Irvine, CA Health


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Irvine, CA is a beautiful city located in Orange County. It has a population of over 280,000 people and is known for its high quality of life and excellent education. In terms of health, Irvine boasts many local hospitals and medical facilities that provide top-notch medical care to residents. The city is home to Hoag Hospital Irvine, one of the best hospitals in the county. Additionally, there are several primary care centers providing both physical and mental health services to residents. Furthermore, the UCI Medical Center provides world-class treatments and services as well as medical research opportunities. All these medical facilities demonstrate Irvine's commitment to providing its citizens with comprehensive and quality healthcare options.

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 249 physicians per 100,000 population in Irvine. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.

Health Cost Index

The annual BestPlaces Health Cost Index for the Irvine area is 89.0 (lower=better). The US average is 100.

89.0 / 100

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

Water Qualtiy Index

The annual BestPlaces Water Quality Index for the Irvine area is 65 (100=best). The US average is 55.

65 / 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.

Superfund Index

The annual BestPlaces Superfund Index for the Irvine area is 97 (100=best). The US average is 87.

97 / 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.

Quick Facts

Commuting can effect your health. The average person in Irvine commutes 25.1 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 Irvine area is 55 (100=best). The US average is 58.

55 / 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.

Air Quality Health Risk
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We've lived in Irvine since '87. We have raised two children within the ISUD. Both are grown up. Sure, there have been many changes since then.. the City has  More

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I've lived in Irvine for 2 years and in Orange County for 10 so I'm pretty familiar with the area by now and all it has to offer. Perhaps my review of this place has  More

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I wouldn't live elsewhere. I originally moved to Irvine in 2002 from the Midwest, not knowing what it even was. I left and moved around a great deal locally in OC,  More

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