Retire in Augusta

Health and Safety

Get health and safety information on Augusta.

Healthcare Overview

Number of ranked counties in state: 159

County Rank Within State

Health Outcomes:

126

Health Factors:

106

Health Behaviors:

139

Quality of Life:

76

Clinical Care:

29

Percentile Within State

Health Outcomes:

20.8%

Health Factors:

33.3%

Health Behaviors:

12.6%

Quality of Life:

52.2%

Clinical Care:

81.8%

Source: County Health Rankings

Providers

# of Primary Care Physicians: 159
Number of residents per primary care physician: 1274:1
State average number of residents per primary care physician: 1572:1
# of Dentists: 361
Number of residents per dentist: 560:1
State average number of residents per dentist: 2099:1
# of Mental Health Providers: 472
Number of residents per mental health provider: 428:1
State average number of residents per mental health provider: 914:1

Hospitals

# of hospitals within 25 miles: 6

Average ER Wait Time: 28 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:

18

3

3

3

2

7

Percentage with 4 or 5 stars

33.3%

Costs

Healthcare Type

Monthly Cost
State Median Cost
Projected Montly Cost (20 years from now)
Homemaker services:
$ 3,495
$ 3,432
$ 6,312
Home Health Aide:
$ 3,718
$ 3,432
$ 6,715
Adult Day Health Care:
$ 1,603
$ 1,300
$ 2,895
Private, 1br assisted living:
$ 2,200
$ 2,880
$ 3,973
Nursing Home, Semi-private Room:
$ 5,551
$ 5,566
$ 10,026
Nursing Home, Private Room:
$ 5,931
$ 5,931
$ 10,712

Source: Genworth Financial

Safety

Crime rates in Augusta are lower than national averages, and hazard risks are low to 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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