Listed below are the links and phone numbers for various health and human service organizations that you may find useful:
On Cape Cod:
HealthyFalmouth.org provides more than 5,000 medical topics including information about 1,200 medications, all updated quarterly. You can read the latest health news and use decision making tools to help you manage your health.
Falmouth Human Services
Provides a broad range of individual, couples, family and group counseling; outreach, advocacy, information and referral services for problems, crisis, or situational life difficulties.
Falmouth Service Center
A community food pantry helping neighbors in need since 1983
Lighthouse Health Access Alliance
Helps community residents find information and help in areas ranging from healthcare and housing to emergency food and job training.
Mashpee Human Services
Provides Mashpee residents with information, counseling, advocacy, and referral.
Cape Cod Healthcare
Cape Cod Healthcare has two acute care hospitals, the Cape's largest home health services agency (VNA), skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities, an assisted living facility and many health programs.
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Listing of health and human service organizations on Cape Cod and the Islands
In Massachusetts and beyond:
Helps people find the right health insurance plan.
Health Care for All
Health Care for All is dedicated to making quality, affordable health care accessible to everyone, regardless of income, social or economic status.
Massachusetts Department of Public Health
The DPH seeks to protect, preserve, and improve the health of all the Commonwealth's residents.
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
The CDC is the lead federal agency for protecting the health and safety of people and providing credible information to enhance health decisions. CDC serves as the national focus for developing and applying disease prevention and control, environmental health, and health promotion and education activities designed to improve the health of the people of the United States.
The Mayo Clinic is one of the leading medical centers in the country. The site provides up-to-date information about a wide-range of health topics including diseases and conditions, medications, healthy living, and treatment decision tools.
Operated by the American Academy of Family Physicians, this site provides easy-to-read articles about a wide range of common health conditions. The site also includes access to health tools including reviews of other health sites and a “smart patient” guide.
Healthfinder.gov is an award-winning website for consumers, developed by the federal government’s National Health Information Center. Healthfinder.gov links to carefully screened and selected information and web sites from over 1,500 health-related organizations.
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
The NIMH is one of 27 components of the National Institutes of Health and is the federal government's principal agency for behavioral health research and education. The NIMH website provides information about common mental illness and behavioral disorders.
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
NIDA supports most of the world's research on the health aspects of drug abuse and addiction. The NIDA website has information for consumers and health professionals about substance abuse and provides access to substance abuse sites for young adults, such as NIDA for Teens.
KidsHealth is a project of The Nemours Foundation, which funds educational programs that positively affect the health of children. The site provides information about a wide range of children’s health issues. The site is divided into sections for children, teens, and adults.