Yonkers, NY Health


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Yonkers, NY is a large city in Westchester County with a population of over 200,000 people. The health care infrastructure in the city has improved significantly over the past decade and there are several hospitals and medical facilities available to residents. These include St. John's Riverside Hospital, Montefiore Medical Center, Lawrence Hospital Center, NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital, and Westchester Medical Center among others. All of these facilities offer access to advanced care services and specialize in various areas such as emergency medicine, cardiology, orthopedic surgery, oncology, obstetrics/gynecology, primary care services and more. In addition to these hospitals and medical centers there are numerous smaller urgent care clinics throughout Yonkers that provide basic medical services for minor conditions like colds and flu as well as specialized services such as pediatric care or physical therapy. With so many options available to its residents, Yonkers provides access to quality healthcare that can meet the needs of each individual.

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 490 physicians per 100,000 population in Yonkers. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.

Health Cost Index

The annual BestPlaces Health Cost Index for the Yonkers area is 99.8 (lower=better). The US average is 100.

99.8 / 100

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

Water Qualtiy Index

The annual BestPlaces Water Quality Index for the Yonkers area is 36 (100=best). The US average is 55.

36 / 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 Yonkers area is 98 (100=best). The US average is 87.

98 / 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 Yonkers commutes 34.3 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 Yonkers area is 36 (100=best). The US average is 58.

36 / 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 lived in Yonkers my entire life, close enough to the city with less congestion. Some areas are difficult to access, and you must have a car to get around. There are a  More

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I've lived in this city for over 20 years in the Bryn Mawr section and I love it. We are the closest suburb to NYC. I can go and watch a broadway show and be back at  More

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My family and I have lived in northeast Yonkers for 18 years after leaving the grime and crime of Manhattan (my home). I bought a cute colonial on a quiet street 11  More

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