Consumer Health Links
The following links are sources for reliable health information. There are many other websites for health information and sometimes it is hard to determine if the information is accurate, and up-to-date. If you find health information online and you have questions, our best advice is to check with a health care provider.
Choosing Wisely Canada
Information to help physicians and patients engage in conversations about unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures.
Medlineplus (National Institute of Health US)
MEDLINEplus is a goldmine of good health information from the world’s largest medical library, the National Library of Medicine. It contains extensive information on over 650 diseases and conditions. There is also a medical encyclopedia and a medical dictionary, health information in Spanish, extensive information on prescription and nonprescription drugs, health information from the media, and links to thousands of clinical trials. MEDLINEplus is updated daily.
Healthy Ontario (Government of Ontario)
The HealthyOntario.com web site, launched in October 2002, was created to provide Ontarians with a world-leading web destination for trusted health information, services and advice for healthier living. This site contains thousands of pages of original content, health assessment tools, health and medical information, healthcare services available in Ontario, and links to other Ontario health and wellness Web sites.
Women’s Health Matters
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre & Women’s College Hospital is considered one of the most renowned Canadian health sciences centres. The organization is recognized as a leader in high quality patient-focussed care, and has a particular commitment to women’s health. Women’s Health Matters, is a source for reliable, evidence-based and up-to-date information on women’s health.
Information at your fingertips – the healthline connects you to health information and services in Grey-Bruce and southwest Ontario. Search by region for health services, news, events and careers. Check the links to healthcare facilities, community organizations and services.
211 Bruce and Grey – Access to Social and Community Services
2-1-1 is a special abbreviated telephone number reserved in Canada and the United States as an easy-to-remember three-digit telephone number meant to provide quick information and referrals to health and human service organizations.
Safe Medication Practice
The Institute for Safe Medications Practice has developed a web page for consumers to distribute medication safety information and allow patient reporting of medication incidents to the Canadian database.