Health & Wellness

Health Facts

Check CDC travel guidance; pregnant women should avoid travel to any area with Zika. For more information, check out the Center For Disease Control web pages at

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

About 1 in 10 U.S. pregnant women with confirmed Zika infection had a fetus or baby with birth defects in 2016 according to a new article on CDC website.

National Library of Medicine

Medline Database and Health Source
Contact the library for login information and help accessing these health resource databases

Resources & Hotlines

READ Bedtime Stories for Healthy Sleep

Mesothelioma Prognosis

Shape Your Future–physical activity and nutrition

Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669)

American Cancer Society

Suicide Prevention Helpline 1-800273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)

Problem Gambling Hotline 1-800-522-4700

Texting and Driving

Drinking and Driving: madd.org

Underage Drinking

Reliable Health Info

Medicare Find health and drug plans allows users to compare Medicare drug plans and Advantage plans.  The information can be customized to zip code level.
1-800-763-2828

Medicare Interactive provides Medicare-related information on topics such as eligibility and enrollment, coverage, rights and protections, health plan options, prescription drugs, and programs for people with lower income.

Oklahoma Medicare Assistance Program

Social Security Administration   Allows users to sign up for Medicare or request a replacement card.

Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) Program offers information and assistance to providers, patients, and families regarding beneficiary complaints, discharge appeals, and Immediate Advocacy.

BenefitsCheckUp is a free service of the National Council on Aging (NCOA) a nonprofit service and advocacy organization in Washington DC that asks a series of questions to help identify benefits that could save beneficiaries money and cover the costs of everyday expenses.

Department of Human Services can answer questions about Medicare Savings Program, Medicaid and Medicaid Advantage Waiver programs and other benefits.  Also information about the 11 Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) in Oklahoma which provide free services to residents 60 years and older.

2-1-1 Oklahoma offers information and referral in areas such rental assistance, food pantries, affordable housing, health resources, childcare, after-school programs, caregiver support, financial programs, literacy, and job programs.

Administration on Aging educates older people and their caregiver about benefits and services that can help them.

NeedyMeds is a 501c3 national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people locate assistance programs to help them afford medications and other health care costs.

Rx Outreach is a nonprofit mail-order pharmacy that provides over 500 affordable medications to people in need.
800-769-3880

Partnership for Prescription Assistance helps qualifying patients without prescription drug coverage
888-477-2669

Delta Dental of Oklahoma Oral Health Foundation a nonprofit, charitable organization provides a directory of free or low-cost dental care

RX for Oklahoma is a service that helps Oklahomans access prescription assistance programs provided by pharmaceutical manufacturing companies.
877-794-6552

Cerebral Palsy Guidance

healthfinder.gov

Family Doctor

Mayo Clinic

Health and Medical Information Guidance

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