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General Health

Medline Plus 

Search over 650 health topics on conditions, diseases and wellness. The site offers drug and supplement information, a medical dictionary and encyclopedia, current health news, and directories of health services. Medical information tutorials are available. The site is sponsored by the National Library of Medicine and is specifically organized for health care consumers.

Mayo Clinic

The Mayo Clinic staff offers medical information for health care consumers. Search the A-Z index of diseases and conditions, drug and supplement information and healthy living topics. Multiple links to more information are available. The “First Aid” section offers suggestions for treating common injuries.

Michigan Medicine

The Michigan Medicine Patient Education Clearinghouse is a resource for you with videos, websites and handouts created or endorsed by Michigan Medicine clinicians.


Developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Healthfinder provides links to web sites from over 1,500 health-related organizations containing high quality information. Special features include an interface that has been designed for use by children and a drug interaction checker. 

Kids Health

This well organized site offers health information for parents, kids and teens. The parent section includes general health topics, infections, child development and parenting information. The kids and teen sections offer articles and helpful tips on timely topics for youth. Sponsored by the Nemours Foundation.

Healthy Children from the American Academy of Pediatrics

The American Academy of Pediatrics provides information including the Academy’s recommendations about health topics , diseases and conditions, child development, and child safety. Also contains advice on helping children cope with difficult issues. 


A resource focused on  LGBTQ health issues from the National Library of Medicine.

Clinical Trials

This site explains clinical trials and offers a comprehensive listing of clinical trials. The U.S. National Institutes of Health, through the National Library of Medicine developed this site to help patients find current information about clinical research studies. 

Centers for Disease Control

CDC is the nation’s leading science-based, data-driven, service organization that protects the public’s health. Find diseases and conditions; healthy living; workplace safety; environmental health; injury, violence and safety, global health and more.


Drug Information

Medline Plus Drug Information

This is a guide to over 9,000 prescription, over the counter and herbal medications. The National Library of Medicine compiles it. 

US Food and Drug Administration

Information about drugs, food, cosmetics, tobacco, medical devices and toxicology. 

Needy Meds

This clearinghouse provides one stop shopping for information about the various assistance programs available from pharmaceutical manufacturers for patients who cannot afford medications. 

Senior Health

NIH Senior Health

NIH National Institute on Aging makes finding age-related health information easy to find for seniors, family members and friends seeking reliable, easy to understand health information. The web site’s senior-friendly features include large print, short, easy to read segments of information and it is easy to navigate. The National Institutes on Aging and the National Library of Medicine developed this site. 

The AGS Foundation for Health in Aging

The American Geriatrics Society Foundation provides information on the care and health of older adults. Information is provided in four sections: Aging in the Know, contains current information on the impact of the aging process on health; Eldercare at Home is a resource for individuals who are caring for older people at home; The FHA Physician Referral Guide includes a list of physicians specializing in the health concerns of older adults; and Health in Aging Stories provides insight into other families challenges. 


The official U.S. government site for people with Medicare. Provides information about Medicare health plans, drug benefits, supplemental ” Medigap” insurance plans, provides a link to Michigan state information, long term care information, various online forms to request a replacement Medicare card, to change an address or to determine eligibility and the full text of Medicare related pamphlets. 

Family Caregiver Alliance

Designed to be of assistance to caregivers of persons with long term, disabling health conditions. Fact sheets are provided on various conditions like dementia, Parkinsons Disease and stroke. The site includes statistics, government information, and reports. 


Basic Needs

Community Food Pantry of Charlevoix-(231) 237-9490

Manna Food Project-(231) 347-8852

Northwest Michigan Community Access Agency

Serves Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau, Missaukee, Roscommon and Wexford. NMCAA can assist with meals, housing assistance, home repair, free preschool, money management workshops, behavioral health support, and even free laundry services. 

Health Department of Northwest Michigan

Serves the residents of Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet, and Otsego counties by promoting health, preventing disease, and prolonging life. We achieve this through education, operating health and dental clinics, protecting the environment, fostering partnerships, and innovation.

Health Care Coverage Options for Unemployed 

Information on finding affordable healthcare insurance for children and adults.

Mental and Behavioral Health Resources

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, go to the nearest emergency room or call 911 now.

  • North Country Community Mental Health | 231-547-5885 
    • Serves Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Emmet, Kalkaska, and Otsego counties. Provides crisis, outpatient, and home services. 
  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline | Call or text 988
    • Free, confidential, and 24/7 support for people facing distress, plus prevention and crisis resources.
  • Michigan Crisis Text Line | Text “RESTORE” to 741741
    • Free, 24/7 support and information to anyone who is experiencing emotional stress and anxiety.
  • Community Crisis Number | 1-800-442-7315
    • A 24/7 service supported by your local Community Mental Health.
  • Charlevoix Behavioral Health – 2 Locations in Charlevoix and Boyne City | 231-547-8860
    • Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Behavioral Health provides outpatient behavioral health services.       
  • NMSAS Peer Recovery Coach | 989-732-1791
    • Provides services to the lower 20-county region.
  • Families Against Narcotics (FAN) | 989-732-1791
    • Offering both free peer recovery coaching for people  struggling with substance use disorder as well as free coaching for families. 

Disclaimer: The information provided on this Web site is for general educational purposes only. It is not intended to be used as a substitute for medical advice. Any concerns about your health or the health of your family should be discussed with a qualified health care provider.

Updated: April 2024