Clearfield County is a rural area located in Pennsylvania. The county provides many health resources for local residents, including hospitals and medical facilities. Residents have access to UPMC Clearfield Hospital, which offers care for many different illnesses and conditions. Additionally, there are several community health centers that provide outpatient services such as primary care, mental health counseling and other medical services. These centers are run by highly trained healthcare professionals who are dedicated to helping the local population stay healthy. Furthermore, the county has partnered with Penn State Health St. Joseph to open a new cutting-edge medical facility that provides advanced treatments and technology for both inpatient and outpatient care. With such a wide range of health options available, Clearfield County ensures that its residents remain healthy and well taken care of.
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 188 physicians per 100,000 population in Clearfield County. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.
Health Cost Index
The annual BestPlaces Health Cost Index for the Clearfield County area is 94.3 (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 Clearfield County area is 87 (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.
The annual BestPlaces Superfund Index for the Clearfield County area is 91 (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.
Commuting can effect your health. The average person in Clearfield County commutes 24.4 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 Clearfield County area is 79 (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.