Fontana, California is a city located in San Bernardino County that is home to over 200,000 people. Health care in Fontana is provided by several hospitals and medical facilities within the city limits. Kaiser Permanente Fontana Medical Center provides a full range of services including emergency care, primary and specialty care, and advanced diagnostic imaging. The San Antonio Community Hospital has been serving the residents of Fontana since 1975 with an array of medical services such as laboratory services, 24 hour emergency room care, physical therapy and more. Additionally there are several urgent care centers throughout Fontana that provide care for minor illnesses or injuries without having to wait for an appointment at a regular doctor's office. With these local hospitals and medical facilities available, residents of Fontana have access to quality healthcare close to home.
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 135 physicians per 100,000 population in Fontana. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.
Health Cost Index
The annual BestPlaces Health Cost Index for the Fontana area is 82.7 (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 Fontana area is 48 (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.
The annual BestPlaces Superfund Index for the Fontana area is 95 (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.
Commuting can effect your health. The average person in Fontana commutes 33.0 minutes one-way, which is longer than the US average of 26.4 minutes.
Air Quality Index
The annual BestPlaces Air Quality Index for the Fontana area is 56 (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.