2019 Health Care Directory: A health care snapshot of Brazoria and Galveston counties

Brazoria and Galveston Counties offers a variety of health services for residents. See how healthy the counties are and how their health care industries ranks statewide with these statistics.



Brazoria County








How healthy is Brazoria County?









84% of adults surveyed reported being in good or great health.






86% of adults are nonsmokers.






79% of adults are considered fit.






80% of residents have access to locations for physical activity.






85% of residents have health insurance.






37,694 residents were enrolled in Medicaid as of Feb. 2019.





Galveston County








How healthy is Galveston County?









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






85% of adults are nonsmokers.






76% of adults are considered fit.






87% of residents have access to locations for physical activity.






84% of residents have health insurance.






38,137 residents were enrolled in Medicaid as of Feb. 2019.





How healthy is Texas?









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






86% of adults are nonsmokers.






77% of adults are considered fit.






80% of residents have access to locations for physical activity.






81% of residents have health insurance.






3,927,894 residents were enrolled in Medicaid as of Feb. 2019.





Local Health Care Industry









Local hospitals employ 2,067 total employees.






24,122 workers in Brazoria County are employed in the health care and social assistance industry.






There were 213 primary care physicians in Brazoria County in 2019. That means there are 54.7 primary care physicians for every 100,000 residents, which ranks 78th statewide.






There were 1,983 registered nurses in Brazoria County in 2019. That means there are 509.7 registered nurses for every 100,000 residents, which ranks 83rd statewide.






16,451 workers in Brazoria County are employed in health care-related occupations.






21,875 workers in Galveston County are employed in the health care and social assistance industry.






There were 221 primary care physicians in Galveston County in 2019. That means there are 67.8 primary care physicians for every 100,000 residents, which ranks 53rd statewide.






There were 3,202 registered nurses in Galveston County in 2019. That means there are 982.2 registered nurses for every 100,000 residents, which ranks 24th statewide.






14,756 workers in Galveston County are employed in health care-related occupations.


By Haley Morrison
Haley Morrison came to Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 after graduating from Baylor University. She was promoted to editor in February 2019. Haley primarily covers city government.