Zip 15219 (Pittsburgh, PA) Health


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Pittsburgh, PA is located in the 15219 zip code. The health of this community is largely supported by its local hospitals and medical facilities. UPMC Shadyside Hospital, UPMC St Margaret, Allegheny General Hospital, AGH Suburban Outpatient Center, Forbes Regional Hospital, and UPMC East are all located within the 15219 zip code. Each of these hospitals provide a variety of services to ensure quality healthcare for the population in the area. In addition to these hospitals, there are also many doctors' offices and clinics providing a range of treatments including primary care services, specialty care services such as cardiology and neurology, mental health services, and other health-related services. These resources help to make sure that residents of Pittsburgh have access to the best possible healthcare.

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 381 physicians per 100,000 population in Pittsburgh (zip 15219). The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.

Health Cost Index

The annual BestPlaces Health Cost Index for the Pittsburgh (zip 15219) area is 88.8 (lower=better). The US average is 100.

88.8 / 100

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

Water Qualtiy Index

The annual BestPlaces Water Quality Index for the Pittsburgh (zip 15219) 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.

Superfund Index

The annual BestPlaces Superfund Index for the Pittsburgh (zip 15219) 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 Pittsburgh (zip 15219) commutes 21.1 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 Pittsburgh (zip 15219) area is 27 (100=best). The US average is 58.

27 / 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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