The Department of Patient Education and Health Information
Learning about your health and understanding medical conditions can help you make informed decisions about your care and better cope with illness. It is our goal to promote the education, inquiry and well being of our patients and the world by providing the most timely, appropriate and useful health information available.
The Cleveland Clinic Department of Patient Education and Health Information has been serving patients, visitors and employees as a health education resource center for over 30 years. In addition to providing online health information, we offer programs and services to meet the ever-changing needs of Cleveland Clinic patients and the greater Cleveland community.
Our mission is:
"To help patients and the public achieve better health by disseminating health information through public programs, instruction and all forms of media."
Our Programs and Services
The Cleveland Clinic Health Information Center
Search this site for over 900 health topics – including listings for community programs, support groups and clinical trial. You can also register for programs or sign up to receive free health information updates from our library or the e-newsletter Health Extra. Updated daily, our site offers information from Cleveland Clinic publications and other reputable resources.
Health Information Resource Center
If you are looking for information on a topic, condition, illness, diagnosis, procedure or treatment, visit the Health Information Resource Center located at The Cleveland Clinic’s main campus, on the first floor of the Crile Building (Desk A16), Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Here you can receive a personalized health information search featuring information from a variety of reputable resources, including online databases, newsletters and Cleveland Clinic publications.
To request information, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us at 216/444-3771 or toll free at 800/223-2273 ext. 43771.
Health Talk Seminars
Health Talks are community seminars held each month at The Cleveland Clinic’s main campus and at several suburban Family Health Center locations. The seminars feature presentations by leading Cleveland Clinic physicians and allied health professionals.
These discussions provide an in-depth look at individual health concerns such as diabetes self-management, chronic pain and cancer. Each lecture is followed by a question-and-answer period. For more information about these programs, e-mail us at HealthTalks@ccf.org or call 216/444-3641 or 800/548-8502.
Health Exchange Programs at the Jewish Community Center (JCC) are community health seminars presented by leading physicians and allied health professionals from The Cleveland Clinic and Hillcrest Hospitals. Programs and screenings are held at the Mandel Jewish Community Center in Beachwood, Ohio. Some screenings are also held at the Mayfield Jewish Community Center in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. For more information about Health Exchange Programs, please call 216/444-9090 or 800/223-2237, ext. 49090. For information about health screenings, please call 216/831-0700, ext. 1392.
Individual education is available on many subjects, including diabetes, home blood pressure monitoring, medication preparation, self-injection and stress management. Group education classes on diabetes, stress management and time management are held at The Cleveland Clinic’s main campus and several suburban Family Health Centers.
Patients who are hospitalized can watch CCF-TV: television channels featuring programs on a variety of health and wellness topics. Patients can also call to request specific programs free of charge. For more information, please call 216/44-2657.
The Information Kiosk
If you are at The Cleveland Clinic main campus and are in need of maps, directions, department phone numbers or you’d just like to browse through health information, stop by a Cleveland Clinic Information Kiosk. Found in main lobby areas throughout the hospital and outpatient areas, these kiosks offer quick and easy access to information and services that can help make finding your way around a bit easier.
Youth Tobacco Prevention
Word of Mouth is a tobacco prevention program designed to prevent children and adolescents from using tobacco and becoming addicted to nicotine. It targets children in grades 4 through 8, a time when children are most at risk for initiating tobacco use. Word of Mouth takes an innovative hands-on approach that incorporates successful prevention strategies as well as the use of technology to improve distribution and success of the program.
The Cleveland Clinic has content partnerships with WebMD Health®, a leading consumer-focused healthcare information Web site and Invacare, the world's leading manufacturer and distributor of home medical equipment (HME) products. Health information content for these partnerships is written by The Cleveland Clinic Department of Patient Education and Health Information in collaboration with selected Cleveland Clinic departments and specialists. We aim to provide the most informative and up-to-date health information possible.
For more information about any of the services or programs listed above, please e-mail us or call 216/444-3054 or toll free 800/223-2273 ext. 43054.