Zip 06226 (Willimantic, CT) Health


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United States / Connecticut / Worcester Metro Area / Windham County / No City / Willimantic (zip 06226)
Willimantic, Connecticut (06226) is a small city of approximately 17,000 people. While the city has an abundance of amenities and services for its residents, healthcare is not one of them. The nearest hospitals are all located in surrounding towns such as Windham Hospital and Day Kimball Hospital in Putnam. In terms of local medical facilities, there are several primary care doctors' offices scattered around the area, such as Windham Medical Associates and Willimantic Family Medicine. Although the town doesn't have any long-term care facilities or specialty care clinics, there is an emergency clinic run by Day Kimball Healthcare that provides 24/7 care for those in need. Additionally, ECHN's Mobile Dental Van visits Willimantic multiple times per month, providing dental care to children and adults without insurance or who cannot otherwise afford it. With these resources available to residents of Willimantic, health services are slowly becoming more accessible to the citizens of this small town.

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 126 physicians per 100,000 population in Willimantic (zip 06226). The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.

Health Cost Index

The annual BestPlaces Health Cost Index for the Willimantic (zip 06226) area is 104.1 (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 Willimantic (zip 06226) area is 73 (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 Willimantic (zip 06226) area is 44 (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 Willimantic (zip 06226) commutes 19.1 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 Willimantic (zip 06226) area is 71 (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

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