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The following Web Resources are not a part of the Library eResources, but are freely available on the Internet. The resources listed were selected by Thousand Oaks librarians because they provide valuable information and are useful for researching the subjects.

Health Care Guide (Created by Thousand Oaks Librarians)
This guide to the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, provides a good starting point with information on the program and resources to help Californians in understanding and applying the new healthcare insurance reforms.

COVID Information:

The latest Ventura County Information: https://www.venturacountyrecovers.org/coronavirus-testing/

Test site information: https://vcportal.ventura.org/covid19/docs/clinics/22-01-12_CEO%20PIO%20COVID-19%20Testing%20Sites%20Flyer%20EN%2001-12-22.pdf

Ordering free COVID tests: https://www.covidtests.gov/

This link takes you to the official United States Postal Service online form for ordering your free COVID test kits.

Residential households in the U.S. can order one set of 4 free at-home tests from USPS.com. Here’s what you need to know about your order:

  • Limit of one order per residential address
  • One order includes 4 individual rapid antigen COVID-19 tests
  • Orders will ship free starting in late January

Safe Schools
Information about COVID safety in schools

Back to School Health
Infographic to learn important ways you can support your child’s health from preschool to graduation day, from Johns Hopkins Medicine

KidsHealth
Health information for kids and teens, provided by the Nemours Foundation.

Medical Board of California
A State of California agency that licenses medical doctors and investigates complaints

MedlinePlus
Health information from reliable sources: the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. Covers drug facts, healthy recipes, and a medical encyclopedia, with no advertisements.

NIHSenior Health
Provides basic health and wellness information for older adults from the National Institutes of Health.

TeensHealth
For teens looking for honest, accurate information and advice about health, relationships, and growing up.

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Learn how HHS expands scientific understanding of health care, public health, human services, biomedical research, and availability of safe food and drugs.