Redwood City, CA Health


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Redwood City, CA is a vibrant and diverse city located in the San Francisco Bay Area. The city is home to a population of over 85,000 people who have access to world-class medical care. Redwood City has two major hospitals that are affiliated with Stanford University Medical Center: Sequoia Hospital and Kaiser Permanente Redwood City Medical Center. Additionally, there are many local medical facilities throughout the city for specialized care such as OBGYN services, podiatry, and dentistry. The quality of healthcare in Redwood City is excellent; local physicians are highly trained and committed to providing the best possible care for their patients. Furthermore, the city is proactive in promoting health by organizing programs such as immunization clinics and preventive health education seminars for its citizens. These initiatives ensure that the health of Redwood City's residents remains strong and secure.

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 302 physicians per 100,000 population in Redwood City. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.

Health Cost Index

The annual BestPlaces Health Cost Index for the Redwood City area is 97.0 (lower=better). The US average is 100.

97.0 / 100

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

Water Qualtiy Index

The annual BestPlaces Water Quality Index for the Redwood City area is 45 (100=best). The US average is 55.

45 / 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 Redwood City 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.

Quick Facts

Commuting can effect your health. The average person in Redwood City commutes 25.3 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 Redwood City area is 67 (100=best). The US average is 58.

67 / 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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(Caveating everything with "it's Bay Area prices") Redwood City is a large sprawling town where you can find just about anything you're looking for. There's great  More

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The entire Bay Area is ridiculous. You can't compare it to other areas. RWC is reasonably cheap for the area. I pay $5K for a rental townhouse in one of the many  More

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Lovely weather. Safe place to live (I live in Redwood Shores). The only thing that keeps this place from being 5 stars is the cost of housing. When you have to pay an  More

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