Tulsa Metro Area, OK Health


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The Tulsa, OK Metro Area is a diverse and vibrant region with a variety of healthcare services available to its residents. The area is home to many local hospitals, such as St. Francis Health Systems, Hillcrest Medical Center, and Saint John Medical Center, as well as numerous medical clinics and specialty centers that provide specialized care for the community. In addition to these facilities, there are also a number of other healthcare services available in the area such as walk-in clinics, urgent care centers, mental health centers, and home health agencies. Residents of the Tulsa Metro Area have access to high-quality healthcare services from both private providers and public resources. These services ensure that individuals in the area have access to necessary treatments and preventive care in order to maintain their overall health and wellbeing.

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 217 physicians per 100,000 population in Tulsa Metro Area. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.

Health Cost Index

The annual BestPlaces Health Cost Index for the Tulsa Metro Area area is 110.8 (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 Tulsa Metro Area area is 62 (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 Tulsa Metro Area area is 84 (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 Tulsa Metro Area commutes 21.5 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 Tulsa Metro Area area is 44 (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