Salt Lake City — Intermountain Healthcare has free information and interactive tools you can use to make smart decisions about your health. Understanding this can help you be healthy and know when to call your family physician or seek more urgent care at an InstaCare or Emergency Room. Managing your health and seeking the most appropriate care can also save time and money.
Intermountain is partnering with Healthwise Patient Education Library
, an online health encyclopedia designed to educate and to help patients make informed decisions. This site, located at intermountainhealthcare.org/health-resources
, includes interactive tools, information on medications, support groups, medical decision support tools, and more. In fact, Healthwise includes 21 interactive, easy-to-use personal calculators. Take a quiz or enter your information for health tips.
- Are you at risk for a heart attack?
- What is your target heart rate?
- How many calories did you burn?
- What is your stress level?
- How much is smoking costing you?
- Are you at risk for osteoporosis?
- What is your child's BMI?
In addition to the encyclopedia of health topics, the following are other helps through Intermountain's site:
- Health Decision Tools guide you through key health decisions, combining medical information with what you value to help you make a wise health decision.
- Symptom Checker gives recommendations for common symptoms that affect areas throughout the body.
- Medical Test Search describes medical tests listed by the first letter of the test.
- Medication Search defines medications listed by the first letter of the medication name.
- Health Checklists and Tracking Forms provides printable checklists, diaries, charts, plans, and self-tests to help you keep track of your health.
Intermountain's online health resources combines nationally-recognized and award-winning health encyclopedias with health education materials from Intermountain, including Primary Children's Medical Center, as well as classes and health-related events offered across the Intermountain system.