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The following links have been selected and vetted by our librarians for quality, currency and relevance. However, by clicking on any of the links listed on this page you will be REDIRECTED to those web sites which are independent from the City of Palm Springs.

Covered California

Covered CA

Legal residents of California are able to get health coverage through a marketplace called Covered California. Covered California offers health insurance plans, which cannot be canceled or denied, at an affordable price. Californians can shop for the plans online or see if they are eligible for Medi-Cal, and Covered California will provide in-person and phone assistance for those who need it.

You can access many helpful resources and obtain assistance in other languages through the Covered California Website.  For legal residents of states other than California, please visit

Clic aquí para Covered California en español.

Health Databases


From the U.S. National Library of Medicine at the National Institute of Health, PubMed comprises more than 23 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.

 General Health Resources

American Dental Association Oral Health Topics
Provides you with information and resources about various issues related to you and your family's oral health care. Select from the category listing or choose from the alphabetical listing to find a specific topic.

California End of Life Option Act
Information about the California End of Life Option Act from Compassion and Choices. Lays out  basic information about the California End of Life Option Act as well as resources for doctors and information in Spanish.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Focused on environmental health and disease prevention and control including travelers’ health and immunizations and vaccines.

Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland Clinic is a nonprofit multispecialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. Access nearly 5,000 health articles, videos, and tools to help you manage your health.

Coachella Valley Health Info Place
A nonprofit resource connecting you to wellness in the Coachella Valley provided by Desert Healthcare District/Foundation and the City of Palm Springs.

Dental Care Finder
Use this tool to locate free and low-cost dental care and health programs nationwide where you can get the treatment you need for very little or no money at all.

Desert AIDS Project
Desert AIDS Project provides medical care and comprehensive support services to people living with HIV/AIDS in the desert community. Free, confidential, rapid-result HIV testing is available, as well as counseling, home health services, legal assistance and assistance with housing, medications, food, re-employment and more. Prevention and education outreach is available to any group. As a fundraiser, D.A.P. operates its five Revivals resale marts.

Family Doctor
Operated by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), a national medical organizations representing more than 93,700 family physicians, family practice residents and medical students. All of the information on this site has been written and reviewed by physicians and patient education professionals at the AAFP.

Developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, healthfinder links to carefully selected information and Web sites from over 1,500 health-related organizations. There’s a children’s interface with age-appropriate health information and much of the web site’s information is available in Spanish. Their Drug Interaction Checker, Online Checkups, and health newsletters in Spanish and English provide useful additional features.

HIV InSite
Comprehensive, up-to-date information on HIV/AIDS treatment, prevention, and policy from the University of California San Francisco.

Hormone Health Network
The Hormone Foundation is a leading educational resource for you, your loved ones, and your health professionals on the prevention, treatment, and cure of hormone-related conditions.

Created by the Nemours Foundation's Center for Children's Health Media, the award-winning KidsHealth provides families with accurate, up-to-date, and jargon-free health information they can use.

Mayo Clinic
Resources to help you and your family stay healthy.

Medline Plus Health Topics
A service of the US National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.

Merck Manual – Home Edition
Explains disorders, who is likely to get them, their symptoms, how they're diagnosed, how they might be prevented, and how they can be treated; also provides information about prognosis. Based on the world's most widely used textbook of medicine—The Merck Manual—but written in everyday language by 300 outstanding contributors. Provided free of charge on the Internet by Merck & Co., Inc. as a public service.

National Cancer Institute
Provides users with information to help users better understand their health, diagnosed conditions, and the current range of approaches related to cancer treatment, prevention, screening, and supportive care.

National Institutes for Health
A-Z index of NIH health resources, clinical trials, MedlinePlus, health hotlines, and more.

Information on prescription medications, clinical trials and health subjects.

Riverside County Community Health Agency
Complete directory of County Public Health Office services.

WebMD provides valuable health information, tools for managing your health, and support to those who seek information. You can trust that our content is timely and credible.

Finding a Physician or Dentist

The American Medical Association’s searchable database of licensed medical doctors in the US

Mouth Healthy: Find a Dentist
The American Dental Association’s database of member dentists throughout the US

Physician License Lookup
The Medical Board of California online service to verify physician licensing and standing

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