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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.
1,876 civilians [per] primary care physican 15,007 civilians [per] dentist 0 civilians [per] psychiatrist
Hospital Markets - Overlapping
White 2,075 13.18% Black 200 1.27% Hispanic 13,410 85.15% Asian 35 0.22% American Indian 21 0.13% Islander 0 0.00% Other 0 0.00% Multi-ethnicity 8 0.05%
- 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 Avenal Dental HPSA Go to Details Avenal Mental Health HPSA Go to Details Avenal Primary Care HPSA Go to Details Avenal Service Area MUA Go to Details Avenal PC Shortage Area Go to Details Kings RN Shortage Area RN Shortage Area Go to Details 93204 - Avenal Post Office ZIP Code Go to Details 93204 - Avenal Post Office ZIP Code Go to Details 93451 - San Miguel Post Office ZIP Code Go to Details 32nd Assembly District Legislature Go to Details 21st Congressional District Legislature Go to Details 14th Senate District Legislature Go to Details Kings County 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 106 Bradley/San Ardo Go to Details 173 El Paso De Robles/Lake Nacimiento/San Miguel/Shand... Go to Details 27 Coalinga Go to Details 28 Huron Go to Details 58.2 Lost Hills/Wasco Go to Details 68 Corcoran/Kettleman City/Stratford Go to Details
15,007 civilians 15,749 civilians + group quarters 95.3% civilian
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35.0% @ under 18 yrs old 60.0% @ 18 - 64 yrs old 5.0% @ 65 yrs or older
38.0% @ 100% poverty level 79.0% @ 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.