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Health and Medical Resources: Health Resources

This guide provides some current, reliable consumer health resources. To view more information, please visit the library or browse the catalog.

Urgent Care Centers

Hospital Costs

Use this new tool from personal finance website Nerd Wallet, How Much Hospitals Charge to find out the price of the 100 most common inpatient services at 3200 hospitals accross the country.  Those that are uninsured or underinsured may benefit most by being able to determine which nearby hospitals charge the least for a needed medical procedure that they will have to pay for "out of pocket"; individuals can also use the price data to negotiate lower charges for services received. 

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Premium eResources

EbscoHost provides full text for more than 3,600 peer-reviewed journals, including such nursing and health related titles as Nursing Standard, British Journal of Nursing, and Primary Health Care plus many more.

Reference USA Find U.S. doctors and dentists by name, address, phone number, years of practice, medical school attended, primary speciality, and board certification.

Drugs & Pharmaceuticals

Trusted Health Websites

Hotlines and Helplines

This is juat a selection of some important helplines and hotlines. For more NJ Helplines, go to NJHelps, https://www.nj.gov/dcf/families/hotlines/

Books & Audiobooks Not to Miss

Vital Records in NJ

Flu Shots Atlantic County

Free Flu Shots are available to residents 18 years and older.

As of October 21, there are no more public walk-up or drive-thru flu clinics scheduled at this time. However, the Division of Public Health is continuing to provide free flu shots to adults at our two walk-up clinics. No appointments are necessary, but participants must wear a face mask and remain outside until they are called to enter. For more information visit https://www.atlantic-county.org/flu/

 

 

Health Classes and Support Groups

Classes (including CPR & First Aid), support groups, and screenings for healthy living are offered here.

Finding Free or Low Cost Insurance in NJ