The health in Palm Coast, FL is of great importance and the city has made sure to provide sufficient medical services for its residents. The city boasts a wide variety of local hospitals including Florida Hospital Flagler, AdventHealth Palm Coast, and Halifax Health Medical Center of Flagler. Additionally, a number of local medical facilities are also available including urgent care centers, private medical practices, dental offices, and more. Overall, Palm Coast is well-equipped with the necessary resources for its residents to access quality healthcare while living in the city.
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 95 physicians per 100,000 population in Palm Coast. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.
HEALTH COST INDEX
The annual BestPlaces Health Cost Index for the Palm Coast area is 100.8 (lower=better). The US average is 100.
100.8 / 100
Example: 110 = 10% more expensive than national average.
WATER QUALITY INDEX
The annual BestPlaces Water Quality Index for the Palm Coast area is 27 (100=best). The US average is 55.
27 / 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 Palm Coast 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.
Commuting can effect your health. The average person in Palm Coast commutes 25.7 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 Palm Coast area is 68 (100=best). The US average is 58.
68 / 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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