Health and Health Care in Asheville, NC

Asheville, NC health care quality comes down to access, affordability and outcomes. Buncombe County ranks 17 for health outcomes 7 for health factors, and 16 for healthy behaviors in NC.

Health Overview

Healthy living goes beyond whether residents have access to affordable, quality doctors and hospitals. A city’s health takes into consideration the choices residents are making to lower their personal health risk. Here are figures that indicate how Asheville, NC residents stack up against other areas in NC in terms of leading a healthy lifestyle.



Present of adults who do not smoke


Healthy Weight

Present of adults who report a BMI < 30



Present of adults with a health insurance

Active Lifestyle


Present of adults who reports leisure time physical activity

Asheville, NC Rankings