FAQ: Hospital Information
The NLM does not recommend or evaluate health care facilities.
Visit the NLM MedlinePlus® Directories page for listings of hospitals and healthcare facilities, or visit one of the following topic pages:
- Health Facilities for links to news, directories, statistics and more.
- Choosing a Doctor or Health Care Service provides suggestions for choosing providers and health facilities.
- Nursing Homes, Assisted Living, and Hospice Care have information on other types of hospitals.
Use the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUPnet) to search for statistics and information on hospital inpatient and emergency department use. The information provided is not for specific hospitals, but gives overall statistics for different types of hospitals.
Go To HRSA: Find a Health Center (Health Resources and Services Administration)
The HRSA Data Warehouse can be used to create a directory or list from its Hospitals Health Systems (POS) Site Directory.
Some states also have Web tools to compare hospitals or other health facilities operating in the state. Ask a state health department or other state agencies to see if your state has such a site.
For information on hospitals or health facilities outside the United States, go to Web sites (for example, the International Hospital Directory) or health organizations in a particular country.