Back to Previous Page

Search Within Results

On the "Search Results" page you can use the "by Searching Within These Results" feature in the "Narrow Your Results" pane to narrow the list of services based on a keyword or phrase. This is especially useful when you have a long list of services.

1. Type a word or phrase in the "Search Within These Results" text box

2. Click the "Search" button to the right of the box.

3. The list of services will be refined to include only services that contain the keyword(s) you entered.

To return to the original list, in the "Search History" pane click the name of your original search.

Narrow Search Results by Distance

On the "Search Results" page you can use the "Narrow Results by Distance" feature to refine the list of services to show only those that are located within a radial distance from a specific ZIP code.

1. Choose one of the distance options from the drop down list (the default is "Show Results within 5 miles").

2. Enter a ZIP code in the text box.

3. Click the "Show" button.

4. The service list will be refined to show only services that are located within the distance radius of the zip code you entered.

To return to the original list, change the "Narrow Search Results by Distance" selection to "Show results within any distance" and click the "Show" button.

Narrow Search Results by Service Features

On the page that displays the list of search results you can narrow down the list of services by clicking on the "Narrow Search Results by Service Features" link in the "Narrow Your Results" pane. "Service Features" include things like accessible facilities, language interpreters, types of payment accepted, etc. Any special features offered by the services in the result list will be displayed, and you can check off as many features as you like. (Click inside a checkbox to check off a feature).

After checking off the features, click the "Narrow Results" button. The list of services that appears will be changed to include any services that offer ANY of the features you selected. The services that match most closely to ALL of the features you selected will be higher in the list. Services that don't offer any of your selected features will not appear in the list.

How do I get back to the original list of services?

Once you've narrowed down the service list by using the "Narrow Search Results by Service Features" tool, if you want to return to the original service list, click on the "Narrow Search Results by Service Features" link again. When the list of Features appears, un-check any boxes that are checked, and then click the "Narrow Search Results by Service Features" link again.

How do I change my Service Features selections?

Click on the "Narrow Search Results by Service Features" link. Re-select the Features you want by clicking inside the checkbox(es), and click the "Narrow Results" button.

How can I tell how many services offer each kind of Special Feature?

When the list of features appears, click the "Show Service Counts" button. The number of services offering each of the features will appear in (parentheses) to the right of the feature name.

Modify Search Results using Groups

The "by Group" section of the "Narrow Your Results" pane on the left side of the Search Results page organizes the list of services in different categories in order to help you find what you need. You can use this to group and narrow down the service list in different ways: by Topic, by County, by City, or by Features. Here's an explanation of each of these options:

Topic

Every service in our database is indexed using a standard coding system known as a "taxonomy", which is a way of organizing the types of services provided. Each service in the "Search Results" list may be assigned one or more taxonomy codes, and the Topic list shows all of the taxonomy terms that are assigned to the services in the list. The number of services assigned to any term in the "Service Categories" list is shown in (parentheses) to the right of each term.

Click on a term to narrow the list of services.

County

Change to a list of Counties by choosing "County" from the "Group By:" list and clicking the "Group" button. A list of States will be displayed. This list is based on the locations at which services are provided.

Use the +/- controls next to the States and Counties to find the County that you'd like to use to narrow down the service list. Click on that County to narrow the list.

City

Change to a list of Cities by choosing "City" from the "Group By:" list and clicking the "Group" button. A list of States will appear. This list is based on the locations at which services are provided.

Use the +/- controls next to the States and Cities to find the City that you'd like to use to narrow down the service list. Click on that City to narrow the list.

Feature

Change to a list of Service Features by choosing "Feature" from the "Group By:" list and clicking the "Group" button. A list of feature categories will appear. This list is based on the special features offered by the services in the "Search Results" list. Please see the "What does 'Narrow Search Results by Service Features' mean?" FAQ for a description of Service Features.

Use the +/- controls next to the feature categories to expand/contract them to find a Special Feature that you'd like to use to narrow down the service list. Click on that Special Feature to narrow the list and display only the services that offer that Special Feature.

You can return to the full list of services by clicking the "View All Results" link in the Service Categories pane.