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Health Information from the Government

Find a wealth of online health care information: Use the Medline Plus search tool to answer your medical questions, find information for seniors, visit sites covering issues like Alzheimer’s, vaccines, and rare diseases, discover caregiver support resources.

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There, you'll learn:

  • How to protect yourself from COVID-19
  • Symptoms, testing, and what to do if you think you're sick
    • Check your symptoms with the on the What To Do If You Are Sick page. 
  • Health tips for travelers, medical professionals, and businesses

Đang chơi bàiSelect a state on the  for details on the virus in that state.

Local COVID-19 Testing Locations and Health Information

Visit your state health department website or check with your county or local health department for testing locations and the latest coronavirus information, resources, and guidance. 

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Note: The search results are for general informational purposes only and are not a substitute for professional medical advice. If you are having a medical emergency, CALL 911.

- Learn about symptoms, treatment options, building a financial and legal plan and ways to help caregivers. English For general public and people taking care of someone with Alzheimer's. 
  •  - Find out about rare medical conditions, new treatments, and drugs. English and Spanish. For general public, health care providers, researchers, social workers, and teachers and community leaders and advocacy groups.
  •  - Get information about the programs included in the Indian Health Service Health Care system, health topics, and health insurance. English. For American Indians and Alaska Natives, general public, health care providers and communities. 
  •  - Learn about on mental illness, including where to find help, and research. English and Spanish. For general public, health care providers and emergency preparedness professionals. 
  •  - Get substance use and mental disorder information, services, and research.  English and Spanish. For general public, health care providers and local communities. 
  •  - Find information and professional assistance to help support the immediate and long-term needs of people trying to quit smoking. English and Spanish. For general public, health care providers and organizations.  
  •  - Learn about vaccines and immunization for infants, children, teenagers, adults, and seniors. English and Spanish. For general public, health care providers and organizations. 
  • Health Information for Seniors

    • - Find a wide variety of aging-related health topics and articles created especially for seniors. English. For older adults.  
    •  - Get research-based information on aging and senior health and wellbeing. English and Spanish. For older adults. 

    General Health Information

    •   Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) - Learn about public health prevention and control services and guidelines, as well as access the . English and Spanish. For general public. 
    •  - Get information about health services, disease prevention, and health topics and news. English and Spanish. For general public. 
    •  - Find government guidelines for diet and physical activity, and learn about initiatives to improve health literacy and health care quality and safety. English and Spanish. For health care providers, researchers and policymakers. 
    •  - Powered by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, this site provides descriptions of and current consumer information on hundreds of medical terms and conditions, drugs, herbs, and supplements. Find helpful videos and health check tools. English and Spanish.  For general Public. 
    •  - Read online publications  and find information on health topics specifically geared to women. English and Spanish. For general public and health care providers. 

    Health Insurance

    •  - Find health insurance options through the Affordable Care Act’s Health Insurance Marketplace. English and Spanish. For general public and small business. 
    •  - Learn about health care options with Medicare,  Medicaid, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). English and Spanish. For general public and people eligible for Medicare, Medicaid/CHIP.
    (NCD) is an independent federal agency that makes recommendations to the president and Congress to improve the quality of life for Americans with disabilities and their families. The NCD works to empower individuals with disabilities and to promote equal opportunity.
  • The (NDRN) provides legally based advocacy services for people with disabilities in the U.S.
  • The U.S. Department of Education's (OSERS) provides training and information for parents of children with disabilities and to people who work with them.
  • The U.S. Department of Education has to find educational resources and programs for people with disabilities.
  • The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) offers resources and answers questions about the housing rights of people with disabilities, and the responsibilities of housing providers and building and design professionals according to the federal law.
  • (NLS) administers a free loan service of recorded and Braille books and magazines, music scores in Braille and large print, plus specially designed playback equipment. Service is also extended to eligible American citizens residing abroad. While NLS administers the program, direct service is provided through a national network of .
  • (NCHPAD) is a resource center that works to help people with disabilities get healthier by participating more in all types of physical and social activities. NCHPAD also trains service providers to make their programs more inclusive.
  • is a global organization that changes lives by promoting understanding, acceptance and inclusion among people with and without intellectual disabilities through year-round sports, health, education and community building held around the world.
  •  (AFB) removes barriers, creates solutions, and expands possibilities so people with vision loss can achieve their full potential.
  • Telecommunications Relay Services

    Đang chơi bàiTelecommunications relay services for people with hearing or speaking disabilities link telephone conversations between individuals who use standard voice telephones and those who use the text telephones (TTYs). Calls can be made from either type of telephone to the other type through the relay service.

    Local Relay Services

    States provide relay services for local and long distance calls. Consult your local telephone directory for information on the use, fees (if any), services, and dialing instructions for your area.

    Federal Relay Service

    The is a program of the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA). It provides access to TTY users to conduct official business nationwide with and within the federal government. The toll-free number is 1-800-377-8642. For more information on relay communications or to obtain a brochure on using the FRS, please call toll-free 1-800-877-0996.

    Other Telephone Services

    If you use a TTY, you can receive operator and directory assistance for calls by calling toll-free 1-800-855-1155. Check the introductory pages of your local telephone directory for additional TTY services.

    Đang chơi bài - Find out from the National Institute on Aging how to be a caregiver for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. Learn skills for  coping with a loved one’s behavioral changes.

  • - The National Institute of Health's MedlinePlus site has an overview of caregiver services. It also offers  resources to help you protect your own health.

  • - This resource from the National Cancer Institute is for family and friends who are caring for a person with cancer. 

  • Đang chơi bài - The family member you're caring for may not be able to handle their bills themselves. Get information about managing their finances from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. 

  • Đang chơi bàiThe helps people caring for veterans. Find services and benefits for your loved one and get support for yourself.

  • - Get tips on how to prevent or relieve caregiver stress and how to find and pay for home health care services.

  • State and Local Caregiver Support Resources

    • - Use this list from the Department of Health and Human Services to find a variety of government and non-government resources. Compare home health agencies, or use the to connect with senior services. 

    Additional Support for Caregivers

    If you're not able to leave your loved one at home but need emotional support, an online support group might be a good option. Be careful not to give out detailed personal, medical, or financial information to anyone online to protect against fraud or scams.

    or by phone at 1-866-692-6901.

    Not everyone has a medical history report. Even if you currently have an insurance plan, you won't have a report if:

    • You haven't applied for insurance within the last seven years
    • Your insurance policy is through a group or employer policy
    • The insurance company isn’t a member of MIB
    • You didn’t give an insurer permission to submit your medical reports to MIB

    Medical ID Reports and Scams

    Use your medical history report to detect if you are a victim of medical ID theft. You may be a victim if there is a report in your name, but you haven't applied for insurance in the last seven years. Another sign of medical ID theft is if your report includes illnesses that you don't have.

    File a Dispute

    Review your report to verify that it only includes medical conditions that you have. Request a re-investigation if your report is incorrect. Email your dispute to infoline@mib.com or write:

    MIB Disclosure Office

    Đang chơi bài50 Braintree Hill Park, Suite 400

    Đang chơi bàiBraintree, MA 02184.

    to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

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    Last Updated: November 20, 2020

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