Burnet, TX Health


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Burnet, TX is a small city located in the Hill Country of Texas with a population of 5,997 according to the 2019 census. The health care system in Burnet is served by several local hospitals and medical facilities, providing residents with multiple options for medical care. The main hospital in the area is the Seton Highland Lakes Hospital which offers general and specialty care services as well as ancillary services such as physical therapy and laboratory testing. Residents also have access to smaller facilities such as Burnet County Medical Partners and Highland Lakes Urgent Care. These providers are staffed with board certified physicians who offer primary care, emergency services, and specialized care options for many health conditions. In addition to these healthcare centers, there are many other resources available in Burnet for residents seeking medical assistance or advice, such as pharmacies, walk-in clinics, behavioral health specialists, chiropractors, dentists and vision centers. With its wide range of local healthcare providers and resources offered throughout the city, Burnet provides its citizens with quality medical care within their community.

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 106 physicians per 100,000 population in Burnet. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.

Health Cost Index

The annual BestPlaces Health Cost Index for the Burnet area is 83.7 (lower=better). The US average is 100.

83.7 / 100

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

Water Qualtiy Index

The annual BestPlaces Water Quality Index for the Burnet area is 89 (100=best). The US average is 55.

89 / 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 Burnet area is 76 (100=best). The US average is 87.

76 / 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 Burnet commutes 22.0 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 Burnet area is 69 (100=best). The US average is 58.

69 / 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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