Online Health information

The following online health resources have been recommended by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and National Institutes of Health (NIH).

General Health

MedlinePlus https://medlineplus.gov/
Your go-to resource for information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand.

MedlinePlus Drugs, Herbs, and Supplementshttps://medlineplus.gov/druginformation.html
Learn about prescription drugs and over-the-counter medicines. Includes side effects, dosage, special precautions, and more.

Health Information in Multiple Languageshttps://medlineplus.gov/languages/languages.html
Browse health information in multiple languages, arranged by language. You can also browse this information by health topic.

PubMed – https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/
PubMed is a free database supporting the search and retrieval of biomedical and life sciences literature. It is the most heavily used biomedical literature database in the world. PubMed includes more than 30 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central (PMC) and publisher websites. It covers a variety of health topics, including environmental health, social sciences, microbiology, genetics, and chemical and physical sciences.

ClinicalTrials.gov – https://clinicaltrials.gov/
ClinicalTrials.gov is the world’s largest database of privately and publicly funded clinical studies conducted in the U.S> and around the world. A clinical study involves research using human volunteers (also called participants) that is intended to add to medical knowledge, Anyone can use ClinicalTrials.gov to find information about a study or help someone find a study, see results of completed studies, and learn how clinical research works.

COVID resources

MedlinePlus COVID-19 resources: https://medlineplus.gov/covid19coronavirusdisease2019.html 

MedlinePlus COVID-19 vaccine information: https://medlineplus.gov/covid19vaccines.html

CDC COVID information: https://www.dvd.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Mental Health

SAMHSA (The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)https://www.samhas.gov
SAMHSA leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation and to improve the lives of individuals living with mental and substance abuse disorders, and their families.

Find a healthcare provider or treatment for substance abuse disorder and mental health: https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline
1-800-662-HELP (1-800-662-4357)
TTY: 1-800-487-4889
Treatment Services Locator: https://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/

National Suicide Prevention Lifelinehttp://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255) for English
1-888-628-9454 for Spanish

National Domestic Violence Hotlinehttps://www.thehotline.org/
1-800-799-7233
Text LOVEIS to 22522

National Child Abuse Hotlinehttps://www.childhelp.org/hotline/
1-800-4AChild (1-800-422-4453)
Text 1-800-422-4453

National Sexual Assault Hotline https://rainn.org/
1-800-656-HOPE (1-800-656-4673)
Online chat: https://hotline.rainn.org/online 

The Eldercare Locator – https://eldercare.acl.gov/Public/Index.aspx
1-800-677-1116

Veterans’ Crisis Line – https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/
1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)
Crisis chat: https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/get-help/chat
Text: 8388255

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Last updated: March 9, 2021