Retire in Athens

Health and Safety

Get health and safety information on Athens.

Healthcare Overview

Number of ranked counties in state: 159

County Rank Within State

Health Outcomes:

22

Health Factors:

20

Health Behaviors:

15

Quality of Life:

37

Clinical Care:

10

Percentile Within State

Health Outcomes:

86.2%

Health Factors:

87.4%

Health Behaviors:

90.6%

Quality of Life:

76.7%

Clinical Care:

93.7%

Source: County Health Rankings

Providers

# of Primary Care Physicians: 79
Number of residents per primary care physician: 1522:1
State average number of residents per primary care physician: 1572:1
# of Dentists: 66
Number of residents per dentist: 1837:1
State average number of residents per dentist: 2099:1
# of Mental Health Providers: 331
Number of residents per mental health provider: 366:1
State average number of residents per mental health provider: 914:1

Hospitals

# of hospitals within 25 miles: 4

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:

10

1

4

1

0

4

Percentage with 4 or 5 stars

50%

Costs

Healthcare Type

Monthly Cost
State Median Cost
Projected Montly Cost (20 years from now)
Homemaker services:
$ 3,432
$ 3,432
$ 6,199
Home Health Aide:
$ 3,432
$ 3,432
$ 6,199
Adult Day Health Care:
$ 1,300
$ 1,300
$ 2,348
Private, 1br assisted living:
$ 3,150
$ 2,880
$ 5,689
Nursing Home, Semi-private Room:
$ 5,293
$ 5,566
$ 9,560
Nursing Home, Private Room:
$ 5,475
$ 5,931
$ 9,888

Source: Genworth Financial

Safety

Crime rates in Athens rank a bit higher than the national average, and most hazard risks are moderate.

  • Area
  • National Average

Hurricane Risk

2

Tornado Risk

2

Wildfire Risk

1

Earthquake Risk

2

Nuclear Reactor Within 20 Miles

No

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