Ellenville, NY Health


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Ellenville, NY is a small town in Ulster County located in the Catskill Region. It has a total population of 4,546 people according to the 2019 estimate. The health of its residents is an important part of keeping Ellenville vibrant and thriving. The area is served by a number of local hospitals and medical facilities, including Ellenville Regional Hospital which provides emergency care and specialty services such as cardiology, neurology, orthopedics, and oncology. Additionally, there are several other medical facilities located throughout the town offering a wide range of additional services including primary care, physical therapy, occupational therapy, nutrition counseling and more. These facilities provide excellent care for Ellenville's residents and ensure that everyone in the community has access to quality medical services when they need them.

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 169 physicians per 100,000 population in Ellenville. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.

Health Cost Index

The annual BestPlaces Health Cost Index for the Ellenville area is 103.2 (lower=better). The US average is 100.

103.2 / 100

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

Water Qualtiy Index

The annual BestPlaces Water Quality Index for the Ellenville area is 52 (100=best). The US average is 55.

52 / 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 Ellenville area is 78 (100=best). The US average is 87.

78 / 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 Ellenville commutes 28.2 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 Ellenville area is 83 (100=best). The US average is 58.

83 / 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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