Health & Medical Sites

RefSeek's guide to the 25 best online resources for medical reference. With few exceptions the sites below are available for free and without registration.

  • Department of Health and Human Services
    Principal agency for protecting the health of U.S. citizens.
    Easy-to-read drug information and useful online tools including a pill identifier.
  • Epocrates
    Point of care diagnostic and treatment information for doctors. Subscription required.
  • Everyday Health
    Personalized health advice, tools, and communities.
  • Healthline
    Publisher with extensive library of more than 20,000 health and wellness articles.
  • Mayo Clinic
    Award-winning medical and health information for healthy living.
  • MedicineNet
    Authoritative medical and wellness information for consumers.
  • Medline Plus
    Diseases, symptoms, injuries, and more with photographs and illustrations.
  • Medpage Today
    Latest clinical and policy coverage geared towards health care professionals.
  • Medscape
    Medical information for specialists, physicians, and industry professionals.
  • Merck Manuals
    The world's most widely-used medical guides.
  • NIH
    Primary agency responsible for biomedical and public health research in the United States.
  • OpenMD
    Health search engine spanning thousands of medical organizations and government databases. - Also see: Health Site Directory
  • RxList
    Drug information for consumers and health professionals.
  • U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Public health agency dedicated to the control and prevention of disease and injury.
  • UpToDate
    Evidence-based clinical decision support resource for health care providers.
  • WebMD
    Comprehensive consumer health information site.

Doctor Reviews

  • CareDash
    Provider ratings and reviews, helping patients to make informed decisions about their health.
  • Castle Connoly
    Top doctors based on peer nomination and review by a physician-directed research team.
  • Health Grades
    Details on provider's experience, patient satisfaction, and hospital quality.
  • U.S. News Health
    Directory of 750,000+ U.S. physicians and surgeons.
  • Vitals
    Find, learn about, or rate a doctor. Search by location, specialty, or ailment.
  • Zocdoc
    Find a doctor and book an appointment. Read verified doctor reviews and ratings by patients.

Medical Journals

  • BioMed Central
    Provides open access to hundreds of peer-reviewed medical journals.
  • Free Medical Journals
    Links to free full-text medical journals and resources. - Also see: Free Medical Books
  • JAMA
    The most widely circulated peer-reviewed medical journal in the world.
  • New England Journal of Medicine
    Publishes new medical research findings, review articles, and editorial opinions.
  • PubMed Central
    Free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature.

Child and Teen Health

  • Baby Center
    Pregnancy and parenting destination offering trusted information and advice.
  • Girls Health
    Reliable, supportive health information for girls ages 10 to 16.
  • Partnership for a Drug Free America
    Answers and guidance on drug abuse, prevention, and treatment.
  • Teen Health
    Honest information and advice about health, relationships, and growing up.