This part of our website has information on health care resources where you can find help and information. It also has a list of useful terms, to explain many of the words that health plans use.
To Find Information About Health Plans and Benefits
To Find Information About Health and Diseases
There is a lot of useful health information on the Internet, but be sure to talk to your doctor before you make a decision about a treatment.
- Start with a website or phone number listed on this website.
- Compare information on more than one website.
- Look for information based on research, not personal opinions.
- Look for information that is up-to-date.
- For more information on evaluating health information sites, visit Medline Plus. This site is sponsored by the federal government, and the information is based on solid medical research.
When You Call a Resource
- All phone numbers that start with 1-800, 1-866, 1-877 or 1-888 are toll-free. There is no cost to call them.
- It is a good idea to make a list of questions before you call.
- Get the name and phone number of the person you are talking with.
- You may want to have someone with you for extra support and to help you think of questions.
- If you are deaf or hard of hearing, call the California Relay Service at 7-1-1. They help people with telephones and TTYs (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf) talk to each other.
- If you have a speech disability, call 1-800-854-7784 to use the Speech-to-Speech Relay.