Retire in Sarasota

Health and Safety

Get health and safety information on Sarasota.

Healthcare Overview

Number of ranked counties in state: 67

County Rank Within State

Health Outcomes:

8

Health Factors:

4

Health Behaviors:

9

Quality of Life:

5

Clinical Care:

3

Percentile Within State

Health Outcomes:

88.1%

Health Factors:

94%

Health Behaviors:

86.6%

Quality of Life:

92.5%

Clinical Care:

95.5%

Source: County Health Rankings

Providers

# of Primary Care Physicians: 294
Number of residents per primary care physician: 1300:1
State average number of residents per primary care physician: 1423:1
# of Dentists: 265
Number of residents per dentist: 1478:1
State average number of residents per dentist: 1874:1
# of Mental Health Providers: 552
Number of residents per mental health provider: 709:1
State average number of residents per mental health provider: 744:1

Hospitals

# of hospitals within 25 miles: 6

Average ER Wait Time: 23 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:

41

11

10

8

9

3

Percentage with 4 or 5 stars

51.2%

Costs

Healthcare Type

Monthly Cost
State Median Cost
Projected Montly Cost (20 years from now)
Homemaker services:
$ 3,575
$ 3,432
$ 6,457
Home Health Aide:
$ 3,838
$ 3,623
$ 6,932
Adult Day Health Care:
$ 1,788
$ 1,408
$ 3,229
Private, 1br assisted living:
$ 3,000
$ 3,150
$ 5,418
Nursing Home, Semi-private Room:
$ 7,452
$ 7,300
$ 13,459
Nursing Home, Private Room:
$ 8,517
$ 8,060
$ 15,383

Source: Genworth Financial

Safety

Although crime rates are slightly above the national averages, this is somewhat to be expected due to the size of the city. From a hazard perspective, hurricanes pose the biggest threat, although Sarasota's western Florida coast location has spared it from many recent storms.

  • Area
  • National Average

Hurricane Risk

4

Tornado Risk

1

Wildfire Risk

1

Earthquake Risk

1

Nuclear Reactor Within 20 Miles

No

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