Consumer Guide to Health Care - Help for Specific Conditions


Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias


Blindness or Low Vision

Brain Injury

  • The Brain Injury Alliance of Wisconsin provides information specifically for individuals with brain injuries and their families.  The site also includes information and links that may be of use to people and families facing other types of disabilities.


  • of the National Cancer Institute provides information on treatment options, clinical trials and coping with cancer. You can also talk with an information specialist from the NCI's Cancer Information Service, in English or Spanish, within the United States, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, at 1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237).

  • American Cancer Society:  Find a variety of information about cancer support services and treatment, including how to find resources in your area.

Cerebral Palsy

Cystic Fibrosis

Deaf or Hard of Hearing

  • Office for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, part of the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, provides information, referral services, support, and training for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Developmental Disabilities

  • Developmental Disabilities Services and Programs, from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, provides information on programs for those with developmental disabilities including autism, brain injury, or mental retardation.
  • Independent Living Centers (ILC): ILCs are non-profit organizations that provide an array of services to people with disabilities.  The services include peer support, information and referral, independent living skills training, and person and systems advocacy.


Down Syndrome


  • The Epilepsy Foundation provides a search feature that can help you find your local affiliate.

Heart Disease

Kidney Disease

Lung Disease

Lyme Disease

Mental Illness 

Muscular Dystrophy

Pain and Other Symptoms of Serious Illness

Last Revised: November 20, 2015