Keen to get published and looking for websites that accept health article and health blog pitches? Look no further.
We’ve collated a comprehensive list of health websites that accept article pitches and guest posts from health writers – to help you get a byline (or four) in 2021.
Sorted by website type to help you identify relevant websites for your content, our list is your ultimate resource for finding the health websites looking for contributors.
In fact, with more than 110 websites in this list (and more sites added regularly), there are enough websites here for you to pitch to a new site every three days for an entire year!
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Table of contents
- Consumer health websites
- Women’s health website
- Men’s health website
- Mental health websites
- Websites for health professionals
- News websites with a health section
- Science websites with a health section
- Parenting websites
- Wellness, fitness and nutrition website
We’ve aimed to identify which websites below pay writers by adding (Paid) to their descriptions, though it’s important to do your own research as individual guidelines change constantly.
Consumer health websites that accept health article pitches
Healthline is a leading consumer health website known for its evidence-backed articles reviewed by medical personnel. According to writers weekly, they respond within one week and pay within a month. You can contact them for a personal health story here, or contact the editor through this email. (Paid.)
The Paper Gown is a publication offered by Zocdoc (a service that connects patients to doctors). It features personal essays from patients, and it also has an “explainers” category that helps patients navigate the healthcare system. You can contact them for article pitches here. (Paid.)
Cure is an online consumer magazine that “brings the latest cancer updates, research and education to patients, caregivers and health care providers.” It accepts article pitches from doctors, patients and freelance writers. Guidelines are available at this link. (Paid.)
Health Journal is a consumer health magazine that publishes articles on health, diet and fitness. They accept pitches from writers here and they also accept contributions from health professionals who hold board certification in their fields of practice here. (Paid.)
What is Epigenetics is a website dedicated to research and advancements in the field of epigenetics. It accepts articles from freelance science writers and you can find the details for pitching and payment here. (Paid.)
Health Tuition is a consumer health education website based in Kenya. Contact them to send your article pitch here. (Paid.)
Very well health is an online consumer health website that provides science-backed health information in plain English. You can contact them to enquire about pitching here. (Paid.)
Everyday Health is a consumer health website that offers educational health content on a variety of topics. You can contact them to submit here. (Paid.)
Chicago Health is a website that covers public health and medical news. Contact them about pitching here. (Paid.)
Diabetes Self-management is a website dedicated to topics related to diabetes. They accept guest pitches from health professionals or people with diabetes. You can find their submission guidelines here. (Paid.)
The Doctor Weighs In is a health website for the public that publishes evidence-based articles on healthcare topics. If you are a health professional, you can contribute to the website through this page.
Bee Healthy is a website that focuses on “a wide variety of health, parenting, and natural living topics and summarise the information in a clear and usable way”. They accept articles on health, fitness and nutrition. You can contact them about pitching here.
The Healthcare Blog is a blog that publishes articles aimed at improving the healthcare system and write-ups of original research, analysis of healthcare trends and reviews of health care products. They accept email pitches here.
Human Health Project is a charity registered in the UK that focuses on patient advocacy and patient education materials. The charity accepts blog posts on health information. Contact them about pitching an article here.
Thrive Global is an American company that hosts a blog for promoting wellness and fighting stress and burnout. They accept articles from contributors worldwide after signing up (for free) through their website.
Fix health is a consumer health website covering health topics like reviews on medical conditions, fitness and wellness topics or healthcare industry news. They respond within 30-45 days and you can reach them here.
Guidelines Health is a website that provides news, tips and advice in topics of healthcare, women’s health, men’s health, remedies and recipes. You can find their pitching guidelines here.
Healthy Newage is a health website that accepts pitches on health topics from medical professionals. You can contact them for pitches here.
Health ICU is a website that features articles on health, fitness, exercise and weight loss. They prefer pitches from proficient health specialists, bloggers and authors. You can find their contact information here.
Health Hiack is a medical information website meant for the public. They accept articles on health, lifestyle, fitness, beauty, and diets and respond within three days. You can find their pitching information here.
Healthystic is a health and wellness website that aims “to uplift people to live a healthy life.” They welcome guest posts from experts and writers and you can find their instructions for contribution here.
The Health Science Journal is an online consumer health publication founded by a dietitian in California. The journal features health and wellness news stories from around the world. You can find article pitching guidelines here.
Primehealers is a home health care service provider and medical equipment supplier. They also host a website for medical information on disease conditions, health policies, health tips. You can contribute here.
Dateline Health Africa is a non-profit organisation for health promotion, prevention and education information in Africa. They accept contributions covering health issues from an African perspective like descriptions of diseases and conditions common in Africa and lay summaries for health research publications. You can find their writer guidelines here.
Global Health Aging is a website that features articles on health topics related to ageing adults, such as news stories and research on healthy ageing. You can find their writer guidelines here.
Biomedj is a health blog founded by a trainer that aims to help readers “make healthier choices in their daily life.” The blog accepts guest posts via their contact page.
Pathways is an application for chronic pain that also hosts a health website with a mission to “empower pain sufferers with safe and effective techniques that result in lasting pain relief.” They accept both paid and unpaid guest posts from experts in pain, health and well-being, focusing on pain psychology, evidence-based pain treatments, well-being, patient advocacy and recovery stories. You can find information on pitching here.
Health Guide 911 is a health blog for sharing health information, recipes and strategies to lead a healthy life. They accept guest posts with more information here.
Consumer Health Digest is a health website that publishes articles for the public on women’s health, men’s health and mental health. You can find their guidelines for contribution here.
Lifespan.io is an American website dedicated to publishing articles on advancements in rejuvenation research. You can find their guidelines for writers here.
Hubpages is a publishing platform that allows authors to share their stories on many topics after subscribing (for free) to the platform. Articles are subject to quality check by inhouse editors before being made public. The site also has specialty magazines, some of which are focused on health like Remedy Grove, Health Pro Advice and You Me Mind Body. To publish in these magazines, editors recheck your articles after the first submission for the publication’s quality and suitability. Although you are not paid for publishing, you may make partial revenue by turning on your articles’ ads.
Introwellness is an online patient education resource for health and wellness professionals to help them educate their patients. They have dental, eye health, nutrition and parenting sections. You can find their writer instructions here.
Women’s health websites that accept health article pitches
Chatelaine is a Canadian women’s magazine that publishes a health category besides food, style and others. They accept paid submissions from writers with more details at this link. (Paid.)
Women’s Health is an online and print magazine that focuses on health, fitness, weight loss, nutrition, and beauty. You can reach the editor for submitting a pitch idea at this email. (Paid.)
Women’s health today is a blog founded by a psychologist dedicated to topics related to women’s health. You can contact the editor for pitching here.
The Femedic is a website for women’s health that features educational content and personal narratives and feature articles. You can find their contact information here.
Men’s health websites that accept health article pitches
Men’s health is an online magazine that focuses on men’s physical, mental and emotional health. They accept pitches from freelancers and you can contact the editors. (Paid.)
The Good Men Project is a website that covers topics of interest to men. It has a health and wellness section on men’s health, and they accept pitches from freelance writers. You can find their guidelines here.
Mental health websites that accept health article pitches
Brain Facts is an online website led by doctors and neuroscientists that shares stories of discoveries in neuroscience. You can contact them through their website here. (Paid.)
Hope to Cope (esperanza) is a magazine that addresses anxiety and depression. They accept submissions from freelance writers and you can find their guidelines and contact information here. (Paid.)
Healthy Place is a website aimed at people with mental illness. They accept pitches from writers who have had personal experience with mental illness. You can find their guidelines and topics to choose from here. (Paid.)
Additude is a publication that addresses ADHD (attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder). They occasionally accept articles from freelance writers, and you can find their contact information here. They answer 6-8 weeks after pitching. (Paid.)
Psychology Today is an American magazine and website that addresses psychology topics and communicates them to the public. They accept magazine and blog pitches here, and you can find their writing guidelines here. (Paid.)
Better Mental Health magazine is an online health magazine dedicated to providing information and raising awareness for better mental health. They accept articles from mental health, health and wellness professionals. You can find details on writing an article here.
A Lust for Life is a mental health charity based in Ireland that hosts a website on mental health and well-being. They prefer stories from mental health experts mainly aimed at young people. You can find their writer guidelines here.
Cognitive Health Digest is an educational health website on brain health. They publish news articles, reviews guides and other information for preserving memory and cognitive function. You can find their guidelines for contribution here.
Brain and Life is an online website that “provides accurate and important new information about advances in the diagnosis and treatment of neurologic diseases, such as migraine, Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, and other disorders.” In addition, they publish articles on wellness and prevention, basic research and clinical trials, and patient stories that emphasize strategies for managing neurologic disorders. You can find their guidelines for writers here.
Websites for health professionals that accept health article pitches
Patient Care Online is a website that has a clinician audience. They accept case reports or case write-ups after being subjected to peer-review. Their guidelines are available this link. (Paid.)
Cancer network is a website that targets doctors to inform them about cancer management and research. It accepts blogs and case studies by oncologists with more details at this link. (Paid.)
Lean Forward is a Harvard medical school blog that focuses on public health policy, medical ethics and medical education. It accepts pitches from credentialed health professionals. You can find their writer guidelines here. (Paid.)
PT Progress is a physical therapy website that addresses physical therapists and students. They accept articles from freelancers, and their pitching guidelines can be found here. (Paid.)
Mdlinx in a healthcare news website mainly aimed at healthcare professionals. You can contact them here for pitches. (Paid.)
GI & Hepatology news is the official publication of the American Gastroenterological Association. It has an audience of health professionals and tackles topics related to research on gastroenterology, hepatology, and career advice. You can find their contact information for pitching here. (Paid.)
Medical economics is an online and print magazine for physicians that covers topics related to health economics. You can contact them for contributing here; choose contributing/publishing article in the specialty category. (Paid.)
Onclive is a website that targets physicians to provide them with up-to-date information in oncology. You can find their editor’s contact information here. (Paid.)
Healio is a clinical news and education website for health professionals. You can contact them here to submit medical news stories.
Science-Based Medicine is a medical website geared towards scientists or health professionals. You can find their writer guidelines here.
Kevin MD is a website and platform “where physicians, advanced practitioners, nurses, medical students, and patients share their insight and tell their stories.” You can find the website’s contact information here.
News websites/magazines with a health section that accept health article pitches
The Washington Post is an American newspaper that has both online and print versions. It has a section dedicated to health topics. You can find guidelines for submitting an article and contact information here. (Paid.)
The New York Times is an American newspaper with a worldwide readership. It has a health section, and it mainly relies on in-house writers but may accept pitches from freelancers. You can find their contact information here. (Paid.)
The Aquarian is a publication that has both print and online versions. In addition to environmental, political and spiritual categories, it has “body” and “mind” categories which display articles that focus on holistic health. It accepts paid article submissions with more details at this link. (Paid.)
The Verge is a multimedia website that covers technology news. They also cover health under the science section. You can find their pitching guidelines here. (Paid.)
The Atlantic is an American magazine that has a global readership. It covers various topics, and it has a dedicated health section. You can find their contact information here. (Paid.)
The Guardian is a British daily newspaper that has a health section. Their pitching guidelines can be found here. (Paid.)
The Irish Times is an Irish newspaper and digital publication. It has a health and family section under the lifestyle category. You can find their contact information here. (Paid.)
Mashable is an American media platform that covers many diverse topics, including science and health. They also have several editions according to geographic region. Although they don’t mention payment on their website, there is a report on who pays writers from a writer who got paid. You can find their freelance writer guidelines here. (Paid.)
Smithsonian is the official journal published by the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. The Smithsonian institution is “the world’s largest museum and research complex.” In addition to culture, travel and history, their magazine has a science section with a mind and body category for health topics. You can find a link to their article submission form here. (Paid.)
Vox is an American news website covering diverse topics, and it has a health and science section. You can contact their health and science editor here, and you can find their contact form here. (Paid.)
Connecticut Magazine covers several topics, including health and wellness. You can find their contact information here. (Paid.)
Science websites with a health section that accept health article pitches
Scientific American is a magazine that covers research and advancements in science. In addition to the main science section, it has a “health” section in addition to a “mind” section. You can find their guidelines here. (Paid.)
Science is an online website from the American Association for Advancement of Science. According to their website, “Science covers news in all areas of science, from geology to genetics, as well as science policy and issues important to the scientific community, such as science, technology, engineering…”. You can find their guidelines here. (Paid.)
Discover is a science magazine that has both online and print versions. In addition to science, technology and environment, they also have a health section. You can find their pitching guidelines and pay rates here. (Paid.)
STAT is an online news website that tackles news in health, medicine and life sciences. Although it has its own team of experienced journalists, they accept opinion pieces through their contact page here. (Paid.)
National Geographic Magazine belongs to the National Geographic Society, a scientific and educational nonprofit organisation. It covers health topics under its science section. You can submit a pitch here. (Paid.)
Wired is an American magazine that tackles the effect of technology on various aspects of our lives. It has a science section which also covers health topics. You can find their guidelines here. (Paid.)
Popular Science is an American magazine that offers articles on science to the public. They have a health section and a special section for covering the coronavirus. You can find their contact information on this page. (Paid.)
Asian Scientist is an online website hosted by a Singaporean publishing company. They cover health, technology and science. Contact details are available here. (Paid.)
Scientific African magazine is a magazine launched by Elsevier that focuses on scientific developments in Africa by Africans. It accepts pitches from freelance journalists, and you can find their guidelines here. (Paid.)
Science Focus is a British monthly magazine by the BBC that covers science, health, and technology. Their contact information and guidelines can be found here. (Paid.)
Scidev.net is a website that caters to science and development stories worldwide. You can find their pitch guidelines here. (Paid.)
American Scientist is an American science magazine and website that publishes blogs and articles about advances in science, engineering and technology. They do not have a special health section, but they publish health-focused articles. You can read their pitch guidelines here. They prefer specialised scientists and researchers. (Paid.)
New Scientist is a science magazine based in London that communicates science news to the public. They have a health section, and they accept pitches from freelance writers. You can find their guidelines here. (Paid.)
Bionews is a British website published by the Progress Educational Trust (PET) and “provides news and comment on genetics, assisted conception, embryo/stem cell research and related areas.” They accept guest articles and pitches (preferably from scientists) in these fields. You can find their contact information here.
Science Borealis is a Canadian website run by volunteer science bloggers. They have a health and medicine section, and you can find their pitching guidelines here.
ZME Science is a website that shares science news for the public. They have a health section, and you can contact them on this page for article pitches.
Flipscience is a Filipino website that shares science articles for a general audience. They have a health section, and they accept guest contributions that are relevant to their audience. You can contact them here.
Berkeley Science Review is a non-profit publication by the University of California Berkeley. They publish articles on recent scientific research in Berkeley and globally. You can find more information on pitching here.
Science Lass is a blog for sharing science news that also has a health and human body section. You can find their pitching information here.
The Wire Science is an Indian website that addresses science and health topics for the general public. You can find their pitching guidelines here.
Sense About Science is a British website that informs the public about science news and discoveries. They have a health category, and they accept submissions from writers. You can find their contact information here.
Science Unsealed is a blog by the Illinois Science Council to communicate science news to the public. They have a health category titled “The science within us.” You can find their publishing guidelines here and their contributor form here.
Parenting websites that accept health article pitches
Parents is an online magazine that offers content that helps parents raise healthy and happy kids. They have a health category, and you can submit a pitch here. You can find their submission guidelines here. (Paid.)
Today’s Parent is a Canadian parenting website that has a section on baby health. You can send your submission through this page. (Paid.)
Expressive parents is a parenting blog that was set up by a couple living in Greece. They use their blog to discuss many topics related to parenting, including health and medicine topics. You can reach them here.
Parent Map is a parenting website with a health section on topics like autism, fever, vaccines and others. They accept submissions here.
Wellness, fitness and nutrition websites that accept health article pitches
Common Ground is a Canadian online magazine that covers health, wellness, ecology and personal growth. You can find their submission guidelines here. (Paid.)
Well and Good is an online website covering many different topics, including mental health, health, wellness, and fitness. They have detailed guidelines with pay rates at this link. (Paid.)
Experience Life is a healthy living magazine that has health and fitness sections. You can find their pitch guidelines here. (Paid.)
Mind Body Green is a consumer health and wellness website that accepts articles on health and mindfulness. They prefer writers who are experts in their fields, and they take 14 days to respond. You can contact them here. (Paid.)
Abilities is a Canadian cross-disability lifestyle magazine that has a health and lifestyle section that accepts writer contributions. You can find the guidelines here. (Paid.)
Wellbeing is an Australian lifestyle magazine with both print and online versions that covers natural health topics. You can find their submission guidelines here. (Paid.)
Mother Earth Living is a natural wellness magazine that covers gardening and healthy recipes. It has a health and wellness section, and you can find guidelines for submission here. (Paid.)
Eating Well is a website dedicated to healthy eating. They publish science-backed articles on nutrition in their news section. You can find their pitching guidelines here. (Paid.)
Natural Awakenings is a magazine that publishes articles on natural eating, health, fitness and wellness. It has a “healing” section that addresses health topics. They have several editions, and you can find their submission guidelines (for the long Island edition) here and submit your article here. (Paid.)
Whole Life Times is a holistic health magazine with both online and print editions. They cover health and wellness, holistic living, culture, community, among other sections. You can find their pitching guidelines and payment details here. (Paid.)
Vibrant Life is “a bimonthly lifestyle magazine that promotes physical health, mental clarity, and spiritual balance from a practical, Christian perspective.” You can find their writer’s guidelines here. (Paid.)
Ease to Wellness is a lifestyle website based in Miami. They accept articles on wellness, and you can find their instructions here.
The Wellness Society is an online publication on mental health and well-being. They seek contributors with professional experience such as psychotherapists, clinical psychologists, mental health social workers and trained coaches. You can contact them here.
Pure Healthy Living is a website that aims to help readers make lifestyle changes for better health and well-being. You can find information on pitching here.
Fitness Health Forever is “a blog dedicated to providing effective health and fitness tips to everyone who aspires to attain and maintain an optimal lifestyle.” They accept guest pitches here.
Glowing Health Magazine is an online health magazine that publishes articles on health fitness and nutrition. You can find their pitching guidelines here.
All Day Health and Fitness is a website that publishes topics on health, fitness, and nutrition. You can find their pitching guidelines here.
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Heartfelt thanks to Health Writer Hub Alumni member Marwa Saleh for compiling the publications included in this guide.