Fresno, CA 

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Health in Fresno, CA

Fresno, California is home to many people, and the health of its citizens is an important concern. The city is served by a large number of local hospitals and medical facilities, providing access to quality healthcare for those in need. These facilities offer a variety of services, from emergency care to primary care physicians. They are also equipped with advanced diagnostic technology and specialists who can provide specialized treatments for various medical conditions. In addition to healthcare services, the city also offers numerous wellness programs aimed at promoting healthy lifestyles among its residents. With these resources available, Fresno residents have access to the highest level of care and prevention available in order to maintain their health and well-being.

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 157 physicians per 100,000 population in Fresno. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.


The annual BestPlaces Health Cost Index for the Fresno area is 84.9 (lower=better). The US average is 100.

84.9 / 100

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


The annual BestPlaces Water Quality Index for the Fresno area is 22 (100=best). The US average is 55.

22 / 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 Fresno area is 89 (100=best). The US average is 87.

89 / 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 Fresno commutes 21.6 minutes one-way, which is shorter than the US average of 26.4 minutes.


The annual BestPlaces Air Quality Index for the Fresno area is 43 (100=best). The US average is 58.

43 / 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 Fresno    77 Reviews
    It's not the worst city, but its flaws are bad - 8/13/2021
    I'm not gonna say this city is terrible, but it certainly has many issues that need to be taken care of and unfortunately the city council has done a poor job keeping up... Read More

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    Just Leave this Trash Heap of a City! - 1/25/2021
    I've lived in Fresno my entire life and when I became an adult, I began to realize how much being a resident here really sucks, it might be cheaper than most other... Read More

    If you move here or are planning to, this isn't it - 1/21/2021
    Lived here since 2002. I may be flamed for this, but.. total dump and I would rate 0 stars if I could. You only really move here to move out. As good as a gas stop.... Read More

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