Dickinson County, KS Health


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Dickinson County, KS is a relatively small community with a population of just over 19,000 residents. Despite its size, it offers a variety of health services to its citizens. There are several local hospitals in the county, such as Geary Community Hospital and Abilene Regional Medical Center. In addition to these full-service hospitals, Dickinson County is also home to various medical facilities such as clinics, long-term care centers, and urgent care centers that provide specialized medical care on an outpatient basis. Residents of the county have access to world-class healthcare services which include primary care and specialty services. Other health services available in the area include mental health counseling, addiction treatment programs, and other community support resources. The county is committed to providing quality care for its citizens and ensuring that everyone receives the best possible health outcomes.

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 57 physicians per 100,000 population in Dickinson County. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.

Health Cost Index

The annual BestPlaces Health Cost Index for the Dickinson County area is 97.7 (lower=better). The US average is 100.

97.7 / 100

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

Water Qualtiy Index

The annual BestPlaces Water Quality Index for the Dickinson County area is 40 (100=best). The US average is 55.

40 / 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 Dickinson County area is 77 (100=best). The US average is 87.

77 / 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 Dickinson County commutes 21.1 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 Dickinson County area is 71 (100=best). The US average is 58.

71 / 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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