Online Patient Resources


Sports Injury and Health

The Sports Institute at UW Medicine works to expand participation and safety in sports through research, innovation, education and advocacy.

Brain Injury

The University of Washington's Traumatic Brain Injury Model System (TBIMS), headquartered at the University of Washington's Department of Rehabilitation Medicine and Harborview Medical Center, is funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR).

General Health Information

The MedlinePlus website is extremely comprehensive and easy to navigate with links to hundreds of authoritative sites. Many experts say this is the place to start your medical search on any condition.

Neurological Disorders

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke website has brief articles about various neurological disorders that are linked to the specific national associations. This website includes information on strokes, multiple sclerosis (MS), Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, etc.


The American Chronic Pain Association website is a good source of information for patients with chronic pain.

The Global Pain Initiative provides an online educational and support community for persons in pain, their families, and physicians. The information on treatment is peer reviewed by pain specialists.

Paralyzed Veterans of America

The Paralyzed Veterans of America website is for Veterans who have experienced spinal cord dysfunction (SCI). It has a good section on living with SCI which can be accessed by the public.

Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)

The Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System (NWRSCIS), centered within the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at University of Washington Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center and Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center, is funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR).

How to Prepare for Surgery 

Click the following link to watch a video about important information and resources needed for your upcoming surgery: 

Watch: How to Prepare for Surgery

Medicare Plans Resource for Veterans

This website has information about how Medicare and VA benefits work together.