You’re not alone, even if living with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) sometimes makes it seem that way. There’s a whole world of people living with IBD just like you, waiting to connect and lend support.

Whether you’re newly diagnosed or a seasoned vet, you can meet others who understand exactly what you’re going through because they’ve been there too.

Our mission is to empower people to live beyond their condition through compassion, support, and knowledge. From one-to-one chats to group discussions, we make connecting easy. This is a safe place to find and receive advice, to seek and offer support, and to discover the latest news and research updates, curated just for you.


Feed your soul
Like all of your favorite social networks, we’ve designed an activity feed to connect you with other members, like you, living with Crohn’s or ulcerative colitis. We pride ourselves on making IBD Healthline a safe and secure space where you can join live discussions, connect one-to-one, and read the latest news and wellness articles about your condition.

Live discussions with IBD community leaders
Gain advice and share whatever is on your mind in any one of our groups. It’s a great way to swap stories, ask questions, and share ideas while meeting others in the community. Five nights a week, join our IBD Healthline guide in live chats about all things inflammatory bowel disease—right from our Live Discussions group. Check out our other groups below!
Treatment and Side Effects
Diet & Alternative Therapies
Living With An Ostomy
Newly Diagnosed
Parenting with IBD
Personal Community
Mental & Emotional Health
Women With IBD
Navigating Healthcare
Escape From IBD

Meet your match
Let us connect you with a new member from our community every day. We’ll recommend members to you based on your treatment plan, lifestyle interests, and needs. Browse member profiles and request to connect with anyone from our community, even instantly, with members listed as “Online now.”

Connect anytime, anywhere
Access support with ease from your Members screen. Check and send messages, see who’s online, and get notified when a new message comes in—all so you’ll never miss a thing.

Find what matters to you
Search the app for whatever’s on your mind. Thinking about starting a new treatment? Search for conversations, members, and articles that can give you the information you’re seeking.

Discover the world of inflammatory bowel disease
Get handpicked wellness and news stories reviewed by Healthline’s team of medical professionals delivered to you each week. Stay informed about new treatments, what’s trending, and the latest in clinical trials. Find ways to nurture your body, mind, and spirit for a new kind of support.


Healthline Media is the top ranked health publisher and number 44 on Comscore’s Top 100 Property rankings. Across all of its properties, Healthline Media each month publishes up to 1,000 scientifically accurate yet reader-friendly articles authored by more than 120 writers and reviewed by more than 100 doctors, clinicians, nutritionists, and other experts. The company’s repository contains more than 70,000 articles, each updated with current protocol.

More than 200 million people worldwide and 86 million people in the U.S. visit Healthline’s sites each month, according to Google Analytics and Comscore, respectively.

What’s New

Version 7.3.0

We are always making strides to ensure IBD Healthline is the best version of itself. This update includes:
- Small updates and bug fixes ... because squashing bugs and improving your experience is our forte.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
501 Ratings

501 Ratings

Alexa, Girl in Healing ,

Unique app for IBD!

I’ve had Crohn’s for over a decade and have never seen an app or any product like IBD Healthline before. I love that it is a private and safe place to ask others who have gone through the same situations I have for their opinions and advice. Whether I just want to connect with people my age or ask a specific question, I can do it all in the app. I’m really proud to be a part of the IBD Healthline community!

Grantthf ,

Beyond Helpful

This app has everything I needed in a support group that got me through my tough times. I truly believe the support I got on IBD Healthline played a role in my recovery. It is nice to be able to ask and answer questions and talk with others about their experience. People that can relate! I would recommend this app to anyone struggling with IBD.

A clontz ,

Finally I don’t feel so alone

I have lymphocytic colitis which if your googling it you can see there isn’t a lot of info for it. Or how to live with that type of IBD. One day I stumbled across this app which since it helps me everyday. I learn new stuff to help me get through the day.

Developer Response ,

Hi! Thanks for your feedback! We love to hear that you're getting value from the community.

App Privacy

The developer, Healthline Media, Inc, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Used to Track You

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

  • Contact Info
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Health & Fitness
  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Search History
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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