U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

How to Use the API

About the API

  • The healthfinder.gov feed is provided in XML and JSON formats.
  • The API allows you to query the content on demand and parse it for immediate presentation. The content is updated automatically when the healthfinder.gov team makes any changes.
  • The API requires an access key. To obtain an access key, please register to create an account.
  • The API can be accessed on an as-needed basis. There is no limit on how often you can access it. However, some safeguards will lock out a query request if there are too many requests in a specific amount of time.
  • For organizations that require frequent use of the data, we recommend querying the API and storing the data in a database that directly supports your web solutions.

Examples of the Health and Wellness Topics API

Examples of the Preventive Services API (myhealthfinder)

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