Healthcare at a Glance in Dallas, TX
The Dallas–Fort Worth area is filled with rich culture, but falls into the same healthcare constraints as the rest of Texas. According to the U.S. Census Bureau data, 27% of adults in Dallas lack health insurance, making it the second least insured large city in the country. Despite a lack of healthcare accessibility, Dallas has some of the best hospitals in Texas. U.S. News ranks University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center #1 in Dallas (#2 in Texas), Baylor University Medical Center #2 in Dallas, and Parkland Health and Hospital System-Dallas #3 in Dallas. Baylor University Medical Center is part of Baylor Scott & White Health, a teaching hospital with 900+ beds, and includes Baylor Orthopedic and Spine Hospital in Arlington. Children’s hospitals include Children’s Medical Center Dallas and Cook Children’s Medical Center. Community health options for those without insurance include Primary Care Clinic of North Texas, which provides care to adults and children without insurance, and Los Barrios Unidos Community Clinic, offering bilingual primary care and preventive care services with a sliding fee scale. Veterans Affairs North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS) serves over 113,000 veterans in Dallas and its surrounding counties, including two Oklahoma counties. VANTHCS includes an 853-bed medical center, six community outpatient clinics, a spinal cord injury center, and a community living center.