Links to useful health care information

Each of the nine sections below are designed to help users become more independent:


1) Understand your personal situation

Patient access to information on themselves


Prevention


Basic and in-depth health care research


2) Understand who is treating you

Information on Doctors


Information on Hospitals


Medical Mistakes


3) Understand the Finances- Yours

Understanding Your Health Insurance


Understanding What is Covered and What is Not


Health Care as Part of a Financial Plan


4) Understand the Finances- Theirs

Unnecessary Tests


Costs/Billing/ Collections/ Fraud


5) Understand Your Alternatives

Second Opinions


Medical Tourism


Alternative Health Care


6) Explore Online Tools to Help Yourself

Health Care Calculators


Personal Health Records


7) Understand Your Rights

Your Rights As a Patient


Your Rights As a Consumer


8) Plan For the Future

Retirement


Key Documents, e.g. Wills, Advance Directives


9) Know Where to Get Help and Information

Advocacy Organizations


Health Care Associations


Social Networking Organizations