Health Databases

Health and Wellness Resource Center
Search Gale’s “Health and Wellness Resource Center” database for information about diseases and conditions, medical procedures, drugs and herbal remedies, and alternative medicine.

Access Health CT 
State of Connecticut’s new "Official Health Insurance Marketplace. Online sources for gathering information about the new Affordable Care Act, comparing health insurance plans, and applying for coverage.
Learn about the Health Insurance Marketplace and your choices under the Affordable Healthcare Act
The official U.S. government site for Medicare

UConn Health Center Lyman Maynard Stowe Library 
Navigating the health care system, including the Affordable Healthcare Act


2-1-1 Community Resources
2-1-1 is a free community service administered by the United Way of Connecticut and funded by the Connecticut Department of Social Services and your local United Ways. You can call 2-1-1 to get information, or to seek help in a crisis. We are open 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Simply dial 2-1-1 or 1-800-203-1234 any time of day or night.

CT Consumer Health Information
University of Connecticut Health Center Library’s consumer health information program for Connecticut residents and public libraries.

Medline Plus
Information on conditions, diseases and wellness, plus a medical encyclopedia, generic and brand name drugs, spelling and definitions of medical terms, access to organizations, consumer health libraries, international sites, publications and more.

Connecticut Physician Profiles
Profiles of practicing physicians maintained by the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health.

Free Internet Links You Might Want to Try:

American Academy of Pediatrics
The AAP dedicates its efforts and resources to the health, safety and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults. The site includes: Find a Pediatrician, children’s health topics, immunization information, car safety seat information and much more.

American Medical Association
The site offers health information, an atlas of the human body, public health articles, a physician finder by doctor’s name or medical specialty.

Bridgeport Hospital
A Connecitcut hospital located in Bridgeport.

Centers for Disease Control
The lead federal agency for protecting the health and safety of people at home and abroad, providing information and promoting health.

Connecticut Dept. of Health
The State of Connecticut Public Health Dept. website offers many links to important health information including background information on all CT licensed physicians, a listing of disciplinary actions taken against licensed professionals and organizations, an on-line complaint form, links to local health departments and much more.

Families USA 
A national nonprofit, non-partisan organization dedicated to the achievement of high-quality, affordable health and long-term care for all Americans. Working at the national, state and community levels, they have "earned a national reputation as an effective voice for health care consumers for over 15 years."

Family Doctor 
Health information about medical conditions from A to Z for the whole family from the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).

Girls’ Health
Created to help girls (ages 10-16) learn about health, growing up, and other issues they may face. Sponsored by the National Women’s Health Information Center.

Griffin Hospital
A Connecticut hospital located in Derby.

Health Grades 
To educate and empower consumers by offering free objective ratings and in-depth profiles that allow consumers to evaluate and select health care providers.

Health Finder
Reliable health information to find the best government and nonprofit health and human services available.

Kids Health 
Health information about children from before birth through adolescence with separate areas for kids, teens, and parents.

Medicare Advantage Plans
This website objectively presents much useful information about Medicare advantage plans.

Medicare Plans Patient Resource Center
Useful information about both the original Medicare and the Medicare Advantage Plans.

Mental Health
US Government clearinghouse site for lots of good information about mental health, what to look for and how to get help if one needs it.

National Institutes of Health
A huge selection of different methods to get the health information you need.

Mayo Clinic 
Useful and up-to-date information and tools that reflect the expertise and standard of excellence of the Mayo Clinic.

PDR Health 
Your starting point for getting information on disease overviews, health and wellness, drug information and links to clinical trials.

Senior Health
Aging-related health information easily accessible with senior-friendly features including large print, simple navigation, a "talking" function that reads the text aloud and special buttons to enlarge the text or turn on high contrast to make text more readable.

St. Vincent’s Medical Center
A Connecticut hospital located in Bridgeport.

Web M. D.
A comprehensive health information site.

Women’s Health 
Free women’s health information on more than 800 topics. The site is the Federal government sponsored source for women’s health information.