Helpful Websites

Please feel free to add or edit resources or to comment on your experiences using the resources listed here. Click on the comments link below to do this. If you add a resource or have a correction to make on, say, a resource’s phone number or hours, we’ll take that info and make the appropriate changes to this section.

This site is meant to be a community resource. Our hope is that we can support each other in being active, informed healthcare consumers.


This is a databse that contains information on services in Allegheny and 10 surrounding counties, from daycare centers and drug and alcohol assistance to clinics and food banks. Includes maps, directions, and bus routes.


LII lists websites which have passed evaluation by their staff of librarians. Here is their current list of health website categories:


Go Ask Alice! is the health question and answer Internet service produced by Alice!, Columbia University’s Health Promotion Program — a division of Health Services at Columbia.

“Alice!” answers questions about relationships; sexuality; sexual health; emotional health; fitness; nutrition; alcohol, nicotine, and other drugs; and, general health.



MedlinePlus will direct you to information to help answer health questions. MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. Preformulated MEDLINE searches are included in MedlinePlus and give easy access to medical journal articles. MedlinePlus also has extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and latest health news.

The interactive tutorials are cool.

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