Health Resources

ATTENTION: The resources on this page are offered as information guides only. The web sites to which these links point are not administrated by Warm Springs Medical Center, and Warm Springs Medical Center is not responsible for their content. This information is offered to you with the understanding that it not be interpreted as medical or professional advice. All medical information needs to be carefully reviewed with your health care provider.

Hospital Compare


You can use Hospital Compare to find hospitals and compare the quality of their care.

The information on Hospital Compare:


  • Helps you make decisions about where you get your health care

  • Encourages hospitals to improve the quality of care they provide 

In an emergency, you should go to the nearest hospital. When you can plan ahead, discuss the information you find here with your health care provider to decide which hospital will best meet your health care needs.

Nursing Home Compare


Nursing Home Compare allows consumers to compare information about nursing homes. It contains quality of care information on every Medicare- and Medicaid-certified nursing home in the country, including over 15,000 nationwide.

Note: Nursing homes aren't included on Nursing Home Compare if they aren't Medicare- or Medicaid-certified. These Nursing Homes can be licensed by the state. For information about nursing homes not on Nursing Home Compare, contact your State Survey Agency.

Information on Nursing Home Compare isnít an endorsement or advertisement for any nursing home and should be considered carefully. Use it with other information you gather about nursing homes facilities. Talk to your doctor or other health care provider about the information on Nursing Home Compare. 


This is the national Library of Medicine's site for quality, up-to-date, and reliable consumer health information, covering hundreds of topics. Includes a full-text, illustrated medical encyclopedia and a directory section where you can locate a medical specialist. It also provides access to drug information, clinical trials, and other directories. Information is listed alphabetically so spelling of medical terms isn't a problem. Información de salud in español.

FirstGov Health Topics is the official U.S. gateway to all government information. The Health & Safety section provides resources for all Americans regarding health, diseases, drugs, food and nutrition and consumer safety.


Healthfinder, sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is a gateway to the vast amount of consumer health information available from the federal government. This resource is very easy to use. También en Español! offers patient information handouts from the American Academy of Family Physicians [AAFP] covering more than 250 health topics. También en Español!

Health Topics from A to Z

A listing of disease and health topics from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention [CDC]. See also the CDC's "Health Related Hoaxes & Rumors" section at

National Women's Health Information Center

Women's health information provided by the Federal Government. This website and toll-free call center was created to provide FREE, reliable health information for women everywhere

KidsHealth provides doctor-approved health information about children from before birth through adolescence. Created by The Nemours Foundation's Center for Children's Health Media.

Georgia Department of Public Health [GDPH]

The GDPH is the lead agency entrusted by the people of the State of Georgia with the ultimate responsibility for the health of communities and the entire population. You can request vital records (birth & death certificates), find information on current diseases, and find out how to contact the health department in your county.