2019 Health Care Directory: A health care snapshot of the Katy area

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Overall health statistics for the three counties in the Katy area have remained steady over the last year. The percentage of residents who do not have health insurance either changed by 1% or did not change at all. However, all three Katy counties saw a small decrease in residents enrolled in Medicaid. Although Harris and Fort Bend counties have health departments, Waller County does not.

Fort Bend County

Fort Bend County

Services provided: animal services, clinical health services, emergency medical service, environmental health, indigent health care, senior services, public health preparedness, social services
281-238-3233
www.fbchealth.org
2017-18 tax rate: N/A

How healthy is Fort Bend County?

FB86

86% of adults surveyed reported being in good or great health.

FB88

88% of adults are nonsmokers.

FB78

78% of adults are considered fit.

FB92

90% of residents have access to locations for physical activity

FB88

88% of residents have health insurance.

How healthy is Texas?

66,529 residents were enrolled in Medicaid as of February 2019.

There were 517 primary care physicians in Fort Bend County in 2018. That means there are 63 primary care physicians for every 100,000 residents, which ranks 60th statewide.

There were 5,628 registered nurses in Fort Bend County in 2018. That means there are 687 registered nurses for every 100,000 residents, which ranks 49th statewide.

Harris County

Services provided: adult weight management, mental and behavioral health, primary and specialty care, geriatric medicine, cancer care, cardiology, HIV/AIDs services, physical medicine and rehabilitation, stroke and trauma care, prenatal services
713-526-4243
www.harrishealth.org
2017-18 tax rate: $0.17108 per $100 valuation

How healthy is Harris County?

HC82

82% of adults surveyed reported being in good or great health.

HC87

87% of adults are nonsmokers.

HC78

78% of adults are considered fit.

HC90

90% of residents have access to locations for physical activity

HC79

79% of residents have health insurance.

How Healthy is Fort Bend County

693,080 residents were enrolled in Medicaid as of February 2019.

There were 4,209 primary care physicians in Harris County in 2018. That means there are 89 primary care physicians for every 100,000 residents, which ranks 23rd statewide.

There were 44,782 registered nurses in Harris County in 2018. That means there are 950 registered nurses for every 100,000 residents, which ranks 27th statewide.

How healthy is Waller County?

81% of adults surveyed reported being in good or great health.

82% of adults are nonsmokers.

70% of adults are considered fit.

24% of residents have access to locations for physical activity

76% of residents have health insurance.

6,784 residents were enrolled in Medicaid as of February 2019.

There were 5 primary care physicians in Waller County in 2018. That means there are 9 primary care physicians for every 100,000 residents, which ranks 216th statewide.

There were 73 registered nurses in Waller County in 2018. That means there are 134 registered nurses for every 100,000 residents, which ranks 243rd statewide.

Local health care industry in Katy-area

17,668 workers in the Katy area are employed in the health care and social assistance industry.

Local hospitals employ more than 3,850 total employees

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Sources: U.S. Census American Community Survey 2017, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation County Health Rankings, Texas Department of State Health Services, Fort Bend County Health and human Services, Harris County Health System, Katy Economic Development Association/Community Impact Newspaper

This article is part of our 2019 Health Care Directory. View more Health Care Directory coverage here.

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Jen Para
Jen joined Community Impact Newspaper in fall 2018 as the editor of the Katy edition. A graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism, Jen has written about business, politics and education since 2013. Prior to CI, Jen was the web producer at Houston Business Journal.
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