When you search on YouTube for health-related topics, such as COVID-19, you may notice a health information panel in your search results. These panels show info like symptoms, prevention and treatment options. This info is from sources like the World Health Organization and other medical institutions.
Health information panels also link you to the institutions' websites to learn more. We give you this context so that you have the most authoritative info on health-related topics.
In some countries/regions, you may also notice links to clinically confirmed self-assessments from Google or local health authorities. Based on your self-assessment answers, you'll get more info on what kind of support or medical care might be appropriate for you.
Information panels may not be available in all countries/regions and languages. We're working to bring information panels to more countries/regions.
Where the info comes from
We make sure that the info in YouTube health information panels comes from authoritative websites. These include government agencies, health ministries and other respected medical institutions. We'll continue to develop these panels and include more organisations and health-related topics in the future. Currently, the info comes from:
- World Health Organization (WHO)
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), USA
- National Health Service, UK
Other health partnerships (vary by country/region)
- Mayo Clinic, USA
- The Trevor Project, USA
- Albert Einstein Hospital, Brazil
- Apollo Hospital, India
- Mitra Keluarga, Indonesia
- University of Ibadan, Nigeria
When to consult a healthcare professional
Health-related info on YouTube doesn't apply to everyone and isn't medical advice. If you have a medical concern, make sure that you get in touch with a healthcare provider. If you think that you may have a medical emergency, get in touch with your doctor or call your local emergency number.
Info that YouTube stores about your health searches
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