General health and health reference
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Medical dictionaries, handbooks and encyclopedias are available here, giving coverage of topics including aging, diseases, alternative medicine, midwives, nursing, neuropsychology and more. The Harvard Medical School Health Reports, as well as their video series on common health questions, are also provided.
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition from EBSCOhost is a trusted source of nursing and allied health literature. It provides access to full-text scholarly journals focusing on such disciplines as pediatric nursing, critical care, mental health, nursing management and medical law and includes a dictionary of medical terminology.
MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE allows users to search abstracts from current biomedical journals.
Merck Manual Professional Version
Merck Manual Consumer Version
Mosby's Medical Dictionary
National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD)
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary
Affordable Care Act information
You can apply for health insurance coverage via the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Check out the When can you get health insurance? for more details on when open enrollment starts and ends and to find out if you qualify for Special Enrollment.
There are five ways that consumers can sign up for insurance under the ACA.
You may call the toll-free Help Center number: 1-800-318-2596. Help is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (except holidays) and in multiple languages.
Sign up at the official government Health Insurance Marketplace at HealthCare.gov (in Spanish: CuidadoDeSalud.gov). You can use the site to "shop" for the best insurance policy for yourself and your family.
Download and print an application form and instructions, or call the toll-free Help Center (1-800-318-2596) to have a copy of the paper application mailed to you.
Find people who are trained and certified to help by searching LocalHelp.HealthCare.gov.
- With an agent or broker
Agents and brokers are employed by insurance companies. At no cost to you, they will help you select and apply for an insurance plan.
Looking for more information or guidance? Check out these useful links.
Using Your HealthCare.gov Insurance Coverage
AARP Health Care and Coverage
Health Insurance Marketplace @ CMS.gov
VA, Affordable Care Act, and You
Selecting a provider
Comparative Guide to American Hospitals
Hospital Compare at Medicare.gov
Hospital Ratings and Reports
Long Term Care Guide
State of Ohio Long-term Care Consumer Guide
State of Ohio Medical Board
2022 Top Doctors in Central Ohio
U.S. News and World Report Best Hospitals
Drugs and medications
Complete guide to prescription & nonprescription drugs
Food and Drug Administration
Alternative health care
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
Natural Medicines provides an authoritative resource on dietary supplements, natural medicines and complementary, alternative and integrative therapies. This regularly updated product includes research from the National Standard and Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database.
APA's Psychology Help Center
This collection contains handbooks, dictionaries and encyclopedias covering the key concepts, theories and thinkers in all branches of psychology. Included are topics such as child development, relationships, abnormal psychology, psychopathology, psychoanalysis and forensic psychology.
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: DSM-5
National Alliance on Mental Illness: Ohio Resources
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
In crisis or distress? Call 988, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, a national network of local crisis centers for free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.