Fort Wayne, IN Health


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Fort Wayne, Indiana is a diverse and vibrant city with a wide range of health services available. The city is home to several hospitals and medical facilities that provide a variety of care for its residents. From primary care clinics to specialty hospitals, Fort Wayne has something for everyone seeking medical attention. The city also offers many specialized services such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, and mental health counseling. Additionally, the local Department of Health provides vaccinations and screenings for communicable diseases as well as educational programs for promoting healthy lifestyles. With so many quality health services available in Fort Wayne, residents can be sure they are receiving the best possible care when it comes to their health.

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 231 physicians per 100,000 population in Fort Wayne. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.

Health Cost Index

The annual BestPlaces Health Cost Index for the Fort Wayne area is 80.5 (lower=better). The US average is 100.

80.5 / 100

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

Water Qualtiy Index

The annual BestPlaces Water Quality Index for the Fort Wayne area is 23 (100=best). The US average is 55.

23 / 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 Fort Wayne area is 93 (100=best). The US average is 87.

93 / 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 Fort Wayne commutes 20.9 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 Fort Wayne area is 66 (100=best). The US average is 58.

66 / 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

Fort Wayne is what America used to be. Hardworking, unpretentious, welcoming. There are problems, like anywhere, including crime on the east side, but nothing like  More

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Over 5 years ago

Moved here from Buffalo, NY. Ft Wayne is a big city with lots of greenery and things to do. It is not congested and cost of living is cheap. One complain-drivers with  More

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I lived in Fort Wayne from 1962 until 1988 then moved north. Fort Wayne was a nice city at one time. It's sad to say, but today, it's become to highly populated with  More

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