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  • A non-profit international organization with 37,000 members in the US and Canada. It provides the public with information to help make informed choices about dental care and treatments.
  • The American Dental Association Directory online is searchable by name, city, state, zip and/or dental specialty.
  • Site provides a toll-free number (1-800-964-2000) to the APA's referral service.
  • Annual listing of the best hospitals according to the magazine U.S. News and World Report.
  • List of links to State physician credential websites compiled by New York Online Access to Health (NOAH).
  • Health professional licensing listings by state from the Association of State Medical Board Executive Directors.
  • Listing of doctors of chiropractic who are members of the American Chiropractic Association (ACA). Site provides contact information and can be searched by name and location.
  • Database searchable by zip code, city, state and specialty.
  • This website is hosted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration. HRSA-supported health centers care for you, even if you have no health insurance. You pay what you can afford, based on your income.Health centers are in most cities and many rural areas. To find a health center near you search by state, county or city.
  • List of places to obtain free and low-cost dental and eye care in New York City. The information is compiled by the Literacy Assistance Center.
  • Information on the financial assistance program for the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC). A listing of the hospitals and medical centers run by the HHC can be obtained by clicking on "Locate Our Facilities" at the top of the page.
  • Data from New York City's Health and Hospitals Corporation tracking care and conditions at its 11 area hospitals. Topics include heart attack care, pneumonia care and infection prevention.
  • This site compares how certain hospitals care for all their adult patients with certain medical conditions. The number of conditions, procedures, and hospitals covered is limited but should continue to grow. The site is maintained by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
  • Developed and maintained by the New York State Department of Health, this website lists the results of the annual complaints survey for hospitals in New York State.
  • This website posts results of an ongoing voluntary survey of hospital safety and quality. The survey is created and compiled by the Leapfrog Group a health care purchaser coalition.
  • On this website you can check if a person is licensed by the State of New York to practice in a certain field. Many health professions are listed including nursing, dentistry, physical therapy, veterinary medicine and many others. The website is maintained by the New York State Office of the Professions.
  • Links to several directories of health care professionals and facilities.
  • Listing of hospice facilities in New York State certified under article 40 of the Public Health Law. A link to the Hospice Utilization and Cost Data Report is also provided. The information is compiled by the New York State Department of Health.
  • Use this site to find information about hospitals in New York State, and the quality of care they provide. The site is maintained by the New York State Department of Health.
  • Profiles of all licensed doctors registered to practice medicine in New York State. Includes information on a doctor's education, legal actions taken against the doctor, contact information and more.
  • Free medical clinic staffed by students and physicians form the New York University School of Medicine. As stated in their mission statement, "The NYC Free Clinic is designed to serve the needs of the uninsured and the homeless, as well as those eligible or in possession of Medicaid who do not access the health system."
  • Information about becoming a patient at the NYU College of Dentistry Dental Clinic. The clinic offers dental services and charges lower fees for comparable procedures at private practices.
  • A database created by the Office of Professional Medical Conduct (OPMC). The OPMC is responsible for investigating complaints about physicians, physician assistants and specialist assistants. Health professionals can be looked up by name, license number and license type.
  • National database listing hospital, and other healthcare facilities, accreditation and quality information. The website is maintained by the Joint Commission on Accredation of Healthcare Organizations an independent not-for-profit organization.
  • Listing of the free and confidential sexually transmitted disease (STD) clinics provided by the New York City Health Department. Also has information on what to expect when visiting a STD clinic.
  • Click on "State Hospital Infection Disclosure Laws" and learn what your state requires hospitals to report.
  • Quick Search and Detailed Search will show you the facilities closest to you, in groups of ten, starting with the ten closest. List Search will list all of the facilities that meet your search specifications in a city, State, county, zip code, group of States, or group of zip codes or you can search for a facility by name or part of a name.
  • Listing of the chest centers provided by the New York City Department of Health. The chest centers provide a complete range of Tuberculosis (TB) services which are free and confidential.
  • Database of many private and public organizations that provide health, as well as other, services in the New York City area.
  • Use this site to verify that your veterinarian or veterinary technician is licensed by New York State to practice veterinary medicine. Users are able to search by name within a profession. Once a licensee list has been retrieved, users will find more detailed information, such as if there has been recent disciplinary action against a veterinarian, by clicking on the licensee number to the left of the veterinarian's name. Since 1891, the Board of Regents and the New York State Education Department have overseen the preparation, licensure, and practice of the professions.

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