Medfield, MA Health


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Medfield, MA is a small town with a population of 8,444. Despite its size, the town offers a variety of health care options to its residents. The closest hospitals are Milford Regional Medical Center and Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham, which are both located within 20 miles of Medfield’s town center. Additionally, the community boasts several local medical facilities such as Medfield Family Practice and Westwood-Mansfield Pediatrics. These two practices offer primary care services for all ages as well as specialized medical care, such as obstetrics and gynecology or sports medicine. The local public health department provides immunizations for children and adults as well as health education classes. Medfield also has several pharmacies which provide medication to local residents in addition to other health related services such as compounding medications or administering vaccinations. With these options available, the citizens of Medfield have access to high quality healthcare that meets their individual needs.

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 392 physicians per 100,000 population in Medfield. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.

Health Cost Index

The annual BestPlaces Health Cost Index for the Medfield area is 83.5 (lower=better). The US average is 100.

83.5 / 100

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

Water Qualtiy Index

The annual BestPlaces Water Quality Index for the Medfield area is 35 (100=best). The US average is 55.

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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 Medfield area is 88 (100=best). The US average is 87.

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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 Medfield commutes 38.7 minutes one-way, which is longer than the US average of 26.4 minutes.

Air Quality Index

The annual BestPlaces Air Quality Index for the Medfield area is 72 (100=best). The US average is 58.

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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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