Resources

General Health Information

  • MedlinePlus from the National Institutes of Health. Information on health topics, drugs and supplements. It includes videos and tools and a searchable medical dictionary. Some information is available in other languages.
  • Family Doctor.org from the American Academy of Family Physicians. Information on health topics and many helpful tools such a symptom tracker, a medical dictionary and easy to read immunization schedules.
  • Healthfinder.gov from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Information on health topics and information on how to stay healthy. It includes a tool to find out which preventive services you may need this year.
  • Consumer Health Choices from Consumer Reports. Guides to help consumers make smart health care decisions to get better, safer, more cost-effective care. It includes information about tests and treatments, drugs and supplements and health care services.
  • Choosing Wisely from the ABIM (American Board of Internal Medicine) Foundation and Consumer Reports. Things to consider and discuss with your doctor before you get different tests, procedures or treatments. The campaign helps patients and their doctors choose care that is supported by evidence, free from harm and truly necessary.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Information about diseases and conditions, including infectious diseases like Zika and Ebola. Also has information on a variety of topics including safe use of antibiotics, healthy living, and travelersí health and how to prepare for emergencies.
  • National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health from the National Institutes of Health. A-Z of research based information on complementary and alternative medicine, from acupuncture to zinc. Also includes information on different health topics and how to find a complementary health practitioner

Consumer Protection

  • Consumer Health Choices from Consumer Reports. Guides to help consumers make smart health care decisions to get better, safer, more cost-effective care. Includes information about tests and treatments, drugs and supplements and health care services.
  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
    Recalls, safety and other information about products that the FDA regulates. This includes drugs, vaccines and medical devices. You can report problems with these products, such as reactions to drugs, on this site.
  • Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
    Information on misleading or fraudulent advertising and promotion, how to avoid being a victim of a scam, and how to file a complaint
  • Los Angeles County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs (DCBA)
    This department investigates complaints from consumers and works to find a solution.

Health Care Services and Insurance

  • Covered California - coveredca.com
    Information on the Affordable Care Act and Medi-Cal. You can apply for health insurance under Covered California and Medi-Cal at this website.
  • Department of Health Services (DHS)
    Information about health care coverage options and free and low cost programs for Los Angeles County residents, including those who do not have health insurance.
  • Los Angeles County Office of Womenís Health Hotline from the Department of Public Health Information, referrals and resources for: health Insurance and low cost health care programs; health, mental health and social services; and heart disease risk assessment. Their hotline operators speak seven languages.
  • California Medical Board
    Information on how to find a doctor, check their license and file a complaint.
  • California Department of Consumer Affairs
    Information on health care providers including dentists, dental hygienists, acupuncturists and optometrists and how to file a complaint.

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