained by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) in collaboration with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).
Rankings of hospitals in 16 specialties. According to their website, rankings are "based mostly on death rates for patients who represent especially challenging cases, on patient safety and on other measures of performance that can be assessed using hard data."
Florida Health Source
Users can search for health professionals licensed by the Florida Department of Health, or verify the license of a specific practitioner.
Florida Health Finder
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.
myGNV Resource Finder
A searchable directory of Gainesville organizations and services providing health, food, housing, crisis, financial, legal, and basic needs assistance.
UFHealth Find a Doctor
Search a directory of providers at UFHealth clinics and hospitals.
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 CDC.gov Web site easier to use. It helps you quickly find and retrieve specific information.
Consumer Health Publications (FCIC)
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.
Family Doctor Health
Information written and reviewed by the physicians and patient education professionals at the American Academy of Family Physicians.
Department of Health and Human Services together with other Federal agencies. Includes national directories of healthcare providers, as well as personal health tools. Has Spanish version.
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.
National Institutes of Health: Health Information
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.
Website with thousands of health videos, organized into different "channels" for ease of use.
UF Health Community Programs
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.
HealthStreet is a community engagement program at the University of Florida that improves the health of our community by bridging gaps in health care and health research.
A registry and results database of clinical studies of human participants; from the National Institutes of Health.
By becoming more knowledgeable about your health, 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 healthcare 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.
Find Health Organizations
The National Library of Medicine is pleased to offer this online database of health-related organizations operating toll-free telephone services. The database also includes information on services and publications available in Spanish.
NIH - Institutes, Centers & Offices
NIH is made up of 27 Institutes and Centers, each with a specific research agenda, often focusing on particular diseases or body systems.
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