Healthfinder – Developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and coordinated by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Contains a health library on diseases and conditions, prevention, wellness, health news, doctors, dentists, hospitals, long term care, public clinics, health insurance, prescriptions, Medicare and Medicaid. Information is also available in Spanish.
MassHealth – In Massachusetts , Medicaid (Title XIX) and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) (Title XXI) are combined into one program called MassHealth. MassHealth pays for health care for certain low- and medium-income people living in Massachusetts.
MassMedLine – Provides Massachusetts residents with information, on various insurance programs, programs sponsored by the pharmaceutical industry, private organizations providing discounts on medications, clinical information from licensed pharmacists, and outreach programs.
MassOptions – A free resource online or phone resource that links seniors, people with disabilities, or caregivers to services that can help support independence. MassOptions specialists are available 7 days a week from 8am to 8pm, by calling toll-free at 1-844-422-6277, or through the website, using the online chat feature.
Medicare – Provides comprehensive information about Medicare. The site also offers a Medicare Personal Plan Finder, Nursing Home Compare, Dialysis Facility Compare, Participating Physician Directory, Supplier Directory, Medicare Health Plan Compare, Medigap Compare, and information on Prescription Drug Assistance Programs.
Medicare Rights Center – The largest independent source of Medicare information and assistance in the United States . Helps older adults and people with disabilities get high-quality, affordable health care.
The National Institute on Health – Contains downloadable publications and fact sheets, the latest news on research findings, journal articles, national opportunities for participation in clinical research trials, and funding opportunities.
SHINE (Serving Health Information Needs of Elders) – The SHINE (Serving the Health Information Needs of Elders) Program provides health insurance counseling services to elderly and disabled adults. SHINE counselors are trained to handle complex questions about Medicare, Medicare supplements, Medicare Health Maintenance Organizations, public benefits with health care components, Medicaid, free hospital care, prescription drug assistance programs, drug discount cards, and long-term health insurance.
WebMD – Contains information on diseases and conditions. Visitors can keep an ongoing health record. Perform online searches for doctors, clinics, insurance, medical tests, health and wellness programs and nutrition. Contains 80 message boards and 20 chat rooms.