Santa Fe, NM Health


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Santa Fe, New Mexico is a truly unique city. It has an abundance of natural beauty, a vibrant culture, and a bustling economy. When it comes to health care in Santa Fe, the city provides top-notch care for its residents. Santa Fe has several local hospitals and medical facilities that offer comprehensive healthcare services including primary care, emergency services, specialty care, and mental health care. The city also strives to promote healthy living by offering resources such as nutrition information and community events that promote physical activity. Residents of Santa Fe have access to excellent healthcare options that are readily available within their own neighborhoods.

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 289 physicians per 100,000 population in Santa Fe. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.

Health Cost Index

The annual BestPlaces Health Cost Index for the Santa Fe area is 85.4 (lower=better). The US average is 100.

85.4 / 100

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

Water Qualtiy Index

The annual BestPlaces Water Quality Index for the Santa Fe area is 74 (100=best). The US average is 55.

74 / 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 Santa Fe area is 95 (100=best). The US average is 87.

95 / 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 Santa Fe commutes 19.1 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 Santa Fe area is 72 (100=best). The US average is 58.

72 / 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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I’ve recently moved to Santa Fe from Colorado. I love Santa Fe for various reasons… mostly because of the tricultural aspects of it. We have amazing Native American,  More

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Over 5 years ago

Bought a house here in 2013 and split my time here with other house in Adirondack Mountains of NYS. Santa Fe is great, but not perfect. Love the climate. 306 days of  More

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Over 5 years ago

The only 2 things about Santa Fe that are nice is the scenery and the weather. But, those two things cannot bring about the total comfort and homeyness that makes a city  More

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