HealthWeb Navigator reviews websites dedicated to various aspects of health and medical topics. Among our collection users will find general informational sites, resources for specific diseases and conditions, news outlets, support groups, insurance enrollment tools, and many more. We hope to make our collection of health resources as diverse and inclusive as possible so as to best serve consumers.
We do not review individual healthcare facilities, nor the medical professionals who staff them. However, we do evaluate websites that provide hospital and physician reviews.
Please visit our Review Process Page HERE to learn more about how HealthWeb Navigator conducts reviews.
Our staff reviews websites on an annual basis to ensure each site maintains credibility and accuracy.
The star scoring system is based on a scale of 1 through 5. To give more precision to the scores, we use the following guidelines:
5 stars – Outstanding, among the best.
4 stars – Very good, much better than average.
3 stars – Acceptable, but not exceptional.
2 stars – Below average, of minimal value.
1 star – Fails to meet expectation, unacceptable.
Our reviewer pool comprises a mix of physicians and other medical professionals, trained web users, retired educators, healthcare advocates, etc. While our paid staff also contributes to the review process, we rely mostly on our dedicated volunteers to conduct those reviews featured on HealthWeb Navigator.
Our reviewer training process is simple and informative. If you are interested in evaluating health websites in terms of medical content or usability experience, please visit our Reviewer Overview page to learn more about volunteering with HealthWeb Navigator.
Yes, to qualify for contribution to HealthWeb Navigator, all reviewers must be 18 years or older.
Reviewers with HealthWeb Navigator submit their reviews anonymously; when posted to our website, these reviews do not contain any personal information associated with the reviewer including but not limited to display names, emails, or educational credentials.
Absolutely, although only medical professionals will be able to evaluate websites for both content and usability. Reviewers without medical training will be responsible for conducting usability reviews.
If a reviewer wants to change the amount of monthly assignments they receive they can contact our staff at firstname.lastname@example.org to increase or decrease their commitment or adjust their time frame for returning reviews.
HealthWeb Navigator does not require users to register with the site before use. The information we provide is available free of charge and can be accessed on both desktop and mobile browsers.
Users will soon be able to choose from a list of general categories of websites featured on HealthWeb Navigator and receive email updates whenever an applicable site is added. If users can identify a category that we have not yet listed on the website, please feel free to contact us at email@example.com.
We are continuously looking for medical websites, new and old, to add to HealthWeb Navigator. If you have a site that you would like our expert reviewers to consider for inclusion on our website, please visit our Submit A Site page to send us your thoughts.
HealthWeb Navigator focuses on information and services that address the healthcare needs of consumers in the United States. However, we also review international websites that meet that standard.
Although we are constantly adding new subject areas to our database of medical websites, users will find that many of the most common health topics are dealt with on HealthWeb Navigator. We generate and expand the scope of our subject areas from a combination of market data and our own independent research. Featured topics include but are not limited to adult medicine, cardiology, mental health, pediatrics, selecting/evaluating care, insurance/healthcare costs, surgery, and many more. Our website also includes an active blog, links to social media, and individualized ratings and reviews of medical resources.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you find yourself encountering any errors, whether technical or informational.
We are pleased to hear your feedback and suggestions. Feel free to email us at email@example.com with any questions, comments, or concerns.