Know Before You Go
Find Easy Access to Health Care Information
Many older adults share a common concern: "How can I trust the health information I find online?" With thousands of medical websites available on the Internet, choosing which ones to trust is an essential step in gathering reliable health care information. The Agency for Health Care Administration (Agency) has a solution you can count on for dependable health information.
As champions for better health care for all Floridians, the Agency is responsible for administering the state Medicaid program and licensure and regulation for more than 45,000 health care facilities in Florida. We also provide information about the quality of care you receive at those facilities.
Our award-winning website, FloridaHealthFinder.gov, offers easy access to information on everything from medical procedure prices to health care education resources. In addition, you can compare quality metrics, learn about special programs and gather information on health services offered by facilities throughout the state. So, whether you are looking for an assisted living facility or a hospital near your neighborhood, information is just a few clicks away.
Locate a Facility
Looking for a nursing home, assisted living facility or hospital? Our locator tool provides licensure information on 34 different provider types. Depending on the type of facility you are searching for, you can find information about types of services, Agency inspection reports, emergency power plans, driving directions and more.
Choosing a hospital or ambulatory surgery center can be complicated. However, knowing just a few things about the quality of care provided can help make your decision easier. The quality compare tool provides health outcome information for hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers for over 150 conditions and procedures. Available data includes the total number of procedures performed at a facility, the outcomes, health infection rates and other important facts.
Find Price Estimates
The price tool links to our health care pricing website, FloridaHealthPriceFinder.gov. There you can see price estimates by facility, county, state, and national levels for 295 frequently searched care bundles representing a patient's typical care experience. Having this information can be extremely helpful when planning for any out-of-pocket expenses and making more informed decisions related to quality and price.
Overall, FloridaHealthFinder.gov is an interactive "one-stop-shop" web portal. It allows consumers to look up diseases, health conditions or procedures, and find definitions, symptoms, tests, surgeries, and more. It also provides valuable health education information from the Medical Encyclopedia to the wellness checker. The Medical Encyclopedia is most helpful in learning about practitioner-ordered tests or easy-to-understand medical terms. At the same time, the wellness checker offers quick and practical tools to learn more about living a healthier lifestyle.
Additionally, our consumer guides can provide more precise expectations before, during, and after a medical procedure or hospital stay. This type of information is beneficial when considering a move into an assisted living facility or needing rehabilitation services after an operation.
Having the correct information when you need it promotes an enhanced patient experience and encourages consumer choice. Visit FloridaHealthFinder.gov today to "know before you go."