Information about what to do after you receive a diagnosis.

Next Steps After Your Diagnosis

This guide offers general advice for people with almost any disease or condition. And it has tips to help you learn more about your specific problem and how it can be treated. The information here is presented in a simple way to help you scan the material and read only what you need right now. Organizations, publications, and other resources are included if you would like to know more.

Evidence-Based Consumer Guides

These guides address various health conditions and offer questions to ask your healthcare provider.

Page last reviewed December 2017
Page originally created February 2013
Internet Citation: Diagnosis. Content last reviewed December 2017. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. https://www.ahrq.gov/patients-consumers/diagnosis-treatment/diagnosis/index.html