Health & Medicine

Find a healthcare plan, accessibility information, health information, and news.

Free to Bellingham Public Library Cardholders

Family Health Database
Articles on subjects from sports injuries to women’s health, from food and nutrition to midwifery, from eye care to dentistry. Includes medical journals such as The Lancet and The New England Journal of Medicine as well as a selection of consumer and news magazines.

ProQuest Research Library: Health & Medicine
A research platform comprised of scholarly journals, professional and trade publications, and magazines covering health and medicine.

Recommended Websites

Center for Disease Control
Information on  diseases, both chronic and acute, and treatments.

U.S. Department of Labor Disability Resources
Online resource for American with disabilities, including information on federal benefits, health employment, education, housing, transportation, and more.
A good starting point for information about the Affordable Health Care Act. This is the official consumer site for the Health Insurance Marketplace, and provides resources that help to explain the application process and how to get additional assistance.

Medline Plus
One of the best sites for health information. A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. Includes fact sheets for health topics, drugs, and supplements.

Washington Healthplanfinder
Small businesses and individuals can compare and contrast health plans available to them in Washington State.

Whatcom Alliance for Health Advancement
Help finding healthcare and health services in the Whatcom County area.

Whatcom County Health Department
Birth or death certificates, food worker cards, emergency preparation, and health issues in Whatcom County.

Whatcom Med Return
Get rid of your old meds quickly, safely, easily. There are over a dozen drop off locations in Whatcom County. No ID, forms, or interaction required.