Lincoln, NE Health


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Lincoln, Nebraska is a great city that has many positive aspects to its health care system. Located in the state of Nebraska, Lincoln is home to two hospitals and numerous other medical facilities which provide quality care to their patients. The presence of these institutions allows for access to necessary medical attention and support services for those living and visiting the area. In addition, the city also offers a range of educational programs available to help keep all citizens informed about their health care options. With a strong focus on preventive care and healthy lifestyles, Lincoln provides several local health resources that ensure all residents have access to good health services.

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 200 physicians per 100,000 population in Lincoln. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.

Health Cost Index

The annual BestPlaces Health Cost Index for the Lincoln area is 119.8 (lower=better). The US average is 100.

119.8 / 100

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

Water Qualtiy Index

The annual BestPlaces Water Quality Index for the Lincoln area is 30 (100=best). The US average is 55.

30 / 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 Lincoln area is 90 (100=best). The US average is 87.

90 / 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 Lincoln commutes 18.3 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 Lincoln area is 64 (100=best). The US average is 58.

64 / 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 3 years ago

I've lived in Lincoln since 1965. Since the Boosalis Administration the city has been in a slow continual decline despite a growing population. Downtown Lincoln is  More

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I grew up in Lincoln. As a child I have nothing but fond memories of this city. I moved around a few times, places including Crete, and Omaha. Lincoln gives you the best  More

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Over 4 years ago

I've lived in Lincoln for 7 years and love it. Communities are safe, and if you forget to close your garage door, neighbors will call you. There are lots of trails that  More

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