Consumer Health Resources

Affordable Care Act

Open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has begun. There is a wealth of information available; the links below will help answer your questions.

ACA Individual Counseling Sessions at the Library

Basic Information (PDF)

About the Affordable Care Act

About the Insurance Marketplace (Health Exchanges)

GetCoveredIllinois (Illinois Health Insurance Marketplace screens for Medicaid eligibility)

Get Help (List of assisters in Chicago area) (Go-to site for viewing and enrolling in a healthcare plan)

CountyCare (New Medicaid program for adults in Illinois)

Obamacare Toolkit (from the Office of Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky)

Kaiser Family Foundation

AARP fact sheets

Consumer Health
Helpful Websites

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Family Doctor

Health Finder

Kids Health

Mayo Clinic

MEDLINEplus English / Spanish

NIH Senior Health

NOAH: New York Online Access to Health

Top 100 Health Websites You Can Trust

Health Newsletters

Take a break from online searching and browse the Library’s extensive collection of Health Newsletters:

Arthritis Today

Consumer Reports on Health

Environmental Nutrition

Harvard Health Letter

Harvard Heart Letter

Harvard Men’s Health Watch

Harvard Women’s Health Watch

Health after 50

Mayo Clinic Health Letter

Nutrition Action Health Letter

Townsend Letter

Health Reference
Resources & Topics

The Glenview Public Library offers a selection of consumer health DVDs, CDs, eBooks, as well as traditional books, magazines, and newsletters. Many of these resources are located in the Consumer Health Reference area on the second floor.

Descriptions of medical tests and surgical procedures:

Health encyclopedias

Health newsletters from expert sources such as Mayo Clinic and Harvard University

Hospital directories

Information on alternative and complementary medicine

Drug information

Medical dictionaries

Medical journals and consumer health magazines

Nursing homes, retirement facilities, and home health services guides

Physician and medical specialist directories