Resources

If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency please call 911 NOW

If you or someone else is experiencing a mental health crisis and need to speak with someone immediately, you may also call the following, available 24/7:

  • King County Crisis Line: 866-427-4747
  • Community Care Line nurse consult service: (206) 744-2500

Consulting Nurse Help Lines:

The following Consulting Nurse help lines (hours vary) give free medical advice and information and physician referral to the general public. Typically they refer only to the hospital with which they are affiliated. All of these operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Downtown  –  Harborview Community Care Line  – 206-744-2500

NE King County – Evergreen Medical Center  – 425-899-3000

Central Seattle / Downtown- Swedish  – 206-215-2100

Group Health Consulting Nurse Line:
206-901-2244 or 1-800-297-6877

*Consulting Nurse line for Western Washington Group Health patients only. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

A guide for safe seafood consumption practices, for consumers. There’s also a bunch of delicious seafood recipes to try!
http://www.seafoodwatch.org/seafood-recommendations/consumer-guides

The Environmental Working Group is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping protect the human health and the environment. This is an excellent resource on GMOs and toxic chemicals in our everyday lives, as well as other environmental and safety concerns for consumers.
http://www.ewg.org/

The EWG’s Skin Deep guide evaluates over 80,000 personal health products and sunscreens, so that you, the consumer, can know what you are putting on your body.
http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/

Our Medella Optimal Health Pinterest page is full of delicious recipes for a variety of dietary restrictions as well as tips for meditation and healthy living.
https://www.pinterest.com/MedellaOptimal/

PCC Natural Market is a local co-op with many organic and local food options.  Their website has a lot of useful information on cooking with different dietary restrictions, and also offers cooking classes at their local grocery stores.
http://www.pccnaturalmarkets.com/health/index.html

These resources are intended to be an additional source of information for patients.  They are not intended to be a substitute for medical care.  Please consult your physician before beginning any diet or exercise regimen, before making any lifestyle changes, or before taking any supplements, medications, or herbal preparations.

Medella Optimal Health is not affiliated with any of these companies or websites.  These recommendations are for educational purposes only.