About Our Content

Self Care Decisions licenses world-class Symptom Checker content and tools for use by consumers via Internet and mobile applications. Hospitals, health plans and physician practices use our content to support their patients, plan members and communities with decision support and self-care knowledge. The content is derived from the Schmitt-Thompson clinical protocols used by thousands of physicians and nurse advice hotlines across North America. In 2012, the Symptom Checker content was revised to a 6th grade level of health literacy, which complies with CMS mandates. The Spanish version is also written at this level of health literacy.

The care guides are updated on an annual basis, based upon recent medical literature, recent national guidelines, quality improvement projects, research, expert reviews and feedback from users.

We license the Right Content to arrive at the Right Care at the Right Time