Contact Us

Location:

The Health Information Resource Center is located on the 3rd floor next to the Gift Shop in the main lobby of the medical center.

Hours:

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Weekdays

Telephone:

206-598-7960

E-mail:

healthed@u.washington.edu

Health Websites

Getting Started

Looking for health information? Your health care provider is your best source of information about your personal health. Resource Center staff are not qualified to give medical advice, however there are many excellent resources we recommend when researching your health care questions. Here is a selected list of good starting places:

Finding reliable health information on the Web

10 Things To Know About Evaluating Medical Resources on the Web
  1. Who runs this site?
  2. Who pays for the site?
  3. What is the purpose of the site?
  4. Where does the information come from?
  5. What is the basis of the information?
  6. How is the information selected?
  7. How current is the information?
  8. How does the site choose links to other sites?
  9. What information about you does the site collect, and why?
  10. How does the site manage interactions with visitors?

See the link below for detailed information about the 10 tips from National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

NCCAM: 10 Things to Know About Evaluating Medical Resources on the Web

Other online guides for evaluating health information online:

Medlineplus: Evaluating Health Information

Medlineplus: Guide to Healthy Web Surfing

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