A health care snapshot of Harris and Montgomery counties

Take a look at a health care snapshot of Harris and Montgomery counties.

Take a look at a health care snapshot of Harris and Montgomery counties.

A larger number of Harris County residents reported having access to locations for physical activity. In Montgomery County, a higher percentage of residents surveyed reported being in good or great health.


Harris Health System
Services provided: adult weight management, mental and behavioral health, primary and specialty care, geriatric medicine, cancer care, cardiology, HIV/AIDS services, stroke and trauma care, prenatal services

2018-19 tax rate: $0.17108 per $100 valuation
713-634-1000
www.harrishealth.org





Montgomery County Hospital District
Services provided: paramedic and ambulance services, indigent care, community education classes, 911 emergency dispatch for EMS and fire

2018-19 tax rate: $0.0599 per $100 valuation
936-523-5000
www.mchd-tx.org





How healthy is Harris County?







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






87% of adults are nonsmokers.






78% of adults are considered fit.






90% of residents have access to locations for physical activity.






79% of residents have health insurance.






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





How healthy is Montgomery County?







96% of adults surveyed reported being in good or great health.






86% of adults are nonsmokers.






78% of adults are considered fit.






84% of residents have access to locations for physical activity.






83% of residents have health insurance.






58,558 residents were enrolled in Medicaid as of February 2019.





Local Health Care Industry







There were 4,209 primary care physicians in Harris County and 513 primary care physicians in Montgomery County in September 2018. That means there are 89.2 and 83.7 primary care physicians, respectively, for every 100,000 residents in the counties, which ranks 23rd and 37th statewide, respectively.


By Kelly Schafler

Editor, Lake Houston | Humble | Kingwood

Kelly Schafler is the editor for the Lake Houston, Humble and Kingwood edition of Community Impact Newspaper, covering public education, city government, development, businesses, local events and all things community-related. Before she became editor, she was the reporter for the Conroe and Montgomery edition for a year and a half.



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The Conroe ISD board of trustees met Jan. 19 for its regular monthly meeting. (Screenshot via Conroe ISD YouTube)
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Magnolia ISD board members approved additional paid sick leave and a $500 bonus payment to district employees in a Jan. 19 board meeting. (Adriana Rezal/Community Impact Newspaper)
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