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Medical Service Study Area - Details
Map of MSSA
Census Tracts Within
Population by TractsEthnicity in MSSAArea by TractsPoverty in MSSA
This Medical Service Study Area (MSSA) detail report contains several metrics that are frequently used by stakeholders, policy makers, grant applicants, and healthcare advocacy organizations. Included here for this single MSSA are population demographics and geographical relationships between MSSA and other areas such as hospital markets and shortage areas. The map (left) shows this one MSSA and the census tracts that comprise it.
3,026 civilians [per] primary care physican 1,849 civilians [per] dentist 0 civilians [per] psychiatrist
Hospital Markets - Overlapping
- These are general acute care hospital core markets that overlap this MSSA to some degree, the amount of which will be different for each market.
Name of Hospital City Link City Of Hope Helford Clinical Research Hospi... Duarte Go to Details Good Samaritan Hospital-Bakersfield Bakersfield Go to Details Keck Hospital Of Usc Los Angeles Go to Details Kindred Hospital Rancho Rancho Cucamonga Go to Details Marina Del Rey Hospital Marina Del Rey Go to Details Monrovia Memorial Hospital Monrovia Go to Details Ridgecrest Regional Hospital Ridgecrest Go to Details St. Vincent Medical Center Los Angeles Go to Details
White 23,745 70.42% Black 1,461 4.33% Hispanic 4,894 14.51% Asian 1,224 3.63% American Indian 390 1.16% Islander 218 0.65% Other 22 0.07% Multi-ethnicity 1,767 5.24%
- These are various federal and state designations relating to healthcare workforce shortage. Click each left-hand button to see where they overlap this county.
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Which MSSA have the most shortage designations?
- Each of the over 500 Medical Service Study Areas in California potentially have up to 7 special designations for workforce shortages; each of which comes with benefits. This table below lists those MSSA having at least 6 out of 7 of those special status in all or part of the MSSA.
ID Name Link 126 Blythe Go to Details 214 Hughson Go to Details 31 Auberry/Calwa/Centerville/Clovis East/Del Rey/Fowl... Go to Details 57.2 Blackwell’s Corners/Ford City/Maricopa/McKittrick/... Go to Details 62 Bear Valley Springs/Keene/Stallion Springs/Tehacha... Go to Details 95 Ballico/Cressey/Delhi/Hilmar/Livingston Go to Details 159 Buckman Springs/Canyon City/Jacumba/Morena Village... Go to Details 161c Downtown/Golden Hill/Logan Heights Go to Details 247 Browns Valley/Brownsville/Dobbins/Oregon House Go to Details 25 Firebaugh/Mendota Go to Details 26 Cantua Creek/San Joaquin/Tranquility Go to Details 32 Orange Cove/Parlier/Reedley/Squaw Valley/Tivy Vall... Go to Details 64 Inyokern/Ridgecrest Go to Details 67 Avenal Go to Details 94 Dos Palos/Gustine/Los Banos Go to Details
Other Areas - Overlapping
- These are areas of various types that overlap this MSSA partially or wholly. Click the details link to get more information specific to that area.
Name Type Link Inyokern/Ridgecrest Dental HPSA Go to Details Inyokern/Ridgecrest Mental Health HPSA Go to Details Inyokern/Ridgecrest Primary Care HPSA Go to Details Ridgecrest Service Area MUP Go to Details Inyokern/Ridgecrest PC Shortage Area Go to Details Kern RN Shortage Area RN Shortage Area Go to Details 93519 - Mojave Post Office ZIP Code Go to Details 93519 - Cantil Post Office ZIP Code Go to Details 93527 - Inyokern Post Office ZIP Code Go to Details 93527 - Pearsonville Post Office ZIP Code Go to Details 93555 - Ridgecrest Post Office ZIP Code Go to Details 93555 - China Lake NWC Post Office ZIP Code Go to Details 16th Senate District Legislature Go to Details 23rd Congressional District Legislature Go to Details Kern County Go to Details 34th Assembly District Legislature Go to Details
Other MSSA - Adjacent Neighbors
- These are medical service study areas that neighbor this one. Click the details link to go to the details page for one of these adjacent MSSA.
ID Name Link 142 Argus/Borosalvay/Trona Go to Details 55 Alabama Hills/Cartago/Darwin/Keeler/Lone Pine/Lone... Go to Details 63 Alta Sierra/Bodfish/Glennville/Kernville/Lake Isab... Go to Details 65 Boron/California City/Desert Lake/Mojave/North Edw... Go to Details
33,289 civilians 33,721 civilians + group quarters 98.7% civilian
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26.0% @ under 18 yrs old 61.0% @ 18 - 64 yrs old 13.0% @ 65 yrs or older
14.0% @ 100% poverty level 31.0% @ 200% poverty level
MSSA are the defined geographic analysis unit for the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development and are used for assessing needs,
healthcare planning, and healthcare policy development. Each MSSA polygon is created from 1 or more US Census tracts.
MSSAs are reproduced from the decadal census and the boundaries are formally approved by the Health Manpower Policy Commission. Moreover, the US Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources Service Administration (HRSA) formally recognizes California MSSAs as the Rational Service Area (RSA) for medical service in California.