About Us


The Health Sciences Library (HSL) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill shares the university’s mission to provide services to the citizens of the state. NC Health Info is HSL’s consumer health website, an online guide to websites of quality health and medical information for the public. Use NC Health Info to find reliable, easy-to-use information about health insurance, choosing a doctor or health care service, getting a second opinion, electronic health records, and more to help you become a more informed patient and navigate the health care system successfully. NC Health Info also links to evaluated information about health conditions, mental health disorders, drugs and pharmaceuticals, and treatments and procedures. The Providers & Services section has information on how to manage your health condition. Need help? Use our Ask a Librarian service to connect to a health information librarian.

NC Health Info has an established history of meeting the health information needs and interests of English and Spanish speaking North Carolinians and is maintained by librarians statewide who volunteer their time and expertise to select the best information sources for you.


Partners & Contributors

NC Health Info receives volunteer assistance from all of the academic health sciences libraries in the state. We gratefully acknowledge the contributions made by the Health Sciences Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Carpenter Library, Wake Forest University School of Medicine; Duke University Medical Center Library; and the William E. Laupus Health Sciences Library, East Carolina University. These libraries provide substantial staff hours to keep the site current, authoritative, and relevant.

Support is also provided by a number of other organizations that link to the NC Health Info site. NC Live is a consortium of North Carolina libraries that provides digital content and services to public and academic libraries statewide. NC Health Info is a featured resource in NC Live’s Health and Wellness Information Center. The NC AHEC program meets the state’s health and health workforce needs by providing educational programs in partnership with academic institutions, health care agencies, and other organizations. Links to NC Health Info are provided in the AHEC Digital Library. UNC Health Care  is an integrated health care system, owned by the State of North Carolina and based in Chapel Hill. It furthers the teaching mission of the University of North Carolina and provides state-of-the-art patient care. NC Health Info serves as the system’s source of health information for its patients and the public. These are only a few of the organizations that rely on NC Health Info for reliable health information. Consider linking your site to NC Health Info as well.



Terri Ottosen, MLIS, oversees the overall development of NC Health Info. She is the Community Engagement and Health Literacy Librarian at HSL, and leads the library’s community development, consumer health and health literacy efforts. Linda Johnsen, MSLS, is the NC Health Info Manager and responsible for the daily maintenance of the site.