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Links for Learners

This section is for English language learners.

It has helpful information about going to the doctor in the United States.

Practice the information with your teacher.

Share the information with your family and friends.

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6.1 ESOL Health Care Tips

Important basic information about health care in the U.S.:

  • Finding health care
  • Communicating with the doctor or hospital
  • Paying for health care
  • Understanding health information
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6.2 Tips for Using a Health Clinic

Information about:

  • Finding a clinic
  • Clinic services
  • Clinic costs
  • Making a clinic appointment
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6.3 Tips for Talking with the Doctor

More ideas to help you:

  • Communicate better with doctors
  • Understand information better
  • Remember information better
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6.4 My Medical History

Practice writing down a medical history for you and your family.

Share the information with doctors.

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6.5 My Medication List

Practice writing information about your medications.

Share the information with doctors.

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If you need help to remember important information from a doctor, you can give this form to the doctor.

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6.7 Health Care Resources in Virginia

Learn where to go for:

  • Medical care
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  • Vision care
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  • Hearing care
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  • Dental care
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  • Women’s health care
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  • Mental health care
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  • Low cost prescriptions
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  • Help with insurance
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  • And more!


Introduction to ESOL Health Literacy | Using the U.S. Health Care System | Teaching ESOL Health Literacy |
ESOL Health Literacy Partnerships | Links for Educators | Links for Learners

© 2013 Virginia Adult Learning Resource Center. All rights reserved. The VALRC, located at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU School of Education), is funded primarily through the VA Department of Education. This publication was paid for under the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act of 1998; however, the opinions expressed herein do not necessarily represent the position or policy of the U.S. Department of Education, and no official endorsement by the U.S. Department of Education should be inferred.