Go Ask Alice!

Last updated: 6/15/2023

Go Ask Alice! is Columbia’s award-winning health Q&A online resource. As the oldest major health Q&A site on the web, the service began in the fall of 1993, initially just for Columbia students and went online for all to see the next year.

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The interactive website provides readers all over the world with reliable, accurate, accessible, and culturally competent health information, giving a range of thoughtful perspectives to help them make responsible and informed decisions concerning their health and well-being.

Who Answers the Questions?

The Go Ask Alice! site is supported by a team of Columbia University health promotion specialists, health care providers, and other health professionals, along with a staff of information and research specialists and writers. Our team members have advanced degrees in public health, health education, medicine, counseling, and a number of other relevant fields.

Information provided by Go Ask Alice! is not medical advice and is not meant to replace consultation with a health care professional.

Didn’t Find an Answer?

Readers are encouraged to search or browse the Go Ask Alice! Q&A archives first to find answers to health-related questions. If the answer is not already published on the site, submit a new question.