Retire in Asheville

Health and Safety

Get health and safety information on Asheville.

Healthcare Overview

Number of ranked counties in state: 100

County Rank Within State

Health Outcomes:

17

Health Factors:

7

Health Behaviors:

16

Quality of Life:

14

Clinical Care:

4

Percentile Within State

Health Outcomes:

83%

Health Factors:

93%

Health Behaviors:

84%

Quality of Life:

86%

Clinical Care:

96%

Source: County Health Rankings

Providers

# of Primary Care Physicians: 332
Number of residents per primary care physician: 747:1
State average number of residents per primary care physician: 1448:1
# of Dentists: 176
Number of residents per dentist: 1424:1
State average number of residents per dentist: 1970:1
# of Mental Health Providers: 1252
Number of residents per mental health provider: 200:1
State average number of residents per mental health provider: 472:1

Hospitals

# of hospitals within 25 miles: 4

Average ER Wait Time: 45 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:

28

10

3

5

6

4

Percentage with 4 or 5 stars

46%

Costs

Healthcare Type

Monthly Cost
State Median Cost
Projected Montly Cost (20 years from now)
Homemaker services:
$ 3,527
$ 3,337
$ 6,370
Home Health Aide:
$ 3,813
$ 3,476
$ 6,887
Adult Day Health Care:
$ 1,083
$ 1,105
$ 1,956
Private, 1br assisted living:
$ 2,400
$ 3,000
$ 4,335
Nursing Home, Semi-private Room:
$ 7,148
$ 6,266
$ 12,910
Nursing Home, Private Room:
$ 8,045
$ 6,844
$ 14,530

Source: Genworth Financial

Safety

  • Area
  • National Average

Hurricane Risk

1

Tornado Risk

2

Wildfire Risk

3

Earthquake Risk

3

Nuclear Reactor Within 20 Miles

No

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