Union County, GA Health


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Union County, Georgia is a small rural county with a population of approximately 21,000 people. The area is serviced by two major local hospitals: Union General Hospital and Emory John’s Creek Hospital. Additionally, there are several other medical facilities in the area that offer specialized care for those who are not able to access the larger hospitals. These facilities provide a variety of services from primary care to physical therapy and mental health counseling. The health care systems in this area provide quality care to residents and visitors alike, ensuring that you get the best care possible when faced with an illness or injury. With its low cost of living and dedicated staff of physicians, Union County is a great place to receive top-notch medical attention.

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 148 physicians per 100,000 population in Union County. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.

Health Cost Index

The annual BestPlaces Health Cost Index for the Union County area is 121.2 (lower=better). The US average is 100.

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

Water Qualtiy Index

The annual BestPlaces Water Quality Index for the Union County area is 50 (100=best). The US average is 55.

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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 Union County area is 89 (100=best). The US average is 87.

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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 Union County commutes 22.4 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 Union County area is 77 (100=best). The US average is 58.

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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