Over-the-phone referrals to wellness and health care programs are available from a number of hospitals and medical groups.
Children's Hospital, Mercy Hospital, Scripps Memorial Hospitals, Tri-City Medical Center and San Diego County Medical Society all have physician referral services.
One service, the Alternative Care Hotline, lets people know about non-traditional health care options. The service lists about 35 practitioners throughout the San Diego area, including chiropractors, massage therapists, acupuncturists, hypnotherapists and holistically minded dentists and physicians.
Here are some of the health referral services available in North County:
Alternative Care Hotline 800-350-6786
Children's Hospital Healthcare Referral Service North County Coastal, 944-9971
North County Inland, 745-9971
Chiropractic Information Bureau 489-2870
Community Physicians Assn. 942-0991
Mercy Hospital Physician Referral Service 800-336-9995
North County Chiropractic Information Bureau 941-0566
San Diego County Medical Society 800-542-6248
Scripps Memorial Hospitals Health Carefinder 800-492-2273
Tri-City Medical Assn. 724-1443