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San Antonio, TX is a rapidly growing city with plenty of medical resources to ensure that its residents get the health care they need. There are several large hospitals located in San Antonio such as Methodist Hospital, University Health System, and Brooke Army Medical Center. In addition to these large-scale hospitals, many local clinics and urgent care facilities are also available to provide medical services for those in need. The city also offers numerous medical professionals such as physicians, nurses, and home health aides who are dedicated to providing quality healthcare services. With new advancements in technology and the rise of telemedicine services, San Antonio is leading innovation when it comes to health care delivery for its residents.

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 231 physicians per 100,000 population in San Antonio. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.

Health Cost Index

The annual BestPlaces Health Cost Index for the San Antonio area is 91.2 (lower=better). The US average is 100.

91.2 / 100

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

Water Qualtiy Index

The annual BestPlaces Water Quality Index for the San Antonio area is 70 (100=best). The US average is 55.

70 / 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 San Antonio area is 97 (100=best). The US average is 87.

97 / 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 San Antonio commutes 24.1 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 San Antonio area is 57 (100=best). The US average is 58.

57 / 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 lived here 13 years now and hoping to move!! Not the most exiting place to live if you enjoy being outdoors for activities like biking, hiking or even walking or  More

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I lived in San Antonio for about 7 months or so, and for a reason! Like anywhere I think SA has its pros and cons, but ultimately being in my early 20s and single I  More

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Over 2 years ago

Overall, San Antonio is a nice place to live. The weather is generally pleasant but from mid June to about mid September, it does get scorching hot. I remember one  More

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