Health Care Shopping: Continue Your Journey

OTHER USEFUL LINKS TO ASSIST YOU IN BEING MORE INFORMED AND TO HELP YOU MAKE BETTER HEALTH CARE DECISIONS:

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Health insurance plan finder and marketplace calculator

I don’t have health insurance, but need health care services, what do I do?

Here are some sites to search for health plan options, with estimated prices you would expect to pay based on your income:

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Questions to ask your doctor, pharmacist, or surgeon

Your health depends on good communication with your doctor and pharmacist. Here are some online resources to help you know what questions to ask.

Questions for the doctor:

Questions for the pharmacist about your medication:

Questions to ask before having surgery:

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Questions about procedures, tests, and treatments

Here are online resources to help you learn more about medical tests and procedures.

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Procedure cost look-up

Health cost calculators can help you estimate your costs for medical services and procedures in the ZIP code where you receive care.

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Health care provider look-up

Use this tool to find and compare providers by provider, city or zip code.

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State of Washington health resources

Here are some Washington State resources where you can go to learn more about health insurance, programs and services to prevent illness and injury, promote healthy choices, and provide information.

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Federal agency health resources

Here are some Federal agencies where you can go to learn more about health promotion and disease prevention, and federal programs like Medicare.

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Consumer advocates/help for financial, insurer disputes, or other needs