Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario Metro Area, CA Health


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The health of the residents in the Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metro Area is taken care of by an abundance of local hospitals and medical facilities. There are 12 major hospitals in the area, many of which are highly rated and have won awards for their performance and care. These hospitals offer a wide range of services, from primary care to specialized care for various conditions or illnesses. Additionally, there are numerous clinics located across the area that offer basic medical services as well as more specialized services such as physical therapy, nutrition counseling, and mental health services. All together these various options serve to ensure that all residents have access to quality healthcare close to home.

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 116 physicians per 100,000 population in Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario Metro Area. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.

Health Cost Index

The annual BestPlaces Health Cost Index for the Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario Metro Area area is 83.1 (lower=better). The US average is 100.

83.1 / 100

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

Water Qualtiy Index

The annual BestPlaces Water Quality Index for the Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario Metro Area area is 49 (100=best). The US average is 55.

49 / 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 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario Metro Area area is 93 (100=best). The US average is 87.

93 / 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 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario Metro Area commutes 32.1 minutes one-way, which is longer than the US average of 26.4 minutes.

Air Quality Index

The annual BestPlaces Air Quality Index for the Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario Metro Area area is 62 (100=best). The US average is 58.

62 / 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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