Eugene, OR 

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Health in Eugene, OR

Eugene, OR is a city with many great health resources available to its residents. The local hospitals and medical facilities are staffed with highly trained professionals dedicated to providing quality care. These include PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center University District, PeaceHealth Medical Group Urgent Care – RiverBend, and McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center. All of these provide comprehensive healthcare and specialize in a variety of services such as general medicine, obstetrics, pediatrics, and surgical procedures. Additionally, there are numerous clinics throughout the city that offer preventive care services like physicals and vaccinations as well as specialized services for mental health counseling and substance abuse treatment. The presence of these facilities ensures that all members of the community have access to quality healthcare regardless of their ability to pay or language spoken.

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.


There are 240 physicians per 100,000 population in Eugene. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.


The annual BestPlaces Health Cost Index for the Eugene area is 91.5 (lower=better). The US average is 100.

91.5 / 100

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


The annual BestPlaces Water Quality Index for the Eugene area is 60 (100=best). The US average is 55.

60 / 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.


The annual BestPlaces Superfund Index for the Eugene area is 93 (100=best). The US average is 87.

93 / 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.

Commuting can effect your health. The average person in Eugene commutes 18.2 minutes one-way, which is shorter than the US average of 26.4 minutes.


The annual BestPlaces Air Quality Index for the Eugene area is 40 (100=best). The US average is 58.

40 / 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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    Reviews for Eugene    89 Reviews
    Don’t move here - 6/20/2022
    It’s cold and rainy and cloudy most of the year on June it rained and was cloudy every day except 3. The weather is mostly cloudy even if it’s not raining. If you want... Read More

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    Love this town - 6/17/2022
    Moved here from Austin, Texas about three years ago. I've lived in the Bay Area, California, San Diego, Los Angeles and various towns in Central Texas (Georgetown,... Read More

    Eugene is a great place to live - 6/4/2022
    Eugene has its warts, just like any other city. But in my view, the good things far outweigh the bad aspects. What I like the best is the location, right on the... Read More

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