McGrath, AK Health


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McGrath, AK is a small town in the interior of Alaska with a population of about 518 people. Despite its small size, McGrath has some excellent health care facilities available to its residents. The local hospital, the Upper Kuskokwim Hospital, provides general medical care including physicals, check ups and screenings as well as specialized services such as mental health counseling and radiology. In addition to this, there are also several local clinics providing medical services including family practice, obstetrics-gynecology (OB/GYN), pediatric care and dental care. These facilities allow for comprehensive healthcare coverage for those living in the area. For more serious conditions that require specialist care, individuals can take advantage of air ambulance or road ambulance services that are available in the area to get them to larger cities with more advanced medical treatment options. All in all, McGrath has good quality health care options for its residents and visitors alike.

The health of a city has many different factors. It can refer to air quality, water quality, risk of getting respiratory disease or cancer. The people you live around can also affect your health as some places have lower or higher rates of physical activity, increased alcohol intake, smoking, obesity, and cancer rates.

Physicians per Capita

There are 18 physicians per 100,000 population in McGrath. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.

Health Cost Index

The annual BestPlaces Health Cost Index for the McGrath area is 118.4 (lower=better). The US average is 100.

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Example: 110 = 10% more expensive than national average.

Water Qualtiy Index

The annual BestPlaces Water Quality Index for the McGrath area is 84 (100=best). The US average is 55.

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Note that this is a measure of Watershed quality, not the water that comes from your faucet. The EPA has stated that a healthy watershed is closely related to drinking water quality. The EPA has a complex method of measuring watershed quality using 15 indicators such as pH, chemicals, metals, and bacteria.

Superfund Index

The annual BestPlaces Superfund Index for the McGrath area is 3 (100=best). The US average is 87.

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The EPA's Superfund program is responsible for cleaning up some of our nation's most contaminated land. Our index is based on the number of active Superfund sites (over 15,000 in the United States), with particular attention paid to those on the National Priorities List which pose the greatest health danger.

Quick Facts

Commuting can effect your health. The average person in McGrath commutes 8.4 minutes one-way, which is shorter than the US average of 26.4 minutes.

Air Quality Index

The annual BestPlaces Air Quality Index for the McGrath area is 85 (100=best). The US average is 58.

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This is based on new measures of hazardous air pollutants from the EPA, called the National Air Toxics Assessment. This analysis models respiratory illness and cancer risk down to the zip code level, providing better detail and insight than the previous analysis based solely on results from air monitoring stations.

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