Health & Medicine
Affordable Care Act
The official Website for the Health Insurance Marketplace. Open enrollment begins October 1 and ends March 31, 2014.
- Additional health care reform resources.
- Illinois Telecommunication Access Corporation -- ITAC
Relay service and equipment, such as amplified telephones and braille phones, for people who are hearing impaired, speech disabled, or blind.
Discount Prescription Card Program
- Coast2Coast Rx Card
Niles Township and other participating communities can save on prescriptions not covered by insurance with The Discount Prescription Card Program. Print the discount prescription card by selecting "Print Free Card", "Township", and then "Niles Township." Use the "Pharmacy Locator" to find a participating pharmacy.
Locate a doctor, health organization, hotline, or nursing home.
- AMA DoctorFinder
- Find a Dentist
- Eldercare Locator
A service from the U.S. Administration on Aging which connects older adults and their caregivers with state and local area agencies and community-based organizations.
To speak to an Eldercare Locator information specialist call: 1-800-677-1116
- Medicare Nursing Home Finder
- Directory of Health Organizations
- Health Hotlines
Check a physician's license and a hospital's performance.
- Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation
See Physician's Profile to check if a physician is licensed or has a disciplinary record.
- Cook County Circuit Court
The Electronic Docket Search lets you check lawsuits filed against a doctor.
- Is Your Doctor Certified? (ABMS)
American Board of Medical Specialties provides this free look-up service. Registration is required and number of searches are limited to five per day.
- Hospital Report Card & Consumer Guide
Find average costs for specific medical procedures, nurse staffing levels at hospitals, and general quality of care information.
- American Institute for Cancer Research
Dietary advice, brochures, recommended books, news, recipes, and more.
- National Cancer Institute
Primary U.S. agency for cancer research, providing information to the public and medical professionals. Searchable Clinical Cancer Trial database.
One of the most comprehensive cancer sites on the Web sponsored by University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center. Includes clinical trials, global resources, how to deal with cancer treatment, and more.
Drugs & Supplements
Search by keyword or drug prescription.
Drug facts from the National Library of Medicine. Information available in Spanish.
- PDR Net for Consumers
Good site for over-the-counter and prescription drug information.
Food and Nutrition Information
Dietary guidelines, food pyramid, healthy eating index, food plans, nutrient content, and more from the government's The Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.
- USDA Food and Nutrition Information Center
Look up calories and nutrients in a food. Information on herbal & dietary supplements, food labels, food safety, etc. from the National Library of Agriculture.
General Health Information
- Consumer Health Information in Many Languages Resources
Information in several different languages from the National Library of Medicine.
Selected health and human services information from the U.S. government and other organizations serving the public interest.
Reliable, up-to-date health information from the National Library of Medicine.
- Northwestern Memorial Hospital Health Information
A comprehensive, authoritative health site from Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. Phone number to health library open to the public.
- Genetics Home Reference
Information about diseases that run in families provided by by the National Library of Medicine.
- Mental Health Association of Illinois
Current, accurate information about mental health and mental illnesses.