Health Answers

The library recommends these resources to help you find information about health issues. Health information should always be carefully reviewed with your health care provider.

Health Databases | General Health and Wellness | Community Health Resources | Doctors, Hospitals, and Other Care Providers | Federal Government Resources | Symptom Checker/Lab Tests | Women's HealthKids' Health | Seniors' Health | Mental Health | Drugs | Advanced Research

Health Databases
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Health & Wellness Resource Center Health & Wellness Resource Center

Articles from health and fitness magazines and scholarly medical journals, medical dictionary and encyclopedias, health organization directory, health news, drug and herb finder, alternative health resources, and health assessment tools.

Natural Medicines

Natural Medicines was founded by healthcare providers and researchers to provide high-quality, evidence-based information about complementary and alternative therapies.

Salem Health

Salem Health brings online access to Salem Press’ award-winning health reference works, Magill’s Medical Guide.

General Health and Wellness


Mayo Clinic



National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine


Community Health Resources

Blue Ridge Poison Control – 1-800-222-1222

Community Health Information Resource (CHIR)
A one stop health and wellness data resource destination that has over 100+ health indicators that are important to our region. View data by county or health district.

disAbility Resource Center

Fredericksburg Area HIV/Aids Support Services

Fredericksburg Christian Health Center

Mental Health America of Fredericksburg

Moss Free Clinic

Rappahannock Area Community Services Board

Rappahannock Health District

Virginia Health Information Project


Doctors, Hospitals, and Other Health Care Providers

ABMS – Certified Doctor

DocBuz  Your Local Healthcare Connection

Hospital Compare – U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations

License Lookup – Virginia Department of Health Professions

Mary Washington Healthcare

Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center

Virginia Board of Medicine Practitioner Information


Federal Government Resources

Centers for Disease Control

Clinical Trials

Health Insurance Marketplace

U.S. Surgeon General’s Family History Initiative


Symptom Checker/Lab Tests

Lab Tests Online


Women’s Health

National Women’s Health Resource Center

Our Bodies Ourselves



Kids' Health

American Academy of Pediatrics


National Institute of Child Health and Development (NICHD)

Virtual Pediatric Hospital


Seniors' Health

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid

FirstGov for Senior Citizens’ Resources

Home Remodeling for People with Disabilities: What You Need to Know



Mental Health

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Mental Health Topics



FDA – Drug Safety





Advanced Research

BioMed Central


National Guideline Clearinghouse


Public Library of Science