FindUrgentCare provides urgent care locations by ZIP code. Like other provider-locator tools, some facilities are not included in this site's listings and others are highlighted, presumably as a paid form of advertising.
This website provides an inventory of urgent care locations and offers descriptions of those facilities as well driving directions, contact information, and the occasional user review. There is also a section that contains medical information about common health topics and conditions.
This website identifies the locations of CVS urgent care clinics (called MinuteClinics). The clinics, located within CVS pharmacies, focus on preventive services, screening, and treatment of minor conditions. There is also a limited amount of general health information available for consumers.
The Leapfrog Group offers a free resource for comparing hospitals using data from survey responses. Searching by location allows users to compare hospitals against criteria such as inpatient management, maternity care, high-risk surgeries, and more.
The Overdose Prevention Alliance publishes up-to-date information regarding drug overdose worldwide. Aside from monthly updates on new research contributed to the field, users will appreciate the site's overdose prevention program locator.
Quality Check allows consumers to search and compare hospitals that have received a gold seal of approval by The Joint Commission, which oversees the accreditation and certification of nearly 21,000 healthcare organizations and programs in the U.S. Users are able to view a comprehensive accreditation history for each qualifying program, as well as quality reports made available for download.
SeniorAdvisor.com provides consumer reviews of assisted living facilities and nursing homes. Users can sort searches by type of care needed, location, services provided, etc. Nearly all consumer reviews have been verified by the site's staff to ensure truthfulness and reliability.
CaringInfo is a consumer engagement and education program sponsored by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. The site provided advance directives to individuals and free resources to help people make decisions about end-of-life care and services before a crisis.
Care Conversations is an aging-based resource that promotes families coming together to make the most prudent eldercare decisions, taking into account the needs of both sides. The site provides educational articles and videos as well as an eldercare-locator tool.
Golden Reviews allows consumers to share and compare personal experiences with individual senior care facilities. This platform allows providers, residents, and their families to communicate openly about quality of life in eldercare communities, featuring consumer ratings of senior living facilities.
A Place for Mom can be used to locate senior care facilities. A section of the site is focused on connecting with senior living advisors across the U.S. The site's information ranges from general aging materials to cost of care explanations. There is also a toll-free helpline available.
This website provides information for those interested in end-of-life care. As a nonprofit organization, Compassion & Choices works "to ensure healthcare providers honor and enable patients' decisions about their care." The site offers information and free consultation by experts in the field, with links to volunteer and advocacy resources available state-by-state.
This website, written by healthcare professionals, provides information about hospice and palliative care, including advanced care and end-of-life planning. The site acts as a consumer education and engagement program, providing no-cost advance directives as well as free resources and information to help consumers make decisions before a crisis.
Eldercare Locator serves as a national directory that connects older Americans and their caregivers with local support resources. Additionally, the website offers a variety of educational materials covering many issues of aging, all of which are governmentally-sponsored by the U.S. Administration on Aging.
Powered by the American Geriatric Society, HealthinAging.org offers several useful tools to consumers including a comprehensive dictionary of medical conditions, downloadable health tip-sheets, a geriatrics-specialist locator tool, and educational information about end-of-life issues.
As an information hub for caregivers of aging parents and other elderly seniors, Aging Parents and Elder Care maintains an extensive list of resources including a step-by-step primer for those new to eldercare, checklists for caregivers, discount home medical supplies, recommended educational media, and a support forum.
The Conversation Project is an advocacy website devoted to furthering public understanding of end-of-life care and advanced directives. The site mainly focuses on providing "starter kits" to help people initiate conversations with their loved ones about end-of-life wishes.
The Alliance for Aging Research seeks to accelerate our knowledge of aging in order to improve living conditions for older adults. On their website, users can browse important health information including current research on the effects of aging, how to best give care to older adults, tips for healthy aging, and overviews of a variety of specific diseases and conditions common among seniors.
The Hospice Foundation of America provides materials that explore the role of hospice in the U.S. healthcare system. This website includes information on end-of-life care, caregiving, and grief support, as well as a hospice directory. Users can also submit questions for review by a panel of medical experts.
The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center devotes this section of its website to palliative care resources for patients, families, and caregivers. This credible medical center hosts excellent information and also provides numerous links to other authoritative sources.
The federal government manages this insurance site, which provides the most authoritative and readable information available regarding health insurance and health reform. It is available in several languages.
The American Society on Aging is a professional organization for those working in the field of senior care. Its website contains information on aging and disability, online gerontology courses, web seminars, and archived issues of Generations, the ASA's quarterly journal.
USA.gov offers a fairly comprehensive overview of finding health insurance, with enrollment information for different government programs like Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP, and COBRA. There are also ample resources to help consumers manage the cost of medical bills and prescription drug costs. The site also serves as an entry point for many other federal agencies and services beyond heath care.
The American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) advances public awareness of aging and age-related diseases. Most of the site's materials draw upon the research of AFAR-funded studies to provide users with the latest information regarding the science of healthy aging.
AgingCare.com is designed for caregivers of the elderly, providing online support through education, peer-to-peer communication, expert perspectives, and individualized tools. The website covers many important topics in eldercare including assisted living, financial planning, hospice, memory care, health insurance, and more.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention devotes a section of their website to information on healthy aging. Users will find general health articles for older adults with topics ranging from depression, arthritis, nutrition, sexual health, and more. There are also a variety of tools and resources related to eldercare.
The Savvy Senior is a media and information service for older adults and the families who support them. This resources page covers a broad swath of relevant topics for seniors including "Caregiving and Support Services," "Finances and Retirement," "Health Resources," and "Insurance." Instead of publishing original content, each topic here is explored through a collection of links to outside resources.
The National Federation of the Blind helps blind and visually-impaired people access resources and support for leading productive, fulfilling lives. The site offers extensive overviews of vision loss, including literature for parents and teachers of blind children, senior care, vision loss in the workplace, and support for those currently undergoing vision loss. Included on the site is an extensive literature section featuring information packets full of articles, books, brochures, and forms.
This section of the American Academy of Ophthalmology offers a variety of tools and resources available for users including topical blog posts, eye health articles, news, patient stories, and more.
The Glaucoma Research Foundation gives glaucoma patients facts about the disease, treatment methods, and updates on research progress. The site's extensive Q&A section proves helpful to anyone interested in glaucoma.
This website gives patients the know-how to request and follow through with the medical test that best fits their healthcare needs. Provides the latest recommendations from experts in the field on how/when certain tests or treatments may be unnecessary. This service is a collaborative among professional societies of physicians, health care foundations, and Consumer Reports.
HealthInsurance.org is an online resource that provides information on obtaining health insurance outside of the federal exchange. By entering information like name, age, location, marital status, and income, users will be able to compare those policies most appropriate to their personal situation.
This website is an online resource for pulmonary fibrosis from a well-regarded foundation devoted to this disorder. Users can learn about disease causes, symptoms, and treatments, sources of medical care and support groups, clinical trial enrollment, advocacy materials, and more. There is also a robust collection of materials for medical professionals.
BenefitsCheckUp is a free service supported by the National Council on Aging that helps patients locate benefits to help cover the costs of medications and health care. After answering a series of simple questions, users will receive a free report detailing any applicable assistance programs.
Guroo, provided by the Health Care Cost Institute, is a free website that provides information about nationwide health costs. Consumers will also find helpful materials on procedure overviews and cost breakdowns, what to expect from certain procedures, questions to ask your physician, and how to prepare for treatment.
Senior Magazine Online offers a home safety checklist to help consumers spot possible issues for older adults. The page provides a clear, understandable checklist that helps to make the home setting safer. This includes recognizing dangerous locations, furniture, and appliances, and ways to eliminate them.
MedlinePlus, sponsored by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, provides clear and extensive information about the medical and social issues of aging. Users can browse the site's free collection of encyclopedia articles, videos, news, research, and other resources.
This website, provided by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, is the premier site for resources on veteran-specific health care. The site covers general health information and explains the benefits and services available to military veterans who have been honorably discharged from duty.
This site is dedicated to promoting and supporting family medicine in an effort to improve the health of patients, families, and communities. More appropriate for medical professionals, the site emphasizes continuing medical education courses, family medicine journals, patient care materials for providers, and information about medical school.
This website, called the "Uber" of health care, provides consumers with a digital platform that allows for virtual, real-time medical consultation with a health expert network comprising 100,000 providers. Consumers can post free and brief health questions to physicians (150 words or less). For a $99 monthly subscription, the consumer can get unlimited physician consultations with access to educational videos.
eHealthInsurance provides an online commercial insurance enrollment service across multiple states, with tools for comparing different plan costs. The information is free but requires registration to connect with an insurance agent.
Healthcare Bluebook is a resource that offers snapshots of fair prices for medical procedures, tests, and services across the U.S. Premium access provides a breakdown of costs by individual fee.
This website offers pricing information to estimate the expected costs of medical procedures and treatments by postal code. It also uses a formula to estimate out-of-pocket costs for insured patients. Consumers are limited to 20 searches per week.
This website covers multiple topics related to kidney and bladder conditions, treatments, and research. Users will find a variety of urological publications including overviews of common conditions, a free magazine for patients, a regularly updated blog, tips for healthy living, and more.
KidsHealth is provided by the Nemours Foundation and provides information on childhood health, behavior, and development, covering prenatal through the teenage years. There is content available for general health information, diseases and conditions, pregnancy planning, emotions and behavior, and more.
This section of the St. Jude Children's Hospital website is devoted to caregiver resources for families and friends of childhood cancer patients. There are three major resource categories: "Patient Education Materials," "Infection Control Tips," and "Medications," each of which can be expanded into more specific subsections.
This website provides information on low-cost clinics and reduced-price prescription assistance programs. There are numerous special-topic webinars that explain the ins-and-outs of medical costs, and the site also offers a drug discount card free of charge.
This section of the Mayo Clinic website provides health information for all consumers. Users will find extensive information on a multitude of diseases and conditions, tests and procedures, drugs, billing, and more. Patients in the Mayo Clinic network can also access their records, results, and medical bills.
This website, provided by the American College of Emergency Physicians, offers information about recognizing and managing medical emergencies. Consumers will find a variety of multimedia resources that offer advice about emergency services, how to prepare for emergency situations, visiting the ER, health and safety tips, and more.
The National Kidney Foundation is the U.S.'s leading organization dedicated to kidney disease awareness, prevention, and treatment. This website addresses a wide spectrum of patient issues including renal failure, dialysis and transplantation, wellness information, and peer support.
DaVita is a for-profit dialysis company with information and advice about dialysis and chronic kidney disease. This website answers questions and provides education about kidney disease and dialysis for patients, caregivers, and their families.
The Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy serves neurologic physical therapy providers by providing continuing education and promoting the best recovery, wellness, and quality of life for patients.
HealthCommunities.com is a consumer-oriented general health website that covers 650+ health topics. The site also offers healthy living guides, newsletters, a doctor finder tool, and other mobile apps for consumers.
WebMD's Women's Health section offers many resources for consumers that do not focus on any particular aspect of women's health, but instead presents a comprehensive overview of diseases and conditions. There are also resources on lifestyle conditions, diet/exercise, quizzes, and more.
Teen Mental Health seeks to help young adults understand mental health issues by translating scientific information into user-friendly and age-appropriate resources. The website provides application-ready training programs, downloadable publications, tools, and other materials that enhance our collective understanding of adolescent mental health and common disorders.
U.S. News offers information on how to purchase health insurance in every state, along with a guide to Medicare plans for those over the age of 65.
The American Cancer Society compiles several databases and directories to help cancer patients who are searching for the best hospitals, healthcare facilities, and physicians. Users can find information on how to choose the right treatment team or cancer hospital, locating an accredited cancer center, or they can browse the site's five searchable databases that allow users to verify a doctor's certification status or licensing credentials.
Save On Medical operates as an online marketplace helping consumers compare diagnostic imaging tests available in their immediate area. Users can compare facilities on cost, quality, or convenience. Procedures include MRIs, CT scans, angiographies, mammograms, and nuclear medicine, among others.
The Partnership for Prescription Assistance increases awareness of patient assistance programs designed to help mitigate the costs of prescription medications. For no fee, users can input their medications by name and, after providing some basic personal information, browse those assistance programs for which they are eligible. Completing the application process is as simple as downloading, filling out, and mailing off the appropriate applications.
The National Sleep Foundation dedicates itself to improving health and well-being through sleep education and advocacy. They provide information on common sleep disorders as well as more specific issues like sleeping while depressed. Users can also search for sleep professionals by location.
The Spina Bifida Association serves adults and children diagnosed with spina bifida by providing educational resources, advocacy, research, and service. Aside from informative overviews of issues related to living with spina bifida, the website features contact information for a vast network of support organization and clinics.