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Hospital Finder 🏥 📡

This project has a simple premise, automatically find the nearest hospital based on the users geolocation, and provide relevant hospital data. Relevant hospital data means: name, address, phone number, website, and google map directions. This information is provided all automatically on visiting the webpage. The aim is to cut down time between when a user decides they need a hospital and when they find one. To aid this task the app presents all data on one page using a card component with large, legible text and a button for directions.

The app is currently implemented in reactJS, typescript, SASS, and Jest. It uses IP geolocation via the window.navigator.geolocation.getCurrentPosition() method.

Read more about getCurrentPosition() here:

Unfortunately the getCurrentPosition() method and IP geolocation as a whole is fairly inaccurate, leading to directions that may not line up with a users physical location. This is the biggest issue facing this app right now and one relegating it for DEMO USE ONLY. Alternatives are being explored to get a more accurate geolocation result.


This app uses IP geolocation, rendering user positions for hospital directions inaccurately. That means you should use this app at your own risk and cannot blame this application for any risks, injuries or deaths that occur because of usage!

React Native version coming soon!

Open Source 🌎

This app is completely open source and ready for use in other states or countries. Check list for using it in your community

  1. Change prefix name i.e. "your community name Hospital Finder".
  2. Add data source, either local JSON, API call or other to the geolocation.tsx service
  3. Add custom styling, fonts, and any extras you'd like to fit your needs.
  4. Deploy it!


App Structure 🎡

|- components
|  |- card-action                       // contains actionable content i.e. card-button (add user actions here)
|  |- card-body                         // contains name, address, phone #, and website of nearest hospital
|  |- card-button                       // contains link to hospital directions
|  |- card-header                       // contains app name "{State} Hospital Finder", change for your state
|  |- hospital-card                     // main parent component
|- constants
|  |- global-constants.constant.tsx     // put all app constants here i.e. app name
|- data
|  |- hospitals_2018-09.json            // local JSON data, if API is available don't use, if no API drop JSON here
|- fonts
|  |- Lato.ttf                          // font library, currently using Lato. Drop other fonts here
|- interfaces
|  |- global-interfaces.interface.tsx   // contains data type for hospital, put other types here
|- services
|  |- geolocation.test.tsx              // test for geolocation service
|  |- geolocation.tsx                   // main service for JSON/calling API and matching hospital with user
App.tsx                                 // component that starts it all, this kicks the service and feeds data to card

App Commands

npm start 🏃

Runs the app in the development mode.
Open http://localhost:3000 to view it in the browser.

The page will reload if you make edits.
You will also see any lint errors in the console.

npm test 📝

Launches the test runner in the interactive watch mode.
See the section about running tests for more information.

npm run build 🚧

Builds the app for production to the build folder.
It correctly bundles React in production mode and optimizes the build for the best performance.

The build is minified and the filenames include the hashes.
Your app is ready to be deployed!

See the section about deployment for more information.

npm run eject 🔼

Note: this is a one-way operation. Once you eject, you can’t go back!

If you aren’t satisfied with the build tool and configuration choices, you can eject at any time. This command will remove the single build dependency from your project.

Instead, it will copy all the configuration files and the transitive dependencies (Webpack, Babel, ESLint, etc) right into your project so you have full control over them. All of the commands except eject will still work, but they will point to the copied scripts so you can tweak them. At this point you’re on your own.

You don’t have to ever use eject. The curated feature set is suitable for small and middle deployments, and you shouldn’t feel obligated to use this feature. However we understand that this tool wouldn’t be useful if you couldn’t customize it when you are ready for it.

Learn More 📚

You can learn more in the Create React App documentation.

To learn React, check out the React documentation.


Modular hospital finder app. Uses hospital data lists and matches user with the closest hospital. Currently implemented for PA hospitals.






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