Health and Healthcare in Waco, TXHealthcare comes down to access, affordability and outcomes. Waco residents have access to 18 acute care hospitals within 60 miles. The ratio of residents to primary care physicians is 514:1 compared to the national average of 598:1. Waco residents are part of McLennan County, which ranks 137th for health outcomes and 84th for health factors in the State of Texas. Additionally, residents spend 4.9% less than the national average on health care-related goods and services.
Health Outcomes Ranking137th in Texas out of 254 counties
Health Factors Rank84th in Texas out of 254 counties
Health Behaviors Rank130th in Texas out of 254 counties
Hospitals in Waco, TX18 hospitals within 60 miles
of Waco, TX 6,936:1 population to hospital ratio
Doctors in Waco, TX243 doctors within city limits
of Waco, TX 514:1 population to primary care ratio
Each year, a dozen newly minted doctors take part in the Waco Family Medicine Residency Program, where they learn to treat patients in a community setting. Started in 1970, the program each year accepts 12 residents who see patients in both a clinical and hospital environment.