Health & Medicine


These links are divided into 4 groups: 


(1) Emergencies, 
(2) Health & Medical Information Sources
(3) Doctors, Health Organizations, & Health Insurance.
(4) Medications & Drugs

Find Covid 19 Information Here.

Health Emergencies 



First Aid Procedures from the Mayo Clinic


First Aid at Mayo Website
Bites, Burns, Eye Injuries, Fractures, Heart Attacks, etc.

CPR


CPR at U. of Washington Website
If someone isn't breathing - simple CPR instructions.

Children & Trauma


National Child Traumatic Stress Website
Resources for adults trying to help children and teens in crisis.

Domestic Violence

 
Humboldt Domestic Violence Services 
24 hour, Phone 1-707-443-6042 or Toll-Free 1-866-668-6543 

Mental Health Crisis Line


24-Hour County Crisis Website | Phone 1-707- 445-7715 
24 hour support and referral from County Mental Health.

Poison Control Center


Poison Control Website | Phone 1- 800-222-1222
Emergency help, plus information on prevention.

North Coast Rape Crisis Team 


NCRC Team Website    Phone 1-707-445-2881, 24 hours a day

Substance Use Disorder

Access Line (24 hours a day)
Phone

  

1- 855-765-9703
Talk to a real person who has resources that can help.

Suicide Prevention Lifeline


Suicide Lifeline Website  | Phone 1-800-273-8255 or  1-877-663-5433
24-hour emergency help and information.

Suicide Prevention Resources


Crisis Lines List 
Suicide prevention resources for people of different groups and experiences.








Health and Medical Information Sources




Disasters: Preparation & Procedures from the
Centers for Disease Control  and Prevention (CDC) 

CDC Website
What to do before, during and after large scale emergencies, outbreaks, disasters, and other life threatening situations. 



Family Doctor 


Family Doctor Website
Health information and information about diseases and conditions.

Health Information Phone Numbers


Phone Numbers at NLM Website
Health information by phone on a variety of topics.  Numbers with two stars also offer Spanish language info.  This site is kept up-to-date by the National Library of Medicine.

Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic Website
Physicians, scientists and researchers from Mayo Clinic share their expertise.

MEDLINEplus


Medline Website
Reliable health information and information about most diseases and conditions. 

Merck Manual of Diagnosis & Therapy


Merck Manual Website
Detailed descriptions and typical treatments for a wide range of health conditions.

Natural Health & Mind-Body Practices, the Science


National Center for Complementary & Integrative Health
Get the latest science with studies about herbs, traditional healing practices, and other health alternatives.

Rare Diseases


GARD Website
The Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center provides information on genetic and/or rare diseases that you may not find elsewhere, and has a toll-free number to call if you do not find the information you need online.

Tips for the Undiagnosed

Part of the GARD Website
This site offers resources for when medical professionals have not been able to diagnose the underlying cause for a health condition, from the National Institutes of Health.

U.S. National Library of Medicine   

NLM Website
The National Library of Medicine (NLM), on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, has been a center of information innovation since its founding in 1836. 


Wildfire Smoke & Work

Worker Health in Wildfire Regions, 

Guidance from the California Department of Industrial Relations. See what California experts and laws say about both outdoor workers and indoor workers.


Doctors, Hospitals, Health Organizations, Health Insurance



Covered California

Covered CA Website
California's Affordable Care Act Health Insurance.

Children's Health Coverage Programs

Children's Health Coverage in California Website
Healthy Kids Humboldt Website
Find low cost or free health insurance for kids. 

Health News Review


Health News Website
This watchdog site fact-checks health stories in the news.

Hospital Compare


Medicare's Hospital Compare Website
Compare hospitals according to measures Medicare uses to rate the treatment quality and costs of hospital care.

NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness 


Nami Website

NAMI is dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness.

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)


NIMH Website
The mission of NIMH is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cure.

Public Health Clinics


County Public Health Website 
Speak to a Nurse 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., 707-268-2182 at Humboldt County Public Health Services.






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Medication & Drugs


Online Drugstores

Safe Online Pharmacy List Website    

95% of drugstores online operate illegally. Many sell bad drugs. Use the list linked above to choose from a list of legal, safe online drugstores, or research the store you buy from. Also, more information about how to buy safely (and get discounts) is here at BuySaferRX.


Drugs, Herbs, and Drug Interactions 

WebMD Drug Interaction Checker Website

Find out if it's safe to take a drug or supplement with another drug or supplement.

You can also use WebMD to learn more about a prescription drug or a vitamin supplement, and to identify a dropped pill.


Stop Overdose Humboldt

Overdose Prevention Website

Are you at risk for overdose due to opioid medications or drugs? Know the signs and understand your options. 


Substance Abuse Recovery 

Humboldt County Programs for Recovery Website

If you are having substance use problems that affect your physical health, personal relationships and / or cause job or legal issues, these programs may have the help you need.


National Helpline

1-800-662-4357

24-7 Substance & mental health treatment referral helpline