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Spanish Language Health Resources

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: Información en Español

Lists links to consumer health materials regarding different conditions in Spanish.

Consumer Health Materials in Spanish
This site offers a variety of resources to utilize when looking for Spanish language consumer health information, including:

  • Associations/foundations
  • Government agencies
  • Local-regional resources


FirstGov en Español
FirstGov en Español is the US government’s gateway to thousands of government resources-all in Spanish and developed by and for Spanish speakers to access current, authoritative information and services. Some information topics include:

  • Health and nutrition
  • Consumer guides
  • References
  • Travel


A website for medical professionals, this site contains resources available in Spanish only. Includes information and resources on:

  • Education
  • Organizations
  • Articles and book citations
  • MEDLINE searching

Health and Medical Sciences (Salud y Ciencias Medicas)
The Latin American Network Information Center (LANIC) maintains this website in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. Health data and information on:

  • Country specific topics
  • Cancer
  • AIDS
  • Pharmaceuticals en Español

This guide to reliable health information in Spanish was developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. links to carefully selected information and web sites from over 1,500 health-related organizations, including related information such as:

MedlinePlus: Español
MedlinePlus provides direction to information to help answer health questions. MedlinePlus brings together, by health topic, authoritative information from the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), other government, non-profit and other health-related organizations. Preformulated MEDLINE searches are included in MedlinePlus and give easy access to the medical research literature. It also provides a database of full-text drug information and an illustrated medical encyclopedia.

Midwestern University DOCARE Guatemala Mission
Feb/March 2009

Midwestern University DOCARE Guatemala Mission
Feb/March 2008

Migrant Farmworkers

National Women's Health Information Center en Español (NWHIC)
The NWHIC provides a gateway to the vast array of federal and other women’s health information resources. A service of the Office on Women’s Health in the Department of Health and Human Services, NWHIC provides information in Spanish and English.

New York Online Access to Health (NOAH)
A unique, responsible, authoritative and bilingual health information site, NOAH is dedicated to health consumers.


Pan American Health Organization
Available in both English and Spanish, this web site provides health data and information on public health topics related to all countries in the Americas.


Studying Abroad

CDC Traveler’s Health
CDC, as the sentinel for the health of people in the United States and throughout the world, strives to protect people’s health and safety, provide reliable health information, and improve health through strong partnerships. It provides information on:

  • Destinations health information
  • Data and statistics on health topics
  • Travel notices
  • References and travel health articles

Latin Immersion - Medical Spanish
The program was developed for medical professionals combines the regular Spanish immersion program with medical-specific Spanish and cultural training for learning in Argentina or Chile. Includes information on:

  • Clinical shadowing
  • Sample week schedule
  • Pricing, housing, and registration

US Department of State Travel
The Office of American Citizens Services and Crisis Management (ACS) exists to serve Americans traveling or residing abroad. Their primary goal is to meet the needs of American citizens while providing them with premier customer service. It includes information on:

  • International travel information announcements, policies, and warnings
  • Traveling/living abroad
  • Benefits for students
  • Consular sheets

**MWU resources such as MDConsult (with patient handouts in Spanish) are available on our Databases page.