Online Health & Wellness Resources
Sometimes figuring out the best way to take care of yourself can be tricky. There are so many things to think about like, “How do I get the right healthcare? Am I’m prepared to see my doctor? Did I take my medicine correctly?” All of this can make taking charge of your health very confusing and stressful! We have gathered a few online resources to help you take charge of your health and well-being.
Covering Wisconsin: This site provides how-to sheets about health insurance. Learn how to sign up for insurance, how to figure out what health services your insurance pays for, how to find a good doctor, where to go if you need medical attention, and much more.
Quality Medical Appointments Page: Find out what you need to do before, during and after your doctor’s appointment to make sure you have a successful visit.
Self-Directed Health Care Kit: This kit, created by the Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities (BPDD), is another tool to help you prepare for your doctor’s appointments so that you get the care you deserve.
Common Health Terms: Doctors and nurses often use words that the average person might not know. Learn some of these common medical terms so that you can better understand what your doctor is telling you. (And, never be afraid to ask them to explain things that don’t make sense!)
Crisis Text Line: If you are facing a crisis, text the Crisis Text Line at 741741 anytime, day or night. You’ll be connected with a trained Crisis Counselor who will work with you to find ways to solve your problem.
Mood 24/7: This app helps you track your daily moods by sending you a text message asking how you’re feeling. The app then keeps track of your moods with charts, and you can share this information with doctors or trusted friends and family.
MindShift: Do you struggle with anxiety? Then check out MindShift, an app that helps you change the way you think about anxiety so that it no longer overwhelms you.