Health Answers

Health Answers

If you need to find a health care resource for any age, browse our links below.

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Library Databases

General Health & Wellness Resources

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ)
Produces evidence to make health care safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable, and affordable, and to work within the U.S.

BioMed Central
A United Kingdom-based, for-profit scientific open access publisher that produces over 250 scientific journals.
Trusted medical advice from the American Academy of Family Physicians.

FDA on Drug Safety
The FDA Drug Safety Communications posted on this web page are intended to provide important information to patients and health care professionals about new safety issues with the medicines they are taking or prescribing so they can make more informed decisions about treatment.

Compare prescription drug prices and find coupons at more than 70000 US pharmacies. Save up to 80% instantly!

Trusted information to help your family stay healthy.

Lab Tests Online
Hundreds of easy-to-read lab testing guides. Confidential, secure and convenient online lab test ordering powered by direct access to our laboratory partners.

Mayo Clinic
Mayo Clinic is a nonprofit American academic medical center focused on integrated health care, education, and research.

Learn from people who have your condition. Read articles and blogs. Thousands of questions get answered every day.

A online information service produced by the United States National Library of Medicine.

Provides access to medical information for clinicians and medical scientists.

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Conducts and supports research that provides information about complementary health products and practices.

Free information on medication and healthcare costs savings programs including prescription assistance programs.
Supports prescribing decisions and patient adherence to improve health.

Comprises more than 36 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books.

Public Library of Science
A nonprofit publisher of open-access journals in science, technology, and medicine and other scientific literature.

Community Health Resources

Blue Ridge Poison Control or Call 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 Rappahannock Region.

disAbility Resource Center
Serves people with disabilities, their families and caretakers, and community members.

A nonprofit domestic violence program serving Fredericksburg, Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania, and Stafford.

Fredericksburg Area HIV/Aids Support Services
A private, nonprofit organization whose mission is to positively impact individual and community health.

Fredericksburg Christian Health Center
A non-profit organization that serves those who cannot afford healthcare with high quality care.

Doctor Yum Project
A non-profit on a mission to help families and communities overcome the barriers to eating well.

Healthy Generations Area Agency on Aging
Address the needs and concerns of all older persons at the regional and local levels.

Local Health Districts
A map of Virginia's health Districts.

Mental Health America of Fredericksburg
Addresses the behavioral health and substance use needs of our diverse communities across the Fredericksburg region.

Moss Free Clinic
Health and wellness of low-income, underserved people through quality healthcare delivered in an atmosphere of dignity and respect.

Rappahannock Area Community Services Board 
Helpa the Fredericksburg community with services for individuals with mental illness, developmental disability, or substance use disorders.

Rappahannock Council Against Sexual Assault (RCASA)
Provides support, treatment, and advocacy to persons whose lives have been affected by sexual violence.

Virginia Health Information Project
VHI works with private organizations and public bodies to use health data to meet the varied needs of the citizens of the Commonwealth.

Doctors, Hospitals, & Other Health Care Providers

Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 22,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States, including hospitals and health care organizations that provide ambulatory and office-based surgery, behavioral health, home health care, laboratory and nursing care center services.

Mary Washington Healthcare
An award-winning, non-profit healthcare system in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

Medicare Hospital Compare
Find Medicare-approved providers near you and compare care quality for nursing homes, doctors, hospitals, hospice centers, more.

Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center
A hospital in Spotsylvania County, Virginia. The hospital is a subsidiary of Hospital Corporation of America.

Stafford Hospital - Mary Washington Healthcare
Stafford Hospital is a 100-bed, Joint Commission-accredited community hospital in the heart of Stafford County.

Virginia Board of Medicine Practitioner Information
Licenses and regulates Doctors of Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine, Podiatry, Chiropractic and numerous other Allied professions.

Virginia Department of Health Professions License Lookup
This serves as primary source verification of the credential issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia and meets the requirements of the Joint Commission.

Federal Government Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
CDC is the nation’s leading science-based, data-driven, service organization that protects the public’s health.

Clinical Trial
A place to learn about clinical studies from around the world.

Health Insurance Marketplace
Health Insurance Marketplace® is a registered trademark of the Department of Health & Human Services.

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Provides economic opportunity through innovation and promotes agriculture production that better nourishes Americans while also helping feed others throughout the world.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
The Food and Drug Administration is responsible for protecting the public health by ensuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, and medical devices.

Other Health Services

Women's Health

HealthyWomen: National Women’s Health Resource Center
HealthyWomen is dedicated to educating women in the middle - ages 35 to 64 - so they can make informed health decisions, advocate for themselves and prioritize their health and wellness.

Office on Women's Health
OWH coordinates women's health efforts across HHS and addresses critical women's health issues by informing and advancing policies, educating health care professionals and consumers, and supporting innovative programs. Learn more about who we are.

Our Bodies Ourselves
An initiative of the Center for Women’s Health and Human Rights at Suffolk University. Our Bodies Ourselves is a nonprofit organization that has been active in the feminist health movement since 1969.

Children's Health

American Academy of Pediatrics
The mission of the American Academy of Pediatrics is to attain optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents and young adults.
Dedicated to using information technology to make pediatric wisdom more accessible than ever before.
Advice on children's health, behavior, and growth - from before birth through the teen years.

National Institute of Child Health and Development (NICHD)
NICHD conducts and supports cutting-edge research to help improve the health of children, adults, families, and communities.

Senior Health
Provides health insurance for Americans aged 65 and older, but also for some younger people with disability status.

Provides helpful, free resource information associated with aging, disabilities, post-military life, and overall well-being.

Mental Health
Comprehensive Mental Health and Mental Illness information on topics like Depression, Bipolar, Suicide, Anxiety, Addiction, Schizophrenia, and more.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Provides advocacy, education, support and public awareness so that all individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives.

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Mental Health Topics
Offers basic information on mental disorders, a range of related topics, and the latest mental health research.

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