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Health and Wellness

Resources to help with the Affordible Care Act, medical bills, assist the uninsured, find affordible insurance, deal with family stress, and find food.

Affordable Care Act

Health Resources

HealthCare.gov
Take control of your health care. HealthCare.gov collects both public and private health insurance options across the nation in a single place. It also has tools to help you find the right insurance for you; provides consumer information, help on navigating the health insurance marketplace, and information on how the Affordable Care Act can help you.

 

MedlinePlus: Health Information from the National Library of Medicine
MedlinePlus will direct you to information to help answer health questions. MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information fromthe National Library of MEdicine, the National Institutes of Health, and other government agencies and health-related organizations. MedlinePlus has extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and health news.

Making informed health care decisions 

Health care can be complicated. But as the consumer, you can be an active participant in your health. Developed by the Washington Health Care Authority, this page includes resources and tools to help you take a bigger role in your health.

Enrolling in Apple Health (Medicaid) coverage

In Washington State, Medicaid is called Apple Health. Apple Health provides preventative care, like cancer screenings, treatment for diabetes and high blood pressure, and many other health care services. Eligibility is based on income. 

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
NAMI Washington is a statewide organization that provides resources, information and support for people affected by brain disorders. Connects these individuals with support groups, training, and resources.

Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner
Lists tips and resources for insurance shoppers in Washington. The page features a special section for those struggling to pay for health care and offers assistance with insurance complaints.

Teen Health Resources
A helpful guide to a variety of resources centered around teen health.

Flu Resources

Flu.gov - Know What to Do About the Flu
One-stop access to U.S. flu information.

Washington State Department of Health - Flu News
Learn about flu symptoms and treatments, track flu outbreaks in Washington State, find local vaccine stations, and learn how to protect yourself and your family from the flu and other viral infections. For the latest information on the Coronovirus (COVID-19), please visit the Department of Health's 2019 Novel Coronavirus Outbreak page.