Retire in Bellingham

Health and Safety

Get health and safety information on Bellingham.

Healthcare Overview

Number of ranked counties in state: 39

County Rank Within State

Health Outcomes:

4

Health Factors:

6

Health Behaviors:

6

Quality of Life:

4

Clinical Care:

14

Percentile Within State

Health Outcomes:

89.7%

Health Factors:

84.6%

Health Behaviors:

84.6%

Quality of Life:

89.7%

Clinical Care:

64.1%

Source: County Health Rankings

Providers

# of Primary Care Physicians: 169
Number of residents per primary care physician: 1215:1
State average number of residents per primary care physician: 1203:1
# of Dentists: 138
Number of residents per dentist: 1495:1
State average number of residents per dentist: 1327:1
# of Mental Health Providers: 747
Number of residents per mental health provider: 276:1
State average number of residents per mental health provider: 409:1

Hospitals

# of hospitals within 25 miles: 2

Average ER Wait Time: 31 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

0

5

3

2

0

Percentage with 4 or 5 stars

50%

Costs

Healthcare Type

Monthly Cost
State Median Cost
Projected Montly Cost (20 years from now)
Homemaker services:
$ 4,576
$ 4,507
$ 8,265
Home Health Aide:
$ 4,767
$ 4,576
$ 8,610
Adult Day Health Care:
$ 1,454
$ 1,464
$ 2,626
Private, 1br assisted living:
$ 4,125
$ 4,625
$ 7,450
Nursing Home, Semi-private Room:
$ 7,604
$ 8,078
$ 13,734
Nursing Home, Private Room:
$ 8,060
$ 8,803
$ 14,557

Source: Genworth Financial

Safety

Crime rates in Bellingham are higher than national averages, and hazard risks are low to moderate, with the exception of an elevated earthquake risk.

  • Area
  • National Average

Hurricane Risk

1

Tornado Risk

1

Wildfire Risk

3

Earthquake Risk

4

Nuclear Reactor Within 20 Miles

No

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