The University of Virginia is a public institution supported by taxpayers and, as a result, community members have the right to access all of the UVA libraries (see a list of them here) and their specialized databases, many of whichare not available through the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library system. Due to licensing agreements, however, community members must be physically present at a UVA library in order to do so.
The Claude Moore Health Sciences Library devotes a large percentage of its budget to health/medicine databases which are primarily used by clinicians and School of Medicine and School of Nursing students and faculty. As stated above, community members are welcome to visit HSL in-person and access them if they want more specialized information; however, for patients and their families seeking information on medical conditions, prescription medicines, medical tests, and genetics, MedlinePlus is a great option- it's also free and available wherever you have an internet connection.
If you have questions about accessing HSL's resources, or if you'd like help with a search, please email Kimberley R. Barker, MLIS, the Librarian for Belonging & Community Engagement at email@example.com