Medical Resources For Patients

As a patient, navigating the healthcare system can be challenging. You need the best information about your care and treatment. But where’s the best place to find it? And how do you know if you can trust what you read?

Signature Healthcare Foundation is here to help. Below, we’ve compiled a list of links with information about health services, organized by category. Whether you’re trying to understand what your insurance will cover, check the ratings of a hospital, or looking for a place to start your own research, the sites below can help guide you to make the best decision for yourself and your care.

Use the quick links below to jump to the appropriate section, or scroll down. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, try the “General Information” tab below.

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Understanding My Medical Bill

The following links can help you understand your medical bills, including breaking down costs and unfamiliar terms:

Understanding What My Insurance Covers

These links can help you understand what is covered by your health insurance. Please note that this information may vary from insurer to insurer, so it’s also best to go onto your insurance company’s website or contact them.

Information On Treatments, Tests, And Procedures

Information on treatments, tests, and procedures
These links provide insights into treatments, tests and procedures, including definitions of services and patient experience:

What Should I Ask My Doctor?

These links provide great information on how to talk to your doctor, and questions to ask to be sure you understand everything about your health. Tip: talk more, not less!

Comparing Costs

Healthcare can be expensive. The sites below can help calculate your potential costs for procedures and treatments, help you find what a fair price is for your needs, and compare costs between providers. That makes sure you get great treatment without being overcharged.

Hospital Ratings

These links help you find information about hospitals, and compare hospitals with one another in categories such as quality of care and medication safety, allowing you to make the best decision about where to be treated.

Doctor Ratings

These links discuss what goes into finding a good doctor. They also provide doctor ratings, so you can find the best care for yourself or loved ones.

Find a Doctor or Hospital

The links below are tools that can assist in finding a doctor or hospital near your location. Many include information about the medical providers to help you make informed decisions.

Background Information (Help Me Do Research)

The following are links to additional resources that can help you do your own medical research:

General Healthcare Information

Didn’t see what you were looking for above, or just curious about healthcare? Here’s a comprehensive list of resources to browse.

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