Carlsbad, California 

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Health in Carlsbad, California

Carlsbad, California is a beautiful city that is known for its temperate climate and stunning beaches. The city has an abundance of parks, recreational facilities, and entertainment to enjoy. When it comes to health care, Carlsbad has several local hospitals and medical facilities to meet the needs of its residents. These include Tri-City Medical Center, Scripps Health La Costa, and Urgent Care Carlsbad. Each of these provides quality medical care for a variety of conditions ranging from minor illnesses to major surgeries. In addition to these medical facilities, Carlsbad also has numerous local health clinics offering services such as immunizations, physical exams, counseling services, and more. Residents in the area can also find a variety of pharmacies offering both prescription medications and over-the-counter remedies. With all this access to health care in Carlsbad, residents can be sure they have plenty of resources when they need them most.

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.


There are 233 physicians per 100,000 population in Carlsbad. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.


The annual BestPlaces Health Cost Index for the Carlsbad area is 85.4 (lower=better). The US average is 100.

85.4 / 100

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


The annual BestPlaces Water Quality Index for the Carlsbad area is 75 (100=best). The US average is 55.

75 / 100

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.


The annual BestPlaces Superfund Index for the Carlsbad area is 98 (100=best). The US average is 87.

98 / 100

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.

Commuting can effect your health. The average person in Carlsbad commutes 28.0 minutes one-way, which is longer than the US average of 26.4 minutes.


The annual BestPlaces Air Quality Index for the Carlsbad area is 66 (100=best). The US average is 58.

66 / 100

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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    Reviews for Carlsbad    38 Reviews
    If you can afford it, Carlsbad is the place - 8/15/2022
    I've lived in Carlsbad (92008) for 8 years now and really appreciate all that it has to offer. Yes, ALL of San Diego County is expensive, but Carlsbad has [possibly]... Read More

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    Brutal winters - 12/1/2021
    Carlson has the worst winters. It averages about 10 meters of snow per week. Every shop is... Read More

    Too rude for me, but Climate is nice. - 3/17/2021
    Ok, I get it, the climate is mild and tolerable but even that is over-rated when you consider how many cloudy days there are in this town. The sun coming out at 3 and... Read More

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