Health and Healthcare in Walnut Creek, CAHealthcare comes down to access, affordability and outcomes. Walnut Creek residents have access to 79 acute care hospitals within 60 miles. The ratio of residents to primary care physicians is 241:1 compared to the national average of 598:1. Walnut Creek residents are part of Contra Costa County, which ranks 17th for health outcomes and 12th for health factors in the State of California. Additionally, residents spend 10.2% less than the national average on health care-related goods and services.
Health Outcomes Ranking17th in California out of 58 counties
Health Factors Rank12th in California out of 58 counties
Health Behaviors Rank16th in California out of 58 counties
Hospitals in Walnut Creek, CA79 hospitals within 60 miles
of Walnut Creek, CA 817:1 population to hospital ratio
Doctors in Walnut Creek, CA268 doctors within city limits
of Walnut Creek, CA 241:1 population to primary care ratio
The Walnut Creek campus of John Muir Medical Center is growing by leaps and bounds. That’s good news for local residents, who depend on the hospital as the only certified trauma center for Contra Costa County and part of Solano County. A recent $621 million expansion included a new five-story, 347,000-square-foot patient tower and 92 new beds, a roof heliport, and a lobby featuring a sky-lit rotunda.