Joshua Tree, CA Health


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The health of the residents of Joshua Tree, CA is paramount to the community. The area is serviced by several local hospitals and medical facilities which offer a broad range of healthcare services for all stages of life. Examples of these include general medical care as well as specialty services, emergency care, and preventive care. Additionally, there are several clinics that provide free or low-cost healthcare for those who may need financial assistance. The staff in these locations are committed to providing quality service and are dedicated to providing the best possible healthcare for their patients. This dedication has enabled the people of Joshua Tree to have access to high quality medical care that can help them maintain their overall 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.

Physicians per Capita

There are 135 physicians per 100,000 population in Joshua Tree. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.

Health Cost Index

The annual BestPlaces Health Cost Index for the Joshua Tree area is 82.7 (lower=better). The US average is 100.

82.7 / 100

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

Water Qualtiy Index

The annual BestPlaces Water Quality Index for the Joshua Tree area is 48 (100=best). The US average is 55.

48 / 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 Joshua Tree area is 95 (100=best). The US average is 87.

95 / 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 Joshua Tree commutes 32.6 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 Joshua Tree area is 86 (100=best). The US average is 58.

86 / 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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1973 - 1987 Like any small town certain families have more pull. This was the case for what seem to even narrow more down to schools like Salazar & Dubose. It seemed  More

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went to crossroads, a local restaurant in town, and ran across some folks who are relocating to joshua tree from south carolina. they were in town to go to the art  More

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Just 45 minutes from Palm Springs, Joshua Tree is 10 to 15 degrees cooler than the low desert, and is the gateway to Joshua Tree National Park. The city itself it tiny,  More

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