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This Web page is designed to help everyone get the best care.

There are many people involved in ensuring that you or your family member get good medical care. The most important member of the team is you. You need to be an active participant in the healthcare process. Check these additional resources for information that will help you stay healthy.

Brochures on Personal and Preventive Health Issues

Dental Health

Diabetes

Environmental Health Issues

FitKids

Handwashing

Head lice

Heart Health 

Immunizations

Injury Prevention

Sexual health

Tobacco Use Reduction

 

Health Plan List for Westchester County

 

Shot Record

 

Printable Checklists

Child Development

Patient Care - General

Pregnancy

 

Other Resources

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
For information and resources on quality of care, medical errors and patient safety, various clinical conditions, prevention and wellness, prescription medicines, smoking cessation, choosing a health plan, and many other topics, go to the Consumers & Patients page. Call the AHRQ Publications Clearinghouse at (800) 358-9295.

National Guideline Clearinghouse™ 
For links to many Web sites that feature science-based health information, go to their Patient Resources page.

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
The government's primary source for conducting and funding clinical research. To access the main NIH Web site, through which you can access information on many health topics and link to the various Institutes that make up NIH—including the National Cancer Institute, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, and many others—or you can search for your topic in the A to Z Health Topics section.

ClinicalTrials.gov
The National Institutes of Health provides regularly updated information about federally and privately supported research in human subjects. You can browse the ClinicalTrials site or search by topic or condition.

Medicare.gov
This site gives you the basics about Medicare, you can search for a doctor, or compare hospitals and nursing homes in your area. English and Spanish speaking customer service respresentatives are available to answer your questions by calling 1-800-MEDICARE.

healthfinder®
This site, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, offers links to hundreds of sites on the Internet that contain reliable health care information.

Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO)
Visit this site to locate JCAHO accredited hospitals, assisted living facilities, laboratories, and other types of health care facilities and services in your area. To contact the Joint Commission customer service line call 1-630-792-5800.

URAC (Utilization Review Accreditation Commission)
The URAC accredits many types of health care organizations, you can also search for companies that hold a URAC accreditation.  

National Association for Home Care and Hospice
Visit this site to locate a home care provider, hospice service, and other resources in your State.

Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care
For information on locating outpatient health care services, such as freestanding surgery centers, radiology facilities, podiatrists, pain management clinics, and many other types of outpatient facilities accredited by the Association.

American Medical Association (AMA)
Access the AMA's "DoctorFinder," with information about virtually every licensed physician in the United States, as well as links to other helpful information.

New York State Physician Profile
Visit the site to find the profile for all licensed doctors of medicine and doctors of osteopathy who are registered to practice medicine in New York State. The information can help you choose a doctor or help you find out more about the doctor you go to now.

America's Health Insurance Plans
The site provides access to guides on health insurance coverage and links to many other sources of information about choosing a health insurance plan.

State and Local Agencies
Check the blue pages of your phone book to find the State and local health departments in your area.

Local Chapters of National Organizations
Check the white pages of your phone book to find State and local chapters of national organizations, such as the American Cancer Society and the American Diabetes Association. Organizations like these often can refer you to self-help and support groups and other resources in your community.