Bossier City, LA 

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Health in Bossier City, LA

Bossier City, Louisiana is a vibrant and diverse city with plenty of health resources to keep its residents healthy and safe. The city has several hospitals, including Willis-Knighton Health System and Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport-Bossier, that provide comprehensive medical care to both adults and children. Along with these hospitals, the area also has a number of local medical facilities such as Bossier Urgent Care and John H. Kennedy Medical Center that provide urgent care services for illnesses and minor injuries. The city is home to a wide variety of physician’s offices, clinics, and pharmacies that offer convenient access to healthcare services. In addition to these services, there are community programs available that help people without insurance or limited means access quality health care in the community. These programs focus on preventative care through screenings as well as providing assistance with education, nutrition, physical activity, smoking cessation and other lifestyle changes for better overall health. Bossier City is committed to providing its citizens with the best possible health care options while making sure they have access to the necessary resources they need

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.


There are 97 physicians per 100,000 population in Bossier City. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.


The annual BestPlaces Health Cost Index for the Bossier City area is 98.2 (lower=better). The US average is 100.

98.2 / 100

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


The annual BestPlaces Water Quality Index for the Bossier City area is 53 (100=best). The US average is 55.

53 / 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 Bossier City area is 89 (100=best). The US average is 87.

89 / 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 Bossier City commutes 17.5 minutes one-way, which is shorter than the US average of 26.4 minutes.


The annual BestPlaces Air Quality Index for the Bossier City area is 38 (100=best). The US average is 58.

38 / 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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    Reviews for Bossier City    5 Reviews
    White Flight - 12/21/2017
    Bossier City is pretty much where people from Shreveport go when they get fed up with the crime, dysfunction, and high taxes over there. That said, it is no paradise. ... Read More

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    Better than Shreveport, but only slightly - 12/3/2016
    This is sort of the "good side" of the Red River. A little safer than Shreveport, but not by much! Has some modern stores and livable apartments. Just be wary of who... Read More

    It's all right - 9/14/2014
    Lived here for 7 years, ready to leave, mind you. There are a number of colleges including a state university branch. It gets terribly hot and humid in the summer with... Read More

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