Health & Medicine


These links are divided into three groups: 


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


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.

Mental Health Crisis Line


24-Hour County Crisis Website | Phone: 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.

Suicide Prevention Lifeline


Suicide Lifeline Website  | Phone: 1-800-273-8255
24-hour emergency help and information.

Suicide Prevention Resources


Crisis Lines List (PDF)
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 Health Oasis

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.

Children and Trauma
National Child Traumatic Stress Website
Information for anyone trying to help children and teens in crisis.


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. 


Doctors, Hospitals, Health Organizations, Health Insurance



Covered California

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

Children's Health Coverage Programs

Children't Health Coverage 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 Center for Complementary & Alternative Medicine


NCCAM Website
The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) is the Federal Government’s lead agency for scientific research on the diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not generally considered part of conventional medicine.

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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