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Patient Resources

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The information here is provided for your convenience and general reference. It is not meant to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Any concerns or questions you have about your health or the health of your family should be discussed with your family physician.

Please note that medical information is constantly changing. Therefore some information may be out of date. Please let us know if you have any questions, suggestions or problems with the links on this page.

Mercy Family Health Line: When dealing with an unfamiliar ailment after-hours, you can call the Mercy Family Health Line, a free health information service available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call 641.422.7777 or 1.800.468.0050.

Hows Your Health - Your Personal Guide for the Best Health and Medical Care, courtesy of Dartmouth College.

Going to the Doctor from Talking With Kids About Health at PBS Parents.
Going to the Doctor from KidsHealth For Kids.

Self-Care Charts (Search by Symptom) at
Educational Handouts (search by Condition) at - U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services "Guide to Reliable Health Information".

Prescription Affordability:

    Hy-Vee $4 Dollar Drug List
    Target $4 Dollar Drug List
    Walmart $4 Dollar Drug List

    Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) - help find answers to questions on Medicare, Medicare supplement insurance, long term care insurance, and other health insurance issues.
    Iowa Concern - A source of help and information for Iowans in need in any of a variety of areas: legal, financial, medical, etc.

    Needy Meds - programs providing no cost prescription medications to eligible participants.
    PPARx - Partnership for Prescription Assistance brings together pharmaceutical companies, doctors, patient advocacy organizations and civic groups to help low-income, uninsured patients get free or nearly free brand-name medicines.
    Drug Assistant - meant to streamline Patient Assistant Programs (PAP) for healthcare facilities and patient advocates.
    RxAssist - sponsored by Astra-Zeneca (Drug Company).

Healthy Lifestyles:

Complimentary and Alternative Medicine:

Regional Hospitals: