Choosing a Doctor or Health Care Service

Man searching on his laptopWhether you need a compassionate family doctor or expert treatment for a specific medical condition, it is important to know how to choose the right medical services. These resources will inform you about questions to ask concerning insurance, credentials, personality, and more, so that you understand how to select the health care that best meets your needs.

Mobile Apps & Tools

Mobile apps and tools can provide you with easy-to-use information and resources that can serve as one part of your overall strategy to become and stay healthy.

This app allows you to find an in-network doctor, get estimated treatment costs, and find the closest urgent care center. Free. iOS, Android.

ZocDoc allows you to view a map of doctors in your insurance network, read patient reviews, and see any doctor’s available times to book an appointment. Free. iOS, Android.


Resources selected by Terri Ottosen, Health Sciences Library, UNC-Chapel Hill

Last reviewed January 16, 2024

Last updated January 16, 2024 at 3:27 pm