Health & Medicine
These links are divided into 4 groups:
(2) Health & Medical Information Sources
(3) Doctors, Health Organizations, & Health Insurance.
(4) Medications & Drugs
First Aid Procedures from the Mayo Clinic
Bites, Burns, Eye Injuries, Fractures, Heart Attacks, etc.
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.
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
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)
What to do before, during and after large scale emergencies, outbreaks, disasters, and other life threatening situations.
Health information and information about diseases and conditions.
Health Information Phone Numbers
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.
Physicians, scientists and researchers from Mayo Clinic share their expertise.
Reliable health information and information about most diseases and conditions.
Merck Manual of Diagnosis & Therapy
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.
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.
The National Organization for Rare Diseases has patient support and info resources.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
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
California's Affordable Care Act Health Insurance.
Children's Health Coverage Programs
Children's Health Coverage in California Website
Find low cost or free health insurance for kids.
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 is dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness.
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
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
Speak to a Nurse 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., 707-268-2182 at Humboldt County Public Health Services.
Medication & Drugs
Safe Online Pharmacy List Website
95% of drugstores online operate illegally. Many sell unsafe 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.
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.