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Consumer Health

Affordable Care Act

Open enrollment for 2016 coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) runs from November 1, 2015 through January 31, 2016. The links below will help answer your questions.

About the Affordable Care Act

Affordable Care Act (ACA) Tax Provisions

IRS Tax Questions and Answers Table 2015

About the Insurance Marketplace (Health Exchanges)

GetCoveredIllinois (Illinois Health Insurance Marketplace screens for Medicaid eligibility)

Get Help (List of assisters in Chicago area) (Go-to site for viewing and enrolling in a healthcare plan) (Medicaid program for Cook County residents only)

Kaiser Family Foundation

Consumer Health
Helpful Websites


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Family Doctor



Mayo Clinic

MEDLINEplus English / Espanol

Merck Manual Home Health.3rd edition.


Rare Disorders

NIH Senior Health

United States Surgeon General Reports

Doctor Credentials/Ratings

American Medical Association

Chicago Consumer’s Checkbook

Health Grades

Illinois Department of Professional Regulation includes License Information for Doctors, Dentists and Chiropractors

Hospital Information

Hospital Compare

Leap Frog Group Survey

Miscellaneous Health Topics

Lab Tests (Korean, Spanish, Polish, English)

Nursing Home Compare

Travelers' Health

Consumer Health Resources

The Glenview Public Library offers a selection of circulating books, magazines, CDs, DVDs, and eBooks. Consumer Health Reference materials are available on the Second Floor.

Topics include:

Drug and Health Supplement Information

Health Encyclopedias

Health Newsletters

Hospital Directories

Alternative, Complementary and Integrative Medicine

Drug Information

Medical Dictionaries

Medical Journals

Medical Dictionaries

Physician Directories

Health Newsletters

The Library has a variety of newsletters available for browsing, in print or online in our health databases.

Arthritis Today

Consumer Reports on Health

Environmental Nutrition

Harvard Health Letter

Harvard Heart Letter

Harvard Men’s Health Watch

Harvard Women’s Health Watch

Health After 50

Mayo Clinic Health Letter

Nutrition Action Health Letter

Townsend Letter