Zip 96779 (Paia, HI) 

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Health in Zip 96779 (Paia, HI)

The health of the 96779 Paia, HI community is important to many who live there. There are several top rate medical facilities located in the area, such as Maui Memorial Medical Center and Maui Health System which provide specialized healthcare services to local residents. Additionally, there are several local hospitals in close proximity to Paia that provide general emergency and medical care services for all members of the community. The city also offers a wide range of health services including primary and preventive care, women’s health services, mental health services, long-term care services and more. The state of Hawaii has some of the highest rates of access to healthcare in the nation, providing residents with comprehensive coverage options for both physical and mental health needs. With an emphasis on preventative care and a knowledgeable staff providing quality care for all patients within the community, the people of 96779 Paia, HI can rest assured that their overall health will be 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.


There are 191 physicians per 100,000 population in Paia (zip 96779). The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.


The annual BestPlaces Health Cost Index for the Paia (zip 96779) area is 90.7 (lower=better). The US average is 100.

90.7 / 100

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


The annual BestPlaces Water Quality Index for the Paia (zip 96779) area is 52 (100=best). The US average is 55.

52 / 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.


The annual BestPlaces Superfund Index for the Paia (zip 96779) area is 94 (100=best). The US average is 87.

94 / 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.

Commuting can effect your health. The average person in Paia (zip 96779) commutes 22.0 minutes one-way, which is shorter than the US average of 26.4 minutes.


The annual BestPlaces Air Quality Index for the Paia (zip 96779) area is 83 (100=best). The US average is 58.

83 / 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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