Health in Zip 01050 (Huntington, MA)
Healthcare in 01050 Huntington, MA is provided by a range of local hospitals and medical facilities. The nearest hospital is Baystate Franklin Medical Center, which provides emergency care as well as a variety of other services. Other nearby medical facilities include the Valley Medical Group, the Springfield Health and Wellness Center, and the Family Practice Associates office. In addition to these services, there are also several pharmacies and urgent care centers in the area. All of these medical resources provide essential healthcare for 01050 Huntington residents. Patients can find everything they need from basic primary care to specialized treatments when they visit any one of these facilities. Additionally, many health insurance plans are accepted at all of them so individuals can obtain the medical care they need without worry about affordability.
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 334 physicians per 100,000 population in Huntington (zip 01050). The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.
HEALTH COST INDEX
The annual BestPlaces Health Cost Index for the Huntington (zip 01050) area is 81.1 (lower=better). The US average is 100.
81.1 / 100
Example: 110 = 10% more expensive than national average.
WATER QUALITY INDEX
The annual BestPlaces Water Quality Index for the Huntington (zip 01050) area is 55 (100=best). The US average is 55.
55 / 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 Huntington (zip 01050) 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.
Commuting can effect your health. The average person in Huntington (zip 01050) 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 Huntington (zip 01050) area is 86 (100=best). The US average is 58.
86 / 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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Physicians per Capita