Retire in San Diego

Health and Safety

Get health and safety information on San Diego.

Healthcare Overview

Number of ranked counties in state: 58

County Rank Within State

Health Outcomes:

19

Health Factors:

19

Health Behaviors:

20

Quality of Life:

29

Clinical Care:

25

Percentile Within State

Health Outcomes:

67.2%

Health Factors:

67.2%

Health Behaviors:

65.5%

Quality of Life:

50%

Clinical Care:

56.9%

Source: County Health Rankings

Providers

# of Primary Care Physicians: 2462
Number of residents per primary care physician: 1290:1
State average number of residents per primary care physician: 1294:1
# of Dentists: 2542
Number of residents per dentist: 1263:1
State average number of residents per dentist: 1291:1
# of Mental Health Providers: 9096
Number of residents per mental health provider: 353:1
State average number of residents per mental health provider: 376:1

Hospitals

# of hospitals within 25 miles: 12

Average ER Wait Time: 25 minutes
National Average ER Wait Time:24 minutes

Sample hospitals

Joint Comm Accreditation
# of beds
ER Services
ER Wait Time (in minutes)

Nursing Homes

Nursing homes within 25 miles:

58

28

14

7

8

1

Percentage with 4 or 5 stars

72.4%

Costs

Healthcare Type

Monthly Cost
State Median Cost
Projected Montly Cost (20 years from now)
Homemaker services:
$ 4,281
$ 4,290
$ 7,732
Home Health Aide:
$ 4,290
$ 4,385
$ 7,748
Adult Day Health Care:
$ 1,710
$ 1,668
$ 3,088
Private, 1br assisted living:
$ 3,500
$ 3,750
$ 6,321
Nursing Home, Semi-private Room:
$ 7,817
$ 7,450
$ 14,118
Nursing Home, Private Room:
$ 10,646
$ 8,669
$ 19,228

Source: Genworth Financial

Safety

Crime rates in San Diego are around national averages, and the city does have a high earthquake risk.

  • Area
  • National Average

Hurricane Risk

1

Tornado Risk

1

Wildfire Risk

4

Earthquake Risk

5

Nuclear Reactor Within 20 Miles

No

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