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 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.


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.

NORD Website

The National Organization for Rare Diseases has patient support and info resources.

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. 

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.

To Library Home Page

The library logo - framed by a book, a mighty redwood stands by water and hills.

To Library Web Links

A chain of books and globes linked.

Medication & Drugs

Online Drugstores

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.

National Helpline


24-7 Substance & mental health treatment referral helpline