2019 Health Care Directory: A health care snapshot of Williamson County

Williamson County ranked third in overall health outcomes in 2018 among 244 Texas counties included in the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. In the rankings, Williamson County was in the top 10 of all Texas counties in categories such as length of life, quality of life and clinical care.



Williamson County & Cities Health District


Services provided: community health care engagement, day care center and foster care inspections, disaster preparedness, disease control and reporting, flu shots, food-handler sanitation training, food-service inspection, health education, sexually transmitted infection testing, pregnancy screening, vaccinations


Member governments: Cedar Park, Georgetown, Hutto, Leander, Liberty Hill, Round Rock, Taylor, Williamson County


Operating budget: $8,739,624 for fiscal year 2018-19
Phone number: 512-943-3640
Website URL: www.wcchd.org








How healthy is Williamson County?
93% of live births involve babies with healthy birth weights.







78% of adults refrain from heavy alcohol use.







69% of adults have body-mass indexes below levels considered obese.









44% of Medicare enrollees ages 67-69 receive mammography screenings.









17 births per 1,000 involve mothers 15-19 years old.









82 years is the average lifespan expectancy for residents.









89% of residents have access to locations for physical activity.









89% of residents have health insurance.









87% of adults surveyed reported being in good or great health.









87% of adults are nonsmokers.









87% of adults have adequate access to food.









36,409 residents were enrolled in Medicaid as of February 2019.








Local health care industry

Williamson County hospitals have 891 total beds.









28,996 workers in Williamson County are   in the health care and social assistance industry.








There were 454 primary care physicians in Williamson County in 2018. That means there were 78 primary care physicians for every 100,000 residents, which ranks 45th statewide.






There were 3,648 registered nurses in Williamson County in 2018. That means there are 623 registered nurses for every 100,000 residents, which ranks 58th statewide.







18,940 workers in Williamson County are employed in health care-related occupations.




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