Tarpon Springs, FL Health


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Tarpon Springs, Florida is a city located in the Tampa Bay area that boasts a vibrant coastal atmosphere and beautiful natural surroundings. When considering the health of its residents, Tarpon Springs offers both local hospitals and medical facilities that provide quality care to their community. These include Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, Baycare Mease Countryside Hospital, and St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital. In addition to these traditional options, Tarpon Springs also provides access to services such as urgent care centers, pharmacies, family practice clinics, physical therapy centers, and chiropractic offices. Furthermore, local organizations such as the Pinellas County Health Department offer free screening programs for common illnesses such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer to help promote healthy lifestyles. With its wide range of healthcare options and proactive approach to wellness promotion, Tarpon Springs is committed to ensuring its residents receive the highest level of care possible.

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 273 physicians per 100,000 population in Tarpon Springs. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.

Health Cost Index

The annual BestPlaces Health Cost Index for the Tarpon Springs area is 98.5 (lower=better). The US average is 100.

98.5 / 100

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

Water Qualtiy Index

The annual BestPlaces Water Quality Index for the Tarpon Springs area is 50 (100=best). The US average is 55.

50 / 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 Tarpon Springs 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 Tarpon Springs commutes 25.4 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 Tarpon Springs area is 70 (100=best). The US average is 58.

70 / 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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Over 1 years ago

I've lived in this City for over 30 years and love it here. Once you go Greek you never want to change! Small town with fishing, boating, waterfront, parks are  More

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Over 17 years ago

I have lived in this town my almost my entire life and yes, I have tried to relocate only to find that I missed my hometown! Tarpon still has a small town feel to it.   More

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Over 18 years ago

Winters are great, summers are  More

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