Resources & Links

Resources at Brown

Health Education 401.863-2794
Health Education is available for confidential individual appointments and group education on a variety of health issues, alcohol, other drugs, nutrition and safer sex. We have condoms, lube, and dental dams available at rock-bottom prices. Come visit us, we are located on the 3rd floor of Health Services, at the corner of Brown and Charlesfield streets.

Health Services 401.863-3953
Health Services provides a range of services including general health care, STI testing, inpatient services and emergency medical care. You can request a medical provider by gender or you can request a specific provider by name. We are located at 13 Brown Street on the corner of Brown and Charlesfield Streets. Call 401.863-3953 to make an appointment.

Psychological Services 401.863-3476
Psychological Services provides individual appointments, referrals, and crisis counseling. Located on the fifth floor of J. Walter Wilson.

Providence Resources

List of Behavioral and Mental Health Agencies
This site, run by the state of Rhode Island, offers ae list of resources in Providence and across the state on mental and behavioral health topics.

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Links you can use

WebMD
WebMD is a comprehensive health web site. Interactive tools include slide shows, calculators and quizzes. Featured sections include Medical Information, Health & Wellness and Latest News Headlines. You can sign up to receive email newsletters on many topics and the search function allows you to find what you need quickly.

Intelihealth
This web site provides credible information from sources such as Harvard Medical School and the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. Features include interactive tools such as "Symptom Scout" and "Your Body, By the Numbers." Take health quizzes on many topics, including chocolate, caffeine, sleep and exercise. You can email questions to experts, visit chat rooms and sign up to receive health emails.

MEDLINEplus
This web site is a service of the National Library of Medicine, which is part of the National Institutes of Health. It provides health information by population groups, so you can go to sections on African American health, Asian American health, Native American health, Latino health, Men's health and Women's health among others. Other features include information on conditions, diseases and wellness, and a medical encyclopedia.

ULifeline
ULifeline is an online resource center where students can find information about mental health, learn the signs and symptoms of emotional problems, take the mental health assessment Self E-valuator, and link to services on campus.

Healthology
If you like webcasts, this is the site for you. Healthology is a producer of streaming health content, offering daily health webcasts on a variety of health issues. Webcast topics include men's health, ADD/ADHD, nutrition, general health and women's health. Transcripts and news articles are also available.

The Black Collegian Online
The Black Collegian Online is a career site for students of color. The Health Tips and Information section contains news stories on the latest research studies related to African American health as well as important health information.

Black Women's Health Imperative  
This extensive site includes sections on Black Health News, Hot Topics and a Health Center with information on nutrition, self-care and alternative remedies. If you register as a member, you can use interactive tools such as Assess My Stress, A Guide to Optimal Fitness and Eating Right.

Womenshealth.gov
Part of the US Department of Health and Human Services, this site has an extensive list of health topics to search, plus information on minority health and violence against women. Health articles are featured every month in English and Spanish.

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
NCCAM is part of the National Institutes of Health and is dedicated to exploring complementary and alternative health practices in the context of rigorous science. The A-Z index allows you to search for a particular treatment or therapy. Topic areas include acupuncture, vitamin supplements and ayurvedic medicine.

Medscape
For clinical information and the latest medical research, Medscape is an extensive resource. There are 27 specialty home pages, including Oncology, Mental Health, HIV/AIDS, Allergy and Clinical Immunology, and Women's Health. You can register to receive email newsletters in any of these topic areas. International pages have medical information in Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese and Swedish.

Psychological Services
Brown Psychological Services offers free, confidential individual appointments for a variety of issues including adjustment to college, anxiety or depression. The Self-Help Center has a lending library, free brochures and an Anti-Stress Action Package. Pages on the website include breathing to reduce anxiety, when a friend has an eating disorder and college suicide.

National Institute of Mental Health
The Health Topics section offers information about the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of mental illnesses. Brochures, information sheets, statistics and information in Spanish are included.

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Disclaimer: BWell Health Promiotion is part of Health Services at Brown University. Health Promotion maintains this site as a resource for Brown students. This site is not intended to replace consultation with your medical providers. No site can replace real conversation. Health Promotion offers no endorsement of and assumes no liability for the currency, accuracy, or availability of the information on the sites we link to or the care provided by the resources listed. Health Services staff are available to treat and give medical advice to Brown University students only. If you are not a Brown student, but are in need of medical assistance please call your own health care provider or in case of an emergency, dial 911. Please contact us if you have comments, questions or suggestions.