Specific Resources

Click here to calculate your Body Mass Index.

ABUSE
Resources from the San Antonio Police Department.

AGING: AARP

AGING: Alamo Council of Governments
The Area Agencies on Aging Resources page includes extensive links for  help for elderly patients, including financial assistance, assisted living/nursing homes, national organizations, senior centers, nutrition assistance, support groups, transportation, vision loss and more.

AGING: American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging

AGING: National Council on Aging

ALZHEIMERS ASSOCIATION

ALZHEIMERS FOUNDATION

AMERICAN RED CROSS – SAN ANTONIO

ARTHRITIS: Arthritis Association

CANCER

CHOLESTEROL: What are my goals? The NCEP Guidelines
The National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) Expert Panel makes recommendations about what levels of cholesterol should lead to treatment, and about what treatments those should be. This takes a little time to go through it if it is new to you, but it may help you understand the whys and the why nots of your treatment.

DIABETES: American Diabetes Association
The American Diabetes Association provides excellent, current information about this disease, from prevention to complications to treatment.

DIABETES: National Diabetes Education Program

DIABETES: National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse

DIABETES: Texas Diabetes Institute
The TDI is part of the University Health System here in San Antonio.

DISABILITIES: Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services
This Texas state agency provdes programs and support for people with disabilities and familes of children with developmental delays.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
Resources from the San Antonio Police Department.

FAMILY HISTORY: U.S. Surgeon General’s Family History Initiative
This includes links to software and to a form that can be downloaded at no cost to records your own family history.

FAMILY VIOLENCE
Resources from the San Antonio Police Department.

GENETICS: Privacy, Policy and Law

HEART: The American Heart Association
Look under “Healthy Lifestyle” – they have a Health Tool page that lets you evaluate your risk of a heart attack and stroke, evaluate your family history, and even record on various down-loadable forms your own health information.

HELP! American Red Cross – San Antonio

HELP! Emergency Shelter Information

HELP! Family Violence
Resources from the San Antonio Police Department.

HELP! Poison
(210) 764-7661 (San Antonio) (800) POISON-1 (Texas)
(800) 222-1222 (National)

HELP! Suicide Prevention
(210) 223-7233 (223-SAFE)
(800) 316-9241

HIV/AIDS: AIDS.org

HIV/AIDS: AIDSinfo
From the National Institutes of Health

HIV/AIDS: Alamo Area Resource Center

HIV/AIDS: San Antonio AIDS Foundation

HOSPICE: Angie’s List
This site requires an email subscription.

LEGAL: Legal Forms Bank
This site has many forms, including wills and power of attorney forms, but it does charge for downloading the forms.

LEGAL: Legalzoom
This site charges for legal forms.

MEDICAL ALERT: LifeLine
Need lifeLine? A personal medical alert system can allow a person with health problems to press a button to get help.

MEDICAL ALERT: Medical Alert
Another personal medical alert system allowing immediate access to help through via the telephone system.

MEDICAL ALERT: Medic Alert
Need a Medic Alert Bracelet? You can wear a wrist bracelet with personal medical information with a telephone number noted on it.

MEDICATIONS: Helping Patients
Helps low-income, uninsured patients get free or nearly free brand-name medicines.

OSTEOPOROSIS
Do you take calcium? Do you know what to do to prevent or treat osteoporosis? Read over the National Osteoporosis Foundation information to learn more.

OVERDOSE
(210) 764-7661 (San Antonio) (800) POISON-1 (Texas)
(800) 222-1222 (National)

PAIN

POISONING
(210) 764-7661 (San Antonio) (800) POISON-1 (Texas)
(800) 222-1222 (National)

SHELTER INFORMATION in emergencies

SUICIDE PREVENTION
(210) 223-7233 (223-SAFE)
(800) 316-9241

TELEPHONE SERVICE
Low income persons are eligible for reduced-rate or free  telephone service.

TRAVELERS’ HEALTH

VACCINES