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Access Health CT: Official Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange
Connecticut residents and small employers can find out if they may qualify for a savings on health insurance, compare quality plans, and enroll – all in one place.

AMA Physician Select
Provides information on virtually every licensed physician in the United States . All physician credential data have been verified for accuracy and authenticated by accrediting agencies, medical schools, residency training programs, licensing boards, and other data sources.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Need to know what countries to stay away from because of the latest Ebola, cholera, or SARS outbreak? Would you like to avoid the latest gastrointestinal virus found on your favorite cruise ship? Check out the Travelers' Health report. You can read the latest disease news in the weekly Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, or relax with the monthly Emerging Infectious Diseases journal.

Connecticut Department of Public Health "Physician Profile" service

This service indicates whether physicians have an active Connecticut license, and have ever been sued.

Consumer Reports Best Buy Drugs

This is a public education project of Consumer Reports which gives free analysis of prescription drugs and recommended Best Buys. 


This website provides information about marketed drugs, more than 84122 drug listings as submitted by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA), and also includes FDA drug labels. "This Web site provides a standard, comprehensive, up-to-date, look-up and download resource of medication content and labeling found in medication package inserts." "The drug labeling information on this Web site is the most recent submitted to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and currently in use; it may include, for example, strengthened warnings undergoing FDA review or minor editorial changes. These labels have been reformatted to make them easier to read."


Drug information from PubMedHealth, a free resource which helps locate clinical effectiveness research. You can look up Drugs A-Z by clicking on the letters at the top, or you can search for a drug using the search box. Drug information may include: uses, side effects, brand names, research summarized. 

Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center

The Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center provides the public with access to current, reliable, and easy to understand information about rare or genetic diseases in English or Spanish.

Health Literacy: Resources in other Languages

Health related websites in many languages compiled by the Connecticut State Library. Includes two resources in plain English (glossaries and a thesaurus) that make it easier to understand medical language. 

Health Care Links compiled by United Way 2-1-1

United Way 2-1-1 is a free health and human service information and referral helpline. They also have compiled a website with resources in CT ( Health Care links are grouped into 3 categories: Payment and Insurance, Prevention & Treatment (community clinics,...) and Suggested Reading (a guide to paying your hospital bill,...) 

Healthy Lifestyle 

Healthy lifestyle tips compiled by the Mayo Clinic. Info on Life Stages (pregnancy, children, teens, adults, healthy aging, caregivers, end of life). Explore Healthy Lifestyle topics (birth control, consumer health, fitness, nutrition, healthy eating, weightloss, quit smoking, sexual health, stress management). There is also a featured recipe. Books by the Mayo Clinic in our collection

Healthy Women
Operated by the non-profit National Women's Health Resource Center, this site has research news, tips, resources and an in-depth look at more than 100 health topics.

This award-winning site, developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has been recognized as a key resource for finding the best government and nonprofit health and human services information on the Internet.

University of Connecticut Health Center Library's guide to consumer health information. In addition to it's own research guides, Healthnet also includes links to numerous reputable health and medical sites on the web. The center also provides customized information packets for Connecticut residents. Healthnet News is a newsletter which is published by the University of Connecticut Health Center Library. You can check for the newest edition of the Healthnet newsletter online and you can also find printed copies in our magazine reading room. They are located in the browse section which is on the wall to your immediate right when you enter the room.

Medline Plus

MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.

Merck Manual - Consumer Version 

First published in 1899 as a small reference book for physicians and pharmacists,  the Manual grew in size and scope to become one of the most widely used comprehensive medical resources for professionals and consumers. 

Rare Diseases Database

NORD's Rare Disease Database (NORD=National Organization for Rare Disorders) provides brief introductions for patients and their families to more than 1,200 rare diseases. This is not a comprehensive database since there are nearly 7,000 diseases considered rare in the U.S. Also check the database of GARD (Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center).

Silver Book - from the Alliance for Aging Research

search more than 2,938 facts on chronic diseases, compiled by the Alliance for Aging Research, located in Washington, D.C. It is a "non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and accelerating the pace of medical discoveries to improve the universal human experience of aging and health". "The Silver Book, launched in 2006, is an almanac of compelling statistics that bring together all of the most current data on chronic disease, all into one place, while spotlighting the promise of innovation in mitigating the burden of disease. The database currently houses thousands of free facts from hundreds of sources, and is continuously updated."

Substance Abuse Walk-in Assessment Centers in Connecticut 

The walk-in assessment centers can be accessed by calling 1-800-563-4086, 24 hours a day. You or a loved one will then be connected to a walk-in assessment center in your area. Callers will be followed up with a phone call by a trained staff to determine if they were able to connect to necessary services and problem-solve any barriers they may have encountered. Residents seeking treatment and services for opioid abuse can go to any of the state's walk-in assessment centers where they will be evaluated. At the assessment center, it will be determined which course of treatment and services the individual is eligible for, and what will work best for them and address any insurance-related issues. 

Tests and Procedures 

This is an A-Z compilation of information from the Mayo Clinic. Find a test or procedure by its first letter. What it is, how it's done, how to prepare, risks and results.

U.S. News and World Report Doctor Finder

Nationwide database of physicians you can browse by specialty and geographic region. The doctors listed are not "ranked", but info is given about the physician's education, training, certifications, and licensure. The profile also includes years in practice, specialties and qualifications, hospital liaisons, languages spoken, types of insurance accepted, awards, honors & recognitions, publications & presentations, directions for finding his/her practice. There are also links to "similiar" doctors nearby. Please note: listings are not exhaustive, office addresses might have changed, physicians are not recommended by their peers for inclusion, nor voted best-in-their specialty by their patients. Patients should also check the Connecticut Department of Public Health "Physician Profile" service. This service indicates whether physicians have an active Connecticut license, and have ever been sued.

From canker sores to cancer, WebMD is an informative, reliable, and convenient resource, with answers to all sorts of health questions. You can read about common and rare conditions, chat about them with others online, learn which treatments and drugs to ask your doctor about, and much more.